So I thought I’d make a regular feature explaining just what apps do. Today, we’ll start with 3D viewer. Alphabetically, it’s probably the first app on your list.

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Opening it up, might not give you a good idea of what it does.

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3D viewer allows you to view 3D objects and videos and also adjust them and create what are called mixed-reality projects. That’s some pretty sophisticated stuff. Let’s start by clicking the X and closing the welcome screen.

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Here’s what the 3D workspace looks like.

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Click on 3D Library to pick an object.

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You can search for objects by names or click on the tabs and browse.

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I chose this curious skeleton. Now let’s look at the fun I can have with him.

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Your first set of choices under Environment & Lighting is Themes. You can choose from nine different looks. The color and shading will change depending on your selection.

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Below that, you’ll find Lighting controls. Click on the Light Rotation control and drag it to change the position of the shadow.

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You can adjust the color and intensity of three lights and the light for the whole environment.

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Click on the Stats & shading tab, and you’ll be able to dive down into the object and see how it’s constructed.

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If you aren’t familiar with 3D objects and how they are made, it’s pretty fascinating to see how it works.

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Click the grids and views tab to adjust your point of view on the object.  Just click the arrows to start changing your perspective. It’s fun.

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If your device has a camera, you can turn on Mixed reality and add these 3D objects to real photos and videos.

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All-in-all a high-quality app for those who like working with 3D objects and a fun learning experience for those new to them.