In order to keep a 3D printed figurine looking like brand new it's important to keep it in an environment where it won't be damaged. 3D printed figurines are meant for display purposes only. While it is fine to pass them around at gatherings occasionally, they really should stay on a shelf, your fireplace mantle, or in a glass display case (bell jars work very well). When you're deciding where to display them you will want to avoid:
The 3D figurine market has grown rapidly over the last year and is expected to continue as full body 3D scanners become more portable, 3D printed figurines become cheaper and end consumers become more familiar with the technology. There has never been a better time to start a 3D figurine business. In this post we are going to go over the 3 major parts of every 3D printed figurine business. They are the:
Full color 3D printing is a much more involved process than printing out photos on a 2D photo printer. Reliability for full color 3D printers is between 65% and 75% and there is a significant learning curve if you're new to the industry. For most 3D figurine companies it usually doesn't make sense to do your own full color 3D printing unless it isn't physically possible to have 3D printed figurines shipped to you. If you're a Twindom customer, you automatically get access to Twindom's worldwide network of full...
When people look at starting a 3D printed figurine business they often wonder why almost all companies use the Projet 660 even though there are other full color 3D printers on the market. Other full color 3D printers that people typically come across are the Mcor Iris, Mcor Arke, or the 3D Pandoras. While each of these other printer can produce full color 3D prints, the Projet 660 is the only printer that can produce high enough resolution 3D printed figurines in a consistent enough fashion that satisfy most...
In this post we are going to learn about the different components of a 3D model before it becomes a 3D printed figurine. To start off, here is an overview on how the data flows from the time a capture is taken on a full body 3D scanner to the time the 3D model is printed out on a full color 3D printer:
- Person stands inside full body 3D scanner and has their picture taken (<1 second)
- Photo data is processed into a Preview Model for customer to view onsite (5-10 minutes)
- Preview Model is processed into a...
In this post we are going to give an overview on what needs to happen to a raw 3D scan before it becomes a full color 3D printed figurine.
One of the most overlooked items when people set up their 3D figurine business is how much time and effort it takes to turn a raw 3D scan into a product their end customer is happy with. All of the steps outlined in this article are automatically done for you if you are using Twindom's fulfillment services and worldwide network of 3D print partners. If you are not using...
When people are evaluating full body 3D scanners for starting 3D figurine businesses they often overlook the time cost for setting up their full body 3D scanner, managing 3D scan files and keeping track of which scans belong to which customers. Below is a table comparing the upfront, monthly and time costs for operating a 3D printed figurine business:
Like any business, a 3D selfie business can be hard to get off the ground without the proper marketing. Using traditional marketing tactics such as billboards or radio ads can prove especially costly for a new business. At Twindom we've had the privelege of seeing what's worked well and not so well for all of our Twinstant partners. Here are the top 3:
Hybrid 3D scanning systems work by combining photogrammetry and structured light methods. This is the technology that Twindom uses on it's full body 3D scanners used to make 3D portraits.
A DSLR full body 3D scanner relies on photogrammetry to create a 3D scan. Photogrammetry works by finding shared features between multiple photographs to calculate depth. It is predominantly used in the visual effects industry.