American Paper Optics has manufactured over 2,000,000 anaglyph glasses for several Captain D's "3D Kid's Meals".
3D Anaglyph Gallery
As the world’s leading manufacturer of paper 3D glasses and innovator in 3D promotions, we introduce IYF 3D anaglyphic glasses. (FYI: It stands for IN YOUR FACE 3D). Our re-formulated and supercharged 3D glasses with red and cyan filters coupled with our expertly converted 3D images of your ad or website will blast your promotion into the third dimension.
SEE and be seen with our IYF 3D anaglyphic glasses as you plan your next print campaign, magazine ad, direct mail flyer, or website. After manufacturing well over two billion 3D glasses in our 30 year history, we have a right to be IN YOUR FACE. Traditional red/blue and red/green lenses are also available.
3D anaglyphic glasses are used for viewing print, DVD and Blu-Ray, websites, games, and computer applications in 3D and is defined as two views of the same subject (either moving or still) in contrasting colors and slightly offset for two different perspectives. A three-dimensional effect is produced when these scenes are viewed with two correspondingly colored filters matching the colors in the image.
Let our conversion specialist transform your next printed project so that it explodes in your face. Give us a call for a FREE consultation and estimate on converting your next printed project or website promotion into 3D.
A History of Anaglyphs
People have long been intrigued by 3D images. In 1838 Charles Wheatstone recognized that the eyes view the world from slightly different perspectives on the horizontal plane. This is referred to as retinal disparity, and it allows depth perception.
Wheatstone invented the stereoscopes that became very popular in the late 1800s. This machine presents one image to the right eye and a slightly different vision to the left eye. This imitated the different views each eye normally sees, and thus gives the impression of three-dimensionality.
3D Meets Color
Anaglyphs were an advance in stereo vision. Instead of a separate image for each eye, 2 images were superimposed, and glasses were used to separate the images. W. Rollman was the first to describe anaglyph images. In 1853 he wrote about his “Farbenstereoscope” which employed red and blue glasses to view blue and yellow drawings. In 1858, Joseph D’Almeida described a three-dimensional magic lantern that projected slides through red and green filters for an audience wearing green and red goggles. He was credited with being the first to realize anaglyph 3D images.
Frenchman Louis Arthur Ducos du Hauron, a pioneer in color photography, was the first to produce anaglyph stereoscopic photographs. He printed two negatives, one red and one blue, on the same paper. These were viewed through colored glasses with a red lens for the left eye and a blue lens for the right eye. The blue image would be seen through the red lens as black, and the red image would appear black through the blue lens. The visual cortex of the brain combined these two images, taken at slightly different perspectives, into an illusion of three dimensions.
New Technology Makes Anaglyphic Pictures Sharper
A slight misalignment of images can cause ghosting or double images. But with advances in computer technology, we can achieve amazingly crisp and stunning effects for your images.
The love affair with all things 3D continues. Anaglyphs are a great vehicle for capturing attention and delighting the viewer. Contact us for a free consultation on converting your regular 2D images to anaglyphic 3D images that capture the imagination.
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