In the following 2 tutorials I will show you one of many ways we can make an image 3D. I want to mention how this thing started because it is important. Friend, Kevin Good, showed off some fun 3D footage he was playing with that was show it 3D and was interesting but I did not bite. Mark Vohwinkel and Ali Black began showing me the versions of experimentation they were playing with, still not biting. Then Mark asked me for some advice on how I would filter an image for use with the cyan/red 3D glasses. OK now the challenge, I nibble...that evening when poking around the "rabbit hole" I got sucked in. I admit it, thanks to these 3 I am down the hole and right now not even looking for a way out. Thanks for the journey. As we explore new ways to make images more and more compelling we discover things like this that hope to get people to think outside the box and explore...think about where HDR started and where it is now. It had its 15 minutes of super fame and then started to find a place in the subtle ways we make images more and more interesting. Enjoy and Experiment.
Image of a madman and a madwoman? Maybe. Mark and Allie stand responsible for my dive into the rabbit hole of 3D. I cannot and do not really want to come out right now. As a matter of fact with some of the CS5 previews I have seen, this may be a solid direction, who knows? At least for now it offers a number of very cool possibilities on what once was a 2D space. Where it stops - no one knows. I will be posting a video tutorial on the technique I am using for this effect. There are folks like Mark and Allie that are taking a more "traditional" approach in that they are experimenting with real stereoscopic photography. Me I just prefer to fake it - after all what is "real" anymore. (ha) More to come... ***by the way - all of this 3D stuff needs to be viewed with the magenta/green glasses.