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Animated stereoscopic images
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Joshua Heineman of Cursive Buildings made wonderful animations of stereoscopic images from the New York Public Library – visit his site to see more in action, they’re wonderful.

20 thoughts on “Animated stereoscopic images

  1. Animated gif going back and forth between the two stereo images I guess? Could you do this technique with a flipbook?

    I’ve had pretty good success with taking stereo images with a digital slr just by taking a picture then moving the camera a few inches over and taking another (obviously doesn’t work with moving subject).

  2. I found a collection of old stereoscopic photos from around where I was living, the Boulder, Colorado area, awhile ago. Did the same trick of animating them after seeing this site, http://www.well.com/~jimg/stereo/stereo_list.html

    I even tried to go and re-photograph the same spot as the original photo to see the changes after 100 years. Just freehanded the camera, so the stereo animation didn’t work quite as well as I could have hoped, but it was fun. http://www.nederspace.com/?p=35

    Now I’m inspired to go try again with a little more attention to taking better photos!

  3. easy to make.. take some stereoscopic images, cut them in half, then use any gifmaking program to rapidly flash between the two images.

  4. Is this a new idea? I’ve been a fan of 3D photography for a long time and I’ve never heard of it. It’s so simple and works so well.

  5. What if you took two interlaced video cameras and placed them next to each other and recorded a scene. You then striped the upper field from one and the lower field from another and then combined the two video streams via a smoothing and recombination process?

    Alternatively, you take two video cameras that films at 30p or 24p and then alternate frames between the two images. Any ideas of what would occur?

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