By Neil Schneider & Pam Swartz
Thank you for participating with the iZ3D/MTBS CG Graphics Stereoscopic 3D Photo contest. This is your chance to take your virtual 3D art, and let people see it in TRUE 3D!
More likely than not, your work is being rendered in volumetric 3D that is shown on a 2D display. This contest is focused on stereoscopic 3D which means your images are shown on true 3D media including 3D monitors, HDTVs, projection screens, and more. To accomplish this, you will need your CG art submitted as two unique images that were captured from two different camera or viewpoint positions.
However, that’s not where it ends! The S-3D is part of the art itself and your work will be judged on its effective use of stereoscopic 3D. Is the S-3D complementing the art somehow? Are you evoking a mood or reaction from your work? Is it a comfortable experience? These are all factors worth considering.
This guide is a beginners’ level guide, and just gives quick instruction on how to create a left and right image pair for stereoscopic 3D viewing. If the instructions are followed correctly, your art or characters should look the way they would if viewed by a natural pair of eyes through a 22” monitor sized window.