Microsoft Retires Remix 3D on January 10, 2020

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Microsoft’s Remix 3D web site allows Paint 3D users download 3D objects the online repository, and share their creations with other users. It is integrated with built-in Windows 10 apps Paint 3D and Photos. Microsoft is about to shut down the service on January 10, 2020.

If you are using the Remix 3D  service, you should not remove your uploaded content from your PC, and also download your existing 3D models to your hard drive. The web site will no longer be available after the mentioned date.

Microsoft mentions that they offer a number of alternate content sharing options. They recommend OneDrive for sharing your 3D models, which also offers additional tools, permission settings, and security to help protect your data and content. With the retirement of the site, Microsoft hopes to streamline their offerings in this space and provide you with a more cohesive experience.

The ability to insert 3D models, either user generated or those provided by Microsoft, into Paint 3D, 3D Viewer, 3D Builder and Photos as well as into PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Outlook will remain avaiable. Microsoft is committed to providing users with high quality 3D models, which customers can use to further enhance their own content.

Microsoft is going to following this scenario:

  • [July 10th, 2019] — Users are informed that the site will be retired as of January 10th, 2020. We advise all users to take action and download their existing 3D models to other file storage and sharing platforms as soon as possible, as will no longer be available after January 10th, 2020.
  • [August 7th, 2019] — Uploads of new 3D models to the site will be disabled. As an alternative, OneDrive can be used for sharing 3D models. users will be able to access existing published 3D models until the site is retired on January 10th, 2020.
    Additionally, we will release an update, so users will no longer be able to log into their account from Paint 3D, 3D Builder and Photos nor from PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Outlook. However, customers can still continue to insert 3D models in these applications.
  • [January 10th, 2020] — The site and all of its content will be officially retired. All links to will stop working after this date.
Please keep in mind that once the site is no longer available, Microsoft will delete all user-generated 3D models and associated metadata from its systems, and users will no longer be able download it or request a copy of it from Microsoft.
Source: Microsoft

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