Stereoscopic Experiments in Converting 2D to 3D

May 17, 2010

I recently got curious about doing some stereoscopy, and I ran into this great tutorial on how to convert 2D images to 3D stereoscopic images. Below is my first experiment in two to three dimension conversion, using depth maps. It’s a process where you use 2D grayscale maps to designate the amount a displacement filter will move a point.

Cross your eyes until you see a third image appear in the middle.

I learned the trick of using displacement maps in the video below. He uses Photoshop in his example, but I used Gimp a free photo-editing tool similar to Photoshop. In Gimp, the displace function is under Filters -> Map -> Displace… It takes a lot of toying around, but you can eventually mimic some pretty good illusions of depth. I’m moving onto 3d animations next. We’ll see how that goes.

One Response to “Stereoscopic Experiments in Converting 2D to 3D”

  1. edgard Says:

    Will like a contact about new techiniques to 3d converter using trade movies.
    My sincerilly thanks

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