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This is not very good stereo. For much of our daily lives we talk to each other at a range of about six feet - and our eyes are quite capable of resolving DEPTH of each others features to better than an inch at this range.
Even if we have images that are NOT on point standard - 72 points to inch - but sharper, such as 300 or 600 dots per inch, we have problems. How do we manipulate so many dots?
Furthermore, we would really like to find a way of SUGGESTING presence of edges BETWEEN dots - a system of ANTI-ALIASING.
With this in mind, I have created a small program called MoveR. It moves dots to RIGHT, and does so in steps of one sixteenth of a dot. Thus, a white dot against a black background is capable of becoming one sixteenth darker whilst neighbouring dot becomes one sixteenth of peak white brighter.
So dots can BLEND from one to next, and fool eye into believing that it can perceive depths at six feet to within about a sixteenth of an inch.
A special image has to be constructed to define amount to right shift. This is known as Z-AXIS file, and it complements XY file. With X, Y and Z fully specified entire three dimensions have been defined.
You have to make your own Z-AXIS file. After all, stereoscopic reconstruction is an ART. A machine cannot do it because a machine cannot INVENT missing data.
However, those who have need to reconstruct "flatties" into 3D will find my free program useful.
You can read about it at http://wehner.org ools/mover/index.htm and download ZIP file from http://wehner.org ools/mover.zip .
It was suggested on that web-page that there really ought to be a competition for best stereo "resurrection" of Sir Charles Wheatstone - after all, it was HIS lecture that launched 3D upon world. That suggestion is repeated here. My own early attempts at such reconstruction can be seen on my website - I use Wheatstone as subject.
There is also an anaglyph (red-green) making tool. Other tools can be found at http://www.wehner.org ools/
Charles Douglas Wehner was born in 1944.
He was a technical author in nucleonics, photoelectrics, radar and instrumentation and control. Also a factory manager, and for many years a member of the Stereoscopic Society in London, England.