Upcoming Procreate update will bring 3D Painting feature to iPad Pro

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Artists will soon be able to import 3D objects directly into Procreate and paint on model thanks to the new M1 chip in the iPad Pro.

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Procreate, a popular iPad artists tool has announced the upcoming release of Procreate 5.2. Designed to take advantage of the M1 chip in the newly announced iPad Pro, users can get up to four times the speed of previous releases.

Additionally, and perhaps most impressively, the new update allows artists to import 3D objects as canvases. Once imported, an artist can use the 3D Paint feature to paint on any surface at any angle. Procreate also allows artists to preview the objects in the real world using the iPad's LiDAR camera, adding realistic lighting and shadow effects.

Also coming to Procreate 5.2 are enhanced accessibility features. This includes simplified touch controls, Audio Feedback, and adjustable font sizes. The palette tool will boast a "card" mode, allowing artists to see larger versions of their color swatches versus the compact mode that allows for more palettes on screen at once.

While there isn't a release date yet, Procreate says that Procreate 5.2 should be available soon. Those who already own the app will get the update for free, and artists who have yet to buy it can purchase it for a one-time price of $9.99 on the App Store.


  • Reply 1 of 3
    Now THAT is a nice update. 
  • Reply 2 of 3
    DAalsethDAalseth Posts: 2,803member
    Ok if I wasn’t already interested in upgrading my 10.5 iPP, THIS just got my attention. You know that 1TB with 16GB of RAM is looking better and better.
    edited April 2021
  • Reply 3 of 3
    mknelsonmknelson Posts: 1,128member
    I saw this announcement last week and thought "this isn't innovative! ZBrush already…" Oh, but that's not on the iPad!

    They dropped the ball there!
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