Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Vendors Add 3D Experience

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Vendors Add 3D Experience

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Byline: Tyson Yates tyson.yates@northernstar.com.au

FOR most who attended Splendour in the Grass, the music drew them through the gates but it was the sheer variety of vendors at this year's event that completed the festival experience.

There were the usual suspects such as high-end fashion stores selling everything from vintage clothing to designer sunglasses as well as a smorgasbord of food from around the world including Brazilian, Persian, Mexican and Middle Eastern cuisine.

Among the vendors there were some unusual standouts including one stall where punters could have a 3D sculpture of themselves created.

"So we are 3D U. We 3D scan people and use those scans to create 3D-printed busts," said Jonathan Calvin of the Hobart based-company.

"We've got a 3D scanner that we use from front to back.

"Basically, what it entails is someone to stand still for 60 seconds while we walk around them and capture from all angles.

"Once we've got that data we can send people a link to it and between four to six weeks they can have the physical product. …

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