Kinect yourself a 3D printed mini-me with Shapify

3D printed figurines – or miniatures – of oneself are all the craze lately in the UK. Prices are still steep (starting at £160 for a high quality “clone”) but a company called Shapify wants to beat the competition and offer low cost 3D printed mini-me’s right away. Using Kinect as a scanning tool, it allows anyone to 3D scan themselves and then send the model in to be 3D printed. Shapify’s own software is already available for Windows 7 and newer PC’s and will soon to be available for Macs as well. It will help anyone to stitch together the 3D images captured by Microsoft’s 3D mapping videocamera and create a printable model. Time of delivery: two weeks. The price? $59. Quality may be inferior to other, more professional, systems but hey, no one’s perfect. Continue reading “Kinect yourself a 3D printed mini-me with Shapify”