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How can I print text in a way that it will look 3D through 3D glasses?

Asked by ezraglenn (3497points) May 15th, 2008

I am writing a paper for an English class, and was thinking of experimenting with printing the text in 3D. Perhaps if I printed the text in blue and then adjusted the paper so it would print in red next to it or something? But how would I properly adjust the paper? Is this even a possibility?

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nighttripper's avatar

i think youd have to do a trial and error thing but i know that if you look at the movies without the glasses it only looks blurry not like two completly different pictures so they would be kind of close to each other and it would have to be the same shade of red and blue that the glasses are

XCNuse's avatar

I thin the best way to do it would on some photo editing software, write something in blue, then copy the text and make it red, and budge it over a few pixels to the right (has to be to the right I believe.. not entirely sure), that would be the easiest and best way to do it. I’m pretty sure you can’t do it on any text editing software, unless someone made a font that is double imaged and has blue and red already made, but I don’t think i’ve ever seen that around (then again not sure what i’d do with a font like that :S)

xyzzy's avatar

What you’re interested in is Stereoscopy , in particular, a two color Anaglyph .

A quick Google search for “software anaglyph” reveals several programs to do this, and a rather nice list of tutorials and software:

http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/3danaglyphs/Making_3D_Anaglyphs.htm

(heh. an about.com article that is actually worth something. Imagine that)

If you’re looking to do this manually, then just write the red text on top of the blue, but shifted to the left a little (or to the right depending on the effect you want). The more you shift the red text, the further in or out in goes in 3d.

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