RELEASE: 3D Printed Figures Chased By Athletes At Chengdu Universiade


RELEASE: 3D Printed Figures Chased By Athletes At Chengdu Universiade

BEIJING, Aug. 7, 2023/PRNewswire/ -- A People's Daily report: China's Hurdling star Wu Yanni who competed in the recent 31st FISU World University Games held in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan Province , recently received a special birthday gift, a 3D printed figure of herself.

The miniature model showed Wu holding a Rongbao, the Chengdu Universiade mascot, in one hand and a torch in the other.

"It's amazing," Wu exclaimed, seeing the details, like the strands of hair in her braids. She was amazed that her gift reflected her image in such detail.

This exquisite statuette is available to all members of the Chengdu Universiade delegations whose birthdays are between July 22 and August 11 at a 3D photo studio located in Chengdu Village Science and Technology Service Station. the Universiade.

The studio, only seven square meters, is equipped with 82 cameras that can take 800 photos of a person from different angles in three seconds. Using AI modelling, the studio builds a realistic 3D model of the person and then prints the figurine out of photoresist.

According to Gu Li, who works in the studio, these figurines can typically be printed in heights of 9cm, 12cm, 15cm and 18cm, and the details are better presented in the larger ones. She said that the souvenirs that the members of the delegations received were the 18 cm version.

"3D printing technology is very mature now. The figurines don't fade easily and can be kept for many years," he told People's Daily.

Transforming 2D photos into 3D models, this ingenious technology infuses souvenirs with warmth, creating fond memories for participants around the world.

Many athletes showed off their signature moves while taking photos. A Singaporean rhythmic gymnast did a needle split; a Polish athlete imitated the drawing of a bow; an athlete flexed his muscles wearing a cute Rongbao cap to show a stark contrast. Some posed before the cameras with swimsuits and medals.

The various lively figurines will be a unique keepsake for members of delegations from around the world who attended the Chengdu Universiade.

Gu said that a Brazilian trainer had recently brought a group to do their figures. They visited the studio early for two days in a row, eager to receive their finished models.

To meet the demand, the normal production time of 15 days was compressed to 4 days. So far, more than 100 people from dozens of delegations have received their birthday gifts from the studio.

It will effectively promote China's technology and culture as participants bring home souvenirs with Chinese and Chengdu characteristics, said He Xingcheng, business director of SW 3D, the company running the study.

In addition to the studio, there are many other technological products that provide convenience for "villa guests", including an intelligent online interpretation system that supports 83 languages, a cooling vest that maintains a constant temperature of 23 degrees Celcius, and a barista. robotic that can make personalized coffee in 90 seconds. The Chengdu Universiade simply shocked the world with technologies.

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