Today, you can create various versions of 3D models of a person, for example, a reduced bust or a miniature replica.
The process of making a three-dimensional model of people consists of several stages.
3D human scanning
Modern 3D scanners are compact electronic devices that are backlit. It can be a laser or a conventional flash lamp. 3D scanning allows you to get a copy with an accuracy of hundreds of micrometers, taking into account millimeter details. Thus, when constructing a volumetric model, it is possible to achieve the effect of a “living” person.
There are two types of 3D scanning of people:
1. Scanning the form
This type of scan is used when only the shape of the object is important. For example, when creating an exact replica of a life-size face, making three-dimensional models for films.
2. Scanning with color rendering
This method is used when creating a miniature human figurine, when it is necessary to transfer the color scheme as accurately as possible to the layout for printing.
In the modern world, contact and non-contact 3D scanners are used. The non-contact scanner is shaped like a small iron. Three-dimensional scanning of a person is a non-contact process, the duration of which is 15-20 minutes.
The world of technology constantly pleases with its discoveries. More recently, Spanish scientists presented a scanner to the world community that allows you to create a three-dimensional model of a person in a few seconds. The novelty is not yet intended for mass production, but in the future this device may make 3D scanning available to most.
The scanning process is as follows: a person is on a special rotating platform and the scanner creates a large number of images that are transferred to a computer.
Processing a 3D human model made by a scanner
At this stage, the resulting model is edited in a special program. All the wishes of the client are taken into account, for example, to make the figure slimmer or remove the belly. In terms of time, this process takes a maximum of an hour.
The layout can be viewed from different angles before printing. After starting printing, a special window will display the percentage of completion indicating the current playback layer.
3D printing a human model
When the editing of the 3D model is completed, the printing process itself takes place, which consists of the following stages:
Application of a layer of gypsum.
Adding a small amount of a special resin, which is needed to glue the plaster in certain places.
This is repeated until all the layers of the shape are printed. For example, one small figurine can have 500 layers.
Areas of application of 3D human models:
- Souvenir products.
- Film industry and theatrical art.
- Computer games.
- Sphere of entertainment.
Mini-models of a person are actively used today as souvenirs.
For example, the German manufacturer Twinkind3D offers to create an exact copy of not only a living person, but also a pet. The trick of the statuettes being made is that a 3D copy allows you to convey emotions, facial expressions, and gestures. For example, you can make a copy of a person with any facial expression and pose.
There are no special restrictions when making copies, but there is still a recommendation from the manufacturer: do not wear silk, tulle or chiffon clothes, as they can cause difficulties in the operation of the scanner.
Studios for creating 3D models of people appear in the countries of Eastern Europe. Similar workshops are already operating in Russia, Ukraine and other CIS countries.
The creation of a 3D model of a person is a promising direction in the field of 3D printing, the development of which is rapidly gaining momentum.
The sphere of 3D technologies is a field for research, discovery and implementation of digital technologies.
You can order the creation of 3D models from us. The specialists of the Clone company will print for you a three-dimensional model of the highest quality. We also provide 3D modeling and object scanning services.