Lalarstein, a Twitter user (@silver_eel), has recently managed to stun his followers by creating an amazingly realistic 3D-printed mask of his own face. The 3D printed face mask is perfect with even the tiniest of details.
Lalarstein is a self-described ‘professional 3D scanning expert and professional cameraman who has appeared in the credits roll of many Japanese films.’ He unveiled the hyper-realistic 3D printed face mask on Twitter last month and the pictures just went viral. The fact that they went viral shouldn’t come as a surprise once you look at how insanely detailed the face mask created by Lalarstein turned out. In a picture where he is holding the mask next to his face, you can actually tell that it is almost perfect including the hair on his eyebrows and the small moles on his cheeks.
Lalarstein didn’t explain the creation process and only revealed that he made use of a Super Scan Studio Face Rig 3D scanner and a Stratasys J750 3D printer for completing this particular job. Japanese social media has been amazed by the work of this 3D printed enthusiast. Many people have praised his work and have even asked curious questions such as if it works with the facial recognition software on Android and Apple. He was unable to fool the Apple facial recognition technology and he hasn’t tried it on Android yet.
He also said that he has been using the masks for online video meetings and conferences in order to manage to nap without offending any attendees. We all are working from home because of the coronavirus outbreak and we are sure that many readers can understand why the mask is getting so much attention. We sure would love to try such a facial mask, what about you? Surprisingly, this is not the first time that someone has managed to create an ultra-realistic 3D printed face mask in Japan. A startup REAL-f was able to sell them for $4,000 per unit back in 2011.