3Dify is bringing 3D technology to the masses. Whether you’re an artist, baker, maker, hardcore technologist, digital dabbler, or someone whose only tablet is kept in the medicine box, the people behind this tech start-up would love to hear what you think.
All those who complete the quick survey (5 minutes – we promise) before 15th May will be entered into a prize draw. The winner will be invited to bring themselves and a friend or relative to 3Dify’s studio where you’ll be scanned, made into interactive 3D images which you can embed in social media, and have 3D printed mini sculptures of yourselves sent to you.
Browser-based 3D is taking a giant leap forward thanks to a technology called WebGL. It isn’t fully supported by Internet Explorer or Apple ios yet (though jailbreakers on ios have ways and there is reportedly an Apple hack).
But if you are reading this on a mac or pc using a recent version of Firefox, Chrome, Opera or Safari then slip your brain into neutral because it’s time to take a trip…
Imagine if after an earthquake you could airdrop machines that build houses in under a day. Imagine if you had cheap and accessible medical kits that could produce bespoke medicine on demand. Imagine if you could fabricate shoes, clothes, solar cells, lamps, toilets, pipes, water pumps, and just about anything else on site and at the touch of a button.
The scenario is still a fantasy, but could a process called 3D printing ever make it a reality?