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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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On Set Scanning – We Come to You!

At My 3D Agency, we understand that getting the perfect picture may include using the right setting. For this reason, we offer on set scanning so that you don’t have to come to us, we’ll come to you! We are completely mobile and can set up the scanning process at the location of your choice. When it’s not feasible to make it into our office or you’d like the scanning to be done in a specific setting, we can make that happen for you. Our technology allows us to take our business on the road for your convenience. We have state of the art equipment, including digital photography equipment and a hand scanner, that can produce the scans required to make both simple and complex 3D images. This equipment can produce scans with a high resolution and are able to capture the data needed to create the perfect files. Once the scanning is done we can also customize the data according to your preferences so that you end up with exactly what you are looking for. Once we have performed the scan at your location we will head back to our site to complete the rest of the process. This includes processing the data, applying the textures and much more so that you end up with a file that can be used for animated characters, commercials and TV and film applications. Simply let us know the file type you need and its purpose. We’ll get back to you in a timely manner with an affordable quote that’s sure to work into your budget. We always strive to provide the most detail possible in the images and our customer service is second to none. To find out more about our mobile scanning or to set up an appointment please call us today at 416-509-9030 or fill out the contact form on our site at my3dagency.com. We look forward to working with you at our location or...

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3D Selfies In Toronto!

3D Selfies In Toronto! Raise your selfie game up a notch by investing in a 3D selfie here in Toronto. You won’t have to worry about using a selfie stick, because you can now print a figure of yourself that you can display on your favourite shelf at home, play with as an action figure, or use as a paperweight for your desk. 2D will be a thing of the past now that 3D selfies have come to light. Get an incredible pocket-sized figurine of yourself doing what you love best. You can customize how you want it to look, what clothing you want to wear, and your pose in the model. This is a new day and age in technology – your selfies no longer have to be confined to your cell phone screen. This is a new option for total self-expression that captures moments in the latest technological medium. You can celebrate your friendships, your style, and even your passions through a realistic replica of yourself. Keep it as a reminder of special events, or give them out as gifts to your friends and family. This way, your loved ones will always have a 3D reminder of you close by. Running out of ideas? You can always resort to taking a classic 2D selfie with your figurine. You’ll have a lot of explaining to do to your friends and followers on Instagram. You can tell them that you worked with MY3D Agency in Toronto, in Liberty Village. Let them in on the latest secret of the future of photography, so that they can get their own. You may very well end up being a trendsetter in the social media arena – at least amongst your friends. To find out more about 3D selfies and how you can get one, contact us today on our website or call 416-509-9030 and ask for Michael Gossack. It’s easy to get started and a great way to treat yourself to something completely...

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We’re Featured in ASAP Science

Mitch and Greg from ASAP Science recently visited My3D Agency to find out more about the 3-D imaging process and to get characters made of themselves. The duo have been creating science videos on their YouTube channel and their program, The Lab, attracts hundreds of thousands of viewers every week. The hosts have posted a video on YouTube that shows the highlights of their visit to My3D Agency, describes how 3-D imaging works and best of all shows the final results as they unbox their characters live on the show. Mitch and Greg were able to simplify the process and showed how these characters are created by using bread slices as an example. It was fascinating to see the process uncovered by a team that can put complex thoughts, ideas and processes into simple words. When the YouTube scientists headed to My3D Agency in Toronto to get 3-D printed they were first asked to strike a pose. Greg decided to pose in a selfie position with his cell phone while Mitch held a 2-thumbs-up pose. While they were holding their positions a structured light 3-D scanner was used to project a known pattern onto their bodies so that distortions and deformations could be analyzed through triangulation. This procedure shows how far away points are from the scanner so that a real-life character can be produced. Although this may sound complex, the team shows the equipment used and how everything comes together on the video. Basically, the scanner is able to construct the image in real time. It’s a fascinating process and as you watch things come together you’ll be anxious to see the final 3-D creation and how close it comes to depicting Greg and Mitch. When you finally see the characters pulled from the box you’ll be amazed to see just how real-life they are. This process was able to capture every detail of the 2 hosts and even the smallest details of the cell phone could be seen in the 3D rendering. This is state-of-the-art technology at its finest and there is no doubt that anyone watching this video will want to run out and create a...

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Give a 3D Printed Gift this Christmas!

Christmas gift-giving can be quite difficult – especially when you’re dealing with the person that has everything! If you’re trying to come up with a new idea and really don’t want to give a new tie or a pair of socks this year, here is a fantastic and unique idea. Offer your loved one or friend his first 3D printed gift and get ready to see his reaction! Make a 3D Selfie People love to take selfies! Just take a look at Facebook and you’ll be hard-pressed to find someone that doesn’t have at least one selfie posted! You can get a gift certificate for a friend or loved one, giving them the full MY3D Experience. Your friend or loved one will be able to proudly display this figure anywhere in his home and every time he looks at it they’ll be reminded of the thought you put into picking out the gift.   Do you need inspiration? If you love the idea of offering a 3D printed gift this Christmas but don’t know how to get started, look through our gallery at my3dagency.com to get some great ideas. You can also call us at 416-509-9030 if you are looking for inspirational ideas. 3D imaging is our passion and we’d be happy to help you in any way possible. When you want a unique gift that will mean everything to the recipient, consider a 3D figurine that captures the essence and spirit of a family member or a good friend. We’re even giving away a coupon to save $25 off your 3D print until Match 31st 2017 – helping make your Christmas gift decision that much...

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Immortalize Your Cosplay and Get Printed with My 3D Agency

Capture your best magical cosplay moments and immortalize them with a 3D figurine. It’s something that you can proudly display on your mantle and show to others. You can start a collection of these 3D figures that will show off your best cosplay costumes that you’ve worked so hard to create. Cosplay 3-D Imaging At MY3D Agency we are able to scan, model and print the best figurines you’ll ever see. These 3D figures are 100% photorealistic and will show all of the details of your costume in full color. Get dressed up in your favorite costume and come visit us. We can scan your costume on the spot while you’re here and it doesn’t take long at all. It’s a great way to add to your cosplay adventures and it will be something that you can keep for the rest of your life. It can even be handed down generation to generation because it’s so special. 3D Figures Make Great Gifts If you don’t know what to get your friend or family member for Christmas or their next birthday, consider a figurine of you or them wearing their costume. It’s a great way to celebrate a special event and you’ll definitely surprise the recipient with the gift. Simply book an appointment at MY3D and surprise them with a complete scanning experience. When you want to do something completely different, consider 3D imaging here in Toronto. Cosplay Wedding Toppers If you and your fiancé both engage in cosplay, why not show off your favorite moments in costume on top of your wedding cake? Instead of placing a traditional bride and groom on top of the cake, get personalized figurines made that show both of you dressed in your cosplay outfits. This will not only immortalize your cosplay but will also immortalize your wedding day in a unique and special way. For more information about cosplay personalized figurines in 3D, please contact MY3D Agency at 416-509-9030 or use our online contact form for more...

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