A company in Plano, Texas, creates uncanny replicas of reality.
Just about any technophile is aware of the exciting advances in 3D printing. It’s now possible to print a remarkable variety of items: toys, housewares, parts for vehicles and airplanes, prosthetic limbs, even guns.
But what about – people?
Captured Dimensions, an innovative company based in Plano, Texas, is doing just that: creating photorealistic reproductions of human beings in three dimensions.
“Photography in two dimensions is the way we’ve remembered the past and our family members for over 100 years,” said Jordan Williams, CEO and co-founder of the firm. “This is a great way to capture people as they were at a specific moment in time and preserve it for decades.”
Subjects range from brides and grooms wanting to create the ultimate cake topper to new babies and family pets. Birthdays, anniversaries and military deployments are also popular occasions for commemoration.
While the technology is complex, the process is fairly simple. First, the subject is surrounded by a cluster of 80 DSLR cameras. The cameras are all triggered at once, creating a complete, 360-degree image consisting of several gigapixels of data.