What Is A Shapie and What is a Shapify Booth
You’ve been taking family photos for a long time. All kinds of photo gifts are widely available, including blankets, mugs, puzzles and even cutouts. With advanced technology comes the latest in portraits – a custom 3D figurine known as a “Shapie.”
Some call it a “Mini-me”. Others call it a 3D Figurine. We call it a Shapie. No matter what it’s called, it’s awesome!
How does the Shapify Booth work?
Stand in a specialized booth called a “Shapify Booth” for 12 seconds, making sure to stand perfectly still. From there, a 3D rendering of you is sent to 3D software. If you are happy with the scan and rendering, the 3D image can be sent to a 3D printing company, like DigitalScan3D.
If you inadvertently move during the 12 second scan, you may need to be scanned again in order for your shapie to come out properly. The booth technician will show you the preview of your scan before you leave. Take a look at it and make sure you are happy with your pose. If everything looks good, your job is done!
Your Shapie will be printed layer by layer until you have a miniature replica of yourself or your loved one. Shapies are printed with a 3D printer with a gypsum-based polymer. However, if you purchase the digital file, you can have your shapie printed in chocolate, plastic, metal or other materials!
Take special care of your Shapie. It is a special gift and can break if dropped. Just like a photo, the colors aren’t meant to get wet, so make sure to use a duster instead of water when cleaning your shapie.
These 3D figurines, or Shapies, are in high demand. As of right now, there are a few places around the globe where you can get scanned in a Shapify Booth. Click here to find a booth near you.
A Shapify Booth can be stationary or it can be taken apart and moved temporarily to various locations such as special events, concerts, ball games, etc. Once a booth is moved and set up, it will be re-calibrated by an authorized maintenance provider so the powerful scanners can scan people properly.
Shapies are used as wedding cake toppers, heirloom gifts, maternity gifts, sports trophies and so much more!