3D scan model in a videogame. Source: Nikon and Alexx Henry Studios
3D scan model in a videogame. Source: Nikon and Alexx Henry Studios

Nikon has partnered with Alexx Henry Studios to create the xxArray System, which is a 68-camera photobooth that snaps a 360º full-body image in a single shot. Nikon unveiled the xxArray System at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 in Las Vegas.

The xxArray System uses Nikon D5200s and D5300s that all fire at once. Users can step into the booth, and with only two poses, a 14-million polygon render is created within just a few hours.

This 3D model is then input directly into a videogame, allowing players to inject themselves directly into the game. The character in the game can run, jump, breakdance, and even fly if the player finds enough objects in the game. The videogame is just a demo, but it opens up exciting possibilities of gaming and playing as yourself.

Nikon and Alexx Henry Studios expect this technology to change how industries work with 3D scans and modeling. A 3D tattoo magazine already plans to use the technology to showcase tattoos in three dimensions. Other applications of these high-detail scans are endless, from 3D printing, videogames, and virtual 3D ads, magazines, and movies.

Users can also get a 3D printed model of their scan through a home 3D printer or through a 3D printing service such as WhiteClouds.

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