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Charles Murray
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Re: Colors
Charles Murray   8/23/2013 11:06:27 AM
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Yes, the color accuracy and the level of detail are really impressive, woodla. I was convinced that was a photo of a real person.

GTOlover
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Re: High price, small customer base
GTOlover   8/23/2013 10:29:30 AM
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Now if they had a life size statue of me at my desk (with perhaps a small movement once in a while), I wonder how long before someone stops in my cubicle and notices?

Another market is wives who want their husbands to place statues of themselves on their desk. Sort of a "stake their ground" approach ;-)

woodla
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Colors
woodla   8/23/2013 10:28:09 AM
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I'm impressed with the color accuracy.  They must be hand painted.

I don't think this technology can print so many different color details.

Any other ideas?

BrainiacV
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I think I will name it Mini Me
BrainiacV   8/23/2013 10:27:45 AM
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My clone army will bankrupt me.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: High price, small customer base
Rob Spiegel   8/23/2013 10:27:31 AM
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Oh yes, J. Williams, it's narcissistic all right -- a little mini-me for the desk. You'd have to have a pretty positive self image. If I had an image of myself close by, it would just seem creepy.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: High price, small customer base
Rob Spiegel   8/23/2013 10:23:12 AM
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That's right MrDon. It seems logical to make these avatars out of durable materials, especially since there seems to be a wide choice of materials for 3D printing. Maybe I'm missing something.

J. Williams
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Re: High price, small customer base
J. Williams   8/23/2013 9:47:40 AM
What's wrong with a photograph?  It all seems somehow narcissistic.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: High price, small customer base
Rob Spiegel   8/23/2013 9:28:28 AM
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Yes, Chuck, and it could be you standing there. For the price of a cheap used car, you could have a statue of yourself standing on your desk as you work all day.

JRThro
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Re: High price, small customer base
JRThro   8/23/2013 9:01:01 AM
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TJ, take a look at this app that's available from Autodesk. It produces a 3D object file from multiple photos, and is free. Of course, having the object 3D printed costs something.

http://www.123dapp.com/catch

 

apresher
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Print Yourself
apresher   8/23/2013 6:49:02 AM
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Obviously this does have all kinds of potential. At the 6-inch size, it would be interesting to see the level of detail for the money.

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