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.
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.
The Office Graphics Team