Getting Started with the Metaverse and NFTs

I’ve written a couple of posts recently that looked at the metaverse and NFTs, more for my own understanding.

It seems a big part of either one is the ability to digitize things, whether it’s creating it to serve as your persona in the metaverse, or perhaps to create an NFT of something unique.

Well, Revopoint is currently in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for its 3D Scanner.

The project had set a fundraising goal of $9,963 but it has already raised over $1.9 million, and there are still 20 days left to go. I guess there’s a lot of people who want to jump into metaverses and NFTs.

Here is a video that gives an overview of the Revopoint POP2:

Here is an excerpt from the Kickstarter page:

… we are excited to introduce you to POP 2, the upgraded feature-rich version of POP 3D Scanner that has higher precision, smoother operation, better color effect, etc. POP 2 can help you easily capture the 3D model for 3D printing, 3D design, VR/AR 3D modeling, reverse engineering, and measurement, etc.

There are a lot more techy details on that Kickstarter site regarding the workings of the scanner at the Kickstarter site, but was way above my head. It seems like stuff all the photo-loving people would understand and be interested in.

But it looks appealing to me, if for nothing else than to have an avatar of myself while I visit Mark Zuckerberg at his corporate headquarters.

47 thoughts on “Getting Started with the Metaverse and NFTs

  1. I watched the ad, and it sure looks impressive to me, but I just don’t know what I’d do with such a contraption. Until I can come up with some practical use, I’ll pass on asking for this as a Christmas present.

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  2. I found your post “very interesting” too Jim, but didn’t understand a word of it! That’s not a reflection of you or the post but of myself. I felt a bit like my great grandfather would have felt reading something about the internet and online shopping 🤣🤣

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  3. Oooo, I LOVE this 3D scanner 🙂

    I remember it from ‘Oceans Eight’ the movie. There they used it to scan an exorbitant diamond necklace that was then printed using the 3D printing technology and all this allowed the team of girls to steal the original.

    A shame that I will not be able to scan the food and replicate it so I won’t have to cook every day.

    But I can see how jewellery designers or music industry gadget designers (headphones) can use it.
    Combined with VR, I wouldn’t mind using it and re-live the time I visited castles or museums now out of reach 🙂

    Maybe not this Christmas, but surely soon.

    Happy Holidays, Jim 🙂

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    1. thanks for your thoughtful comments, Pat. While I am not sure what I would do with it, I can see how it would be useful for the situations you describe. Happy Holidays to you as well!

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  4. I’m not sure how much of that I understood but I think I need to await the next model – when they work out how to scan a picture of Scarlett Johansson and turn it into a real life version…

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  5. This is very cool! I can see many applications for this type of technology, but as an archaeologist, the first thing that I thought of was how easy it would be to replicate artifacts for public education. If it can be programmed to scan voids (as in missing pieces of a pot, or missing bones of a dinosaur, it would be even cooler.

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  6. This is very cool! I can see many applications for this type of technology, but as an archaeologist, the first thing that I thought of was how easy it would be to replicate artifacts for public education. If it can be programmed to scan voids (as in missing pieces of a pot, or missing bones of a dinosaur), it would be even cooler.

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