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Can the DOOBLICATOR Scanning System become the photo booth of the future?

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on Nov 18 2014 , 14:17:44
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A Company in Germany called DOOB GROUP AG has launched a 3D scanning booth called DOOBLICATOR with the aim of democratizing the three dimensional photo for everyone. Unlike the handheld scanning systems that are widely used for 3D scanning, the DOOBLICATOR is a mobile, contactless, full body scanning system that ensures quick (0,01 sec) and highly precise detection of the human body and other complex surface structures.

The quick response time of the scanner ensures that scanning of moving objects, like people, pets and especially children is done with utmost ease. This scanner can also be used to scan static objects which have complex surfaces which cannot be done on current scanners.

[READ: New 3D scanner simplifies the 3D scanning experience]

The DOOBLICATOR  is not something for home users. It’s a pricey and very complicated machine that ideally suited for businesses. There are a few retail locations where DOOB have set up the machine for 3D scans. Once scanned, DOOB will produce a high-quality color 3D print of the capture. As of now Doob offers these services in Berlin, and Dusseldorf as well as New York City, Los Angeles and Tokyo.

[READ: The Dangers of 3D Scanning]

Once you have scanned yourself, you can get a 3D printed replica of yourself. The smallest version of oneself would be a 10 cm figurine and would set you back  €99 (USD$124). The largest 3D printed figurine is about 35cm and costs 899€ (USD$1120). DOOB has taken the 3D printed figurines to a different level by allowing the printing of fun extras like sports equipment, company logos, and pets. A reprint of a figurine is also available at 20 percent discount.

DOOB proposes unique ways of using these 3D printed figurines, breaking away from the conventional usage of family figurines. They propose applications such as business marketing and branding, 3D figurines of celebrities or even 3D printing a life-like figurine of a bride and groom.

 



Amit Arora is an Indian writer. He is a self-proclaimed 3D printing enthusiast. Amit writes for Smartprinting.co and is actively involved with the maker movement in India. You can connect with him on Twitter.

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