|Project by wood_wench||posted 02-05-2009 05:09 AM||2177 views||8 times favorited||17 comments|
This is a cool little project that I made about a year ago in David Orth’s (www.orthfurniture.com) one day stereoscope class. David creates unique sculptures and studio furniture, but before he ever creates any sawdust – he creates an electronic 3D drawing. In most 3D drawing programs, you can rotate the camera view angle off of the original image view until you get the perfect pair of stereo-images of a not yet made piece of art you are trying to convince a client to pay you a lot of money to make. Seeing in 3D is believing.
This scope uses stereoscope lenses available on line. The scope is pretty easy and straight forward to make, the hardest part is the bent glue laminated hood, the second challenge is properly routing the recesses that holds the lens. The coolest part of the class was realizing that I could create stereo-images using a common camera, either film or digital. But this is a woodworking site – not a photography forum, but it’s astounding how easy it is to take great stereo-image photos of your work.
The images on the pictured scope were taken of a friends prize orchid – it’s a shame you can’t see it in 3D here.