3D Pictures on the Internet ?

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  1. Couple of weeks ago was in a pub in Dublin and we paid €2 for some cheap 3D Glasses and watched the footy on a Sky 3D TV. It was my first time seeing 3D on a TV apart from 3D Movies at the Cinema.

    Trying to find some 3D images on the Internet to show the kids but these cheap pub 3D glasses do not seem to work at home.

    Am a complete IT Biff. Do you require a special type of Screen to view 3D ?

  2. Yes, you do. The current 3D system uses polarised light and the lenses in the 3D glasses are polarised at 90 degrees to each other. Normal screens cannot provide polarised light.

    If you can rustle up some of the older style of glasses with one green and one red lens (or make your own, Blue Peter-style.) then you should be able to find some of those 3D images on the 'net, where the images have a red and a green component and work on standard screen.
  3. Thanks very much indeed for that answer mate.

    Wheres the Quality Street tin.........
  4. There is also the off-chance that the TV in the pub you saw uses alternate-frame 3D technology, where the alternate frames are flashed up for the right and left eyes 100 times a second, and your glasses have shutters which block out the appropriate image for each eye. The process happens so fast that the images overlap and appear to be simultaneously displayed.

    If you want to show your kids 3D, take them to any 3D film at the cinema. Avatar, Toy Story and How To Train Your Dragon are unfortunately no longer showing and you only have Saw and Jackass 3D (Yeah right...) but you do have Tron 3D, a PG film, coming up.
  5. 3D or to be more specific "Stereo" photography can be viewed with red blue/cyan lenses for anaglyphs or be freeviewed, which means no glasses, as parallel or crossed pairs. It is the anaglyph version many people have seen in print and not been much impressed by because such photographic technique requires a high attention to detail if the viewing experience is to be pleasing and unstrained. Too many poor quality anaglyphs have meant this form of photography has been rightly disregarded by many people (including ardent photographers).

    Here is a collection of anaglyphs you might like to view: Cornwall Stereos - Anaglyphs - a set on Flickr

    Here is a collection of crossed stereo pairs which can be freeviewed, though some people find the technique less easy to master than others: Stereo Miscellany - a set on Flickr

    There are many high quality 3D photos and collections of them on flickr if you care to search for them.