Oct. 26, 2014

Artec Group, a leading developer and manufacturer of professional 3D scanner and software, announces last week the debut of its Shapify Booth in the USA. This first-of-its-kind booth creates a full scan of a person or object in just 12 seconds and automatically produces a detailed 3D model from this data, which is then used to 3D print a full color replica mini-me figurine called a "Shapie."

Every Shapify Booth is equipped with four wide view, high-resolution Artec scanners, which rotate around the person to scan every angle. The high powered scan and precision printing is able to capture even the smallest details, down to the wrinkles on clothes. This process generates 700 captured surfaces, which are automatically stitched together using Artec's algorithms to produce a printable file ready for 3D printing.

"The Shapify Booth will be the first experience many people have with 3D scanning and printing technology," said Artyom Yukhin, president and CEO of Artec Group.

"As a kid you may have gotten into a photo booth with your friends and had a strip of pictures printed out to commemorate the occasion. Our goal is to have this generation do the same thing, but add another dimension and in the end have a 3D printed figurine to solidify the memory. In a short time, we've already seen people use the booth to capture their pregnancy, to create a figurine for their grandparents, to make wedding cake toppers, and more. The possibilities are endless."

The booths are ideal for large retail stores, amusement parks, airports and other locations with high foot traffic. ASDA was the first supermarket to bring this new cutting edge 3D printing technology to shoppers in the UK with the installation of Artec Shapify Booth in its Trafford Park store back in June this year. The scanning booth allows thousands of customers to create a 3D miniature replica of themselves.

Artec is suggesting retailers that prices per figurine start from $99 for an S-size figurine (6"/15cm), $135 for a medium sized figurine (7.5"/19cm) and $199 for an L-size figurine (9"/23cm). Artec offers retailers to print full-body scans for $50, $70, and $100, respectively.

Retailers (booth operators) can also have the option to print the figurines themselves or via their printing partners. If you own a 3D printer, you can buy the 3D model file for just $20 and print your own selfie.

Artec Group also launched Shapify.Pro designed for Microsoft Kinect owners and those who want to make money with it. With Shapify.Pro, you could just follow the voice instructions to quickly scan your customer with a Kinect sensor and order the 3D figurine at the Shapify printshop at a special price. The figurine will be delivered to your home or your customer's in several days.

Check out this video by Granada ITV NEWS of the Shapify Booth during its launch at ASDA Trafford Park in UK:

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Korosh wrote at 2/12/2015 10:58:23 PM:

How to buy this system? Korosh_20@yahoo.com

John Jacobson wrote at 1/29/2015 6:24:31 AM:

How does this compare with the Twinstant full-body 3D scanning system made by Twindom? (found it at http://web.twindom.com/twinstant/)

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