Party's 3D Photo Booth Lets You Print Action Figures -- of Yourself
Photos are so 2011, in latest project from Tokyo shopPublished: Nov 15, 2012
Movie stars often know they've really made it when they get their own action figure. Well now, ordinary people can join their ranks, thanks to Omote 3D, billed as the world's first 3D printing booth. Omote was an in-house project developed by Japanese creative shop Party, in collaboration with Rhizomatiks and Engine Film.
Consumers can go to have their picture taken and their image reproduced, not as a photo, but as a miniature action figure ranging from 10 to 20 centimetres in height. The system involves a 3D camera and printer to process and scan customers, who have to keep still for 15 minutes. The booth is open from November 24 to January 14, 2013 in exhibition space Eye of Gyre, in Harajuku.
The idea is reminiscent of this OOH installation in Barcelona that allowed passersby to make little souvenir mini-mes of themselves, created out of BlablabLab.