Snapily’s Top Ten Animated Valentine’s Day Cards

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With Valentine’s Day around the corner it’s time to start thinking about how to add extra impact to your message of love. How about with a customized animated gift card? Snapily offers a number of creative, cute and sweet cards that are sure to remind your loved one of the sweetest days past. Here are …

10 Animated Business Cards That Will Add Dimension to your Business

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With the rise of Big-Data culture some say that business cards are dead. But while the means of communication may be changing the power of “human data” and the basic need for real connections is just as necessary to our makeup as it always was… including real business connections. Check out three reasons that these …

2015 New Year’s Resolution to Organize Your Photos in 4 Easy Steps

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On the top ten list of New Year’s resolutions made on the eve of 2014, getting organized came in second (losing weight was number one… no shocker there!) and of those who made said resolution less than half were still committed to it after 6 months and only 8% actually fulfilled their goal. These numbers …

5 Holiday Gifts with a Big Impact

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Holiday gift giving can feel like something that’s become part of the yearly grind, between it being just another thing on your to do list and the pressure of the extra financial stress it can easily lose it’s personal touch. With Snapily’s products you can personalize you presents for a gift with a big impact …

Artist Spotlight on Warped Exhibition, Bright Matters

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Things are not always as they seem, and in a current exhibition at NYC’s Muriel Guépin Gallery that message is coming across loud and clear (or actually, not so clearly). Artists are constantly challenging us to question what we think we see as well as how we interpret and internalize those visions.  While many artists …

Top 5 Animated and 3D Photo Gifts to be Thankful for this Thanksgiving

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Today is a day of thanks and gratitude, which we often spend with appreciating great food and lively gatherings with our loved ones … and tomorrow the holiday gift shopping begins! In honor of keeping in line with the theme of gratitude and appreciation for your loved ones, choose a gift this year that has …

Dos and Don’ts of Lenticular Photo Selection

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There’s nothing like a photo that beautifully captures a moment in time, which is why I consider photography as an art form quite different from painting, sculpting, drawing and any other hands on creative process that I’ve practiced. I must admit, I didn’t do well in my photography class, if I’m to be totally honest: …

Transformative 3D Technology Offers a New Set of “Eyes” for the Visually Impaired

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Blindness and partial loss of vision creates challenges that are unimaginable to many. The restrictions that become necessary for day to day safety range from walking around the house to walking down the street, making the idea of navigating a new environment nearly impossible to go at alone. In the past blind people who wanted …

Augmented Reality Fun for Kids (and Grown-ups Too!)

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To me “augmented reality” sounds like one of those phrases that could go either way… unrealistic view of the world around me or the ability to view the world on a transformative level (as an artist I’ve been known to do both). And as an artist I’ve always wondered if there was a way to …

The Lenticular Process Using SnapilyPro

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A few months ago we received a letter from one of our (satisfied) SnapilyPro costumers, Heath Freeland. Heath is an animation and VFX teacher who was kind enough to share his insights into the process of creating a lenticular image. This article was originally written for Heath’s students, but he felt it would be helpful …

The Impact of 3D Printing Technology on Business Across the Globe

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Wondering how 3D printing technology will impact businesses in the coming years? With Gartner listing it at #3 of its Top 10 Strategic IT Trends For 2015  we’d say the to expect a revolutionary impact. Gartner Inc., a leading information technology research and advisory company, shared its top ten strategic technologies for 2015 with 3D …

New Facial Animation Technology That’s Literally Intuative

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Are you a 3D animation enthusiast? Whether you own a large or small animation studio, are an independent animator or simply like to dabble in the art of 3D animation, we have a site that we think you’ll be happy we stumbled upon. It’s called NaturalFront and its new software, “Natural Front Intuitive Pro” says …

A Special Offer From Snapily For Your 3D Camera Prints

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You don’t need to be a 3D enthusiast to know that this technology is becoming the new normal in the digital world. From movies to televisions to phones and cameras this technology is here to stay! Of course with its ability to reach out and grab you on so many levels who can say they’re …

First Surgery Performed Using a 3D Printed Vertebra Shows Promising Results

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From the start we knew that 3D printing technology was going to be a game changer. Experiments were focused on basic household items and talk of the potential this technology would bring seemed infinite. Fears of what would happen with it in the wrong hands and hopes of what it could accomplish in the right …

5 Inspirational 3D Commercials

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Over the past few years we’ve seen lots of 3D technology used for movies, and now the commercial advertisement industry is getting on board too. The use of 3D technology in videos is amazing not only because it looks so cool, but also because it utilizes the power of fantasy in a way that can …

How to Personalize a Thank You Note

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You may think those good’ol thank you cards your mom used to make you write out after your birthday party are passé , but the truth is that being grateful is never out of style and manners can never be vetoed by technology! In fact our personalized 3D Photo Cards are one of our hottest …

Back to School Preparation Tips for Your child (and Yourself)

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The last weeks of summer are upon us, which means taking advantage of a few more weeks of family fun, and preparing your children to head back to school. Whether your child is returning to a school that he/her is already familiar with or heading to a new school, back to school is always a …

Spotlight on Dali: Visual Effects From an Eccentric Surrealist

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Who do you think of first when you hear: “artistic use of optical illusions”? For me the first name that comes to mind is Salvador Dali. And it goes beyond simply that his paintings were trippy or cool, because in order for Dali to achieve that “trippy” or “cool” optical illusion there needs to be …

The Lenticular Printing Process Explained in 5 Steps

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With the availability and affordability of Lenticular printing provided by Snapily and SnapilyPro, 3D and lenticular printing for personal and business use is becoming more and more popular. We’re seeing it used for creating magnets and ornaments as well as for business cards and advertisements. The illusion of movement is one that is mesmerizing and attention …

3D Artist, Marchal Mithouard, Takes It To The Streets

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As we discussed in last week’s blog 3D vs Lenticular: Is There a Difference? there are numerous ways to achieve the illusion of 3D. When an artist successfully incorporates those methods into a piece of art the results are nothing short of magical as can be seen by the French 3D street artist, Marchal Mithouard …