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Thu Jun 13, 2013, 03:52 PM

Why take selfies when you can print out a 3D miniature copy of yourself?



3D printing color figures of yourself is threatening to become a trend—in Japan last year designers PARTY opened a temporary 3D printing photo booth In a Tokyo gallery where people could turn up, get scanned, and walk away with a mini-figurine of themselves. And now, following on from that, comes Twinkind who are offering a similar service, but these guys are based in Germany.

Much like the photo booth in Japan Twinkind is a temporary pop up studio, so will only be open for a limited time in Hamburg. The scanning happens very fast, "in the blink of an eye" according to their website, and uses a multi-camera setup to get maximum detail—and you can even take your pet along to get scanned and printed too.

But it doesn't come cheap, starting at around $300 for a 15cm figurine and going up to $1700 for a 35cm one, which is actually an unnervingly large size for a figurine of yourself. Give it a few years and they'll be one of these studios on every street corner (I hope).

http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/create-a-3d-printed-action-figure-of-yourself











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Reply Why take selfies when you can print out a 3D miniature copy of yourself? (Original post)
MrScorpio Jun 2013 OP
OriginalGeek Jun 2013 #1
In_The_Wind Jun 2013 #2
OriginalGeek Jun 2013 #4
In_The_Wind Jun 2013 #5
madinmaryland Jun 2013 #6
OriginalGeek Jun 2013 #7
Jeff R Jun 2013 #3
LiberalEsto Jun 2013 #8
reformist2 Jun 2013 #9
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baldguy Jun 2013 #10
nolabear Jun 2013 #11
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2013 #12
MrScorpio Jun 2013 #13
csziggy Jun 2013 #14

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 04:00 PM

1. Naked miniatures in 3...2...

I bet I'm already too late.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 04:30 PM

2. Naked

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 04:53 PM

4. Ordinarily I wouldn't want to be in the same post with the words

"naked" and "miniature"







but I'm hoping there is an editing app opportunity between the scan and the print.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 04:55 PM

5. It's beyond my scope of expertise but I understand your thinking here.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 06:20 PM

6. Are you concerned about this...



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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 06:21 PM

7. it was cold!

but the "transform tool" button should fix that.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 04:43 PM

3. Latest craze

Just like the black face watches, push the button to get a red readout.
When they first came out they were at least $400.00. The following year you could pick them up any where for $19.95.
Cool technology, out of my price range at this time but it is awesome to look at.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 08:45 PM

8. Mini-We! nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 08:49 PM

9. This is creepy. I don't like it.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 09:00 PM

10. .

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 09:12 PM

11. I believe we have found the Uncanny Valley.

Google it. It's such a cool human perception.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 10:59 PM

12. I think it's been said that any new technology will inevitably be used

for porn.

We will soon see naughty little figurines.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 11:04 PM

13. I bet that Jeff Koons is chomping at the bit...

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 11:29 PM

14. Mini Kama Sutra! Historical literature, not porn.

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