Making Stereo Pairs and Anaglyph Gif Animations
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- What is stereo vision?
It is the way we see the world around us. Our 2 eyes give us visual information from a slightly different angle, the brain combines these two images (the stereopair) into one image with ‘depth’ in it - we can see the third dimension. The two images can be reproduced with a stereocamera (which has two lenses at eye distance) or with two computer generated images.
- What is an anaglyph?
Left and right images are blended into one printed or displayed image in red and cyan. If you look at it with red and cyan glasses, you will see a perfect stereo-image . The cyan glass eliminates the red, the red glass eliminates the cyan .
- Where can I get anaglyph glasses?
Many bookstores or toyshops
sell anaglyph-books with red /cyan-glasses. Surfing the internet for ‘anaglyph glasses’ will give
you many useful adresses like Viewmasterqueen
Stereopairs were modeled with the following 3D-CAD (computer aided design) programs:
- TurboCAD Solid Modeler http://www.imsisoft.com
- Rhinoceros 3D http://www.rhino3d.com/
- 3ds Max 3ds Max
For making the GIF animations I used:
- Gamani Gif Movie Gear http://www.moviegear.com/
There are several programs for converting stereo pairs into Anaglyphs. Please read the next tutorial
in which I also give some adresses where to obtain anaglyph programs.
Obviously a GIF-animation is made from a series of stereo pairs, which are converted into anaglyphs
and then combined to a movie with the GIF animation program. The animation may contain movement
of the object(s) in any direction, rotation-loops, scaling, fly-over and walk-through.
NB. Anaglyphs best can be viewed at a distance of about 50-80 cm.
Click the full screen button or F11 key for best quality on a 800x600 display.
Anaglyph Animations - The Animations
Anaglyph Stills Slideshow 1 - Animated Slideshow
Anaglyph Stills Slideshow 2 - Victorian Beauties
Pocket Slide show 1 - automatic mini slideshow
Stereo Pairs Animations - for parallel stereoview (no glasses)
Mono Slideshow - the original color renderings (no stereo)
I have been interested in computer graphics ever since the beginning of PC-history (1980). In 1982
I wrote my first 3D- program in Basic for the design of simple wireframes. In the years thereafter serious
3D-CAD was mainly employed by professional designers who used dedicated programs on high
performance computers. Only during the mid 1990’s, when the Pentium-processors came on the market,
3D-CAD became within reach of a larger group of non-professional aficionado's. The combination of
2 hobbies, 3D-CAD and stereophotography, has led me to these experiments with computer-anaglyphs.
howstuffworks/3dgraphics (Introduction to 3D-computer graphics)
http://www.3dcafe.com/ (CAD info and -products)
http://www.rainbowsymphony.com (3D glasses and -products)
www.3d-info.com (General stereo-information / Dutch)
www.stereoscopy.com (General information stereoscopy)
http://www.frenchimages.com/ (Stéphane Tsacas - stereo nudes 1900-1930)
http://www.alpes-stereo.com/ (Pierre Gidon – Anaglyphs of the French Alpes)
http://www.tecnodi.com/galleria3D.htm (2D > 3D conversion)
http://abdownload.free.fr/ Archives of anaglyph photographs
If you're a big fan of stereo glasses but your vision isn't quite what it used to be, you might want to look into getting glasses online There are many reasons why people wear glasses , but regardless as to what the reason is you'll want to look into eye glasses sooner rather than later to avoid further damage.There are even designer glasses for those who are worried about fashion sense.
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