3D Genealogy with My People’s Tree

By on May 9th, 2013 in Service

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A new app from eliumstudio provides an ability to generate 3D printed genealogical trees. My People’s Tree, available at no charge on the iTunes app store, lets you specify names faces and relationships in true family tree style. 
Faces are created from uploaded photos. In our experiment it seemed that you need a clear, high-contrast full face image to properly transform into a useful 3D equivalent. 
Once you’ve created your tree, you can then send it to the Sculpteo 3D print service to create it in real life. You can also order “separate elements”, such as branches and bases to assemble your tree pieces into an actual tree structure as shown above. 
The pricing of your tree varies, depending on the number of elements. Our test involved six “petals” (USD$8 each), a 5-way branch to connect five descendants to the ancestor (USD$26), and a 19 x 17 cm base (USD$99), for a grand total of USD$172. Pricey, but certainly unique. 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!