After visiting all these 3-D conferences I felt lame that I never made my own artsy 3-D photo like everyone else. Sure, I did it in the lab once or twice, but never for the fun of it. Here goes nothing. (I apologize in advance for ignorance of the basics, such as toed-in vs. toed-out; eye separation; etc. Just went with what looked right on my screen.)
I thought you'd enjoy a 3-D picture to look at. Click on this photo and look at it cross-eyed until the objects merge into one scene. Try to relax -- this can take 10 seconds or so -- until your eyes regain focus. If you do it right, you should see this in 3-D. (If you do it wrong, it means you're tense or tired. Don't strain yourself.)
Click on photo and view cross-eyed.
Make your own stereo photos:
- Set up a scene
- Grab your digital camera and turn the flash OFF.
- Place camera on flat stable surface about 2 feet away from the scene and snap a picture.
- Slide the camera a little to the right (like the length of your thumb) and snap another picture.
- Import photos. Put "L" and "R" in the picture titles.
- Export photos as JPEGs and then insert them into a photo editor or even PowerPoint.
- Scale them down (Equally) and crop out any wasted area.
- Put the L photo on the right, and the R photo on the left.
- View crosseyed. If you're straining to see it, try pushing the photos closer together... or pulling them farther apart.