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3D printed Dragon Quest avatar.

3D printed Dragon Quest avatar.

Japanese 3D printing solutions provider Kabuku is launching a new in-game 3D printing API called Rinkak 3D Avatar Printing Solution. The new in-app 3D printing service allows mobile game developers to offer their players the ability to 3D print their in-game avatars or player characters. The API can be integrated into any mobile app that generates 3D content and will automatically convert the game data into a 3D printable file which can be printed and shipped to players all over the world. The new avatar printing solution is the latest 3D printing services offered by Kabuku, including a 3D design service, 3D modeling data repairing service, 3D print selling service, global 3D printing service, and 3D print delivery service. Rinkak 3D Avatar Printing Solution was created to incorporate and leverage all of their existing service expertise into a single application.

In order to showcase their new 3D printing service Kabuku has partnered with Square Enix, the creators of the smash hit Dragon Quest smartphone game. Dragon Quest is one of the best-selling console role-playing series in the world, so bring it to the smartphone audience was a no brainer. When the game was released back in October it racked up a staggering 5 million downloads in just the first month alone. The game features an option to allow players to customizable their own Dragon Quest avatar which allows them to communicate with each other in game. The Rinkak 3D printable avatar option is set to be fully integrated with the game early next year, so players can have 3D printed statues of their player character.3dp_rinkak_banner

While the pay service isn’t expected to launch for all customers until February 2016, Rinkak and Dragon Quest are launching an in-game contest that will offer free 3D printed avatars to 100 lucky winners. The winners will be chosen for players in-game between now and until Christmas Day, December 25th, 2015. Each winner will receive a 3D printed statue of their personal Dragon Quest avatar that Rinkak will ship directly to them for free. The 3D printed avatars are printed on from a powdered gypsum material in full, vibrant colors and bonded together so they are durable and will last a lifetime.

The Rinkaka workflow.

The Rinkak workflow.

The Rinkak 3D Avatar Printing Solution itself is a flexible and adaptable API that allows smartphone apps and mobile games the option of providing their players and users with in-app purchases of 3D printed products. The Rinkak API will cost developers nothing as it is based on individual sales, however developers can offer more than the standard services available to all Rinkak customers. They can choose to have Kabuku develop custom 3D features that expand the types of products and services available to users and players. Rinkak is currently looking for global partners with 3D CAD or 3D CG based content that will help them expand the new API and offer greater access to 3D printable products to more companies and their customers.

Easily and instantly converts 3D data into a 3D printable file.

Easily and instantly converts 3D data into a 3D printable file.

The Rinkak interface offers players and users the ability to instantly convert their game data into a 3D printable file and is supportable on a wide range of mobile devices. Users will be able to view their printable file using the in-app 3D viewer, a digital album to store existing avatars and alternate files and the entire transaction can be done through the app. Thier 3D printed avatar will be created using the existing Kabuku global 3D printing network, so there is already a robust, working production and distribution workflow in place. Additionally, Rinkak will soon be offering gift-giving options to the API so users will be able to purchase avatars for friends.

If you are a mobile gaming or app developer interested in integrating the Rinkak 3D Avatar Printing Solution API, you can submit your company details here. And if you would like to download the new mobile version of Dragon Quest it is available on the App Store and Google Play.  Discuss this story in the 3D Printed Dragon Quest Avatar forum on 3DPB.com.

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