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Anaglyphs Using Anabuilder

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A step-by-step guide to making anaglyph images using Anabuilder software

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Anaglyphs Using Anabuilder

  1. 1. Making Anaglyphs Using Anabuilder Software ©2009 Norm Ivey
  2. 2. <ul><li>Prior to beginning this tutorial, you should have created or obtained a stereo pair of images using these instructions . </li></ul><ul><li>Download the free Anabuilder software here . </li></ul><ul><li>Install the software on your computer. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Launch the Anabuilder software. Your screen should look like this. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>On the Menu Bar choose File, Open Left. </li></ul><ul><li>Locate the image you created for the left channel of your anaglyph. </li></ul><ul><li>Click the Load button located beneath the image. </li></ul><ul><li>Repeat these steps to open the right channel image. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Your screen should look like this. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Choose a focal point that is close to center in all three dimensions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vertical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Horizontal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Depth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We are using the Robin Hood Lego Dude as our focal point. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Use the Zoom tool (the plus sign on the menu bar) to zoom in on your focal point. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Using your mouse or the arrow keys, move the blue tinted image until it aligns as closely as possible with the red tinted image. </li></ul><ul><li>Your focal point will regain its full color. </li></ul><ul><li>Other portions of your image will still have the red/blue halo effect. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>On the Menu Bar choose File; Save Crossed. </li></ul><ul><li>This step saves your stereo pair as a single image that can be viewed in 3D by crossing your eyes. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Cross-eyed Stereo Pair
  11. 11. <ul><li>Now save your image as an anaglyph by choosing File; Save Anaglyph from the Menu bar. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>You can crop your image to remove extraneous background images in any photo editing software. </li></ul><ul><li>Put on your anaglyph glasses and enjoy your creation! </li></ul>

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