Gallery: The Omote 3D Photo Booth is Like a Real-Life Shrink Ray Gun

 
If you've ever dreamed about having a real life shrink-ray gun, your dream is now one step closer to reality - as the world’s first 3D photo booth is set to open in Japan. For a few hundred dollars, the Omote 3D photo booth will snap your image and print out a 3D likeness in 4, 6 or 8-inch heights.

The photo booth doesn’t work like a traditional photo booth, however. Each “image” takes 15-minutes to capture, which means that elaborate or complicated poses are probably not on the menu. After the image is taken, it can then be adjusted to refine the detail. Limitations in the technology means that stiletto heels, shiny jewelry, fuzzy scarves or other finely detailed elements can’t be rendered, but if you want an army of mini figures, you can purchase multiple reproductions.

The pop-up booth is opening in the Eye of Gyre exhibition space in the Harujuku district of Tokyo. Prints cost anywhere from $265 to $530, depending on the size. The Omote 3D photo booth will open as a pop-up store from late November to mid-January, so if you want your very own mini-me figure, make your reservations quickly.

+ Omote 3D Photo Booth

via Gizmodo

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  1. Daniel Bernard December 29, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    So cool! MakerBot in New York also claims the title of “first 3D photo booth” (cf. http://www.makerbot.com/blog/2012/11/20/introducing-the-makerbot-3d-photo-booth/), and it looks like they opened 4 days before Omote (hat tip @joshgreenman of the N.Y. Daily News). On the other hand MakerBot only does a bust while Omote does the full statuette.

  2. Andrew Madinx November 17, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    This is a novelty, modern at that. This is something people will roll their eyes about once the fad has been exhausted.

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