PhotoSculpt is the consumer division of the company called Captured Dimensions, which we told you a bit about in an earlier show. They’ve opened a location in Frisco, Texas, not far from the Geek House, and we decided to pay them a visit to see what it’s all about.
Most people have been to a photo studio. A camera, maybe two, gets pointed at you, with the goal of getting a great image of you to freeze that moment in time. At PhotoSculpt, they’re cranking that up a few notches with 80 cameras that will fire all at once, to capture a full three-dimensional image of you.
Once they have that capture, there’s a couple of things you can do with it. For one, you can become the starring image in an augmented reality greeting card. Your recipient just aims their phone at the card, and there you are on the screen, hovering over the card in glorious 3D!
Another option is to a have a cool little statue of yourself printed. They use a bunch of proprietary software and a process called photogrametry to create an awesome figure with amazingly accurate coloring. It makes a great gift or keepsake. A 1/12th size figure starts at $199, and a 1/18th figure starts at $80 per person. Prices can vary, but these are surprisingly affordable for what you’re getting!
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