Boston Startup Creates Amazingly Realistic Figurines From Photos - NBC10 Boston

Boston Startup Creates Amazingly Realistic Figurines From Photos

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    3D Bean Turns Portraits Into Stunningly Realistic Figurines

    Boston-based three-dimensional photo figurine studio 3D bean turns portraits into replicas that will leave onlookers amazed. (Published Tuesday, May 15, 2018)

    3D Bean is a Boston-based 3D photo figurine studio that captures portraits and turns them into incredibly realistic models that will make most people do a double take.

    Everything from facial expressions, folds in a shirt and even the tiniest details on the family pet can all be seen in each.

    Using a 360 multi-camera matrix in his studio that includes 94 cameras, owner Yifei Zhang instantly captures these details and turns them into a digital 3D model. The models are printed within 2-3 weeks and need to be seen in-person to be believed.

    The figurines are made of full-color sandstone and range from around 3-12 inches. Prices start at $129 (plus shipping) for the smallest scale versions.

    For more information, visit

    See exactly how Zhang captures these high-resolution 3D photos and how one customer used it to capture his furry best friend in the video above.

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