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Shapify – create your own 3D mini-me figure with your PC


Everyone needs to have their own mini-me figurine, it’s just common sense. What’s the point of having an online avatar if you can’t also gaze adoringly at a real solid 1:20th scale figure sitting on your desk, which you can actually touch? aims to let us all enjoy this pleasure. The online service and software download for Mac and Windows computers lets you use a Kinect camera accessory to scan your body in 3D after which you can order a wee little figure for delivery direct to your home.


Fire up the software, make sure you’ve got decent lighting in the room, and then stand still and hold a pose for a minute. Then rotate and repeat until all the angles are captured. Press the print button and the scan will be uploaded to the service and some time later (unspecified) you’ll receive your very own 3D avatar through the post. Are you amazed yet? The price of the service is $59 with free delivery.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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