2D to 3D Conversion

When it comes to 3D images, for an unbeatable result you can\'t go past a stereo pair. However if a stereo pair is unavailable and you require a 2D to 3D conversion of an existing photograph or artwork then we are able to assist you to gain the most natural looking result achievable at a realistic price.

We have experienced 3D artists that are extremely good at 2D to 3D conversions. Your final 3D conversion can then be displayed in a number of different ways, such as in a anaglyph format where the viewer needs to wear red/cyan 3D glasses or a side by side stereo pair.

What Can 3D Images be Used For?

Oz 3D optics have converted 3-D images for use in magazines, posters, brochures, invitations and on-screen such as may be used to display on the Internet or via a projector.There are many uses the 3D images, and if the conversion is performed correctly solid results can be achieved.

The Conversion Process

The amount of time required to convert artwork from 2D to 3D can range quite a bit from anywhere from 30 mins to 10hrs or more. The amount of time spent on an image or piece of artwork will depend on a number of factors including:

The file format, (Eg:- flat, like a JPG or layered like a Photoshop file)
The artwork itself, including image or layer content, colours and complexity of the artwork.
The expected result, (Eg:- Does the client expect a average, good or stunning result)

All of these factors will play a part in how long it will take to convert your 2D artwork to a 3D image.

Basic 2D to 3D Conversion Procedure

Our graphic artist first starts by identifying the various objects within the artwork, their current estimated depths and how we would like these objects to look in the end result. Once this is complete we are able to assess which parts and objects within that image need to be altered to achieve the desired 3D conversion.

The artist now starts on the difficult part. Each section of the image is now manipulated to construct the other side of the stereo pair. This can range from subtle shifting and warping to completely taking the image apart and reassembling it, followed be reconstructing the missing pixels. The reassemble process can take a long time due to the fine work required in rebuilding parts of the image that are damaged during the disassembly and conversion process.

Of course every image is different, and because of this the end result will depend largely on the initial image or artwork provided.

Before we start we will give you a fairly good idea if an image can be turned into a good conversion or a great one. If an image is a good candidate for 2D - 3D conversion and it is converted correctly, then the result can be quite spectacular.

For further information or a quote please contact Oz 3D Optics.