Mars in 3D
That's No Moon...
World Of UFOs
I'm really looking forward to sharing my images in this venue!
Hi Dave, I love this cross-eyed method of viewing an image in 3D. Can you point me to a website with instructions on how to set up an image for 3D viewing? I'm reasonably fluent in Pixelmator Pro, a native image creation and manipulation app for the Mac. In particular, I would like to know how to work out the optimal degree of offset - in pixels or mm - and the amount of space between the two images. I'm not after a software tutorial, but rather a method to calculate horizontal offset and space. Thanks kindly.
Hi Bern - Rather than going through the mathematics of calculating optimal offset, StereoPhoto Maker (a free app and the go-to software for all 3D photographers and artists) has an automatic align function that works great (usually). When it doesn't, you have controls to manipulate the separation as you wish. The easiest native/organic way to calculate proper offset/spacing is to simply view the stereo pair and adjust the separation until it "locks in". You know, I use a Mac too and since the Catalina update, the Mac version of SPM no longer works in iOS. It'll work through "Wine Bottle" if you're reasonably adept at such things (above my pay grade) or in my case, I use Parallel Desktop Pro, which allows me to run Windows programs on the Mac. There are some download chores to do with that, but then you can run SPM with no problem on the Windows side of things. I favor the old version of SPM as being a lot more consistent. I hope this is helpful to you and please let me know any other questions you might have. Welcome to the world of X3D!
Hmmm StereoPhoto Maker eh, I shall investigate as I would love to create a few x3d images of 67p and a few other things!
When I had a play around with a single image I recall the offsets were around 5 to 7 pixels only, however I know absolutely nothing about this side of the imaging and I'm intrigued to know more - The HiRISE and lroc 3D Models and photo overlays are complex if not fun but only produce a final 2d snapshot unless you create an animation around the model - and my PC wont hack that in Autodesk 3ds Max lol
With your processing skills, Neal, you would be AWESOME at X3D! SPM is super-intuitive, easy to use and quite powerful. All you need is a stereo pair and SPM will do alignment, exposure-matching, cropping, zooming etc., plus you can put it in any of a half dozen or more stereo formats. You can just hit "x" while viewing an image to switch it from parallel to X3D and back again, or use the icons in the tool bar. No sweat. I think if more people new how easy it is they'd all be jumping on it. Let me know if and when I can help!
PS - and then when you don't have a stereo pair, it's time to learn how to use the clone brush tool to do stereographic offsets...
Just did my first 3D viewing...awsome! (Now I've got a lot of viewing to catch up on ;-)
@Robert just wonderful, Robert, and welcome to the amazing world of X.3D!