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A 3-D Printed Portrait
Did you ever take those photo-booth images in a mall or theme park, the ones that came out in a multi-panel strip? Well, welcome to the future of that. A new exhibit in Japan will be offering “portraits” made with a 3-D printer.
A Framed Portrait
The 3-D portraits will be taken at exhibition space
EYE OF GYRE in Harajuku, Japan. It runs from November 24 to January 14.
A Side-By-Side Look
To sign up for a portrait,
reservations have to be made in advance.
With And Without Color
The project is being done by tech-savvy design team
Out On The Street
At the exhibit, people will be shot with a 3-D scanner. That data will then be sent to a 3-D printer to make the portraits.
The technology still isn’t perfect, of course, so the designers have
provided guidelines–mostly about what materials can be worn–to make sure the portraits turn out correctly. (Portraits of things known to move around a lot, like pets or children under six, aren’t recommended, either.)
The resulting portraits come in three sizes: 10 centimeters, 15 centimeters, and 20 centimeters. They go for 21,000 yen ($262 USD), 32,000 yen ($400 USD), and 42,000 yen ($524 USD), respectively.