Monday, March 15, 2010

3D photos!

Wow, if there's one thing I love more than papercrafts, it's 3d photos! (well, not counting the kids)(oh, yeah, my husband!)(cats and other family members... okay all the mammals in my life, but really! I do love 3d so very very much!)

When we were on our honeymoon, I brought along a disposable 3d camera that took a series of photos all next to each other. You sent the camera in for processing and they sent you back a series of lenticular photographs -- you know, the kind with grooves in the plastic and as you move the photo back and forth, the image appears in 3d?

Super cool beyond belief! The photos were spectacular!

Since then, sadly, the company went belly up (unfortunately, AFTER we sent them a nice check, all our negatives and a request for multiple reprints). If anyone knows of anyone who's doing these clever 3d photos, let me know!

In the meantime, I've discovered Start3D, which allows you to upload two images (taken side by side of the same subject) and, within minutes, create a clever 3D animation -- super easy and effective! You can then order lenticular prints of your creations... WOW!

The screenshot I show above isn't as crisp as the actual animation here:

(and, okay, still not perfect -- you really need your subjects to stand REALLY still)

These handsome fellows are the brother, friend and groom of my niece Christine -- she was married years ago (my twin boys were ring bearers (they thought they were going to be "ring bears" and perhaps wear furry costumes)) and, just in case I ever figured out how to do 3D, I asked the men to hold their pose while I took two side-by-side shots.

Pretty cool, I think!

Bonus image of the "ring bears:"

Oh my goodness! So much cuteness! One more can't hurt:

Twins in cowboys boots!


Jessica said...

3D photos?!?! I had no idea - awesome!

Whimcees said...

The 'Ring Bears' are wonderful! :<) Never too many photos of this kind of cuteness!

Wishing you a great weekend!

Barbara Diane