Twinkind, a 3D-printed life-like photo figurine

Twinkind, a 3D-printed life-like photo figurine

The image above is a nice photo of a man standing on a street corner, except something is off, like his features are too flat, it’s hard to tell, but something isn’t right. That’s because what you’re looking at is a miniature, 3D printed model of a man which is only about 6 inches tall. That’s the crazy innovation coming from Twinkind, a Hamburg, Germany based company which can make a mini-me of you for only $300.

All you have to do is book an appointment, get scanned by their “custom-engineered photogrammetry 3D scanner” (which they liken to the technology that was used in The Matrix), then they touch it up in post-production, print it, and ship it. It’s pretty amazing that they can get the colors so perfect, that seems like some black magic to me, but based on all of the examples I’ve seen it looks totally legit.

You can read more about Twinkind and their process in this Wired article.

Twinkind, a 3D-printed life-like photo figurine

Bobby Solomon

August 13, 2013 / By

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