Mars in 3D
That's No Moon...
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!