3D4U miniatures make unique personalised gifts for everyone
Stepping into our Twinstant scanner is just like having a photo taken, but instead you are captured from dozens of angles all at once and takes less than a second.
With 89 cameras and six projectors, the Twinstant combines 2D data to create a full-colour 3D model of you.
After being scanned you will be able to view your 3D image online and also share it with family and friends, before you even receive your print!
Once your 3D image is ready, it is sent to our printers for production. From there, fine layers of gypsum powder are laid down one by one and sealed together with coloured ink and glue, much like a traditional inkjet printer, bringing your 3D portrait to life.
Once your figurine is ready we will notify you by email and it will be sent direct to you.
Our 3D printed figurines look their best when you look your best. We recommend you wear clothes with bright colours, patterns and textures. You only need to bring or wear the outfit you would like to be scanned in.
We guarantee that your 3D print will always be a delight to behold, but please be aware of the following:
The 3D scanning process itself takes less than a second and once captured by our system, we process the 3D image for you to view which can take anywhere from 15 minutes up to a couple of hours, depending on the backlog of scans being processed.
We send your 3D scan to our expert printer where, if needed, the scan is retouched by a 3D artist, then printed before being delivered to you. Depending on demand, this process can take up to 4 weeks, so keep that in mind if you need your print for a special occasion.
Unfortunately that will not produce a figurine of excellence so it is not a service we offer. In order to give you the best quality, highly detailed 3D model, we need to capture your 3D photo in person in our Twinstant system.
The 3D figurines are created from finely powdered plaster and glue. They feel similar to a light rock. We also add a wax paper base to our models upon request so they are safe to use with food if you’d like to put them on a cake, for instance.
Yes absolutely! We welcome children and pets, but do be aware that they will need to hold relatively still for a few seconds while being scanned in our Twinstant system.
Yes, please do. This is a recreation of you, so props like sports equipment or musical instrument can really add a whole new element to your scan and 3D figurine.
Indeed it is. The Twinstant scanner uses an array of standard digital cameras and projectors and poses no risk to you, your child or pet.
While your 3D model is sealed to protect it from surface damage and is fairly robust, we suggest you treat your 3D figurine as you would a porcelain ornament and handle carefully.
Avoid leaving your figurine in direct sunlight to ensure the colour doesn’t fade over time. To ensure the colour doesn’t run or the model is weakened, keep it away from water or solvents. To clean, simply dust carefully.
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