Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get a 3D print made if I supply photos of the subject?
Unfortunately this is not possible. In order to produce the highly detailed 3D model necessary for a high resolution 3D print we need to take a large number of carefully aligned photographs simultaneously from all sides, so a visit to our scanning booth is essential.
How long will it take for me to receive my 3D Mini Me?
The process of scanning a person is relatively quick, however the process to convert the 3D model to be 3D printer ready may be more time consuming. Some 3D models may need to be touched up on by our 3D artists and depending on the queue it may take up to a week. The process of 3D printing the figurine and touching it up may also take up to a week depending on the demand. Overall it can take more than 4 weeks to have your 3D Mini Me arrive but the average turn around time is 2-3 weeks.
Is the scanning process safe?
Yes it is. The scanner is composed of several standard digital cameras and projectors. This technology does not pose any risk to a person being scanned.
How do I take care of my Mini Me?
Your Mini Me 3D figurine is sealed when printed which helps prevent surface damage however it still remains fairly fragile and should be handled with care. Dropping and knocking over your Mini Me should be avoided. Avoid displaying your Mini Me in a location where it will receive direct sunlight as this may cause fading of the colors over time. Avoid moisture and humidity, do not clean your Mini Me with solvents or water, simply dust it with a fine brush or duster. Treat your Mini Me as you would a fine porcelain ornament, keep it out of the way of pets and small children.
What are the Mini Me figurines made of?
State of the art full color 3D printing technology is used to craft your Mini Me figurine. Fine grains of pigmented gypsum powder are bound and set together layer by layer to slowly bring your 3D portrait to life.
How many people can be scanned at a time?
The space assigned to stand in when we take your 3D scan has a circumference of 3 ft. Two adults standing together is what is most comfortable. However you may be able to fit more people such as children and carrying babies.
How accurate will my Mini Me be from the scanned 3D model?
Your Mini Me will be a fairly accurate representation of what was scanned. Keep in mind that due to the current limitations of a 3D printer at this time, some details that are scanned that are smaller than an inch (such as jewelry) cannot be guaranteed to show in great detail. Currently 3D scanning technology surpasses that of 3D printer technology. Because of this, some color hues that are scanned (Hair, Skin, Clothes) may be printed a shade or two away from the color that was scanned.
What makes your 3D Scanner different than others 3D Scanners?
What separates our 3D scanner from many others is that we are able to capture a complete 360° shot of you in an instant. This allows a better flexibility to our customers who would have to remain still in the same pose for up to 5 minutes on other 3D scanners, some which involve standing on a circling platform. With this new technology we are able to capture you in an instant similar to a digital camera, thus making it easier to capture a photograph of those who would not normally remain still such as young children or pets.
How will I be able to review the 3D Photographs?
Once we captured your 3D photograph, there will be a preview for you to review within minutes on our system. When you are satisfied with your pose and 3D preview, we will have an e-mail sent to you with a link to your personal account. Once logged into your account you will have access to your 3D photographs and the ability to share through social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To purchase your figurine, you will add which pose you want to your shopping cart, there you will select a size option as well as the quantity you would like. You would fill out the address the 3D Model will be shipped to and make your payment. You can expect your 3D model to arrive within a few weeks.
How long will my 3D Photographs be available to view and purchase?
Your account and 3D Photographs will remain on file to review and purchase whenever you would like!