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What is a 3D printed figurine, 3D portrait or 3D selfie?
A 3D printed figurine, 3D selfie or 3D portrait (they all mean the same thing) is a special moment captured in 3D and printed on a full-color 3D printer. There are many steps to make a 3D printed figurine, but it usually starts with first getting 3D scanned on a full body 3D scanner. After lots of digital processing and 3D digital artistry the final digital output is 3D printed on a full color 3D printer. Most full color 3D printers on the market today print in full color sandstone which gives the 3D printed figurines a porcelain-like finish. The use-cases for 3D printed figurines are vast. Use cases include: 3D family portraits, wedding cake toppers, graduation memorabilia, 3D selfies of sports stars, celebrities, 3D portraits of pets etc. To see how the whole process works, watch our how it works video to the left.
3D Portraits in 4 Easy Steps
Get 3D Scanned
Scan up to 4 people at once
3D Digital Processing
Retouched by a 3D artist
Full-color 3D Printing
Factory-grade 3D printers
Recieve 3D portrait
Shipped in ~1-2 weeks
Frequently Asked Questions
How are 3D printed figurines, 3D portraits, and 3D selfies made?
There are many steps involved, but in general: 1) Get 3D scanned on a full body 3D scanner; 2) Your 3D scan gets digitally processed into a 3D model that can be printed on a full-color 3D printer; 3) 3D model is printed on a full-color 3D printer; 4) 3D printed figurine goes through additional post-processing to seal in color. Click here for more details.
What full-color 3D printer makes the figurines?
The most popular full-color 3D printer that 3D printed figurine businesses use is the Projet 660 made by 3D printer manufacturer 3D Systems. These printers are notoriously difficult to operate and often take a skilled operator to use correctly. See all the steps involved.
After I’m 3D scanned, how are the 3D models stored digitally?
Once your 3D scanned the files are stored as .obj files before they are turned into 3D printed figurines. Get more details.
How long do the 3D portraits last? Is there anything I should be careful with?
In general you want to avoid exposing the 3D portraits to direct sunlight and moisture. Go here for a full list of things to avoid.
I’m interested in starting a 3D printed figurine business in my local area. Where can I learn more?
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