The Future Is Now: You Can Get a 3D Printed Model of Your Selfie

Paging Kim Kardashian—your selfie-filled book rolling out today just might have some competition: In a move that could possibly one-up the star’s Instagram game, you now have the ability to create a 3D-printed model of your own selfie. Computer vision companies Dacuda and Volumental have partnered to develop an app that will capture a three-dimensional rendering of your face, which will then be printed and transformed into a head model that can fit into the palm of your hand. Pretty cool, and only slightly creepy, right?

After taking a video of a 360-view of your face, the app plots out a depth cloud of the shape, then maps the texture and coloring accordingly. Right away, you’ll get a digital model to use as an avatar or for games, which can then be 3D printed.

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