Posts Tagged ‘3d’

Add Another Dimension to Your Photos with 3D Printing

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A bit of clever thinking from San Francisco Instructables member Amanda Ghassei has produced some really creative 3D-printed images from nothing but old photographs.

Printed using an Objet Connex 500, Ghassei’s creations are still meant to be viewed in 2D, but are textured to create an interesting silhouette effect.

In order to properly view them, they must be backlit with a diffuse light. Images used for printing were first converted to black and white, and according to Ghassei, “each individual greyscale pixel value of an image to thickness,” which effectively allows for the printing of any greyscale image. Read more…

Researchers Discover How to Capture 3D “Ghost” Images Without a Camera

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A team of researchers at the University of Glasgow’s School of Physics and Astronomy just published a paper in Science that details how they managed to use an altered style of “ghost imaging” photography to create accurate three-dimensional images. Read more…

Pioneer Introduces 3D Hologram Printing Service for Expectant Mothers

When it comes to capturing photos of your unborn child, you’re pretty much stuck to the ultrasound pics/tape that the hospital lets you take home. But what if there was a service that could take that ultrasound, and turn it into a one-of-a-kind 3D hologram? Well, that’s what Pioneer is working on with its new printing service. Read more…

How to Make Stereoscopic GIFs Using a 3D Camera and Photoshop

Over the course of your comings and goings on the internet, you’ve probably spotted at least a few of those mind-bending GIFs that loop perspectives rather than a snippet of time.

Well, it turns out that making them yourself isn’t that difficult, just as long as you have a 3D camera and some time at your disposal. And in the how-to video above, The Creators Project enlists the help of half the Mr. GIF team, Mark Portillo, to show you just how easy it is.
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Long Distance Laser Cam Creates Precise 3D Images from Half a Mile Away

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A team of researchers at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh have developed a new laser camera system that can take extremely precise 3D depth scan images from up to a kilometer away (0.62 miles). An impressive advancement in laser imaging, the camera uses a low power infrared laser beam to create 3D images precise to the millimeter. Read more…

Matterport Captures Amazing 3D Interiors Using Special Camera

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Founded in 2011, interior mapping startup Matterport is planning to bring detailed 3D mapping to your home, office and beyond very soon. Using a special camera rig designed by Matterport co-founder Matt Bell, the system promises to help users “create accurate, photo-realistic 3D models — quickly, easily and automatically.” Read more…

2D Wedding Photographs Converted into Gorgeous 3D Slow-Mo Zooms

Remember that slow-motion wildlife footage that consisted entirely of still photos animated with parallax? French photographer Sebastien Laban does the same thing, except with his wedding photographs.

In the video above, all the apparently 3D scenes you see are actually the result of using some After Effects magic on ordinary 2D photographs.
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New Panasonic Sensor Can Capture 3D Photos with Normal Lenses

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When Samsung debuted its single lens 3D technology, the company put the magic in the lens. By using two shutters, the lens is able to capture left and right eye views of the scene that the camera then translates into three-dimensions. Panasonic’s response is to put the magic in a CMOS sensor also creates a three-dimensional image, but in a very different way. Read more…

Fashion Yourself a Custom Flash Diffuser Using 3D Printing

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3D printing is becoming cheaper and more accessible, so photographers no longer need to rely on camera gear manufacturers for simple plastic gear items such diffusers and other light modifiers. Eric Chu over at MAKE recently noticed a photo intern using a piece of paper as a cheap flash bounce. Seeing that the makeshift bounce didn’t ever last more than a few days, Chu wanted to offer a better solution… so he decided to produce one himself.
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Lynx A: The World’s First Point-and-Shoot 3D Camera

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Tired of capturing the world as 2D photographs? What if you could just as easily capture things as 3D models? That’s what Lynx A does. It’s the world’s first point-and-shoot 3D camera that produces 3D models with the push of a button. The company claims that “you can use a point-and-shoot Nikon, you’ll find the Lynx A even easier to use.”
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