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Makerbot Store Windows

Today I am setting up a display in the Manhattan Makerbot Store windows. The windows will feature some of my favorite 3D portraits and a smaller version the Luna Park Tower. The work will be there for the month of July and I will be speaking there on July 10. To attend or find out more, click the photo or visit http://www.makerbot.com/blog/2014/06/26/makerbot-innovator-session-fred-kahl-speak-nyc/ 

The Velvet Crayon

The Velvet Crayon is visiting Coney Island for Super Freak weekend and I had to do a 3D portrait of him.

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I captured him using the 3D Systems Sense. The scans from the sense are great but I find there’s way too much decimation when I use the built in solidify function, so I fix the model with other software.

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The scan was missing an ear from his mask, so I repaired that. The cleaned up file is ready for printing. 

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The printed file is ready for min my the next morning!

Melvin & Clark 3D Scans

Melvin & Clark 3D Scans

Melvin was one of the first people I scanned in Coney Island. He has been one of my biggest boosters and has become a real friend. He has a big family- 9 kids and several brothers, sisters and cousins. Since I first scanned him and his sister Melvina, he has brought back his wife, sons, daughters, grandsons and mother. Lately I have been experimenting with scanning faces, so when he brought his father out this weekend, I did bust portraits of both of them. I’m quite pleased with them.

Check out this video of him and his sister picking up their first portraits last summer- their reactions to receiving their statues is proceless!