In the next couple of weeks, the Digital Innovation Hub, along with Derek our Innovator in Residence is taking the term “Selfies” to a whole new level. Nothing sounds more exciting than coming down to the Toronto Reference Library on one of the three days and getting a 3D “Selfie” made of you and your family.
It’s not an incredibly hard/long process, and what you do with it in the end is up to you. It’s a fun time and the potential is mind-blowing.
Derek will show you how to use a Microsoft Kinect camera (usually used with the Xbox systems) and along with some software, how the computer can reproduce you. It’s safe and fast, but not always accurate, so a few attempts might be needed. The hardest part is staying still long enough.
The software program he’ll be using is called Skanect. It’s not cheap, but a free software download is available on a trial basis with limitations. Skanect transforms your camera into a low cost 3D scanner that is capable of capturing a full 3D colour model of any object, shape or person.
I recently went through the process and I am happy to share some of photos of the process. In the end, I also printed a copy of myself just as a test print and I am very pleased with the results. I hope you give it a try.
The dates to come on down and get a 3D scan of yourself are below. No registration required. But 3D body scans are done on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tuesday April 8, 2014 – 6:30 – 8:30
Sunday April 13, 2014 – 2:00 – 4:30
Sunday April 27, 2014 – 2:00 – 4:30
We look forward to seeing you there.