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World's First 3D Printing Photo Booth

samzenpus posted about 2 years ago | from the me-and-a-little-me dept.

Japan 60

Zothecula writes "Ever wanted a life-like miniature of yourself or loved ones? Now's your chance, thanks to Omote 3D, which will soon be opening what's described as the world's first 3D printing photo booth in Harajuku, Japan. There, visitors will have their bodies scanned into a computer, a process which takes about 15 minutes. Then the company prints your statuette on their 3D color printer in one of three sizes."

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How long before... (5, Funny)

roc97007 (608802) | about 2 years ago | (#41958937)

...this is used for pr0n?

Re:How long before... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41958975)

Are you back to the future?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RealDoll

Not the first (1, Informative)

fyngyrz (762201) | about 2 years ago | (#41959131)

Re:How long before... (4, Funny)

j00r0m4nc3r (959816) | about 2 years ago | (#41959007)

you mean, "how long ago"

Re:How long before... (2)

Haoie (1277294) | about 2 years ago | (#41959325)

It's Japan! They already have a majority holding on creepy figurines.

Re:How long before... (4, Funny)

lobiusmoop (305328) | about 2 years ago | (#41959015)

I get the feeling you've never been to Tokyo.

Re:How long before... (1)

roc97007 (608802) | about 2 years ago | (#41959785)

I get the feeling you've never been to Tokyo.

I have, but it's been over 20 years.

Thirty years ago in Tokyo (2)

Sussurros (2457406) | about 2 years ago | (#41961667)

Thirty years ago in Tokyo they had beer vending machines everywhere and on the streets, 100 yen and you had a 375ml (or thereabouts) can of beer. More and you could even get 3 litre cans of beer. There seemed to be no restriction on who could use them. Nowadays I hear they have vending machines selling schoolgirl's underwear. I certainly didn't see any of those.

Weird vending machines and weirder toilets aside, Japan is well worth visiting and great fun, but remember that in the little towns no-one speaks English.

Re:How long before... (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41959027)

I can think of some really interesting potential here for "shooped-in" bits like, say, not-to-scale octopus tentacles added into the file before sent to print...

A whole new level of photoshop'd funny-pictures is about to emerge. God knows what the 3D equivalent of lolcats will be. Interestingly, my gut feeling is that goatse won't "translate" very well as a three-dimensional meme.

Re:How long before... (3, Informative)

larry bagina (561269) | about 2 years ago | (#41959033)

Eh, not really needed. When you go to the porn store and buy Tera Patrick's pussy in a box, that's made from a mold of her actual parts. Same with name-brand dildos (and maybe even horse cocks). You can even buy dildo kits where you make a mold of your cock then send it in and they cast rubber into it.

Re:How long before... (5, Funny)

ArcadeMan (2766669) | about 2 years ago | (#41959211)

After reading your post, I read your name as "larry vagina".

Re:How long before... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41959377)

You can even buy dildo kits where you make a mold of your cock then send it in and they cast rubber into it.

You can also do it with chocolate ... made one for the girlfriend once. Didn't even need to ship it anywhere, all done in the comfort of my own kitchen.

Posting as AC for obvious reasons. ;-)

Re:How long before... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41961573)

Oh, you just don't want to admit it took only half dozen Hershey's Kisses.

Re:How long before... (1)

Belial6 (794905) | about 2 years ago | (#41959697)

You don't need to send away for the casting. http://www.adameve.com/sexy-extras/novelties-fun-stuff/sp-clone-a-willy-kit-7805.aspx [adameve.com] Apparently they even have a glow in the dark kit.

Re:How long before... (3, Informative)

SleazyRidr (1563649) | about 2 years ago | (#41961169)

When I tried that one the latex wasn't very high quality and it only lasted a couple of days before it just flowed back into a lump. The chocolate one worked alright though...

Re:How long before... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41959097)

nope too small ...

Re:How long before... (1)

schlachter (862210) | about 2 years ago | (#41959289)

15 minutes.

Re:How long before... (1)

nospam007 (722110) | about 2 years ago | (#41959379)

"How long before this is used for pr0n?"

That just depends how your body is built.
Don't wear any hats though, that might hurt.

less than 15 minutes (1)

frovingslosh (582462) | about 2 years ago | (#41959665)

If 15 minutes for a scan seems too impractical, Homeland Security has already announced a deal with the TSA that will allow you to order a nice anatomically correct figure of yourself the next time that you go through an airport.

taking pr0n (1)

visionlink (715186) | about 2 years ago | (#41958961)

to a whole nother level...

Re:taking pr0n (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41959137)

And that level is "Disturbingly Realistic"?

Meanwhile.... (4, Funny)

M0j0_j0j0 (1250800) | about 2 years ago | (#41958973)

The stocks of Voodoo Inc. are up 25%.

Sloppily written (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41958981)

How do you recognize a website which is more interested in page impressions than content? TFA alternates spelling of the company name between Omote and Otome. At least they consistently write it wrong in all their gallery pages.

Re:Sloppily written (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41959317)

How do you recognize a website which is more interested in page impressions than content?

That's easy. If the page is on the internet and has any commercial interest at all (company, blogger with ads, etc.) - it is more interested in page impressions than content.

And if in an hurry go to spain (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41959053)

Those people allready have it: http://3d-u.es/
In one of 5 sizes ....

It's in Madrid, so sorry for Omote's people, I guess they'll have to be happy to be the first in Asia or something like this....

    That illustrate the issue with the internet and europe...

      Internet helps you check claims, ...
      And we are lousy in Marketing ....

                    Oh well.....

A miniature?? Peh! (1)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about 2 years ago | (#41959059)

I shall make a monument!

Re:A miniature?? Peh! (1)

Ol Biscuitbarrel (1859702) | about 2 years ago | (#41959249)

It's a real pity Saparmurat Niyazov [wikipedia.org] didn't live to enjoy the fruits of such marvelous technology.

15 minutes? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41959143)

I'm a fat guy, it'll take at least 25 minutes.

Give it an other 30 years. (1)

jellomizer (103300) | about 2 years ago | (#41959171)

Then we will have disposable 3d camera that can make 3d models in less than an hour for pennies a picture.

Re:Give it an other 30 years. (1)

dinfinity (2300094) | about 2 years ago | (#41962643)

I think Polaroid isn't doing too well these days.

3D Denise Milani! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41959217)

FUCK YES!!!!!

Japan and American prices (4, Funny)

SmallFurryCreature (593017) | about 2 years ago | (#41959219)

Japan
Small (Max. 10cm, 20g), US$264
Medium (Max. 15cm, 50g), US$403
Large (Max. 20cm, 200g), US$528

American
Small (Max. 10cm, 40g), US$264
Medium (Max. 15cm, 100g), US$403
Large (Max. 20cm, 400g), US$528

How much for mod services? (1)

ArcadeMan (2766669) | about 2 years ago | (#41959221)

I'd like a 3d model of my girlfriend, but with cat ears and tail?

Re:How much for mod services? (1)

javelinco (652113) | about 2 years ago | (#41959571)

First, you need to actually GET a girlfriend.

Re:How much for mod services? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41960869)

This is Tokyo. Not only can you easily rent one, she will bring her own ears and tail.

Re:How much for mod services? (2)

Ukab the Great (87152) | about 2 years ago | (#41959591)

You should dump your girlfriend for a more easily inflatable furry version.

Re:How much for mod services? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41960259)

I was thinking along the lines of Teddy Babes. I'd rather hug a plushie than inflated latex.

should be faster... (2)

schlachter (862210) | about 2 years ago | (#41959305)

I don't get why it would take 15 minutes?

If it's laser based (lidar), you should be able to have a single lidar rotate around your body in less than a minute.
If it's IR based (think Kinect) you should be able to image in less than a minute.

The required CPU power and data storage are non issues on any modern computer.

Re:should be faster... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41959393)

I don't get why it would take 15 minutes?

If it's laser based (lidar), you should be able to have a single lidar rotate around your body in less than a minute.
If it's IR based (think Kinect) you should be able to image in less than a minute.

The required CPU power and data storage are non issues on any modern computer.

Err.. you're forgetting the most important part... the 3D printing!

Re:should be faster... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41959537)

The article makes it sound like the *scan* takes 15 minutes.

Re:should be faster... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41959825)

Ever had an xray taken or a studio photograph? The actually exposure takes a fraction of a second, but getting the right positioning and making sure every thing is just right takes far longer. A scanning lidar is a bit more complicated. More like getting a CT scan or an MRI. I don't see why 15 minutes for the whole procedure would be unexpected.

Re:should be faster... (1)

hobarrera (2008506) | about 2 years ago | (#41960173)

You don't need to position yourself so carefully as with MRIs; you position yourself the way you want the printed product to look.

Re:should be faster... (1)

vmxeo (173325) | about 2 years ago | (#41960317)

I don't get why it would take 15 minutes?

If it's laser based (lidar), you should be able to have a single lidar rotate around your body in less than a minute.
If it's IR based (think Kinect) you should be able to image in less than a minute.

The required CPU power and data storage are non issues on any modern computer.

15 minutes seems about right. I'm guessing they've simplified the article a bit by lumping the acquisition and cleanup stages together.

Re:should be faster... (1)

MobyDisk (75490) | about 2 years ago | (#41960437)

The laser-based approaches do take this long. But they are much more accurate than the projector+camera approaches, or using a Kinect.

Re:should be faster... (1)

schlachter (862210) | about 2 years ago | (#41971647)

A cheapo off the shelf laser scanner can take 40 scans a second (with each scan registering hundreds of datapoints)
A 60 second exposure would allow for 2,400 slices/scans with >100K datapoints.

Re:should be faster... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41962479)

The scanning itself doesn't take 15 minutes. That includes the amount of time allotted for processing, like the automated tidying of the meshes, application of textures, scaling and slicing, etc. As you listed, those would account for about a minute of the total time.

A Sequence? (1)

guttentag (313541) | about 2 years ago | (#41959583)

When I think of a photo booth, I imagine a sequence of photos of the subjects in different poses printed in a vertical filmstrip-like layout. Would the 3D statuette equivalent of this be a totem pole of poses?

Really popular with the TSA (2)

Max Hyre (1974) | about 2 years ago | (#41959629)

Now they don't have to confine themselves to 2-D naked women.

And just like that... (1)

juliohm (665784) | about 2 years ago | (#41959663)

... a whole new meaning to the culture of voodoo by obsessed ex-girlfriends.

Burleson Bobblehead (1)

organgtool (966989) | about 2 years ago | (#41959925)

It's a shame it doesn't work on pictures - I want my Don Burleson Bobblehead! [dba-oracle.com]

Yup, jumped the shark (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41961393)

3D printing will fade back into obscurity in two years, leaving only the niche hackers and hobbyists to tinker away at plastic trinkets.

Remote copies? (1)

formfeed (703859) | about 2 years ago | (#41963677)

I guess one could transmit the data over satellite link and assemble the copy somewhere else.
Once confirmation comes back that the copy worked flawlessly the scanning laser automatically incinerates the original.

Custom Made Miniatures! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41963909)

My entire D&D group just orgasmed.

Re:Custom Made Miniatures! (1)

Hognoxious (631665) | about 2 years ago | (#41967219)

At last, a use for 3d printers, even if it is a bit of a niche. It'd be pretty cool for your character to look like you.

For vanity on a larger scale, try Top Gear's James May. [redbubble.com]

Omote3D Website (1)

mattr (78516) | about 2 years ago | (#41964151)

The actual site (Japanese) is here: http://www.omote3d.com/ [omote3d.com]

This is very different from what I expected from the article, since some years ago I worked with some guys who left Bandai and made all kinds of kiosks - print club stickers, idol contests, internet equipped refrigerators, convenience store ticket kiosks running linux (and lisp originally), etc.

But this one is in Gyre, a fashion building (includes Chanel, Bulgari Cafe and the MOMA shop) in the center of Omotesando here: http://gyre-omotesando.com/ [gyre-omotesando.com] This building has a nice little exhibition space that has been used in the past by artists some I've met, often in collaboration like with Kenwood IIRC, the space is called Eye of Gyre (you can google it or see here: http://whereintokyo.com/venues/25326.html [whereintokyo.com]

It website says Omoto 3D Photo Museum is the first exhibition by Creative Lab PARTY, a two-month limited time pop-up store in which you can create your own figure. It is the first attempt in the world to use a 3D scanner and 3D printer to leave a memento of families in their teens.
Omote 3D Shashin Kan is open Nov. 24 to Jan 14.

Looking briefly at the companies involved, it looks like maybe ijet does the service and datadesign provides the hardware it seems, and then there are some commercial design and advertising companies, and a media art team called rhizomatiks (which has a neat javascript page) are involved.
http://www.ijet.co.jp/ [ijet.co.jp]
http://www.datadesign.co.jp/ [datadesign.co.jp]
http://rhizomatiks.com/ [rhizomatiks.com]

Re:Omote3D Website (1)

mattr (78516) | about 2 years ago | (#41964163)

I meant different because I expected a print club kiosk shop on a side street.. was unclear. Anyway looks interesting though wondering how many people will buy! Christmas time is very busy for that building.

idoru? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41964255)

what, no Idoru comment? :)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idoru

amigaboy

ThreeDee-You (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41965635)

ThreeDee-You, the Madrid (Spain) based company, has been producing 3d sculpture of people since June 2010.

State of the art technology at 2.5 scds scan (not 15 minutes) and around half the price...

http://www.3d-u.com

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