Welcome to the future of portrait photography - 3D
photo-realistic mini figurines!
We utilize the latest in 3D scanning and 3D
printing technologies to turn you, your loved
ones, friends, or business associates into
stunningly detailed miniature statues. Our
process will duplicate your pose, facial
expression, hair style, and favorite clothing into
an heirloom quality figurine for about the same
price as a traditional photographic portrait
session and prints.
blend the art of photography with the
science of 3D printing!
What is the Process?
We offer two different methods for full body scanning.
Our Deluxe Scan rig utilizes the latest photogrammetry
technology and produces a highly detailed mesh and
full color texture map. This rig will
capture your digital information from 360 degrees
around and from multiple angles in less than 30
seconds, although there is an additional 2-4
hours of processing time required to generate
the full 3D model. This method is preferred when
a high detail model is needed, or
for printing figurines six inches and larger.
Our Quick Scan rig takes slightly longer for
the data capture, about 2 minutes, but provides
near-real time results with a 3D mesh available
within seconds of stepping off the platform.
Although, the resulting texture maps are not as
detailed as our Deluxe Scan, this method is
suitable for printing figurines in the smaller 2-6
Scanning is done by appointment in our El
Dorado Hills studio, or for a small additional
fee we can bring our 3D scanning rig to your
Once your 3D digital likeness is created,
you'll have the opportunity to view and
share a full color 3D animation via our
on-line storefront. You're figurine
will be printed on a state of the art 3D color
printer with a resolution of 650x540 dpi.
The final product has a hard, sandstone surface
texture with crisply defined features.
Delivery time for your 3D print is 2-3 weeks
after you place your order.
How do I prepare for a scan?
A 3D scan session is similar to a regular
photographic studio portrait session in that
we use controlled lighting for the best digital
capture. Our multi-camera scanning rig
also uses high quality DSLR cameras to ensure
we capture enough detail for a clean geometry
build. What's different is that the
subject must remain steady for the duration
of the scan, from 30 seconds to 2 minutes
depending on the scan method. So
very young children or pets may not be the
best candidates. Prior to the scan,
we'll cover the basics on posing and how to
best obtain an accurate scan. Wearing
your favorite outfit and accessories is
recommended, although clothing choices should
adhere to the guidelines below.
Clothing that works best:
- Natural fabric like cotton, wool, or linen with
an irregular texture pattern,
i.e. jeans, knits, tees, etc.
- Bright, cheerful colors add visual
- Accessories like jackets,
sweaters, scarves, etc. or clothing with text or graphics
for added details.
- Shoes, boots, or sandals with a
matte or textured surface.
Clothing to avoid:
- Synthetic fabric that is shiny,
extremely smooth/satin, or opaque.
- Very dark or very light clothing.
- Small repeating patterns (large patterns are OK).
- Shiny or reflective shoes.
How can I display my figurine?
We have some creative ideas for displaying
your miniature you! They look great
as-is on your desktop, bookshelf, or mantel
but you can also hang them on the wall when
placed inside a shadowbox frame. We have
different bases available to give your figurine
extra stability or just a classic look. Also,
we're a big fan of themed displays and our
1/12 scale figurines are the perfect size to
pair up with doll house accessories.
How much does it cost?
Click here for 3D
figurine pricing information.