New Picture of the day feature : Anaglyphic/Stereoscopic 3D images


With Uncle, expect the unexpected.

I realize that this is a very early feature to implement, as only a few people are able to view 3D images/movies on their TV/Computer. However, I believe that modern 3D will be at a much affordable price in a few years.

What’s more, I couldn’t find any anime website featuring a lot of Anaglyphic/Stereoscopic 3D images, so I thought I’d take the first step in what may be a common trend in the near future.






I’m not gonna explain in detail what Anaglyphic and Stereoscopic 3D are, though I think the following example is pretty self-explaining :

Basically, this works by applying an offset to the original image : one image for each eye.
While Stereoscopic 3D is much better than Anaglyphic 3D (like.. day and night), it is much more expensive because you need 3D Glasses, a 3D compatible Graphic Card, and a Monitor with a refresh rate of 120Hz or higher. Anaglyph glasses are all you need to watch Anaglyphic videos and images, and it doesn’t cost more than a few $ in comparison.

From now on, you will sometimes see those two icons below a PotD :



Clicking on those will allow you to download the Anaglyphic/Stereoscopic 3D image of the featured PotD.
Icons may change in the future, just using those for now.

Producing a good 3D picture is unfortunately not as simple as creating an offset on the original picture ! It requires some deeper editing to better recreate the “depth” feeling.
Also, the more your eyes are used to 3D, the more offset you can apply. The more offset you apply, the better the 3D effect.
The offset I am using for the 3D PotD is far from being small, so it may take some time for your eyes to get used to it.
I haven’t had the chance to try Anaglyphic 3D yet, but I’ve ordered glasses so I’ll be able to make some proper images in the very near future.

Last but not least, there will probably be some bleeding on the 3D pictures. This is a side-effect of the conversion. Not sure how far this can be fixed, but I’ll try to find some ways to reduce that effect.

Next PotD will be the first one to feature a 3D version. The “18+ Random Pictures” category will also feature 3D art from time to time. Otanoshimi.
3D users, feel free to give me some feedback. Others too, of course ;)

    • Arthur B.
    • May 28th, 2012 - 20:21:27 PST

    This looks really great!
    To think that someday I’ll be able to see awesome 3D pictures…Can’t wait to get my 3D glasses!
    Thanks Uncle, that will definitively be amazing!

    • clog5
    • May 28th, 2012 - 22:18:46 PST

    120Hz? Is that standard on today’s 24 inch lcd screens? I can’t view them but i do appreciate the work you’re doing for us Uncle Zana :D

    • Walao
    • May 29th, 2012 - 00:46:25 PST

    Holy Mama

    • Raizu
    • May 29th, 2012 - 02:05:35 PST

    maybe in future, anime will be on 3D!
    damn, i hope so xD

      • Zana
      • May 29th, 2012 - 02:29:11 PST

      Actually, you can watch a 2d anime in 3d !
      I’ll make a post about that later.

    • Spark
    • May 29th, 2012 - 02:29:15 PST

    Any plans to have some cross-eye 3D images?
    http://www.starosta.com/3dshowcase/ihelp.html

    Although having two pages side by side with the image can have the same effect, it’d be a nice addition.

      • Zana
      • May 30th, 2012 - 23:44:23 PST

      You mean the colored one with two b&w on each side? Hmm, I probably won’t make those.

  1. Well, this sure speeds up my plans for getting a 3D monitor D:
    Guess I’ll have to settle for ghetto rigged glasses for now :/

    • Me
    • May 29th, 2012 - 06:53:23 PST

    The future is here

    • Crys
    • May 29th, 2012 - 13:32:05 PST

    it works, I can see the Anaglyphic one! Nice idea, you’re probably the first to do this.

    • Ryter Paco
    • May 29th, 2012 - 20:13:20 PST

    a question format which gives the download file is. pns but my computer does not recognize the format ….. is there any program to watch or just not for my computer

      • n1ghthaunter
      • May 30th, 2012 - 01:32:27 PST

      I just opened it with my browser and that worked fine.

      • Zana
      • May 30th, 2012 - 23:49:20 PST

      I use 3D Vision Photo Viewer from Nvidia. But, you need a 3D compatible Monitor & Glasses, or Anaglyphic Glasses to view them.

    • Starz
    • May 30th, 2012 - 07:11:32 PST

    this is cool, but for some reason only the anaglyphic one on this page works for me… the others don’t work as well as this one :(

      • Starz
      • May 30th, 2012 - 07:16:25 PST

      nvm got it to work :) used a little bit of cross-eye on it and it worked

        • Zana
        • May 30th, 2012 - 23:51:14 PST

        Well, you’re not supposed to do it that way :/
        It’ll work, though the effect may not be that good (I guess).

          • Starz
          • May 31st, 2012 - 02:00:34 PST

          I think its because of my anaglyphic glasses or my eyesight, my left eye isn’t that good i guess

            • Zana
            • May 31st, 2012 - 04:17:57 PST

            Not your fault. Just received my anaglyph glasses, and the render was wrong. I’ll fix the released pictures when I get back from work tonight.

            • Starz
            • May 31st, 2012 - 23:40:03 PST

            oh really? cause i still think something is wrong with my eyes still, because when i look at the small thumbnail of the 3d image, it works , but when i open it at full resolution, it doesn’t work as well :/

            • Zana
            • June 1st, 2012 - 04:03:11 PST

            I didn’t fix them yet :p
            Sorry, I’ll do that today or tomorrow

            • Starz
            • June 1st, 2012 - 06:22:38 PST

            Oh its alright xD
            at least i can view them

    • Darkness
    • June 6th, 2012 - 12:46:54 PST

    awww :3 gonna get some on amazon now, see ya :D

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