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Stereogranimator: Create Your Own 3D Photos Using Vintage Stereographs

The New York Public Library has a massive collection of over 40,000 vintage stereographs (two photos taken from slightly different points of view). To properly share them with the world in 3D, the library has launched a new tool called the Stereogranimator. It lets you convert an old stereograph into either an animated 3D GIF (which uses “wiggle stereoscopy“) or an anaglyph (the kind that requires special glasses).

Here’s some sample GIFs created by people around the world using the tool:

GIF made with the NYPL Labs Stereogranimator - view more at http://stereo.nypl.org/gallery/index

GIF made with the NYPL Labs Stereogranimator - view more at http://stereo.nypl.org/gallery/index

GIF made with the NYPL Labs Stereogranimator - view more at http://stereo.nypl.org/gallery/index

GIF made with the NYPL Labs Stereogranimator - view more at http://stereo.nypl.org/gallery/index

GIF made with the NYPL Labs Stereogranimator - view more at http://stereo.nypl.org/gallery/index

You can find a gallery of images other people have made here.

Stereogranimator (via PopSci)


 
 
  • Dave

    “stereographs (two photos taken from slightly different perspectives)”

    Two photos taken from two ‘points of view’ would be more accurate. The images are taken from basically identical ‘perspectives’.

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    Thanks for the suggestion Dave. Post updated! 

  • -

    Yes let’s pretend he did it for the good reasons.

  • nullhogarth

    It’s an important distinction. Many people are under the mistaken impression that when taking a stereo image you need to toe-in the lenses on the main subject. Attacking a person’s motives in pointing out this critical distinction? Why?