Wiggle 3D

The New York Public Library has a great new online showcase of what’s called “wiggle stereoscopy”. It sounds like an operation your cat has at the vets, but it lets you view a 3D scene in a web browser without needing special glasses. I’d love to see a tutorial in how to make these with iClone’s 3D capabilities, with the minimum wiggle for the maximum 3D effect…


Above: animated GIF.

7 thoughts on “Wiggle 3D

  1. Interesting in that it shows clearly the 3D process (not so apparent, when you look at a stereogram side-by-side. Some of the pictures on display are more effective than others, with some just giving me a big headache.

    Even without using iClone’s 3D abilities you could easily set this up by setting up the camera and moving it the appropriate distance (see the section on taking the pictures here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereoscopy) and then creating an animated GIF.

    Cool find.

  2. With iClone , you render a static scene with a camera positioned. Then you render the same scene after moving the camera to the right. You can combine the 2 rendered scene in a looping one.

  3. Its possible to export such a wiggle directly from iClone – have a look at the “Oger Wiggle” here:
    http://www.2-weltreisende.de/3d-animation/neues-vom-schn%C3%A4ppchenmarkt/

    1. Set a static scene with 2 slightly shifted cams over several frames. In my case it were 120 frames that I needed to get the face expression.
    2. Use the camera switcher to set the first cam to the first 60 frames and the 2nd cam to the last 60 frames (of course you can use less frames, but simply 2 frames didn’t work because in that case iClone only exports 1 frame).
    3. Export the whole scene as animated GIF with the framerate set to “1”.
    4. DONE! Enjoy your wiggle…

    The problem is that you can’t adjust the speed of change between both pics and it looks rather slow.

  4. For a “real wiggle” I recommend the free StereoPhotoMaker (“SPM”) from Muttyan:
    http://stereo.jpn.org/eng/index.html

    1. Export 2 slightly shifted pictures from a static scene (a side-by-side stereopic is not working, probably because the distance between the eyes=cams is too small for a wiggle).
    2. Import both into the “SPM” (left/right).
    3. Export as GIF Animation and adjust the millisec.
    4. Done !

    The “Marsh” wiggle using your Marsh project was prepared that way:
    http://www.2-weltreisende.de/3d-animation/neues-vom-schn%C3%A4ppchenmarkt/

    You could also use this GIF export for kind of short comics (by extending the time in millisec) as shown further down.

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