Windows 10 View 3D app becomes “Mixed Reality Viewer” for Skip Ahead Insiders

Laurent Giret

Microsoft’s View 3D app, which is now preinstalled on all PCs running the Windows 10 Creators Update, will apparently soon become Mixed Reality Viewer. The new name just went live with the latest app update for “Skip Ahead” Insiders, as reported by Italian blog Aggiornamenti Lumia (via Neowin).

In addition to the new name, the version 2.1708.30142.0 of the app also brings a new UI as well as some general improvements. You can read the full release notes below, which are translated from Italian

  • Loading the app and its contents will be shown with a small 3D cube
  • New logo represented by a 3D Cube (the same as used for uploads)
  • All controls have now been placed high (information, controls, virtual camera, and full screen display)
  • When shooting mixed-reality photographs, you will notice that the “All-In-Camera” and “Timer” icons have been positioned at the bottom left
  • The timer now works properly
  • If you reduce the size of the window, controls will automatically be grouped under “Other with 3D”
  • Corrections and general improvements
credit: Aggiornamenti Lumia.

It’s not clear yet if the new “Mixed Reality Viewer” name will stick around, as Microsoft may well be doing some name testing with Windows Insiders (like it recently did with “Story Remix” for the Windows 10 Photos app). Anyway, the new name more clearly emphasizes the new feature that lets you superimpose 3D models in the real world, making it a true mixed reality app.

Feature Image credit: Aggiornamenti Lumia