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 …

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: …

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 …

DC Comics to Release Lenticular Printed Comic Book Series

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Holy lenticular comics Batman! DC Comics this month released a series of comic books dedicated to their Futures End series, all of which featured special lenticular printed covers which give the illusion of motion depending on how you hold them. The Future’s End series is set about 35 years in the future or rather, in …

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 …

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 …

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 vs Lenticular: Is There a Difference?

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While the terms “lenticular” and “3D” are used interchangeably they are actually not the same thing. Lenticular printing a specific method of imaging while 3D has a broader definition. 3D imaging is a broader term used to describe the way or brain and eyes processes optical illusions. While one of the ways 3D imaging is …

Where We’re Going: The Future of 3D Imaging

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Growing up watching The Jetsons and Back to the Future, I thought we’d be well on our way to flying cars by now. Never did I imagine that instead we’d be heading in the direction of electric cars and solar roadways (even cooler than flying cars)! Which goes to show that predicting the future of …

The De La Torre Brothers’ Lenticular Art Show

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The City of Sunderland, United Kingdom will play host to some truly unique artwork this summer. Sunderland is home of the National Glass Centre, a museum and research center devoted to the study of glass and glass artwork. This summer, the De La  Torre Brothers of Mexico will be there displaying both their glass art …

Turnowsky Goes 3D for the Holidays

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In my last post, I introduced you to the Turnowsky Art House, one of the most respected names in printing design. With their fun and innovative images, Turnowsky has gained a reputation for quality and creative designs that you won’t find anywhere else.  Turnowsky’s classic artwork has already graced calendars, notebooks, gift cards and the …

Barbara Strasen, a Pioneer of Lenticular Art

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Get to know Barbara Strasen, a household name in lenticular art. When most people think of lenticular images, fine art may not be their first association, but did you know that  these fun transformational images can be used to create beautiful masterpieces?   A pioneer of multi-image art, Barbara Strasen merges photographs and paintings to create …

The Return of the GIF

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The evolution of the GIF has seen the once the playful animations of geocities pages of yore capture the heart of the internets with renewed cultural relevance as the medium of choice for memes streaming through tumblr.  From the the glittering, blinding subjects of MySpace pages to prime content for tumblr blogs, the “graphic interchange …

3D Lenticular Prints from Antique Stereographs

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I would like to provide a basic DIY tutorial for creating 3D lenticular prints from antique stereographs. This process is a lot of fun to do, and combines the best of the old and new. Antique stereographs (also known as stereoview cards) can be found at many photo swaps, 3D conferences, and on eBay and …

Miggs Burroughs: Pursuing Lenticular Marketing Campaigns for Good Causes

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This is a guest post from graphic design professional Miggs Burroughs; stay tuned for his follow-up next week. In 1969, when I was 23, I worked on an assembly line at Pepperidge Farms, producing loaf after loaf of freshly baked bread. In 1935, when my father was 23, he drove out west in a Model-A …

The Paradigm Effect: Matthew Thomas and his Rocking Lenticular 3D Art

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Guest author Matthew Thomas talks about his dive into lenticular 3D art: This is my first attempt at writing about something I am passionate about – lenticular prints. In the ‘age of austerity’ I am in a battle to persuade many companies to invest in the creative and artistic possibilities of lenticulars (and my USP …

A 3D Printing Tutorial from SnapilyPro

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This is a quick 3D tutorial for anyone using the SnapilyPro 3D printing software platform. It’s totally recommended to review the guidelines that will automatically appear (as a pop up) on the screen on SnapilyPro when you click on the workflow you want to use. In this case, the “3D Image Sequence.” With this video and …

Adventures of a Lenticular Virgin, Part II: The Photo Shoot

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This is the second in an ongoing series in learning the art of lenticular design from the beginning from M.S. in Industrial Design, Marnina Herrmann. Check out Part I of The Adventures of a Lenticular Virgin! Now that I’ve decided to give the whole 3D photography thing a go, I actually have to give it a …

The Rising Lenticular and 3D Industry

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This is the first in a series authored by HumanEyes’ own Jeff Miller on the latest in the lenticular tech industry. 3D is going through a marked renaissance, being marketed as the cutting edge of visual technology and planting itself in for the long haul. Consumers are excited by 3D, as we’ve seen with the …

What Is Lenticular Printing?

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This is part of our collection of introductory articles to 3D photography and 3D graphic design concepts. Our eyes are amazing machines, but they are easily tricked. We see our world in 3D because our world is 3D. When we look at a standard printed image, it appears flat and stagnant. The viewer can see …