Most kids spend their days drawing little pictures of animals, cars and houses. A Japanese company has now found a unique way to make these drawings come to life. The Osaka company 3D Remind uses 3D printing techniques to print out real life versions of drawings.
The project is called Rakukuri and it gives you the possibility to take a picture of your child’s drawings and upload it to the website of 3D Remind. Then the website will upload the 2D drawing, model it and print it. The figures will be 3D versions of your 2D drawings and they are made of plaster, which means they can be a little rough. Unfortunately this means your child can’t play with it. Other limitations are that it’s not possible to print out very thin lines, spiky shapes or too light photos.
3D Remind is not the first website to come up with this idea. Crayon Creatures already offers this service since January. Doodlesculpt from South Carolina also turns drawings into 3D sculptures with the help of 3D printing. Check out some pictures of printed drawings below: