Who doesn’t “ooh & aah” over photos of their pets? I know I do even when the photo’s are fuzzy! #ugh Today I am “tickled to Doodle” to introduce you to Pet Prints 3D. A 100% customized full color 3D printed model the likes of which I’ve never seen before.
Pet Prints 3D will take a collection of photos and transform them into something so lifelike, you have to blink twice. To me – they’ve taken it to the next level. #hellosomebody
The process was interesting and easy. After our initial email correspondence, I received the following instructions:
Please send us a pile of photos, including but not limited to: (5-10 is best; more if you want to show us more; )
– Profile from both sides standing
– Close up of face
– Photo of dog with mouth open/closed
And let us know what pose you would like Harley posed in (sitting, standing, lying, on side, mouth open/closed, etc.)
Also, please answer the questions below so I can complete a pet profile.
1. Pet’s Name and Gender?
2. Pet’s Age?
3. Pet’s Breed? Pure/Mixed?
4. Any physical defining characteristics that are not obvious from photographs?
5. What makes Harley special?
I ended up sending 16 photos #difficultychoosing and I suggested they select the position they would like to use.
They chose to keep his mouth open…
And they kept him laying down…
Even Harley thinks it’s a pup…
This is truly Harley’s “go to” position, and they were “spot on” with capturing it…
When Doodle Dad was stationed in Europe, I collected Lladro’s. Accustomed to that signature look, I was curious as to why “not” the glazed porcelain like finish on Harley. I wanted to know more about this “sandstone-gypsum” specialty blend they used…
So of course, I inquired. Here’s a quote from the finishing team:
“Well we’re working with a totally different medium. Porcelain has softer geometry, less customization and requires a completely different finishing process. We can’t really compare the two, it’s like trying to find similarities between sculpting and singing. Our finishing process is all about treating the 3D material for strength and vibrancy. We don’t high-glaze our models because they look more lifelike and less like an artistic rendition.”
Kira was Harley’s designer. She spent about 6-7 hours total from the initial sculpt to digital feedback, to more feedback after the first test print. #thankyouKira
For a fleeting moment, I thought of sending photos of Leo instead of Harley. But I wasn’t quite ready for that. I am very happy I chose Harley…
One day, I will request one of Leo. #oneday
There are various sizes(and of course prices) which can be found on their website. Harley’s is what they classify as an “in-between” size (somewhere between a standard and medium: 4.5-6 inches in length)…
Even though Harley would love for me to leave his “mini-me” on the floor for him to sniff, lick and look at all day…
I like it sitting on the bookshelf in Doodleville. After all, this is where we spend most of our time…
For more information about Pet Prints3D please visit their website and if you have specific questions you can either email or call and speak to their petspert!
In full disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I received a Pet Print 3D model of Harley in exchange for an honest product review. All opinions are my own, swayed only by Harley’s tail wagging and nose sniffing approval.
As always, thanks so much for stopping by – have a Doodle*tastic weekend and be kind to someone – make em smile 🙂