Welcome to Mirrim3D

The New Dimension in Portraits

Mirrim 3D presents the exciting new product of 3D portraiture. You can have a 6" amazingly life-like Mirrim of loved ones or give one of yourself to those you love. You can capture special life moments such as weddings, graduations, birthdays or that amazing steampunk outfit or cosplay costume you laboured over for months or your baby bubble or bodacious gym body. The precision and realism of these 3 dimensional images are truly amazing and evocative.

What Is This Sorcery?

3D portraiture isn't magic, just cool technology and, and a new state of the art of capturing the moment. It is made possible by the convergence of a number of new technologies: Affordable 3D imaging, powerful computers and 3D computer modeling and, finally, 3D printers with full-color printing capability. These are the enabling technologies but the glue that puts them together into an accessible consumer product is the knowledge and skill to bring them together and an artistic touch to make the result pop.
The process of producing a 3D portrait essentially breaks down to three parts:

Scanning

The Portrait Session is a 5-10 minute process: You step onto a circular turntable and strike the pose you want. We will help you to pose in a way that is attractive, captures your personality and that works well for the medium. You will need to hold the pose for a few minutes as our cameras capture you from all angles. After you get posed, the turntable slowly turns around and our scanner captures you from foot to head and from all angles, taking hundreds of photographs and biometric measurements.

Model
Preparation

The session generates hundreds of photographs and data files and creates a 3D computer model of you on the spot. You will get to see the preliminary model as it is processed if you are interested. he initial "model" often has imperfections and has to be processed by computer modeling artists to achieve the best quality. The 3d artists take your rough portrait and any additional photographs in order to clean up imperfections and enhance the resolution and quality. The final model is then converted into a format that can be effectively printed. If you are a geek, and want to add yourself as an avatar to your favorite game, you can purchase the digital model as a product. We will keep the digital models in our repository and you can order reprints in case of damage or if you want to give the gift of You!

Portrait
Printing

After the 3D artists are done with their work, the process is sent to the printers. Just like conventional photographs, 3D portraits have to be printed. Instead of using chemically sensitive paper or spraying ink on photo paper, the 3D printing process builds your portrait up from super thin layers of fine powder bound together with binder resin and coloring agents, in a manner not unlike an inkjet printer, but in thousands of layers. When your portrait is done, we check it for quality, add magnets for stability or other customizations.

Seeing is believing but...
Touching is understanding.

Seeing our portraits in 3-dimensions is another experience but here are a few 2d photos ouf our 3D portraits.

Mirrim 3D Portrait: $245
A special moment captured: Priceless.

Here are just a few of the products we offer. Contact info@mirrim3d.com for a complete product listing.

$245

Personal
Portrait

A stunning full body portrait in standard size.

  • "Scanning" session at our studios.
  • 1:12 scale (1 inch to one foot)
  • Full Color "sandstone" composite
$500

Wedding
Package

Capture your special day like never before

  • One 3-½” Cake Topper of Wedding Couple
  • Keepsake Glass Cloche
$1000

3D Scanning
Booth

The Ultimate Feature For Your Next Event

  • 6 hours rental
  • Fully Staffed
  • 25% off 1:12 scale portraits
  • Complementary take-way photos.

Meet the Mirrim Team

Find Us At These Events!

Seeing a Mirrim up close and personal is believing. Check the list of events and come see us and get scanned.

See Mirrim At These Events

Brass Screw Confederacy

Port Townsend, WA
May 29-31, 2015
brass-screw.org
The Brass Screw ain't no Con. We're our own wonderful thing - one of just three Victorian seaports in the US transformed into our unique vision of what a Steampunk Extravaganza should be: vintage aesthetics comingled with edgy century art, music, and tech - all strapped together with brass.
Mirrim 3D will present in character as: "Professor Mirrim's Amazing Homunculus Laboratory". Come have your etheric essence sampled, cultivated, and grown in our uncanny homunculus incubator into your own miniature likeness. Prof. Mirrim scans every day, all day for your amusement.

Urban Craft Uprising

Seattle, WA
June 27-29, 2015

Gear Con

Portland, OR
July 3-5, 2015

Mini Maker Faire

EMP, Seattle, WA
September 19-20, 2015
Maker Faire Seattle
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

The fourth annual Seattle Mini Maker Faire is a co-production of EMP Museum and Penny University. The September 19th and 20th, 2015 faire anticipates 90+ makers, sponsors, and partners and over 6,000 attendees.

Mirrim3D is excited to be at the Seattle Maker Faire this year doing free 3D scans which we will make available to you free of charge and of course you an see our amazing menagerie of portraits and get one of your own!
Tickets are required to get in but it's an amazing lineup if you are of the DIY mindset.

Steamposium

Bell Harbor Convention Center, Seattle, WA
September 25-27, 2015
Steamposium 2015
Seattle's premier Steampunk convention, Steamposium 2015 looks like it's going to be amazing. Located at the beautiful Bell Harbor Convention center on Elliot Bay, It's the place to see and be seen if you love the Dark NeoVictorian aesthetic.
Mirrim 3D will be there in all our punked out glory doing portraits of all the beautiful and well decked out people and their amazing creations. Mirrim has become something of a fixture in the Northwest Steampunk event circuit. Capture your look to show off every day of the year.
See you there!

FAQ

Some common questions answered.

? Is the scanning process dangerous?

The scanning process uses only visibile and low-power infra-red light just as you would experience playing an X-Box game. It’s perfectly safe and is guaranteed to not steal your soul.

? Are there any limitations?

We can scan just about any kind of clothing, even shiny materials like polished shoes. We may have to do reconstructive modeling to fix imperfections but that’s part of our service and speciality. Because of the limitations of the print medium, however, glasses and other fine details may not be printable.
Young children and pets cannot be scanned at this time because the process requires the subject to be still for extended periods of time.

? How long does the session take?

The session itself may take anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes depending on the complexity of your clothing and pose. You will need to stand still for the majority of the process but we can make accommodations that make that easier.

? How long does it take to get my Mirrim?

Depending on our backlog, it may take as long as a month to process and print your portrait. We will keep you informed about the status of your Mirrim as it progresses.

? What are they made out of?

Our Mirrim portraits are 3D printed in a sandstone-like material with a bisque-like finish and consistency. It’s actually gypsum powder, bound together using and inkjet like technology and finally finished with cyanoacrylate (super-glue) polymer. They are not intended for rough handling and should be treated with the same care as a small ceramic figurine.

? Do you paint them by hand?

The color is printed into the Mirrim portraits as part of the printing process. The outer 2mm or so is actually impregnated with the print dyes. We painstakingly photo-detail and in some cases digital airbrush the models in the computer to ensure the best possible print quality. Occasionally there are variations in the print results that are difficult to predict and control and that is a characteristic of the medium at this point of development.

Feel free to contact us

Address:

Mirrim3D
PO Box 75048
Seattle, WA 98175

Phone:

+1 425.209.9123

Email:

info@mirrim3d.com

Sign Up for our Mirrim3D Newsletter

* indicates required