Karisma K jumped into our 3D scanning rig at Gadget Show Live - and here they are in 3D!
The resulting digital model is usually a little rough, so our 3D artists will take the time to clean them up, fill in any missing areas and add extra detail before we're ready to print them in 3D.
Processed with the help of our friends at
How we made your 3D selfie
Capturing the data
We used 96 DSLR cameras to capture data from all angles in 1/60 of a second - over 1.7 giga pixels of data per scan!
You can learn more about RealityCapture and learn how to make 3D models yourself with just one camera by visiting the Capturing Reality website.
Analysing and processing
Using the fantastic software from our friends at Capturing Reality each image is analysed to find as many unique points as possible. Usually this is around 40,000 points per image!
RealityCapture then looks at groups of photos, comparing the points it's found between them. As it knows the position and angle of our cameras, RealityCapture can plot any point it finds in more than one photo in 3D space.
Creating the 3D model
The digital model is created by joining the points up in the pointcloud, then simplifying the mesh to so it will display in your browser. The colour is projected onto the resulting 3D model using the original photographs.
What happens next?
Your 3D selfie
Gaps and holes can appear in places that cameras won't fit like around hands. Shiny areas like hair or clothing like leggings can also cause problems due to the lack of distinctive points that can be matched across images.
Before 3D printing, one of our digital artists spends time sculpting the 3D scan results, cleaning up any problem areas and adding extra detail. We also apply some colour correction to get the best results possible.
Ready to 3D Print
Models are printed in full colour using a composite of British gypsum and CMYK inkjet binders before being infiltrated to add strength and a few coats of lacquer applied for extra protection.