Understanding Lenticular Printing

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

How to Create an Optimal 3D Flip Animation Card

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Even more known to amateurs and non-designers than the 3D lenticular print is probably the animated flip.  It’s commonly used in greeting cards and has been a favorite of movie posters for at least 20 years.  To create a flip animation only 2 images are required (of a quality that is good for print). You …

From Photography to 3D: Tips for Starting Out as a 3D Designer

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This is part of our collection of introductory articles to 3D photography and 3D graphic design concepts. Getting used to 3D and lenticular graphic design is a bit of a challenge. When your central goal is printing, you have to adjust what you know; you have to relearn what you have learned. Having started in …

Converting a 2D Photo to 3D Anaglyph – What to Know

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This is part of our collection of introductory articles to 3D photography and 3D graphic design concepts. So you’ve just discovered you can make a 3D print out of your old photos. But, given you’ve just found this out, you might not have any idea what you’re doing. Managing 2D to 3D stereo conversion is …

3D Design for Business, Part III: 3D Lenticular Printing for Your Business and Ad Campaigns

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This is part 3 of an ongoing series on incorporating lenticular into your work offering. Click here to read part 1 and part 2. In part 3, we are going to discuss as a designer, how you can show your clients that you have the creative edge they are looking for. The following tips can …

Lenticular Design for Business, Part II: Enhance Your Technique in Lenticular Displays

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This is an ongoing series helping you to break down the barriers between YOU (the freelance graphic artist) + lenticular. See Part I (Talking to the Client) here. Regardless of your work, you must stay relevant. The world and technology is moving at such a fast pace; it’s hard to stay up to date. Sometimes …

Lenticular Design for Business, Part I: Expanding Your Client’s Business with Lenticular Printing

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So… you have decided to venture into lenticular design, but you’re concerned your client won’t be on board? As anyone in a service industry like graphic design knows, the most important thing is to keep your clients happy. The only way to do this is to consistently strive for better, more creative products to push …

101 of Lenticular Lenses

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Lenticular lenses are what make the 3D image happen They’re the plastic lenses consisting of an array of optical elements (lenticules) overlaid on soon-to-be 3D prints. When viewed from different angles, different areas under the lens are magnified.  The quality of the 3D view depends much on the pitch of the lenticular sheet; the count …

The 3D Relationship to Photography from its Beginning

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There’s a magical quality to 3D photography: not the kitschy, commercial techniques used in the Hollywood summer blockbusters, but the ability to give an image added definition.  That addition brings a two dimensional photograph to life. Professional and amateur photographers know  they’ve got to master an understanding of perception and portrayal of their chosen image …

The Effects of Lenticular Printing for 3D and Flip

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The third dimenstion refers to the depth of a printed image viewing at multiple angle changes. In 3D, the picture’s elements are positioned in different levels in order that an illusion of depth and perspective could be assigned to each of them. Unlike 2D design, using a lenticular effect adds reality to graphics. Photographic 3D A …

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 …