We’ve been getting the question: What is a Shapie? If you thought Selfies were great, wait until you see a Shapie! A well known 3D scanning manufacturer, Artec, has created a 3D body scanning booth where 12 seconds of scanning results in a “Shapie” figurine.
Imagine going to the mall, spending 12 seconds in a body scanning booth and end up with a 3D printed figurine of your holding your newborn baby.
These beautiful and lifelike ceramic figurines are printed using 3D printers. They look hand-painted, but are printed in color layer by layer. The meticulous printing takes a couple hours, but the result is stunning!
In days of old, getting a portrait taken was a big deal. Then, color prints were made possible and the world of photography and memories changed forever. Over the past few years, countless people have quality cameras right inside their phones and can take photos any time or anywhere. These images often never leave the digital realm and stay locked away on our devices indefinitely.
It’s time for the new wave of memory making. The Shapies from the Artec Shapify Booth will be changing the way memories are preserved.
Does your child play sports? Get a shapie of them wearing their uniform? Are you engaged? Use a Shapie of the two of you as a wedding cake topper. Do you have a Grandparent? Get a shapie of them to preserve the memory of them forever. The possibilities are endless!
We’d love to hear your thoughts about Shapies. Post a photo in the comments of your Shapie!