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Upscaling on a 3D printer
« on: February 14, 2019, 11:20:40 AM »

I know absolutely nothing about 3D printing and wondered whether any one can offer some advice / direction on whether its possible to scan an existing 3D figure (1:35) and duplicate it at 1:12?
If its possible has anyone any contacts for anyone who could do this?
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Re: Upscaling on a 3D printer
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2019, 12:34:17 PM »

it is possible, though you would be losing the fine detail by scaling up, the scanning is the tricky bit, my printer has an inbuilt scanner - this is next to useless, you can get reasonable scanners.
I have printed reasonable figures in 1/12 scale using a free program called makehuman to generate the figures, you can customise the features to get a decent figure.
alternatively there are companies out there where you could go and be scanned yourself in any given pose, that can produce a mini you in any size you want (at a price)
http://mini-you.co.uk/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5uvr6Zy74AIVxbDtCh1zaAHIEAAYAiAAEgK6H_D_BwE.
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Re: Upscaling on a 3D printer
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2019, 02:12:11 PM »

Good 3d scanning technology is likely to be built into smartphones within the next 12-18 months.

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Re: Upscaling on a 3D printer
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2019, 04:13:52 PM »

3D selfies of the nether regions turned into objects de art for the mantelpiece ugggh :embarrassed:
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Re: Upscaling on a 3D printer
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2019, 05:57:01 PM »

used a xbox kinect and software to do some scanning.

it not too bad and can be picked up cheapy
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Re: Upscaling on a 3D printer
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2019, 06:55:39 PM »

3D selfies of the nether regions turned into objects de art for the mantelpiece ugggh :embarrassed:
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Re: Upscaling on a 3D printer
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2019, 07:51:52 PM »

https://youtu.be/1D0EhSi-vvc
You can use a normal camera to take photos and software can then give you a pretty good 3D model out of it
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Re: Upscaling on a 3D printer
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2019, 11:59:57 AM »

3D selfies of the nether regions turned into objects de art for the mantelpiece ugggh :embarrassed:
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