Scanify’s handheld 3D scanner bills itself as “the world’s first point-and-shoot 3D scanner.” It allows users to take three dimensional photographs of anything — yes, anything — their hearts desire because, well, why not?
The device, which has only been made available to a small handful of people, is already causing a stir, mainly among men who have been using it to print 3D pictures of their penises. What they do with the pictures afterwards is anyone’s guess.
“When we set out to create Scanify, our goal was to democratize the 3D movement for consumers and, in particular, to allow for the personalization of their creations,” Fuel3C CEO Stuart Mead said in a press release. “Scanify allows consumers to transform highly-complex subjects — such as the human face — into high-detail, full-color 3D scans as quickly as they could take a photo using a digital camera.”
Using Scanify is easy. All a person needs to do is point the device at the subject they’d like to photograph (i.e. their penis) and rotate it around 360-degrees to capture every angle. Once the subject is “mapped,” it’s turned into an image that can then be shared online or sent to a 3D printer. The whole process takes less than one minute.
Here’s a slightly disturbing NSFW video that shows exactly how it’s done.
But don’t get too excited, fellas, because photographing your penis in 3D is going to cost you. Scanify starts at $1,490. It’s currently available for pre-order now from Fuel3D, and is expected to ship in the first quarter of 2015.
Here’s hoping that price drops by next Christmas.