KCAL News had done a story on them a few days before, and it seemed interesting so we decided to take a look.
Doob 3D produces life like, full color “art piece” figurines from a resin material. Through the use of a booth of 54 surround cameras to capture people in detail, and proprietary software to put the images all together, they create instant digital 3D models of whoever is inside the booth. The digital model files are then uploaded to the New York headquarters facility where they are printed on a special 3D printer.
I thought this would be a good item to memorialize my wife’s pregnancy like no picture could so I made an appointment with them for a Saturday afternoon. After figuring out how we wanted to pose, we had our pictures taken together and then separately (in the same pose as when the other person was there). They apparently blend all of these images together to maximize the detail. We took a look at the captured images on the monitor, retook one of me, and then finalized the package.
Today, we received a box with our two person figurine. We had opted for the 6 inch tall size. (They also have 4 inch and up to 14 inch figurines available, and they also do pets.) The level of detail is incredible, especially on larger sizes. This is definitely a keepsake for display in the twins nursery, to always be looking over them.
It would also seem to be a great idea for a wedding cake topper. How special would it be to have a cake topper that actually looks like the bride and groom wearing the same outfits as on the wedding day? They’re not cheap, but they’re also as special as they come. And for those with a much larger wallet, the Doob 3D folks also do events, where they take a booth to your location and create figurines for all interested guests.
Yeah,@Jules, the pictures are of the figurines and were quickly taken with my cell phone. They are not real people. My wife says my figurine looks younger than I do. And she is right. It is younger by 24 days as of today!
That is very cool! 3 years ago here in Seattle at the World 3D Printing Expo, a company set up a booth where they did a complete scan of your head and then could choose a Marvel Superhero to have it matched with and printed in full color. I believe the choices were Black Widow, Iron Man, and Captain America. I think the cost was $80+. It is pretty cool