App Tour: View 3D for Windows 10 Redstone 2 (Creators Update)


When Microsoft announced the Creators Update for Windows 10 back in October, one of the tag lines for this third major Feature Update for Windows 10 was 3D for everyone.

The first element of that 3D experience for the Creators Update, code named Redstone 2 while it is in development, was the availability of the Paint 3D Preview app and introduction of the Community for sharing 3D models.

The next stage of 3D for everyone in the Creators Update was delivered this week alongside of a huge update for testers in Windows 10 Build 14986.

The View 3D app preview is a new inbox app that can be used to view 3D models that are in 3MF, PLY, OBJ, FBX, and STL formats. Using the View 3D app lets you pan, zoom, and manipulate your view of the 3D model using touch, pen, or your keyboard.

There are links in this app once a model is loaded for quick access to the community or to take a displayed 3D model and open it up in Paint 3D.

As you will see in this demo video (embedded below) there is an automatic turntable setting that will rotate your displayed 3D model in View 3D which is a nice way to check it out.

If you want to find a few models that are compatible with the View 3D app you can check out NASA's very cool collection of models at


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