Glasses-free 3D photographs?


I’ve been interested in CG for around 7 years now. It’s been a great hobby and blender has greatly contributed in allowing me to continue learning CG without paying ridiculous amounts of money.

While I love CG, I am also interested in other 3D forms of art: holograms, stereoscopic images, anaglyph images etc. Recently I found something I had not encountered before: lenticular images. This is the first time I have encountered a technique for generating true 3D images without awkward glasses or having to cross your eyes and look stupid :wink:

I found this site ( ) and I am considering buying the e-book which it is claimed will allow me to produce these 3D photos cheaply without expensive equipment. Before I do so, however, I want to learn a bit more about this.

Can anyone help me and tell me anything about this? Anyone know anything about the quality of the images generated? (Depth of field, viewing angle, clarity etc). I know as a random anecdote that 3D monitors are being produced using this technology.

I hope someone can elucidate me a little and thank you in advance.

hmm it looks fishy to me…

I wonder if it’s anything like those plastic sheets with the small ridges that show you different pictures depeding on how you look at it?


Yeah, I also wondered whether it is like those things that change scene when viewed from different angles. However, I don’t think so. If you read the beginning of the e-book on that site, it explains the principle behind it: the lenses on the front of the image bring a slightly different image to each eye which is how all true 3D methods work. I believe what you are thinking about works by having different frames etched into the plastic at different angles with no lenses involved. Of course I may be wrong.

There are other encouraging signs that this is more than a simple gimmick. gives a link to a very expensive monitor using this technology. I also found this I know it is an animation and not a 3D image but that is similar to holograms which can be animated or 3D.

Anyway…that’s about all the information I have collected.

Thank you for the reply.

Onto the second page and only one reply. Oh well, pity no one can help me. :wink: :wink: