Commemorating Family Occasions

The Smiths by Tony Buser

The Smiths by Tony Buser

MakerBot’s own Tony Buser has been scanning and sharing his family on Thingiverse with quite possibly the most creative use of the new “multiple derivative” feature yet!  (Each person was scanned separately and then arranged together into the picture above.)  Tony has thoughtfully memorialized his family and friends with these scans.

The possibilities opened by cheap ubiquitous 3D scanning technology are nearly endless.  A 3D printed family portrait, a movie of 3D scans morphing from one month to the next showing how a person grows, replacing the pen marks on the door jamb for marking height, or maybe even a way to easily assemble as seamless family portrait without everyone being in the same location at the same time.1

  1. Also, who will be the first to upload a Tony BuSta? []
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  • GeoDelGonzo
    March 6, 2012 at 4:51 pm
     

    Awesome work Tony; you’ve been on a roll with the DIY 3D scanning and it’s quite impressive! (thumbs up!!!)

     
  • fabricación personal | Pearltrees
    March 7, 2012 at 1:43 am
     

    [...] The possibilities opened by cheap ubiquitous 3D scanning technology are nearly endless. A 3D printed family portrait, a movie of 3D scans morphing from one month to the next showing how a person grows, replacing the pen marks on the door jamb for marking height, or maybe even a way to easily assemble as seamless family portrait without everyone being in the same location at the same time. MakerBot’s own Tony Buser has been scanning and sharing his family on Thingiverse with quite possibly the most creative use of the new “ multiple derivative ” feature yet! (Each person was scanned separately and then arranged together into the picture above.) Tony has thoughtfully memorialized his family and friends with these scans . The Smiths by Tony Buser Commemorating Family Occasions « MakerBot Industries [...]

     
  • chytu
    March 15, 2012 at 2:14 pm
     

    Check out this software which turns a Kinect into a 3D scanner which gives textured, high-resolution 3D models without the need for a GPU.
    http://www.matherix.com/homepage.html

     
 

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