Sonntag, 16. Januar 2011

trueColor3D becomes flattr-ware

I decided to make trueColor3D my first "flattr"-ware. That means, it's free and open source, but users who want to thank and encourage me may use this new micro donation system. It' s like a donation flat rate for the web. You donate 2€ per month and every "thing" on the www with a flattr button can be clicked once. The creator of that thing then participates on this. I suggest you use this as well for your 3-D content. Visitors can then say "thank you" to you as well. My upcoming but much bigger tool StereoBookMaker will be flattr ware as well.

Montag, 10. Januar 2011

New vimeo channel for trueColor3D on iPad1 with GRilli3D autostereoscopic lenticular sheet

Find an autostereoscopic version of the ECC/Home of 3D 2010 demo reel on the new vimeo channel openGRilli3D.
It was made with the version 0.92 of trueColor3D.exe

Freitag, 7. Januar 2011

First trueColor3D stereoscopic slide show on vimeo

This video was created handing 129 stereopairs and captions over to the new program StereoBookMaker (SBM). SBM can also create dozens of true color 3-D booklet layouts and stereocards from this data set. Its Windows version is coming soon.

Many thanks to the Stereo-Photographer Eberhard Gehrke for providing pictures and text.

Mittwoch, 5. Januar 2011

TrueColor3D Channel Kickoff

To encourage vimeo plus creators to bring their recent or new 3-D content also to vimeo using this method and channel, I managed sponsoring to ship starter kits to the first 50 registered. The kickoff starts now and ends end of march.
Here's the channel link

Register by eMail. If you don't like the method or decide not to upload content until april 5th, simply return the kit or you will receive an invoice end of april.

There's a simple reason, why you must be a vimeo plus user to participate. To provide a high bandwidth quality, most of the videos should provide a download of the original source. Vimeo uses a simple but outdated method to differentiate SD from HD content. Not the resolution (pixel count) but simply the line width. Therefor the streaming version of openKMQ compatible (764x1020) of My3D (960x640) content only gets a bandwidth of 2Mb/s instead of 5Mb/s they would need and deserve.

Samstag, 1. Januar 2011

How to embed over/under clips in your blog posts

For embedding over/under vimeo clips in blog postings, I personally prefer the following settings for my narrow blog layout :

In the src= parameter, edit the options in the vimeo URL to

and for the iframe parameters, use these values
width="400" height="650" frameborder="0"

First clip made from DualFullHD content available on vimeo in trueColor3D

For my Berlin based friend Paul Stutenbäumer, I converted his demo reel to the new channel on vimeo, using over/under true color stereoscopic viewing instead of legacy anaglyphs.

But I encountered some pitfalls in the vimeo internals.
If you upload a video 768px wide, vimeo ignores the height and assumes it's an SD european clip that needs non square pixel treatment. Fair enough, but this cripples XGA portrait mode clips optimized for iPad use.
And to achieve HD quality bandwidth, a video needs 1280px width or wider. This sucks as well. Again, vimeo ignores the height.

So if you want your clip to be watched on vimeo including iPad users, please use a slighty smaller res of 764px x 1020px and encourage your viewers to download the original video for optimal local play or import to the iPad Photos App.

And please ask vimeo staff to change the policy ignoring height for bandwidth decisions.