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3-D Muybridge Mayhem March 21, 2011

Posted by leskanturek in 3-D work, Anaglyph 3-D.
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Hear the name  Eadweard J. Muybridge and images of  the pioneer in motion photography’s subjects, (animals, nude men and women),  caught in a state of suspended animation come to mind.  Like the movements he photographed there’s more to Mr. Muybridge than meets the eye (or lens).  He led a fascinating life  changing his name multiple times  from Edward James Muggeridge- to -Eduardo Santiago,  he was also known as  Muggridge/ Muygridge, and finally Eadweard Maybridge on his tombstone. He was also involved in the murder of his wife’s lover.

Below are 3-D anaglyph illustrations created  by the class using Mr. Muybridge as inspiration.  You will need a pair of  3-D glasses ( Red left, Blue right) to experience  the 3-D effect.

(above) Sarah Ding


(above) Inbal Newman


(above) Taylor Grant


(above) Arielle Jovellanos


(above) Jonathan Fast


(above) Jessica Kim


(above) Vania Wat


(above) Mi Young Shin


(above) Soo Jin Lee


(above) Leigh Cunningham

space space

(above) Emily Ho


Jerry Marks Class Visit-IN 3-D! March 3, 2011

Posted by leskanturek in 3-D work, Anaglyph 3-D, Artists, Guest Visits, Subway/MTA Proposal, Visually Cool & Relevant.
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On his website, Jerry Marks is described as an “artist working along the border were art and science join…”   which is a good description of what you see when you enter his studio.  Part art studio, part laboratory of perception with maybe a little mad scientist thrown in (maybe a lot)  Jerry has been exploring the atistic applications of 3-D for a number of years. It’s really his passion and it comes through when he shows stereo images from the 19th century or a contemporary 3-D image experiment. Jerry’s work can be seen in books, music videos for the Rolling Stones, The 28th St. subway station, The New York Hall of Science , and theatre sets to name a few of the many projects he’s worked on . He is a accomplished 3-D silk screen printmaker, a teacher for many, many years , musican and has 3-D-ified everything from Bulwinkle to views of Venus.

At Jerry’s  Feb. 14th class visit to our concepts class he presented some wonderful 3-D eye candy,  a  powerpoint show of anaglyph photography and comics by  
Kim Deitch (It’s 4D!
) Bob Sikoryak (The Lost Treasure of the 3D!) , and Micheal Kupperman (Hercules vs. Zeus)

space(above) a 3-D panel from comic book artist Kim Deitch’s “It’s 4-D”.  Adapted for 3-D projection by Jerry.


(above) “The lost treasure of the 3D”  art by by Bob Sikoryak


(above top) An early virtual reality construction of the  mural at the 28th st. subway .  (directly above) ” 7 waves 4 twenty eight” the mural is built into glass blocks in which the curvature of the glass inside the block forms cylindrical lenses. ” Marks plans to use the lenticular (lens-like) properties of the block along with the appropriate lights, projectors, lenses, filters, in the space behind the wall to create a 3-D illusion art display. The mural will appear to move as you ride into the station”.


After the powerpoint presentation Jerry took some time to describe the process of creating an anaglyph image in photoshop. In the next week or two they’re be a follow up post with the finished 3-D images done by the class.

Anaglyph 3-D February 22, 2011

Posted by leskanturek in 3-D work, Anaglyph 3-D, Class Assignments.
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You are going to create a 2-D illustration that appears in 3-D when viewed through red –blue anaglyph glasses.

How anaglyph works (From wikipedia)

“Viewing anaglyphs through appropriately colored glasses results in each eye seeing a slightly different picture. In a red-blue anaglyph, for instance, the eye covered by the red filter sees the red parts of the image as “white”, and the blue parts as “black” (with the brain providing some adaption for color); the eye covered by the blue filter perceives the opposite effect. True white or true black areas are perceived the same by each eye. The brain blends together the image it receives from each eye, and interprets the differences as being the result of different distances. This creates a normal stereograph image without requiring the viewer to cross his or her eyes.”

There are many ways of creating an 3-D anaglyph image. Jerry demonstrated taking a photo with a digital camera that takes two photos at the same time. Each photo in the pair is unique mimicking the way your eyes view an image/scene. Your two eyes are not in the exact same place right? Your left eye views an object from it’s left side and the right eye is looking at that same object a little more on the object’s right side. After Jerry downloaded his pair of photos of the class he then reassembled/layered the photos on top of each using an application (he used split MPO) to position them. One layer was filtered for red and the other layer was filtered for cyan in photoshop.

(above) Jerry’s stereo 3-D photo of the class.   I think he mentioned using a Fuji W1 3D Camera but I will confirm this.


Here is a link for a simple way to create a anaglyph image. Simplest Method of Making Anaglyph Images with Photoshop

The author in the demo is using a pair of photos but you will be using one piece of art and duplicating it to get your pair.

Above is a simple piece of line art I converted to 3-D using the step-by-step in the link.

  • I opened up my art in photoshop in RGB.
  • I duplicated the art onto a 2nd layer (label the layer left as an example)
  • I followed the instructions in the link  …“un-check the B and G check boxes” etc.
  • I moved the left layer over to my right about 5,6 hits of my right arrow key.
  • Put on your glasses and see what you got!

The image I created above “pops out”, but not really does it?  it’s pretty flat. That’s because there is no foreground or background. Look at the same image with additions to the background and after I selected the arm, and placed it on another layer. I shifted it a bit more to the right to get it more to the foreground.

Now it’s starting to look like a 3-D image right?  Your illustration, to capitalize on the 3-D effect will need an element/s in the foreground, a middleground and a background. How extreme, how subtle, etc. is where the artistry ,craft and planning comes in.

Jerry had demonstrated “skewing” an image to create depth in a selection. I’ll have more on that  shortly.

Experiment, make selections of different objects,for example a head, place it on a another layer and shift it over to make it pop out. Select a nose on the face-place it on a new layer and shift that over. see how much depth you can get in your illustration.

Google search Anaglyph 3-D images there are some very cool things out there!


Links you might find interesting:


Gerald Marks-Pulltime 3-D laboratories

The New York Stereoscopic Scociety