World's First 3D Printing 'Photo Booth'
The first 3D printing 'photo booth' that I've ever heard of will be open for a limited time at exhibition space EYE OF GYRE in Harajuku, Japan. Be sure to make a reservation, because instead of a cheesy picture, you will receive a miniature replica of yourself!
('Professional staff to scan all over your body.')
The process appears to have three steps: 1) scan all over with a hand-held scanner, 2) choose hair color, texture of clothes, etc. and 3) the 3D printer creates the output.
('3 sizes of output.')
You'll need to stand still for 15 minutes, so choose your pose carefully. You can choose from three sizes:
10cm (Max): figure Size
20g ~: Weight
15cm (Max): figure Size
50g ~: Weight
20cm (Max): figure Size
200g ~: Weight
I can't think of an exact duplicate (!) for this idea in science fiction, but I'll bet readers can do better. However, in the meantime, consider the planetary biometric identification program of the Iszic, intensely secretive intellectual property fanatics from Jack Vance's 1954 novel The Houses of Iszm. At the spaceport, all visitors must submit to a detailed scanning by feeler-planes that were so sensitive that the resulting three-dimensional simulacrum had accurate fingerprints.
"If the Sainh pleases - his tri-type for our records."
Farr patiently stood on the disk of gray metal.
"Palms forward, eyes wide."
Farr stood quietly. Feeler-planes brushed down his body.
"Thank you, Sainh." Farr stepped up to the counter. "That's a different type than the one at Jhespiano. Let's see it."
The clerk showed him a transparent card with a man-like brownish splotch on its middle. "Not much of a likeness," said Farr.
The Szecr dropped the card into a slot. On the counter-top appeared a three-dimensional replica of Farr. It could be expanded a hundred times, revealing finger-prints, cheek-pores, ear and retinal configuration.
(Read more about Vance's tri-type record)
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