Imaging, 3D and Anaglyph
Lenticular images are specially constructed pictures that
"move" or simulate depth by presenting "interlaced" pictures
through plastic screens made of many "lenticules" or lenses.
Common lenticular techniques include combining images so they
"flip" between each other, create motion, or simulate a 3D
1. Sign up for a three- or four-hour session (sessions can
be reserved one day in advance and on a first-come, first-served
2. If you are bringing data to work with, it must be on a
CD (no Internet downloads).
3. Pick up a work slip when you check in for your session.
4. At the start of your session, attend a 10-minute get-acquainted
session with the lenticular coordinator to learn the basics
of file creation. Choose either a 3D or motion/flip effect
and then create your file.
your image to match the orientation of the lens.
image size is 8 inches x 10 inches.
- To speed
up the interlacing process, keep file sizes between 300
K and 500 K (compressed jpeg).
For 3D lenticulars
Galileo from your desktop.
your images from right to left, as if they were photographed
along a virtual rail.
the file. These images are ONLY interlaced for a 40 lpi
lens in the landscape orientation.
For 3D motion/flip
effect with Galileo:
Galileo from your desktop
- Drag and
drop your file into the appropriate two or three flip areas
to run the software.
- Flips default
to an up/down animation and toggle between images to see
how they flip together.
For 3D lenticulars
from 2D images with Motion Magic/3D Creator:
- In Photoshop,
flatten your file down to four layers. Layer one will sit
at the very background of the image. Layers two and three
will sit in the respective mid-points, and layer four will
be closest to the viewer.
the file using Motion Magic/3D Creator Photoshop action.
Select and run the action on the four-layer Photoshop file.
This will take awhile, so be patient. Photoshop will beep
and display a message when the action is finished.
5. Save the
file, using the unique number on your work slip, as #.(file
type extension) and submit a work slip for lenticular printing
to be approved by Studio Staff prior to output.
a Studio staff technician to check that the viewing distance
and other important settings have been properly selected.
Ask the technician to validate the file and submit it to the
lenticular print queue.
7. Leave the submission part of the work slip with the technician
and keep the receipt part.
8. Later, pick up your output at the information area near
The Studio entrance (you will need to present your receipt).
Pick up both your print and the lenticular lens.
9. Laminate the print to the lenticular lens using the burnishing
tools. The lenses come with the smooth side coated with adhesive,
so this process is easy. On the edge of the print, a black
line helps you align the print. It's important that line be
perfectly straight. Any shifting will cause the image to "jump"
when viewed side to side.