Article in the Guardian
Designed by Manuel Franquelo at the Factum Foundation, it was originally developed for use with anti-ageing treatments, recording before-and-after shots with unprecedented accuracy. Visitors to the RA will be able to watch others being scanned, with the results being processed, printed and carved into 3D portrait busts in real time, or pose themselves.
Eight cameras capture and map the human face in rapid sequence, creating 96 high-resolution photographs from every angle, which can then be processed into a digital 3D model. It takes just four seconds to complete the recording. There are no health hazards, Lowe said: “It’s the same as having your photograph taken 96 times.”
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