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3D print your in-game characters with this Kickstarter project

Friday, 11th July 2014 08:29 GMT By Matt Martin

Do you want a model of your favourite custom-designed in-game character? ShapeIt will 3D print it for you.

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At least that’s the goal should the project reach its $50,000 (Canadian dollars, not American dollars) target on Kickstarter.

The models are expensive though – from $39 for a small white figure without paint to $199 for a set of three. Figures come in three different sizes and materials and final builds will be as close to the original screenshot you submit as possible.

“During the final pass our artists may tweak the angle and position of some parts to make a stronger and more aesthetically pleasing final figurine,” says ShapeIt.

“They may also need to add additional support elements to make sure that the print is stable. Be aware, that all figurines are hollow, so there will be some little escape holes usually at the bottom.”

The other point to note is that the custom models are only exclusive to the Kickstarter campaign. If it’s a success you’ll then be able to order a model based on the games that strike a partnership with the company.

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  1. Bawheidbob

    Do I remember these sort of models being available for Warcraft toons at one stage – Could never afford them but they were smart.

    #1 2 weeks ago
  2. thegrimmling

    Well…. This wont last long until some publisher’s lawyers sue it out of existence for copyright violation.

    #2 2 weeks ago
  3. shapeit

    For our KS campaign backers we turn only their own custom in-game or other type of art such as sketches, selfie shots etc. We basically want to 3D print very exclusive and unique rewards for our backers, something they’ll never find even at places like the Hobby Store.

    Most importantly, we want to hear from the gamers. We want to know if they want in-game 3D print just as much as we do. We want to make it happen. This will help us move forward

    #3 2 weeks ago