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November 15, 2012 AT 2:00 am

Japanese Pop-Up Store to Create Miniatures of Visitors #3dthursday

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Navigating through this site in Google Translate mode, it appears that this site will offer a reservation system to allow folks to buy 3D portraits of themselves and their families via this two month long pop-up store experience in the Gyre in Omotesandō, Tokyo. From a crude translation:

Using a 3D printer and 3D scanner,
it is the world’s first attempt to leave the family portrait in the form of a figure of 10’s.

By 10’s, they are referring to 10cm high figures — one of the standard art toy/miniature sizes popular in Japan. It looks like they offer 15cm and 20cm sized figures as well — pretty large printed portraits!

Check out their instructions (I apologize for my use of auto-translation!) for what will and won’t work for scanning:

  • Children under 6 years old, pet photography is not recommended.
  • We recommend that you take pictures in the pose without unreasonable.
  • Fine patterns and complex patterns can not be taken.
  • You can not take a picture of the material is shiny costume accessory.
  • I can not shoot with a mesh material materials and fluffy.
  • You can not take a picture material is thin and fine material.
  • Irregularities can not shoot heavy material.
  • Customers are wearing glasses, you will be disconnected shooting glasses.
  • Accessories such as bag, the picture can not be taken.

Read More.

This is solid advice, typical for 3D scanning — but rendered into poetry via the dubious translation.


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