world's first 3D photo booth prints personal miniature figures
world's first 3D photo booth prints personal miniature figures world's first 3D photo booth prints personal miniature figures
nov 12, 2012

world's first 3D photo booth prints personal miniature figures

personal action figures conceived using a 3D printing photo booth



aiming to replace the ubiquitous photobooth, japanese omote 3D have conceived a limited edition pop-up installation at the eye of gyre exhibition, that reproduces personal detailed miniature action figures. ranging from 10 to 20 centimetres in height, the system utilizes a three-dimensional camera and printerto process and scan users, creating custom scale reproductions. the three-step procedure requires the user to keep still for 15 minutes while the scanners capture the data.



from left to right: couples photo in scale, detail of the print resolution



scale printed model with dramatic pose



printed figurines show in grey and full color





large, medium and small scale options



scanning process



three-step production process



  • This story is curious and fun — but it also deserves more details, such as showing the final printed result of the couple that was scanned.

    Steve Raglin says:
  • Steve, hey show you a final printed version of the woman…both unpainted (the grey version) and painted, in the article. The printing comes out as a solid colored plastic, and then one can paint in any way you want.

    I cannot wait for this technology to become more mainstream here in the USA. desk top 3d printers are already here, but this ability to scan and print up humans is one I had not seen before. the idea of photo booths is fantastic.

    Mary Anne Enriquez says:
  • Imagine being able to put a scale figure of a client in an architectural model!
    However, Steve is right, it would be helpful to see a person with their 3D printed figure.

    Ken Grix says:
  • ThreeDee-You, the Madrid (Spain) based company, has been producing 3d sculpture of people since June 2010.

    State of the art technology at 2.5 scds scan (not 15 minutes) and around half the price…

    ThreeDee-You says:
  • We already are selling this type of Photobooths in the Benelux.
    It’s great fun.
    We even make chocolates out of it.

    Bart says:
  • Ahem… maybe you should update your info: “world’s first 3D photo booth”…(?) There’s a spanish shop since 2010 doing this in Madrid.

    écland says:
  • This is so cool :). This would be a good weight loss tool I think. Print off a copy of my fat body so I can look at it whenever I’m craving junk lol

    Crystal says:
  • This would make a unique wedding cake topper.

    nhg says:
  • I like the idea of the photos using the figures…

    deano says:
  • i want one!!!!

    person says:
  • You all missed the craziest part…who painted the plaid dress on that mini-figure!?

    Michael Jenkins says:
  • Please come to the UK! I’ve an idea for a figure…

    michelle says:

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