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.
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.