Wolfprint believes that the future of virtual reality goes beyond individual experiences, and that the potential of VR allows for social and shared-space participation in virtual worlds. Despite this potential and vision, there are problems to bringing this vision to market.
Wolfprint believes that to make VR truly social, every person needs a unique 3D avatar and that the only way to create a realistic life-like avatar is by using 3D scanning. Currently high-quality 3D scans can cost over $500. In addition, 3D scanners on the market are typically large and require an operator. The cost of production limits scalability.
A cost-effective, scalable 3D scanning solution that does not sacrifice quality for cost could allow every individual to have a realistic virtual 3D avatar. Wolfprint 3D seeks to provide that solution and to position themselves to be the company that brings real people into VR.
Step 1: Cost-Effective, Scalable 3D Scanning Booths
At Wolfprint, we are building a global network of 3D scanning booths. Unlike existing scanners, our proprietary booths produce studio-quality scans autonomously (i.e. with no operator needed) at a fraction of the current cost.
Step 2: API & Database of 3D Scans
Every human scan is automatically added to Wolfprint's growing database. Through the Wolfprint API,* developers around the world will be able to bring “real people” into their VR applications, such as games or shopping apps. Instead of generic avatars, users will be able to use their own personal avatars in various VR and gaming experiences.
*Wolfprint API represents a planned future offering. This statement is meant for illustrative purposes. It does not represent guarantees of future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements.
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Multi-Dimensional Social VR Product & Platform
The Luna | 3D Scanner
Wolfprint's first product is a proprietary 3D scanning booth that works autonomously. It uses 6 high quality off-the-shelf cameras to create detailed and realistic 3D scans of people's faces. We have automated the scanning process, from capturing an individual's face to processing that scan to then automatically storing that into our database.
On average the entire scanning process takes fewer than 90 seconds. Here are the steps that a user goes through:
- Steps into the scanner
- Pushes “Start a scan”
- Makes a scan, confirms
- Enters contact details
Examples of the scans (raw, uncleaned versions)
Web Content Platform
After making a scan, customers get access to Wolfprint's web content platform, which enables*:
- Up-selling licensed characters, 3D printed figurines, animations and other experiences
- Connecting our customers with games, VR applications, and other third party providers - e.g. virtual fitting, ordering custom sunglasses etc.
The Wolfprint API aims to allow VR and gaming companies to access our database of 3D scans. Our customers will be able to log in through our web platform and use their own personal 3D avatars in various VR and gaming experiences.*
Long term, we are planning to generate the majority of our revenue from small monthly subscriptions from customers who pay to use their personal 3D avatars in various gaming and VR experiences. Until the VR market matures and the technology/ networks are built, we plan to monetize by utilizing our scanners as vending machines, up-selling via our content platform, and charging content providers for our API.
Essentially, our scanners work as vending machines - visitors get 3D scans of their faces, which can be placed on characters of their choice. Characters could be anything, ranging from favorite athletes (in a sports stadium) to cartoon characters (in a theme park). Currently, our customers can choose between a digital animated model ($9.90) and a 3D printed figurine ($49.90). Most of the revenue generated through our scanners (80%) goes to Wolfprint, with 20% going to the locations. The cost of building a unit is approximately $8k. Wolfprint estimates annual revenue to be more than $50k per booth.
Web Content Platform
We are working on partnerships to up-sell characters, animations, licensed content, and other experiences to our customers. Imagine turning yourself into movie characters during premiers, your favorite athlete during the Super Bowl, seasonal characters during holidays and important events, or trying on sunglasses using your scan while online shopping.
In addition to charging people a small monthly subscription fee for using their personal avatars in VR and gaming experiences, we could also charge content providers (e.g., gaming and VR companies) to integrate with our database and for any new active users we bring to their experiences.*
Progress So Far
We launched in February 2016. Since launch, we have scanned over 5,000 people, and our database has been growing an average of ~70% MoM. We have built four scanners and deployed three of them on locations. We are discussing a licensing deal with Paramount and a marketing campaign with Nike. We have also signed an agreement with a leading U.S. photo booth company, which operates in more than 15,000 locations combined.
What Investors think
“Wolfprint stands for a great vision pursued by an industrious team driven by Nordic coolness and out of the box thinking. I am glad to have the opportunity to invest in the future of virtual reality. This company can bring your beloved ones and business partners into VR and make long distance communication much more real.” - Frederick Cyrus Roeder, investor in Wolfprint
“We invested in a world class team that is capable of making a change on a rapidly growing, important market” - Estonian Business School, investor in Wolfprint
“The Wolfprint team are tech scrappers building content for our online futures.” - Startup Wise Guys, investor in Wolfprint
*Wolfprint API and the monetization of the Web Content Platform represents a planned future offering. These statements are meant for illustrative purposes. They do not represent guarantees of future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements.
**Disclaimer: The following individuals were not compensated in exchange for their testimonials. In addition, their testimonials should not be construed as and/or considered investment advice.
We grew up together in a small city in Estonia and have known each other since childhood. We started the company about 2.5 years ago out of excitement for 3D scanning and printing technology. We started as a full body 3D scanning studio, focused on making game characters, custom mannequins, and 3D printed figurines.
After some first tests with 3D scanning and VR, we quickly realized the potential of high quality 3D scanning for VR and decided to create a solution that would make 3D scanning accessible for everyone and give people an opportunity to experience VR and games by using their own personal avatars. We used the underlying technology we had developed for our 3D scanning studio and rebuilt it into a consumer-facing 3D scanning solution that we launched in February this year.
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