If video games are your thing, there are probably some games you spend more time with than others. If your game allows it, you probably customize the characters and make them match your vision. If you’ve ever wished you could have a real-life version of your character, stop wishing because ShapeIt wants to make your dream come true. ShapeIt is a small software and 3D design company based in the Pacific Northwest. It wants to make things easier for gamers everywhere through the magic of 3D printing.
ShapeIt is looking for $50,000 CAD to get things moving.To do this, they have turned to creating a Kickstarter campaign. The funds will be uses to develop an API, so that game developers will be able to integrate ShapeIt’s technology into their games to allow players to create and 3D print characters from the comfort of their console. If you’re not into video games, ShapeIt will 3D print any picture you send them—selfies, sketches–you name it. According to the project’s developers the idea behind this project is simple:
“About a year ago, we started our business and came up with an idea that seemed brutally simple: bring the power of 3D printing to the gaming world. We wanted to build technology that would allow a gaming enthusiast like you to transform their virtual character or other in-game item that they’d worked so hard to nurture, develop, and fall in love with into reality. A real 3D printed figurine in full color and incredible fine detail.”
If you want ShapeIt to 3D print a character for you, first you’ll have to visit the company’s Kickstarter campaign page. Then, you’ll need to send the team at ShapeIt an image of what you want your character to look like. Then they’ll create a 3D model of your image, print it and send it your way.
ShapeIt’s custom figurines come in three sizes: 4 inches (10cm large), 2.75 inches (7cm medium), and 1.5 inches (4cm small). The larger figures are made of gypsum, while the smaller ones are made of high-quality plastic. A small figurine from a 2D game, painted white, will cost you $39. For $154, you can get a four-inch full-color model from a 3D game. Finally, $199 will buy you a small, medium, and large model of your character from a 3D game.
Learn more about Shapeit its campaign to 3D Print Your Custom Game Characters here. Are you a backer of ShapeIt? Let us know in the ShapeIt forum thread on 3DPB.com. Check out the Kickstarter campaign video pitch below.