New! 3D in Office now available to Office Insiders on Windows Desktop

Hi, I’m Stephanie Horn, a Program Manager on the Graphics team.

 
I'm excited to announce that we are rolling out 3D model support in PowerPoint 2016, Word 2016, Excel 2016 and Outlook 2016 for Windows Desktop. We’d like our Office Insiders to get the first look.

Support is available for Office Insider Fast starting in Version 1707 (Build 8319.1000) and Office Insider Slow starting in Version 1708 (Build 8326.2033).

When you look at the Insert tab you’ll immediately see that there is a new button to insert a 3D model.

You can use 3D models to increase the visual and creative impact of your documents, presentations and reports. Easily change the perspective of 3D material with a rotation handle to rotate it through 360 degrees. In addition, bring 3D models to life in your presentations with the Morph transition to create cinematic animations between slides.

Watch this feature in action

Adding a 3D model to your presentation is as easy as adding photo or video. Just go to the Insert tab and you can see the 3D Models button. You can insert the creations you build in Paint 3D, models from the Remix 3D community, and any other models you might have. To learn more about inserting 3D models from the Remix 3D community, check out my coworker Constance's recent post.

Once you insert a 3D model, you can see a new 3D rotation handle to rotation the model to different angles.

Watch this feature in action

Also, check out the new 3D Model Tools Formatting tab. It provides additional functionality like Pan & Zoom to focus on a particular component of the model. The handle on the right of the model zooms the model, and the dragging the model in this mode pans it. There is also 3D Model Views to snap the model to specific views.
 

Scenarios to try

  • Insert a model. You can build a model in Paint 3D, download models from the Remix 3D community, or use any other models you might have available.
  • Use the 360-rotation handle to update the view.
  • Put the same 3D model on two adjacent PowerPoint slides and use the Morph transition to seamlessly move from one view to the other.
  • Use the Pan & Zoom button on the 3D Model Tools Formatting tab to focus on a particular component of the model. The handle on the right of the model zooms the model, and the dragging the model in this mode pans it.

Send us feedback!

If you have any feedback, just reply in the comments for this post. If you’re in an app, you can also click File > Feedback.

Thanks,
The Office Graphics Team

 

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there re problem in excel

Tested it out in Windows and really like it. Although a Mac man by default - will this be integrated on the Mac version and if so, any ideas when?

Hi,

is it available also for Office for Business?

thanks

Stephanie,

This could potentially be a very interesting feature for us! We have 3D models which are created in SolidWorks. The models can be exported into one or two of the file types that Office can accept, but they remove all of their texture detail (some of the file types are the same as would be used for 3D printers, which, of course, have no need for texture detail).

We're curious about the originating source for that Mars rover shown in the demo video above. It certainly didn't look like it was done in Paint 3D!

Regards, 

John Sauber

Thanks for your feedback Joey. We are currently investigating the possibility of expanding support to the Mac version, but don't have any further information right now.

Stephanie Horn

Senior Program Manager, Office Graphics

Hi Sunil,

It sounds like you encountered an issue when using 3D models in Excel. I'd be happy to help if you could provide additional details. We have not seen any issues on our machines.

Thanks!

Stephanie Horn

Senior Program Manager, Office Graphics

Hi,

is it available also for Office for Business?

thanks

Hi Jean-Michel,

Our 3D model support is being deployed in the Windows desktop application to all Office 365 customers. It is currently available to our Office Insiders audience, but stay tuned for details about broader availability. If you are using Office at work, new features are available through the First Release program which your organization needs to opt into. You can learn more here:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/How-Office-365-commercial-customers-can-get-early-access-to-new-Office-2016-features-4dd8ba40-73c0-4468-b778-c7b744d03ead

Hope this helps,

Stephanie Horn

Senior Program Manager, Office Graphics

Hello,

I guess that I have been granted to "office insider" status by my Admin, but running the last build I've downloaded 1708 (build 8431.2079) I don't get the 3D features....

Is there anything to do to activate them?

Many thanks

best regards

JM

Woooooooooooooooooow

finally

I was waiting for years now

thank you very much.

I have tried it, fantastic

but please add 3d animation. eg. rotation, zooming, 

Stephanie,

This could potentially be a very interesting feature for us! We have 3D models which are created in SolidWorks. The models can be exported into one or two of the file types that Office can accept, but they remove all of their texture detail (some of the file types are the same as would be used for 3D printers, which, of course, have no need for texture detail).

We're curious about the originating source for that Mars rover shown in the demo video above. It certainly didn't look like it was done in Paint 3D!

Regards, 

John Sauber

Hi John,

The Mars rover came from the NASA website and is freely available for use:

https://nasa3d.arc.nasa.gov/models

We are investigating the issue you report with SolidWorks. It should export to 3MF and STL.

Thanks!

Stephanie Horn

Senior Program Manager, Office Graphics

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