Lenticulations
December 2, 2006 8:14 AM   Subscribe

Lenticulations :: Animated 3D Multiple Lens Photographs
posted by crunchland (12 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
And it looks like the site is already choking. Coralized link.
posted by crunchland at 8:23 AM on December 2, 2006


(via mefi projects?)
posted by mathowie at 8:53 AM on December 2, 2006


No. I found it off of some guy's web log. (shrug) News travels fast, I guess.
posted by crunchland at 8:55 AM on December 2, 2006


It's neat, but isn't this just a low tech version of bullet time? Multiple cameras set at different points all taking pictures in sequence to give the feeling of movement?

Not that there's anything wrong with that, I'm just wondering if there some additional coolness to the tech that I'm not seeing.
posted by quin at 9:32 AM on December 2, 2006


These trees, do they, you know... vibrate?
posted by Termite at 9:46 AM on December 2, 2006


LSD Ceiling Cat watches you!
posted by cenoxo at 10:10 AM on December 2, 2006


It's neat, but isn't this just a low tech version of bullet time?

Indeed, though I think bullet time is more often sequential than simultaneous. My first thought was that it's the wiggle technqiue (included nudity) improved by adding more lenses, so that the wiggle is less pronounced, but yeah its also the same as bullet time, only looping in a small space. The main improvement over the 2-photo wiggle technique is that close objects don't bounce around nearly so distractingly.

Personally, I love this illusion of depth and can't get enough of it, so thanks for the post! Just a shame the site doesn't explain more about the technical details.
posted by MetaMonkey at 11:38 AM on December 2, 2006


MetaMonkey : Just a shame the site doesn't explain more about the technical details.

I was curious about that as well. If you check out the Projects version that Matt commented on earlier, it discusses some of the different technologies that are involved. I was going to guess that it was several camera phones stuck in a series (because of how obviously close to one another the cameras are), but I don't think that would provide the necessary aperture control. It looks like they actually use things like these only with three lenses. (perhaps something like this but with an additional camera.)
posted by quin at 12:16 PM on December 2, 2006


Metamonkey, this is going to be my PEPSI BLUE link of the day, but I've written a lo-res technique of "how to do what you are talking about" however just know it's not exactly the same!

Here you go for my tutorial on it
posted by Hands of Manos at 12:19 PM on December 2, 2006


FWIW, one of the first uses of the wiggle technique I encountered was at this Burning Man Opera site.
posted by treepour at 9:59 PM on December 2, 2006


The camera panning irritated my lumbago.
posted by breath at 11:21 PM on December 2, 2006


Sorry to be so mysterious about my techniques. These Lenticulations were taken with multi-lens cameras: A four-lens Nimslo or a three-lens Kalimar (a toy, really).
posted by Chinese Jet Pilot at 8:58 AM on December 4, 2006 [1 favorite]


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