Sexy pixels.
January 27, 2006 2:52 AM   Subscribe

Digital Artform is a fascinating resource for those interested in 3D graphics, digital painting, and the like. How about turning 2D stills into 3D animations, the truth about motion blur and colour mixing, or outlines in action? Also, a recipe for making your own Viewmaster reels, and the politics of colour saturation.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Previously mentioned: (1) (2)
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 2:53 AM on January 27, 2006

Crap FPP.

posted by uncanny hengeman at 3:54 AM on January 27, 2006

Also mentioned: (3)
posted by uncanny hengeman at 3:57 AM on January 27, 2006

Metafilter: Theres just no way of pleasing it sometimes.
posted by 13twelve at 4:06 AM on January 27, 2006

zeno's paradox, baby. previously mentioned (2000 years ago).
nice post, im obsessed with this kind of theory
posted by phaedon at 4:19 AM on January 27, 2006

I really want to try that outline method.
posted by smackfu at 6:08 AM on January 27, 2006

I think it's great. Been looking for something like this. Duly bookmarked.
posted by fungible at 6:12 AM on January 27, 2006

Is this there anything there describing a method for using still photos to construct 3D images of buildings? I would like to be able to start with a few historic photos of a building or collection of buildings and (magically, of course) finish with a 3D image that could be toured virtually.
posted by pracowity at 6:24 AM on January 27, 2006

Whoa, its like a self-fulfilling prophecy.

So now if he self links on the front page it'll be a double AND a self-link? Sweet!
posted by fenriq at 8:05 AM on January 27, 2006

Seriously, Joe Francis presents some of the most unique, useful, thoughtful material on the net. I've never met a site with information like his. I keep telling myself I'm going to download the entire thing and save it forever. Someday I hope to have knowledge like his, and use it for good or evil.

Pracowcity- Realvis makes software called ImageModeler that does something like what you want. But it's not magic and it's not cheap.
posted by fake at 8:50 AM on January 27, 2006

Smart Pixels might be a better title for this FPP. Thanks, jfrancis, for answering a bunch of my questions (most recent of which is the greyscale/desaturation thing).
posted by Eideteker at 11:03 AM on January 27, 2006

Ha ha. Now he can't self-link.
(Pretty cool site, though. Glad it was posted.)
posted by klangklangston at 10:02 AM on January 28, 2006

A friend of mine in school printed out viewmaster reels on plain old slides. You tear apart a viewmaster real, take some measurements and then create an image for your slide with both images on it and transformed properly (tilted etc.) Then you can use a 35 mm slide printer.
posted by Wood at 6:19 PM on January 28, 2006

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