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PostSubject: Making 3D pictures of your projects   Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:08 pm

These are actually very easy to do, and all you need is a normal camera, and some rudimentary photo software.


Above is what the RIGHT eye sees. And second is what the LEFT eye sees.
Note that the pics are swapped side for side, so that CROSSED EYES see what's 'expected' by the brain. Note the angle the windshield is viewed from in each image.

ONE: To take the pics.

Use a tripod or counter top to steady the shot you want, and take the first picture. This is the RIGHT EYE's 'shot'.

Now move the camera sideways to your left about three-four inches, and take a second picture. This is the LEFT EYE's 'shot'.

TWO: To process these into 3D.
Since your camera automatically names files in sequence, you'll know that the lower-numbered file is the RIGHT EYE pic. Open it in your photo editor.

(PhotoShop Example)
Select Image - Canvas size.
Change WIDTH to PERCENT.
Change WIDTH to 200.
Click ANCHOR to the left-center box:

click OK.

You'll have this now. Leave this as is while...

You open your second picture:
The next-up numbered file is the LEFT EYE pic, and you just select it all and hit edit- copy. Close this file now.

Now, in your first image, hit edit - paste.

You'll have this now. Reduce OPACITY to about 50 or so:


You'll have this now. Then drag this 'layer' over the other and roughly align them:


You'll have this now. Hold SHIFT, and drag the layer over to your right, and turn OPACITY back to 100.
Select LAYER - FLATTEN IMAGE.

Save your 3D picture as a new file.

THREE:To view. sit about a foot or so from the screen, and look at the image. Cross your eyes until you perceive a row of three images.

Then 'look' at the center image. Ta DA!! You did it!

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PostSubject: Re: Making 3D pictures of your projects   Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:13 pm

Man, killbucket, that hurts my eyes, haha
Interesting though, thanks for posting.
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PostSubject: Re: Making 3D pictures of your projects   Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:08 pm

Apologies also if you have but one eye to do this with. If you have more than that, Immigration (MIB) wishes to speak with you...





The idea is being able to show more detail in your shots. I've looked at SO many projects online, in flat pics, and had to REALLY study the details to get the full idea of what was being depicted.

RC crawler frames are a good example, with all the shiny stuff and black parts (OK lime green these days), it takes 2 or 3 shots of any given new design to convey its shapes clearly. Adding an illusion of depth adds more information.

Yes. Maybe a GUN would have been a better choice:

Compare a normal 2D shot like this...


To what you get from this. (left-click and select view image if this pic isn't HUGE here)Check out the rusty Stanley knife blade, raindrops on the guns. See the cavities in the gun shapes, the now very easy to understand shape below the minigun. It's a swivel mount. also, the mods (unfamiliar shapes) to the G36 (familiar shapes) are also easier to discern.
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PostSubject: Re: Making 3D pictures of your projects   Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:40 am






You need red/blue glasses for this one, thanks to ghostRaven in Illinois.
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PostSubject: Re: Making 3D pictures of your projects   Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:56 pm

I'm having trouble seeing the 3D image Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Making 3D pictures of your projects   Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:55 pm

Me too...
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PostSubject: Re: Making 3D pictures of your projects   Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:53 pm

being blind in one eye don't help much too(ha I talk funny Cool )
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PostSubject: Re: Making 3D pictures of your projects   Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:34 pm


Cross yer eyes at a distance.

























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PostSubject: Re: Making 3D pictures of your projects   Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:42 am

You've succeeded in giving me a headache Very Happy

I still think the idea of 3D project photography is cool. I'll have to give it a try some time...
There was a guy at the local indoor freefall tunnel that was using a helmet-mounted 3D video camera to record his buddy's flight...I wonder if he posted to Youtube...

3D may be the next step in visual media...we shall see...I'll believe it when Scoutthedoggie starts filming in 3D Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Making 3D pictures of your projects   Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:34 am

I tried it....now my eyes are stuck!!
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PostSubject: Re: Making 3D pictures of your projects   Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:37 am

you are too close to the screen, or crossing your eyes too much.

The mechanics of this are:

Your left eye looks at one half of the double-image set, and the right eye, the other.


Almost 200 years ago, when photography was the "Hot Ap", you could get stereo picture viewers

Notice the little wall between the eyepieces. It forces each eye to only see half of the double-image that was placed in the front holder. Some old stereographs:

Note that she's using one of the devices in the pic above. Sometimes, you have to get away from your horrible squalor. Harp seal rug, those are real popular today.

[img width=800 height=436]http://www.air-sharp.com/oldstereograph00002.JPG[/img]
A nice BIG shot pair, somewhat marred by the damage to the original. "The family's not photogenic. Here's the lake we stayed at."


Finding a date for this shot shouldn't be too difficult. That's Jesse James, and the authorities of the day wanted people to quit idolizing him, so they widely circulated the "proof" of his demise.


[img width=800 height=326]http://www.air-sharp.com/oldstereograph00004.JPG[/img]
There's just something EERIE about seeing THE DEAD in 3D. Creeps me out something fierce.


Whew, at least Bruce willis isn't in this one. Still, a cheery place, I'm sure.

Tons more old stereo-view pics, and info on the viewers
http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/3d/stereo/3dgallery3p.htm


-and if ya got another few moments, come see my guns:
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