Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a 3D Scan?
A 3D scan is a virtual representation of you in three dimensions. With a 3D scan we capture you from every perspective and create a virtual mesh, called an avatar, in full color as you look when you get scanned. So you appear on the computer, mobile device, or tablet as a miniature version of yourself. You can rotate your avatar, move, and scale your avatar on your tablet or phone using our proprietary app MEandU. Even see yourself in Augmented Reality by placing your avatar into the world through the screen on your phone and walk around it. Then you can snapshot it or record a video of yourself doing a number of different stock animations. Simply say what you want your avatar to do!
- Why would I want a 3D Scan?
Why would you want a photograph or yourself? The same logic applies here, only in significantly more detail and with many more possibilities. Photos are so 20th Century. Why not get a scan of your kids or relatives as they appear today that you will have forever? It is much more personal, fun, and the technology surrounding what we can do with it is growing all of the time.
- What can I do with the 3D Scan?
Once we have you as an avatar, we can 3D print you into a miniature physical object using a 3D printer. Our app will even create a miniature hologram of you over your tablet or phone. Pretty cool! Even see yourself in Augmented Reality by placing yourself into the world through the screen on your phone and walk around it. Then you can snapshot it or record a video of yourself doing a number of different stock animations. Simply say what you want your Avatar to do!
- Can I wear a costume?
Yes! We have a changing room at our location. So you could wear different costumes and outfits and get scanned in each of them. See our Avatar Viewerfor some examples!
- How long does it take?
We can do a full body scan of you in 2-3 seconds. It's as simple as taking a photograph.
- Does it hurt? Doesn't it shoot lasers at me or something?
No. It does not hurt and there are no lasers involved. We use an array of regular cellphone style cameras to capture you from many different angles. Then we stitch them together into a 3D Object.
- How does it work?
You simply stand inside our array of cameras and we snap 70 or more photos simultaneously.
- Can you scan pets?
Heck Yes! We can now do this. Come see us or call for details.
- Can you scan multiple people?
Also yes! We have done scans of 3 people in our store but 2 adults and 2 small children would also be possible. Call us if you have a special request.
- This is cool, where do I go to get scanned?
We are located at 522 Northamption St in Historic Downtown Easton, PA. Sorry rest of the world, we will get to you later.
- What else can I do with the 3D scan?
We can create a 3D figurine of you using a 3D printer on site. And in the near future we will provide other creative printing options such as keychains, bobble heads, plaques with your face, and more. The possibilities really are endless.
In addition to viewing yourself in Augmented Reality with our MEandU app or getting a 3D printed figurine, we can create a 3D Photo. We can scan multiple people at a time and place you against any background that you would like. It will look like you're popping out of the picture frame!
- Can you make me thinner?
The short answer is YES WE CAN! We can make alterations to the avatar once we have captured it. So if you want to see how you would look minus the last few trips to the local fatty food joint we can do that. But it requires some technical 3D magic so there will be a fee depending on the alterations you want. We can also change colors, height, and many other changes based on your request. Speak to one of our representatives in the store.
- Do you share my information with anyone?
- I don't want anyone to have a copy of my scan, it's a little creepy!
After you get scanned we place a copy of that scan in a secure location in the cloud so that you can download it to your device or share it as you wish. We will NEVER share or view your scan after you have had it done without your permission, and only as necessary to support your order. An example of viewing your scan would be to print you if you choose to get a 3D print. We will NEVER share your scan with anyone.
If you choose, we will delete any copies in the cloud of your scan after you have downloaded it. You will have the ONLY copy of your scan at that point. You can then share it or not at your leisure. Please just notify our staff that you do not want any copies of your scan to exist.
- Can I make an appointment?
Yes! Call us at 610-438-1432 to make an appointment.
- What is next for this technology?
We have many cool ideas planned for the future. Some things we are working on are:
- (Done!) Connecting with and sharing your avatar with other MEandU users
- (Done!)Creating an animated version of yourself ( so moving your body parts in the app)
- (Done!)Games in the app with your avatar.
- (Done!)Wedding cake toppers and holograms
- (Done! see us for full color prints) Full color 3D prints
- This is awesome. Can I become part of the team?
As this becomes a resounding success, we will move with the technology and own this space. We want creative, smart, people to be a part of the team in both sales and technology. We believe in a diverse and fun environment and looking forward to becoming a productive part of the Lehigh Valley community and beyond. So yes, we will be hiring in the near future. Stay tuned!
MEandU® App FAQ's
- What can I do with the MEandU app?
The MEandU app was developed by us for storing and viewing your personal avatar, and for that matter any other 3D objects that you want to view. See yourself in full Augmented Reality, use voice recognition to see your avatar dance and move, or play a video game with yourself as the main character!
- Is it available for Android and iPhone?
No, currently the app is only available via the Google Play store. To see yourself in Augmented Reality you will need a phone that can support Google's awesome ARCore.
An iPhone version will be coming.
- How much does it cost?
Nothing, but there are ads in the app. A paid version without ads will be coming for $1. Ads start after you have used the app more than 5 times.
- Can I share objects/scans with other users?
Not through the app, however drop us an email and we can share it for you. Sharing will be coming in a future release of the app.