3D Printer Photo Booth Makes Figurines Instead of Photos

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  1. power

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    3D Printer Photo Booth Makes Figurines Instead of Photos

    http://laughingsquid.com/3d-printer-photo-booth-makes-figurines-instead-of-photos/

    http://www.omote3d.com/

    how very cool and unique.

     
  2. Sam_Q

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    L(最大20cm) ¥42,000

    $500AUD for one, predictably expensive for something new but very neat
     
  3. spotted

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    looks quite low detail for now, but good stuff
     
  4. lithos

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    Three words: wedding cake toppers.
     
  5. ^catalyst

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    They look cool, I'm sure you'd get plenty of takers in the right market.
     
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    It looks good. Hopefully the price will come down to a more reasonable level. Also, i wonder how still you will need to stand? 15 minutes is a long time.

    So what happens if you go stand in there holding a previously printed model of yourself? :)
     
  7. xhanatos

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    Set this up at Comic-con and the like...
    Profit!
     
  8. mtma

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    Nah, it will become a gimmick where people start to move in specific manners inside the photo area to get certain results over the 15min scan period :lol:
     
  9. edx23

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    It's a fantastic product. I don't see why it takes 15mins to pose (I guess the same way daguerreotypes took so long too, new tech always does).

    If they could combine a fast laser scan with several cameras they would get 3d model and surface colour pretty quick...

    something to keep an eye on....
     
  10. NanoDuke

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    Reminds me of an ep from The Colbert Report where Bre Pettis scanned Colbert's head and printed it live on stage (prescanned image, though).

    So it's nothing new, but these figurines seem to be painted? Which would explain the high costs.
    There's a couple of dual extruder printers available now, but dual colour prints are even lower print quality.
     
  11. a777

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    Looks like they picked the right market considering every single session for the next three months is already sold out! :)
     
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