“You’ve heard of “selfies,” but a new business at Washington Square is hoping to put a new term in your lexicon — “shapies.”
Shoppers at Washington Square mall have likely noticed the large rotating white booth outside of Macy’s department store this week.
Just strike a pose, like a model on a catwalk, and the spinning cameras do the rest. But the rotating scanners are doing more than just snapping your picture.
Instead, the digital scans are uploaded to a computer, which can create a life-like figurine of the person.
The small statues — known as shapies — aren’t molded, but printed using a 3D printer, which lays down millimeter-thick layer upon layer to create the complex shapes.”