As a follow up to Break the Mould arts installation, we are pleased to announce that 3Dify will be taking part in the New England House Open Studios. We are at the brilliant Brighton Fusebox [ view map ], Level 4, on Thursday 12th, Friday 13th, and Saturday 14th December 12-8pm. There are over 50 talented artists and makers exhibiting and selling their work as part of the Artists Open Houses 2013. Entry is free and there is promise of mulled wine and mince pies.
Due to the nature of 3D printing, creating a mini-you is not instant. While scanning only takes a minute or so, each figure takes approximately an hour and a half to print plus processing time. We will try and print your models as quickly as possible but have limited resources and can't promise they will be ready in time for Christmas.
A 3D body scan and 8cm high white 3D printed bio-plastic mini sculpture costs £30 for an adult and £15 for a child aged 12 or under (providing the 3d printed figure is scaled against their parents). Please note we cannot take card payment. Models will be available for collection from New England House, and you will be notified once your print is ready. If you aren't local, we are able to send figures by post but there will be an additional fee of £5 for postage and packaging.
Due to limited spaces, we are inviting people to book in advance by clicking on their preferred date and chosing a time slot. Each 15 minute slot is strictly for one person only, but you can book multiple slots. Dress to impress or bring a prop.
At the Brighton Digital Festival 2013, 3Dify provided the technology for the interactive installation Break the Mould. People were invited to step inside a giant sculpture, get scanned, digitised, and 3D printed as a mini sculpture of themselves. The installation was is in association with renowned Italian artist Emilia Telese and the excellent Brighton based digital agency Developing Dreams. Thanks to our Brighton Digital Festival hosts - the Jubilee Library, the new Clearleft Gallery where we appeared as part of the Third Veil of The New Sublime, and the Mad Hatter Cafe.
Thanks to our supporters who helped made this a reality: 3D printer makers extrodinaire Ultimaker, Faberdashery - probably the best and friendliest filament suppliers in the business, and the immensely talented guys behind Skanect - we think it is the best piece of software around for 3d scanning using an Xbox 360 Kinect.
Had a manic but fantastic first outing at the Brighton Mini Maker Faire. We even got to scan the brilliant BBC tech correspondents Bill Thompson and Gareth Mitchell and they were kind enough to do a feature on us for BBC Click, thanks guys! The program is here and we're featured from about 10 minutes in, Have a listen!
There's a nice piece about us on 3D printing hub Personalize and the installation is featured on BBC South East, the ITV Meridian news, the Guardian tech weekly podcast (15:20 onwards), and Brighton paper The Argus.
We were lucky enough to be invited to the BBC Radio Theatre to do a live demonstration during the BBC Click 3D printing special, and the BBC Click guys were excellent once again. The panel included Makerbot CEO Bre Petis, Hedwig Heinsman - the architect behind the first 3D printed canal house, Jonathan Meyer, who is looking to 3D print in space, and Elvis McGonagall, who performs a brilliant comedy poem on 3D printing.
3Dify seek to create immersive experiences through the use of emerging technologies. We are currently experimenting with 3D printing and low cost 3D scanning and are designing and building our own Delta based 3D printer.
If you have any questions, comments or just fancy a chat then drop us an email.
We'd like to say a huge thank you to the brilliant open source community who constantly astound with their shared skills, innovation and knowledge. So here's to all the altruistic modders, hackers, coders, and Github heroes.
On our journey we've gathered a huge number of bookmarks. We've found the best way to share them amongst our team is a digital mind map. You're more than welcome to come and have a browse.