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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Why Green Looks Good in 3D

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The following article offers reasons why using certain colors, like green, can prevent color saturation in 3D photography: Anaglyph 3D is what most of you are familiar with.  It’s the method that filters red or blue light waves and creates two different images – one for each eye – when you’re at the movies.  But …

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 …

Adventures of a Lenticular Virgin, Part I: The First Encounter

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This is the first in an ongoing series in learning the art of lenticular design from the beginning from M.S. in Industrial Design, Marnina Herrmann. I never really put any thought into 3D printing prior to being asked to write for this blog. Why would I? As a designer I was always most drawn to …

The Difference between 3D Stereograms and Anaglyphs

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The two sub-media are competing ways of creating 3D illusions.  Moviegoers are more familiar with the anaglyph technique.  Anaglyph 3D encodes each eye’s image using filters of opposite colors (red/blue; magenta/green, etc.). The two differently filtered images ensure different light information hits each eye, tricking your typical perception and causing the foreground to jump out at you …

Abe Rezny – Pioneering 3D & Holography

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We are excited to introduce you to a new series brought to you by guest columnist Abe Rezny.  A child of the 1970s that we are referring to as the pioneer of 3D & Holography: Holograms have been in the popular imagination since that moment early in the 1977 blockbuster Star Wars where Princess Leia’s desperate …

Rockland County Uses Lenticular Flip Printing as a Security Measure against Fraud

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We found this client to be worth sharing since he solved a problem which could spark some ideas for you!  In this case, Rockland County needed to stop the fraud coming from students copying bus passes for friends and they turned to lenticular flip printing. I work at the Rockland County Dept. of Public Transportation. …

An Intro to 3D Features in Photoshop CS6

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The tutorial below is a perfect introduction to the most important tools in Photoshop for 3D. This video from psdtuts features Steve Caplin explaining new features and major changes, for example: Elimination of 3D Move Tool in favor of Standard Move Tool The 3D Panel of CS6 vs. CS5 The Properties Panel

Halloween Tutorials to Make Monster Eyes

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As the holiday approaches this week, we’ll try to get you some more creepy tutorials to fuel your creative vein.  The first will look at creating a ghost effect. The second, piercing werewolf eyes. The third is for green, monstrous, Hulk eyes.  Click on the thumbs to see them or scroll to go through all:   …

Three Ways to Wow Your Friends with Your Halloween Photo Cards

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As the time of ghosts, goblins and things that go bump in the night draws nearer, everyone is eagerly planning for their spooky get-togethers. Make your party invitation stand out from the rest with these three tips: 1. Plan ahead: Now is the time to set up the pictures you want to grace the cover of your …

Halloween Typography and 3D Printing Notes

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We’ve been upping the amount of Halloween posts in advance of the holiday – a major day for crafts for kids and creativity for professionals.  Here’s an in-depth tutorial for Halloween typography.  You see specific fonts come up this time of year that don’t seem to appear at other times.  This work incorporates the write …

3D Printing Software Redirecting the Advertising Industry

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This is Part II in a series by Jeff Miller. Check out Part I here. Cutting-edge design platforms have the tools for 3D designs in higher quality than in the past. Adobe Photoshop’s main innovation is its layers feature. With the latest versions – CS4, 5 & 6  - there are plenty of new features for …

How to: Creating an Animated Flip with SnapilyPro

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SnapilyPro makes it easy to customize lenticular projects.  You’ve seen greeting cards sold in stores in the past with the effect.  This tutorial will tell you how to customize your own flip animation for a business card, backpack tag or one of many other products. When you click on each of the different applications, a …