a quiet breakthrough

I love shooting in 3D - as you probably like to call it. The correct terminology is stereoscopic anaglyph, thank you very much, but let’s just call it 3D. It’s just so much more fun that way.
I recently had to shoot an album cover for Mark Salling from Glee in 3D anaglyph. I used two synchronized Canon 5D Mark II’s on a special rig that I designed, to capture simultaneous left and right exposures. It really looks great. But you can’t see it just yet, I’m embargoed.

But here’s something you can see. And I think this is even better. I’ve just converted a 2D image into 3D. I’ve taken a flat 2D photo I shot of Mike White, and converted it to honest to goodness 3D! Seriously, This was just a normal 2D photo until my conversion. This was not done in simple photoshop layers, dear Watson. This is a full-blown stereoscopic conversion. I imported the image into
modo401, sculpted it to get the relief of the head, then re-photographed (rendered) it virtually with two offset cameras. Go get your red/cyan glasses and look at that nose! 

Mike White 2d 3D conversion.jpg

Here's the flat original, shot on film.

Or how about this image of Elijah Wood? Yup. It too was shot in 2D, sculpted in modo and rendered in left-right stereoscopic images, then anaglyphized in Photoshop. Notice the image is perfectly viewable in 2D. It’s a matter of adjusting the intra ocular distance to get the left and right images to blend better. 


I have also converted ten images from the archives of Atlantic Records for a book project. 

So, sometimes humanity’s greatest achievements go quietly unnoticed. Not this one.

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