3D Sky Event: First Ever live 3D Transmission

This evening , for the first time , football fans will have the opportunity to watch the first 3D live transmission of Arsenal London with Manchester U.Sky Television thank their costumers by placing 3D displays in nine pubs in London, Manchester, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Dublin. Sky promises to broadcast a weekly 3D Premier League game to hundreds more pubs this spring due to the fast expansion of  3D TVs market. A good news for the 3D fans from UK : Sky Television will brings a new 3D area for costumers by creating a 3D TV channel. So you will be able to watch your favorites shows, sports , music or movies in a 3D format thanks to Sky 3D technology.

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3D LCD Shutter Glasses

What are LCD shutter glasses ?

3D LCD Shutter Glasses are glasses used in conjunction with a display screen to create the illusion of a three dimensional image, an example of stereoscopy. Glass containing liquid crystal and a polarizing filter has the property that it becomes dark when voltage is applied, but otherwise is transparent. The glasses are controlled by an IR, RF, DLP-Link or Bluetooth transmitter that sends timing signal. The glasses alternately darken over one eye, and then the other, in synchronization with the refresh rate of the screen, while the display alternately displays different perspectives for each eye, using a technique called Alternate-frame sequencing.

3D DLP (Digital Light Processing)

3D DLP (Digital Light Processing)

In 2007, Texas Instruments introduced stereo 3-D capable DLP solutions to its OEMs, and Samsung and Mitsubishi have introduced the first 3-D ready televisions. Such solutions utilize the inherent speed advantage of the Digital Micro-mirror Device (DMD) to sequentially generate the left and right views required for stereoscopic imaging.

DLP 3-D technology uses the SmoothPicture algorithm, which compacts two L/R views into a single frame by using a checkerboard pattern, only requiring a standard 1080p60 resolution for stereoscopic transmission to the TV. The device re-generates two independent views for the left and right eyes and interpolates the missing pixels in each frame using the quincunx sampling algorithm. The claimed advantage of this solution is increased spatial resolution, unlike other methods which cut vertical or horizontal resolution in half.

Convert 2D photos to 3D format

How to convert 2D to 3D format? 

There are several programs that allows you to create 3D photos or videos from original 2D format. In this post I present you one program that offers you these option,it is named: 3DCombine. Practicaly ,you will be able to combine 2D pictures shots one by one ( one for left eye and another for the right eye) and save the output result in any format you want.

Anaglyph Images Gallery

         As I mentioned before, there are many ways to create anaglyph images.A large variety of 3d softwares are developed in order to make the construction of these 3d images easier.I have selected a few anaglyph images, created either by famous designers or by not so popular ones,that can be visualized and analized below. For more pictures you can visit deviantArt.com

Making Anaglyph Images in Adobe Photoshop

How to Make Anaglyph Images in Adobe Photoshop

In order to make an anaglyph you need two slightly off-set images. These can be produced using 3D software applications (Bryce, 3D Studio Max) or they can downloaded from a camera or pair of cameras. If you are downloading images from cameras, it is absolutely critical that you keep track of which image is for the left eye and which is for the right eye. You can figure this out later, but it is a very tedious process and prone to error. I recommend placing all left-eye images in one folder (called Left) and all the right-eye images in another folder (called Right).

How to View Anaglyph Images

How to View Anaglyph Images ?

A pair of eyeglasses with two filters of the same colors, once used on the cameras (or now simulated by image processing software manipulations) is worn by the viewer. In the case above, the red lens over the left eye allows only the red part of the anaglyph image through to that eye, while the cyan (blue/green) lens over the right eye allows only the blue and green parts of the image through to that eye. Portions of the image that are red will appear dark through the cyan filter, while portions of colors composed only of green and blue will appear dark through the red filter. Each eye therefore sees only the perspective it is supposed to see.

Producing Anagliph Images

Producing anaglyph images

        In historical methods using camera filters, on film, two images from the perspective of the left and right eyes were projected or printed together as a single image, one side through a red filter and the other side through a contrasting color such as blue or green or mixed cyan. As outlined below, one may now, typically, use an image processing computer program to simulate the effect of using color filters, using as a source image a pair of either color or monochrome images. Since the 1970s Stephen Gibson offers his patented "Deep Vision" system using cyan instead of green filters. These colors cover the entire visible spectrum, providing more natural color. "Deep Vision"-spectacles have the red filter over the right (!) eye and the cyan over the left. (To bypass Gibson's patent some companies produce red/cyan-glasses with the colors on the wrong sides.)

Anaglyph Images

What are Anaglyph Images ? 

Anaglyph images are used to provide a stereoscopic 3D effect, when viewed with 2 color glasses (each lens a chromatically opposite color, usually red and cyan). Images are made up of two color layers, superimposed, but offset with respect to each other to produce a depth effect. Usually the main subject is in the center, while the foreground and background are shifted laterally in opposite directions. The picture contains two differently filtered colored images, one for each eye. When viewed through the "color coded" "anaglyph glasses", they reveal an integrated stereoscopic image. The visual cortex of the brain fuses this into perception of a three dimensional scene or composition.

Stereograms Gallery

I found some interesting stereograms and I am glad to share with you. Please enjoy to this 3d images and tell me your impression.

How to see stereograms

How to see stereograms?

Here are several techniques that maybe could help you in seeing stereograms.These are helpful for converged viewing, where you look through and past the image as opposed to cross-eyed images. Converged images are much more popular in general, however, the cross-eyed technique has one major benefit. They can be used with very large images, the size of billboard, or larger. The cross-eyed technique can also be easier to see, since can simply look at a pencil tip between you and the image to create the correct focus.

How to make viewing stereograms easier:
  • In general, you want bright lighting when you are learning to view 3D illusions.
  • Some people who wear glasses will find it easier to if they take them off as long as they can move close enough to the image to see it clearly.
  • Look straight on, don't twist your head. The 3D illusion is most apparent with your head level.
  • Be relaxed and give it some time.

    What is a stereogram

    What is a stereogram? 

                   “A stereogram is an optical illusion of depth created from flat, two-dimensional image or images. Originally, stereogram referred to a pair of stereo images which could be viewed using stereoscope. Other types of stereograms include anaglyphs and autostereograms.

                   Stereogram was discovered by Charles Wheatstone in 1838. He found an explanation of binocular vision which led him to construct a stereoscope based on a combination of prisms and mirrors to allow a person to see 3D images from two 2D pictures.

                 Stereograms were re-popularized by the creation of autostereogram on computers, where a 3D image is hidden in a single 2D image, until the viewer focuses the eyes correctly.”
    Source : Wikipedia

    Definition of 3D

    What is 3D?

    Everyone knows what it is about 3D ,you can see it all time.Here is a good description that i found it on the www and I think this is the best description of the 3D term.

    3D is a system or effect that adds a three-dimensional appearance to visual images, as in films, slides, or drawings.(3Dimensional) Refers to objects that are rendered visually on paper, film or on screen in three planes (X, Y and Z). In the computer, a 2D drawing program can be used to illustrate a 3D object; however, in order to interactively rotate an object in all axes, it must be created as a 3D drawing in a 3D drawing program. 

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    This is my first post. My name is Iustin and I am 23 years old. I decided to create this blog in order to share all the stuff I know about the 3d technology.I stepped into this domain 3 years ago when I saw for the first time a stereograme and a few weeks  later  I made my own stereograms. In that moment I realised I am very attracted of this domain, and I decided to learn more.

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