Luc Benhaim; www.sculpteo.com/gallery/printle shop
1-2 April 2017
A friend told me about his cosplay weekend, he said, he will have himself scanned and a doll made of himself. If we want the .stl file will be available for 8$us. Sounds very interesting to me! I immediately thought... How about a scan of my xyz Guqin?
So I got to the cosplay event - Japan Party - at Nanterre. Went through a beautiful park, urban park, and full of cosplay people! Mostly young 20 something with pink long hair, purple braids, animal shapes, warriors, star war soldiers with sound effects and fairies w wings. All sorts.
So I got inside, and saw parents with children everybody all dressed up in medieval clothing. And lots of gothique bloody makeup. It was a fun day with all kinds of pop manga style get ups.
I found the BodyCapture stand and was amazed by the quality of the speedy scan! Statuette making of the self has come a long way. I had seen at Linz, a face mapping robot. At autodesk trade show, a large cubicle for body scanning and tried it too. But this one, ran by Luc Benhaim was a simple stand with one lazy susan turning platform for the body to stand on and it rotates around. Then, the scanner is a small unit that sits on a column and travels up and down, scanning from top to bottom, while the turning platform rotates 360 degrees. I first tried the body scanning dressed up as my usual self. It was very very good, so sharp and gd colors gd details. Then I had my xyz Qin scanned. I had brought a huge clamp and had succeeded in having the qin stand vertically. Mr. Losit did a photogrammatry overall portrait of the qin. I had it done with the tail up, then, the head up. The two images will be stitched together using a software created by the Russians called Agisoft invented for scanning sculptures in day light outdoors.
We wait 2 wks and will receive our scanned file links. If we like it we could order statuettes of our body scan, a small one 7cm, or under 10cm, cost around 10 to 15euros, blank or colored.
I looked at the statuettes, great impressive details!
I remember in 2009, such a statuette would have costed 100$, and the details are no where this good.
3d scanning has come a long way.
I am glad that I came to visit the BodyCapture stand.
Mr. Luc Benhaim's website: ViveDemain, check out his gallery, you will more examples of whats possible. Objects, furniture, different figurines. The scanning itself only took a few minutes.
Stay tuned, more later.
sg going home w xyzQin, scanned.
Will wait and see the results. :)
Other Body Scanning in virtual world 2010 /Face mapping in physical world Linz 2011/:
>avatar whittling dolls by Wotthedickens , vr scanning, takes 15mn?
at that time a reproduced printed doll cost 100us for color print, I think 8" high? Cant remember the size. But not a tiny figurine.
>Wotthe Dickins made a software, he scanns the body of the avatar, and outcomes a miniature doll replica of the Avatar! Very expressive little dolls. :)
>Original Av and doll made by Wotthedickens in sl
>Original Av and doll - The AV is "rough" as it is wearing a graphics skin from 2007, the current skins are much more slick. The doll is a scanned version of the rough skin, therefore, whittling effects. But I think v interesting.
The Doll sculptie is very interesting because its scooped out in ways thats determined by a logarithym, almost metallic as the cut outs are always in straight lines, so we are facing a form thats like a rough cut rock. Very sculptural and efficient in lines and shapes with color textures directly from the original
>Painterly and sculptural forms - shows the efficient strokes of the texture and the "cutting" unlike the original AV which is smoothly powdered like cotton swabbed.
>current 3d printer small 7cm figurine (2017), 10-15eur bw/color; .stl file = 8us$
"Face Mapping" at Linz 2011, (Artist name here)
>Installation of a Swiss Artist (name and ref here) at Ars Electronica 2011, stitching topographic maps, high definition scans of faces of sitters takes 30mn. Close up of eye
>Installation of a Swiss Artist (name and ref here) at Ars Electronica 2011, stitching topographic maps, high definition scans of faces of sitters takes 30mn
> result is a flattened strangely non focus but expressive face w great great details. Like a landscape you could scrawl on.
(at Bastille 2014?) with a large installation of body scanning booth (Russian company name here):
(photo and name here)
I had tried the scanning, a room size fulling lit multiple flash while person standing on turning device. Some colors are not recommended during the scan - as it disappears and needs repairs.
Definition is ok, persons face are distorted. Sample figurines are shown. Price was ?