View Full Version : 3D viewing - anything that works?

08-01-2007, 10:09 AM
Anyone had recent success with creating/editing/viewing 3D animations - I'm commanded to find a way to show VIP clients (individuals or v. small groups) 3D animations of our designs.
Currently I'm working in 720p(mono) editing in SpeedEdit & outputing (finally) as DivX avi files - which is the best I can do that they have a reasonable chance of both downloading & viewing.
I need find a system using something - shutter glasses or 3D LED headsets I suppose - that they can be sent (or send a gofer out to buy) and then plug into their PC, and watch the stuff I send them without getting a headache!

and I imagine editing 3D is going to be no joke!

08-01-2007, 10:38 AM
I don't know about glasses, but I do know there are a few 3D monitors on the market wich don't require glasses or anything. It looks real cool.

maybe this is an option : http://www.3dz.co.uk/3d_lcd_monitor.html#per

Here is one: http://www.sharpusa.com/products/FunctionLanding/0,1050,8,00.html

I saw onother one at a fair a few years ago. I still got the information on that one but its at my studio. I can post it here is you're intrested.

Problem with sending glasses etc. to your clients is that these things have to be installed with drivers etc. I don't think many clients are able to do that.

You could also try it the old way. Display two movies alongside eachother and send your clients a special viewer with lenses, you know, the ones they use for viewing stereoscopic photo's and cards from the beginning of the century. That doesn't require drivers, is very cheap and you can post your movies on the internet.

08-03-2007, 03:14 AM
I found the information on the 3D monitors from the fair, here is the link:


I've seen these thing work and they are pretty cool I must say. They do need a driver to work though. Thhey also have different sizes and these monitors aren't event that expensive.

08-03-2007, 10:52 AM
Is the end product actually going to be in 3D? Seems kind of like a silly request on their part...