Futuristic Photo Booth 3-D Prints Your Portrait

A new exhibit in Japan will scan visitors, then turn that data into 3-D printed representations. Here's a look at some of those portraits. (via Spoon & Tamago)

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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.OMOTE 3D SHASHIN KAN

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.OMOTE 3D SHASHIN KAN

A Side-By-Side Look

To sign up for a portrait, reservations have to be made in advance.OMOTE 3D SHASHIN KAN

With And Without Color

The project is being done by tech-savvy design team PARTY.OMOTE 3D SHASHIN KAN

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.OMOTE 3D SHASHIN KAN

Tabletop Portrait

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.)OMOTE 3D SHASHIN KAN

Three Sizes

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.OMOTE 3D SHASHIN KAN