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Sean Ward Gets 3D Printed For Video

Sean Ward is a Super Hero, on the internet. His YouTube channel The Sean Ward Show has two million subscribers and each video has over a hundred million views. He’s hot right now, and everything he touches turns to solid gold. So in May 2018, we invited him to come make a commemorative statue of himself to cement the reality of this exciting time in his life. And he agreed.  He showed up the next day wearing the distinctive red suit of his own chaotic super hero character. Here is the video he made of the event. Sean’s video does a terrific job outlining all the different parts of the process. He shows his arrival (in style), and after a brief introduction of Michael Gossack, he goes into great detail defining the hand-held 3D scanning process. Sean’s video then explores the digital file production and manipulation and finally the printing and finishing of his 6 inch 3D printed selfie. Avengers: Infinity War made $678,781,267 in the box office, and so there’s a lot of interest in Super Heroes right now, and Sean is riding the wave. The Sean Ward Show has a lot of fans because it brings a different and often lighthearted perspective to the otherwise serious dramatic concept of Super Heroes saving the world. On Sean’s channel we see them appear more human as they make the same mistakes that everyday people do, like getting frustrated with their phones while trying to use an Uber ride-sharing app etc. Michael put the print in a perfect sized cardboard box complete with restraining straps on a foam bottom. In this configuration the print will last an eternity and will probably be ‘discovered’ in a hundred years time when everyone dresses like costumed character, and Sean’s six inch selfie statue will be celebrated as a uniquely prescient fashion piece from the early 2000’s. Or not. The video shows how Sean Ward’s 3D print file was prepared from the RAW images acquired in the scan and hints ant how several files are combined to make one print. Sean’s digital file is an assembly of the scans and will be archived in...

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MY3D Agency Custom 3D Printed Campbell’s Chunky Souper Heroes

In the first half of 2018, MY3D AGENCY custom-printed over two hundred and fifty small statuettes to embody the individuals who were confirmed as Campbells’ Souper Heroes in their recent advertising campaign, and social media outreach, where they asked the public to ‘Behold their Souper You’.  We can celebrate it now, proudly as the campaign comes to a close, and everyone is happy with the results. Here’s the story: Our little 3D printing company in Toronto got the nod to create a prize solution for Campbell’s Soup in September 2017.  When we got the call to tender bids, we went all in and gave a great price and plenty of guarantees; MY3D AGENCY was committed to making this work really well for everyone involved, because we knew it would do plenty to advance the cause of 3D printing in Canada. “Behold the Souper You” campaign promotes Chunky Soup.  The initiative makes use of a television commercial that encourages consumers eat good food in order to “release their inner souper hero.” Grand Prizes were John Deer garden tractor-sized snowblowers, and there were three of these dispensed across Canada.  The idea of making custom 3D prints of participants came about as an intermediary prize solution. Campbell’s wanted to recognize all the people who do great things on a daily basis, and so would reward two hundred winners with a colour 3D print of themselves boxed-up like a toy action hero. These unique prizes were made entirely by MY3D AGENCY with photos uploaded by contest winners. When users visited the MY3D AGENCY website page dedicated to Campbell’s Souper You campaign, they were greeted with a call to action that read, You’ve been identified as one of a select group of extraordinary people. Making the choice to put good stuff into the world is something we believe in too. Now help us honour you with your very own personal action figure. After which they were prompted to upload images of themselves. The Contest Demanded We Create a Custom 3D Printing Solution for the Masses Once the person registered their information on the site,  the staff here at MY3D AGENCY retrieved the information and created...

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Behind the Scenes, Photographing 3D Prints for New Homepage

At the end of March 2018, MY3D AGENCY ventured down to Polson Pier to shoot pictures of 3D printed figurines with the City of Toronto in the background.  We got lucky finding this spot; the cement harbour block is part of the retaining wall, and came made-to-order for our photography shoot.  The block’s red graffiti spray paint added some nice colour in the foreground of our shots. The idea to shoot the figures against the city came about after a friend of MY3D AGENCY criticized the previous website homepage for being too Priestly. Have you got a better idea? Michael challenged. He did. We followed along, and here we were. It was ten degrees below zero the day we shot these pictures. Contrasting the six inch tall figurines against the backdrop of the city is a good visual juxtaposition that says ‘3D printing in Toronto’ at a glance. That was the idea anyway. The CN Tower in the distant background is 553 meters tall. Sudden wind gusts kept blowing over the tiny statues, and this prevented us from setting up the figurines in a street scene or something more narrative.  Initially we were only shooting the statues with the widest bases.  Eventually we got eight statues in the shot. The image we used for the homepage displays a nice diversity that suggests the city is home to such a mosaic of interesting...

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MY3D Scans York Regional Police’s Unnamed Costumed Crime Fighter

Last week our interpret leader Michael Gossack was invited to York Regional Police headquarters to 3D scan their new, and as yet unnamed, superhero.  That’s right, the police in York Region have their own supernatural crime fighter! The iconic character was first conceived by Detective Anthony Torresan in pencil sketch doodles about four years ago now before being created by himself, Constable Cedrone, Constable MacRae and YRP media team. Working together, one public appearance at a time, the group is making a more likeable mascot to help carry civic-minded messaging that might assist the force as they struggle to find a voice in the community, and especially in the eyes and minds of the young people in York Region schools. Without hesitation, our Founder Michael Gossack accepted the York Regional Police force’s invitation to visit their shop and make 3D scans, and later to prepare a print-ready 3D file for their soon to be named creation.  3D scanning superheroes is one of MY3D Agency’s core services, and Michael been actively following the YRP mascot and development program since he met the freshly created character at Fan Expo in 2014. UNITED is a public safety campaign funded by a grant from the Provincial Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (PAVIS). This body-armour encrusted character shines a light on the cooperation and collaboration needed between the community and the police. It is only by working lock-step the police can help change the social landscape that produces street gangs and crime. Peopled by volunteers, and paid for with a few thousand dollars from their media fund, the police have launched the outreach starting with a YouTube movie. In their short film embedded below, the Provincial Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (PAVIS)’s yet-to-be-named YRP superhero fights the evil characters you see wearing red costumes, with the help of the community.  There is a equally fascinating ‘making-of’ video that shows the work that went into the production and the army of volunteers on set during the day and night. Our own fearless leader, Michael Gossack loves all manner of superheroes and has an encyclopedic knowledge of each heroic character, their names and abilities.  He would be a good consultant...

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MY3D Agency Prints Digital Media Influencers in 2018

Now that we’ve settled into our new location at number 5 Dickens Street in Toronto, the world is slowly and persistently beating a path to our door.  Already in 2018, our hand-held 3D scanner has combed the complex surfaces of a half dozen local celebrities, business leaders and influential bloggers, and we’ve printed and boxed their 3D figurines for posterity. All these media-makers have come through the door looking for 3D prints to decorate their lives and commemorate the current high points in their careers. Some of these people have positioned their 3D figurines as new revenue streams, for sale on their websites.  These are the bloggers and media makers that extol their own image as a brand commodity. 3D printing is for these people just another way for them to package themselves, and fill their social feeds with look-at-me images and videos of experience at MY3D Agency. Some of the more notable VIP bloggers and celebrities who’ve visited us include Raymi the Minx, who wrote about how it all happens, or at least what it was that impacted her the most when she penned Raymi Toronto got a 3d printing experience detailing the whole process with informative anecdotes.  The post also relayed some complex scientific data that was more or less accurate (not really, 3D printers print many different materials today, not just ‘dust’ as she writes). 88GLAM got 3D Printed in Toronto Also in early February MY3D had the thrill of scanning recording artists Derek Wise and Drew Howard. When these two get together they are known as 88GLAM, and they are blowing up. Derek Wise was born Derek Bissue in December 11, 1992.  Today he’s known by his stage name Derek Wise and is a Canadian hip hop recording artist from Toronto, Ontario. He records under the XO label and collective. In Wikipedia, it reports that his career was started when he was discovered by singer The Weeknd. 88 Camino is the second half of the 88GLAM duo. He has a lot of shiny metal mouth jewellery and this was not represented in the scans, sadly. Both of these very talented recording artistes were scanned using our...

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