Animated stereoscopic images

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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. Collin Cunningham says:

    wow – good idea, and so simple!

  2. Anonymous says:

    it only took me four guesses to find the right link (grrr)

  3. Joe Hall says:

    So simple? How does he do it?

  4. james says:

    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).

  5. ModernViking says:

    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,

    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.

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

  6. Jim says:

    Looks like an old Wang Chung video

  7. JChabotte says:

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

  8. The Oracle says:

    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.

  9. otterstedt1 says:

    Absolutely Amazing! It took only 5 Minutes to build my own 3D-animation (including taking the photos and starting The Gimp ;-). Great!
    See my first Animation here:

  10. Via Optima says:

    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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