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A Guide to Saving and Sharing in Paint 3D

February 16, 2020

Within Paint 3D, there are a variety of ways you
can save or share your work. If you want to save your work to edit again
later, then we recommend to Save As a Paint 3D
project. Paint 3D projects will retain all your 2D and 3D
content without any compression meaning you can reopen them and pick up exactly
where you left off. If you want to take content out of Paint 3D, to
share or use in other applications, then you have options to save a copy as a 3D
model or an image. If you choose to Save a 3D model, then you will
be taken directly to the Windows save panel to
choose your desired location. The Save as Type drop-down menu gives you options
for different 3D file formats. If you choose to save an image, you are taken to
the Image Preview window Within this window you can choose to rescale your
image. Ticking Lock Aspect Ratio means changes to one
side will automatically update the other. Here you will see some details of the file size
and resolution of the output. Additionally, there is an option to adjust the
Angle and Framing of the image. You will be asked to turn on 3D View mode if it
wasn’t previously enabled. You can choose preset framing or set a custom
frame size. In the preview window you can now control the
angle by orbiting, zooming and panning. Click the help icon for a reminder of the view
controls. When you’re happy with the framing click ok to
return to the Preview window. There is also a checkbox to retain Transparency.
This will only be available if the selected
file-type supports it. Finally click Save to select a desired location
for the file. If you have opened existing content and only made
simple changes that are supported by the
file-type, then clicking Save or using the shortcut Ctrl-S
will simply update the image or 3D file in its
current location. A great way to share your content with others is
by uploading to Remix 3D – our online 3D Library. For more details watch the relevant video guide. You can also share to other apps by clicking
Share. If you already use social apps in Windows, this
is the fastest way to get you creations onto
those platforms. Simply choose the desired platform and a
screenshot of your scene will appear there. Watch the next video for more Paint 3D tips.


  • Reply CelloSlaysGaming January 16, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    When I go to save as an image it doesn't show to image preview screen. I think it might have to do with my computer. It is windows 10. Please help

  • Reply ronams January 22, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    I'd like to save a 3d object that I created, as a video (that option provides for either mp4 or animated gif). Problem is that no matter what I do, either the canvas, or if canvas is set to transparent, then the greyish background that is default behind the drawing area, becomes part of the video. That is, even if you set the 3d object to turntable (revolve around a center point), or any other motion effect, then that grey background also becomes part of the video/ animation. It does not seem possible to have just the 3d object, with a transparent background. When the 3d object is brought into something like PowerPoint, as a 3d object, it does come in without this greyish background. But if you bring it in as a saved video from Paint 3d, it has this background, and so is not actually transparent. Help if anyone knows how to remove the background for a video of a 3d object. thanks – Without this I can't use any 3d object created in Paint 3d within a larger video as a track in front of something else.

  • Reply payback2 crashing January 26, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    me i dont have the icon: upload to remix 3d what should i do

  • Reply Ryan no 456 January 27, 2020 at 5:20 am

    i cant change it to fbx

  • Reply Robert J Russell February 14, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    need to find out how to add a video to this to create a show

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