View Master

Perhaps its a bit of meaningless nostalgia for childhood toys, or Creature of the Black Lagoon - or both, but I've always wanted to do a project using View-Master slides. A few years ago, I even did some research to discover that you can indeed get custom made reels.

Well, someone else who has nostalgia issues combined the cutting edge View Master technologies of the 70s with the cutting edge animated .gif technologies of the 90s to create something that is truly new and retro at the same time. By rotating back and fourth between two scanned images from old viewmaster slides, Brian Butler has created an easily viewable online 3D image:

And now I have to figure out how this is done, because to me creating anaglyph images that don't require 3D glasses or crossing your eyes would be a neat project...

1 Comment:

  1. Anonymous said...
    like you said, it's an update to stereoscopic images from as far back as the 1920's. all you need to do is take 2 images which are taken from different , but very close, angles. think of it as how your own eyes see things, two images taken from 2 inches apart.
    with the help of .gif technology you center the subject and make the two pictures flash on and off.
    it works fine on stills. but you can't make a movie out of it.

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