A 3d body scanning booth may sound like something out of science fiction, but it’s actually a reality. It was unveiled by Hewlett Packard, and can be used by a multitude of industries, including gaming, fitness, and fashion. By creating a 3d model of a person, these industries can move forward with a lot of different options for improving the quality of an individual’s life and providing them with unique and interesting experiences. There are several companies involved in the creation and use of the Avatar Platform, all of which work together to provide the highest level of technology and the most value to anyone who uses the platform for their creative endeavors.
How Long Does This Model Take?
The creation of a 3d model of a person is actually very fast. It can be completed in 10 minutes, and the digitally animated and dressed from that point. By being able to scan in a person and create a model of them so quickly, an avatar of that person can look just like them and can also have the proper body type, size, and shape. That can be very important to some people, especially if they are interested in being accurately represented when they are trying to see how a particular article of clothing may fit them or how they might look in a new style. The creation of video game characters or a fitness routine for a person’s specific body type can also be a big part of creating a quick model image of that individual.
What Can be Done With the Model?
Once the model has been created, dressed, and animated, it can be used in a number of ways depending on the industry. For example, it could be used to increase the sales of clothing for retailers, because it allows the person to see how the clothing really looks on them. Their body type, face shape, skin tone, and hair color can all come into play when it comes to the cut and color of clothing. Just guessing can often lead to clothing that really doesn’t fit that well, or that doesn’t flatter the person the way they had hoped. By keeping that in mind, the model can be used to help people find their style and what works for them, which can mean they will buy more of what they like from retailers.
The model can also be used to help fitness centers. If they want to track and promote their workout programs, and help people find the workouts that are best for their current body and their future goals, having a 3d model can help. That way anyone who wants to get involved with fitness can see how a particular exercise or fitness routine would be carried out. They can also get an idea of what they will look like when they reach their goal, which can easily keep them interested in coming back for more fitness training. Once they completely understand the difference and how they can obtain it, they may be much more committed to the fitness center and the workout program created for them.
Video games are another area in which the Avatar Platform is being used. The gaming industry has come a very long way, and online games are wildly popular. One of the complaints that people still have, though, is that there is a limited choice for avatars. They can’t get a character who looks like them, especially if they are what a traditional gaming avatar generally looks like. For example, if they’re bald, or their hair is gray, if they’re much shorter or taller than average, or if they’re heavy, they may not be well-represented by the current online gaming avatars. The 3d scanning platform can change all of that, and make things easier for them when it comes to feeling included and represented.
Who Created the Avatar Platform?
A German company called Doob Group, that is focused on the world of 3d technology, created the Avatar Platform. Originally the company made a smaller platform that could produce 3d printed figurines. They were able to replicate customers, and they produced figurines from fashion shows, concerts, sporting events, and other important happenings. The 3d scanner is capable of taking 64 photos all at once, and then software is used to create a mesh model from the pictures that were taken. That ensures that the person is adequately captured from every different angle, so the 3d model is accurate.
Physan, which is a Korean company, worked with Doob Group to make sure the 3d models could be properly dressed. They use actual clothing and take digital renderings of the items, so they mimic the draping and fit properly. By taking only a few minutes to produce and dress a 3d model, anyone who wants to “try on” a lot of different types of clothing to see what works for them can much more easily do so. The same is true for those who are interested in a fitness routine, seeing how they might look when they reach a particular fitness goal, or for those who want to make sure their video game avatar does them justice. The Doob Group has thought of all of these issues, and allowed for them in its platform.
Is This Realistic for Most Companies?
Because the technology is so new it’s still relatively expensive. In the prototype phase it can cost as much as $135,000. That will be much less with future scaling, where it can be expected to cost between $11,000 and $16,000. That’s much more realistic for a lot of companies that can see a great use for this technology, and could save the retail clothing industry billions of dollars a year just from the lowered number of returns this could produce. A high level of savings means the cost of the Avatar Platform wouldn’t need to be passed on to consumers. That makes it a great choice for customers and businesses, and can help move customer service to the next level while still helping a business’ bottom line.