It's pretty awesome to think that 3D printing now helps kids create their own toys and with Shapify, it's even possible to print yourself. The extremely realistic figurines are created at home with the aid of a Microsoft Kinect and software from Shapify, or by locating Artec Shapify Booth, where it only takes about 12 seconds to scan your body and clothing, and three to five minutes later, a life-like model is generated. These booths are scattered across the world, although the concentration is heaviest in Europe. In an hour, the ultra fast booths can handle about 10 customers.
In addition to making novel toys for play, the 3D-printed figurines are like being able to capture a moment in 3D form, which makes for great gifts for a range of occasions like graduations and weddings—custom cake toppers, anyone?