Maxon has taken the wraps off BodyPaint 3D, its cross-platform solution that enables real time painting onto 3D objects.

BodyPaint 3D integrates with Maxon’s own Cinema 4D 3D suite, but is also compatible with other 3D formats. Wacom’s Intuos tablets are also supported by the application.

It can paint onto objects in final render quality, even if this involves millions of polygons, says Maxon. The company also claims its application is the first Mac product to allow such real-time painting.

The £479 BodyPaint 3D will be released later this year.