Nov.20, 2012

MakerBot is celebrating the grand opening of its first retail outlet in US on November 20th with the unveiling of a fully automated MakerBot 3D Photo Booth.

MakerBot works together with Baltimore based ShapeShot to provide a 3D Photo Booth experience for customers - a chance to capture and create a 3D portrait and replica of your face. The MakerBot 3D Photo Booth uses digital cameras to capture or scan the face. The images are then combined to create an accurate three-dimensional model of the face, including textures. The data can then be used to print out a 3D replica of your face.

(Images credit: ShapeShot)

The 3D portrait is a cool souvenir, and is the perfect gift for birthdays, bar or bat mitzvahs, and holidays. Customers can also get a 3D bust of their baby, friends, and the whole family.

"This is beyond digital photography - it is the future -- and to be able to create a 3D image of yourself is just amazing," Bre Pettis, CEO and co-founder of MakerBot Industries. "We've had celebrities and musicians come in and get a 3D Portrait made. It's fun, it's inexpensive, and it's totally cool."

For $5, visitors can have a 3D scan made of their face at Makerbot store. They can then choose to have it printed in the store or order specific item (costs vary depending on item), or take the design with them to modify and print on their own.

Store Location. Below is video made by Phil Torrone who made a visit to the Makerbot Store in Manhattan in September.


Via Globenewswire


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