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Download Anaglyph Maker

Creating Red/Cyan anaglyph images from a pair of left and right pictures is easy with the free Anaglyph Maker by Takashi Sekitani. 

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Kostasoft Stereo Pack for Premiere and 3ds MAX

Kostasoft is a Russian 3D CGI agency that is making available several very useful toolkits fro CGI software packages.

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The Ten Commandments of Stereoscopy

StereoscopyNews is offering for download the English, French, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish, German, Slovenian, and Chinese versions of the exclusive "Ten Commandments of Stereoscopy" poster in a ready-to-print full color A4 format. Click here under to download.

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The Ten Commandments of Stereoscopy

  1. Thou shalt match your cameras to geometric perfection.
  2. Thou shalt limit your parallax according to thy screen's size.
  3. Thou shalt not covet shiny objects and strong contrasts.
  4. Let light flood thy entire stage.
  5. Thou shalt prefer the wide angle to the zoom.
  6. Thou shalt never let your camera remain motionless.
  7. Honor slow-take sequence shots above all others.
  8. Flee frame edges like the plague.
  9. Use out-of-the-screen effects wisely.
  10. Always check thy 3D shots most verily in 3D.

  11. Thou mayest yet transgress these rules one day with discernment.


This text was elaborated by the StereoscopyNews editor back in 1994, then revised and edited several times, the last one in 2010 after several stereographers were consulted, and consecutively exchanged contradictory opinions. We hope the text reflects the middle-of-the-road vision of what to do and what not to do when shooting 3D.

Comments invited. If you want to translate the document in another language, contact the editor; you are welcome!

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We are not alone with our "10 rules of stereoscopy": James Cameron has edicted "ten rules for good stereo" too.


MPO Toolbox

The MPO Toolbox is a freeware suite of four small Windows applications solving various issues for FUJI FinePix REAL 3D W1 and W3 camera owners.

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Version: v1.0 18 May 2010. This software is  intended to be used under any version of Microsoft Windows (32 or 64 bit).


What is an .MPO file? Also known as a Multi-Picture Object or Multi-Picture Format, the MPO file format was first used in the FujiFilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 and W3 cameras. The format is proposed as an open standard by CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) as CIPA DC-007-2009. It contains multiple JPEG images with respective thumbnails and metadata (from Wikipedia).
ZIP file content:  the MPO-Toolbox-readme.txt file, the four programs described below and jpeg62.dll, a non-executable resource file needed by the four applications. Leave all files in a single directory for optimal operation.
MPO2JPEGS is a simple Windows application. Just drag and drop one or more .MPO files onto the program icon or its shortcut and it will generate a pair of Left and Right .jpg image files for each source image. The new files will appear in the same directory as the original .MPO file.
MPO2JPS is a simple Windows application. Just drag and drop one or more .MPO files onto the program icon or its shortcut and it will generate another file in .jps image format for each source image. The new files will appear in the same directory as the original .MPO file. .jps images are basically files containing a concatenation of the data from a matching stereoscopic pair of .jpg images (right image, then left image). This format is standardized under the "JPEG Stereo (jps)" name. Renaming a .jps file with a .jpg extension makes it readable by all existing image editing software.
MPO2ANAGLYPH is a simple Windows application. Just drag and drop one or more .MPO files onto the program icon or its shortcut and it will generate a single red/cyan anaglyph image file for each source image. The new files will appear in the same directory as the original .MPO file. Red/Cyan anaglyph images must be seen with red and cyan glasses with the red lens on the left eye. The image is then perceived in 3D directly on screen, but also on paper after printing with a good color printer.
MPO2DUBOIS is a simple Windows application and a variant of the above MOP2ANAGLYPH. Just drag and drop one or more .MPO files onto the program icon or its shortcut and it will generate a single red/cyan anaglyph image file for each source image. The new files will appear in the same directory as the original .MPO file. With MPO2DUBOIS, the colors of the original picture are modified in order to reduce the brightness difference between left and right images for the red objects that are difficult to perceive in 3D with the standard anaglyph method. Use only when MPO2ANAGLYPH gives unsatisfactory results.
Distribution: Free download from www.stereoscopynews.com
Disclaimer: The author of this software accepts no responsibility for damages resulting from the use of this product and makes no warranty or representation, either express or implied, including but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This software is provided "AS IS," and you, its user, assume all risks when using it.
Author: Jérôme Leens, former Researcher at Université de Liège (ULg),This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.