3D Photography

Ever wanted to take your own 3D pictures, (like the ones from the old comic books)? Now you can. With some free software, red/blue 3D glasses, (or the polarized kind), and a camera, you too can make your own 3D pictures!

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Step 1: Step One: Gather Items


Software (FREE!!) http://www.stereoeye.jp/software/index_e.html
Camera (any digital camera will do fine)
Red/Blue 3D Glasses (chances are you have a pair already)

Optional (But highly recommended)

Measuring Tape

Step 2: Step Two: Capture Your Image(s)

3D photography is really a composition of 2 images. Youll be taking two SEPARATE images, one for view the left eye views, and a second for the right eyes view.

Step 3: Step Three: Overlay the 2 Images

Using the software, upload your LEFT and RIGHT images onto the program. Select the appropriate colors: (Red/Cyan) for regular red/blue 3D glasses. Then click "Make 3D image".

When youre happy with your picture, save and youre done! Now you can print, email, whatever you want.

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    11 Discussions


    8 years ago on Step 2

    how far to the left/right do u move the camera? also, if u ahve 2 cameras the same, cud u film in 3D? btw 5* :)

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    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    yo, so the distance you'll want to move the camera between shots is 1/30th the distance of the object you're shooting. ie, if your object is 30 feet away, take one shot, and then move the camera 1 foot left (or right) and take the second.

    yes, you can def use 2 cameras and mount them together to take the two pictures at the same time.

    film is also an option, if you know how to double expose the film


    10 years ago on Step 3

    a brillinat idea :) u seem to be korean right :D this letter "" is a part of korean alphabet i tried it with sm buildings photographed fro the roof and it was great.. go on

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    haha, far from korean! i cut/paste the text from msword; didn't notice the "" until just now :) glad you liked my instructable!

     I actually film video and shoot in stereoscopic photography formats. using a rig comprising of two camera exactly 63 centimeters apart ( avg. depth at witch 3D images can be seen 65 cen. for males and 64cen. for females.) and Pateneted the answer to your question "can the image really be seen in 3D? yes it can but your glasses must have the appropriate colors. cyan and magenta are the most common. as seen above. but you must have two images ( stereoscopic)  to acheive this effect. if you just use one. its just for show. and would be pretty embarrassing if you tried to show it off and it didnt work. 

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    9 years ago on Introduction

    so if I understood, the picture you end up with could really be seen in 3D with glass ? or its only fake but looks like?

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