Next time you’re down on Mulberry St. in New York City, make a point of stopping into the MakerBot store. Aside from all of the wonderful things that fill the walls of the space, you’ll notice another amazing contraption, Direct Dimensions’ ShapeShot.

What’s a ShapeShot you might ask?

The ShapeShot is the world’s first end-to-end, fully automated 3D Photo booth that’s permanently housed in a retail setting.  In the past, 3D Photo booths have been relegated to brief appearances at trade events, but Direct Dimensions and the MakerBot store are making sure that this technology can be accessed by anyone at any time.

According to Direct Dimensions CEO Michael Raphael, “Launching ShapeShot in the MakerBot Store in Manhattan is a perfect mash-up.  Now for the first time, customers can use affordable 3D printing to make something really personal – themselves!  And designers and entrepreneurs can leverage these two super-hot technologies - 3D imaging and 3D printing - to create and offer personalized collectibles and other apps to consumers around the world.  We are building a whole new digital ecosystem, based on 3D imaging, for creative makers.”

“In addition to the face-based 3D printed items available from MakerBot at the MakerBot Store featuring ShapeShot, customers also get access to their digital 3D face data online at both the Thingiverse file sharing community, created by MakerBot, as well as the newly launched ShapeShot Market Place website.  At ShapeShot.com customers can log in to view themselves in high-def color and purchase a variety of 3D face-based physical products and virtual apps.   Initial products include amazing personalized jewelry, such as a bracelet bead with your face, your mug on a mug, a 4-inch bronze bust, and a statue of you as revolutionary hero, among other things with many more apps coming soon.”

Learn More about the ShapeShot here.

 

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