October 17th, 2011
02:09 PM ET

Japanese company creates hyperrealistic masks

By , GlobalPost

Move over, Madame Tussauds. A Japanese company called Real-F has developed a technique for creating a 3-D photocopy of a person’s face, PC World reports.


The company takes several photos from different angles, then prints the image on vinyl chloride resin stretched over a mold that matches the contours of the face, Techcrunch reports.

The masks are particularly lifelike because the technology “makes it possible to duplicate pores, eye's blood vessels and iris exactly the same as the originals,” Real-F says on its website.

“Realface” masks cost between $3,920 to $5,875 for the first mask, and $780 to $1,960 for additional copies, PC World reports.

The company also offers the “Realhead,” the 3-D mask on a bust.

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