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The Fraser Coast scores a first for Queensland with the arrival of the State’s first of its type, full-body 3D scanner. The equipment was imported by Go Figure 3DU, at the Community 3 shop in Stockland, Hervey Bay for creating life-like figurines. But the importers say the scanning technology can be used to scan pretty much anything that can fit in the centre circle of the 3-metre booth. Unlike handheld scanners, Go Figure’s scanner is super quick and able to capture pin sharp details in a fraction of a second, making it ideal for quick moving subjects like children and pets. Just like having a quality portrait photo taken you’ll need to book a session time, but once the scan is taken you’ll get to see a digital 3DU (3D You) on screen within minutes. Once you approve your scan, the file is then sent for 3D printing. Bookings can be made at any time during business hours at the Community 3 shop (entrance through the Wandering Teapot in the food court Stockland Hervey Bay).
As this service is unique and printing demand at this time of year is very high, you could expect a six to eight week wait on delivery of your figurine. Single small figurines start from $228 and make an excellent Christmas present for grandparents

3D WORKSHOPS To help develop 3D skills (one of the job skills in rising demand), and to raise awareness of the potential of this technology, Go Figure 3DU will be sponsoring four 3D printing workshops scheduled for 7, 14, 21 and 28 of November from 6pm to 8pm at the Urangan Community Centre. The workshops are hosted by the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre and delivered by Matthew Morey, industrial designer and teacher. In addition to having access to a teacher in the 3D field, attendees will have an opportunity to network and mix with like minded enthusiasts and have the opportunity to win a Go Figure 3DU gift voucher to the value of $150 as a lucky door prize at the last workshop on 28 November. Access to computers will be limited at these workshops, if you have your own laptop please bring it along. All age groups are welcome but children under the age of 14 should be accompanied by an adult.

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