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Make Your Own Autostereoscopic 3D Display With the Help of a Printer

January 24th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Other S3D Tech

How about printing yourself an autostereoscopic 3D display or actually turning your existing 2D monitor into a 3D capable one that does not require you to wear any glasses to have a perception of depth. The user Cybereality has managed to create his own DIY autostereoscopic LCD monitor mod using parallax barrier printed on a normal printer and he explains how this can be made in the video above. He is using a transparency film with printed parallax barrier for his monitor and then aligns it to his LCD screen and by adding the iZ3D driver with the Vertical Interleaved setting. Of course this method is far from being perfect and the quality you will get won’t be the same as a commercial autostereoscopic 3D display (it is hard to print the absolutely right size of the barrier as well as to perfectly match in on the display), but it can still be fun to try out and build your own autostereoscopic 3D solution on the cheap… very cheap, provided that you have all the required tools and materials handy. Then there is of course the number of vertical lines being halved (similar effect to the passive polarized display with halved horizontal lines in the resolution), the fact that you need to stay still while watching the monitor and be at a fixed position for optimum results and some other drawbacks. But still, if you are interested you can read on the full guide with more explanations from Cybereality by following the link below. I personally do plan to play a bit with this method in the next few days, maybe trying to cover some laptop screen of up to 12″ (enough for a single A4/Letter transparency film sheet as I don’t have access to A3 or larger size printer) to see how it goes.

To read the full DIY autostereoscopic 3D guide by Cybereality over at the MTBS3D forum…

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mathew Orman // Jan 25, 2011 at 05:48

    You a typo in your article:
    “vertical resolution being halved”
    it should be “horizontal resolution being halved”

    Mathew Orman

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