3D Photos with NVIDIA 3D Vision

Overview

If you enjoy watching 3D movies, you'll probably love taking 3D pictures and movies. With NVIDIA's 3D Vision kit and Fujifilm's FinePix REAL 3D W1 camera, taking 3D pictures is as simple as pressing the shutter, and viewing them on your large screen monitor is as simple as plug and play.
The NVIDIA 3D Vision-Ready ecosystem provides the optimum platform for a variety of applications including stereoscopic 3D images and photos. A properly equipped PC can be used for organizing, storing, sharing, as well as viewing 3D photos.

Now with support for the FUJIFILM FinePix REAL 3D W1, the world's first 3D digital camera of its kind, you can produce high-quality and natural three-dimensional images with NVIDIA 3D Vision.

Key Details

  • Simple & Easy 3D Pictures
    • The new Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 digital camera makes taking real live 3D pictures simple and automatic. Fujifilm has developed a groundbreaking image capture system comprising two Fujinon lenses and two CCDs, integrated in a compact body with high-precision engineering.
  • The optimal platform for 3D Photography
    • NVIDIA 3D Vision provides the highest quality platform for viewing full color, digital 3D pictures

Configuring Your PC

Get NVIDIA 3D Vision

There are two ways to experience 3D Photography with NVIDIA 3D Vision. Visit www.nvidia.com/get3D for more information.

  • NVIDIA 3D Vision: A complete solution for experiencing Stereoscopic 3D on your PC in high definition, full color fidelity, and incredible depth.
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Discover: Specialized glasses bundled with select GeForce Graphics cards for a sneak peek at games, movies, and photos in Stereoscopic 3D.

Install the latest 3D Vision Hardware & Drivers

The latest drivers required for 3D Photography are as follows:

Get a 3D Vision-Ready Camera

Camera solutions currently available:

  • High Definition, full 3D photos with Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 camera
  • Introduction to 3D photography with Juicy Bits Software for the iPhone
  • Custom Stereoscopic 3D rigs using two cameras (not covered in this guide)

Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1

The FinePix REAL 3D system is the world’s first three dimensional (3D) digital imaging system that captures realistic 3D still photographs and movies. NVIDIA has added full picture and video support to NVIDIA 3D Vision so that images and videos and be enjoyed on your PC.

The Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 digital camera makes taking real live 3D pictures simple and automatic. Fujifilm has developed a groundbreaking image capture system comprising two Fujinon lenses and two CCDs, integrated in a compact body with high-precision engineering. An aluminum die-cast frame provides the solid platform for the precision alignment of the left and right lenses so you can take 3D images with an unprecedented quality of reality. NVIDIA 3D Vision provides the highest quality platform for viewing the full color, 10 megapixel digital pictures captured on your Fujifilm camera.

Key Features
  • Realistic 3D still photographs and movies
  • Advanced 3D mode to take telephoto and macro shots
  • Standard 2D mode to take traditional photos
  • Advanced 2D Mode to simultaneously take two shots at different settings
  • 3D LCD system, allowing 3D images to be viewed live, while shooting
Product Availability

Juicy Bits –Use your iPhone to take 3D Pictures

Create your own 3D photos and easily share them with friends on Facebook and Twitter. First, take left and right photos with the built-in camera or choose two images from your iPhone photo album, then take the two separate views and save them as a JPEG file with left/right eye images.
More information can be found at http://www.juicybitssoftware.com/

Taking 3D Pictures

Simple Shooting Instructions

  • When shooting objects, aim the main “target” at the object of interest. Aim by pressing the shutter half way down, and you will see the parallax adjustment happen on the viewfinder.
  • When set to auto parallax mode, this is the object that will be at screen depth.
  • Shoot objects at least 3 feet away. Being too close will cause problems with convergence. You can use NVIDIA 3D Vision Photo Viewer to make some adjustments.
  • If you are shooting indoors, we recommend the following:
    • Turning off the flash (the flash can cause shadows to be cast in different directions for each eye, causing eyestrain). The flash can be turned off using the button on the right of the camera with the lightning bolt and selecting “Forced off”
    • Include lots of ambient light
    • Use a tripod or monopod if possible

Things to Avoid

  • When taking a photo, make sure your fingers are out of the way of the lenses. This can ruin most photos
  • Don’t shoot objects really close. Shooting objects really close can cause convergence problems

Camera Converge Point

Be careful in shooting a scene that has your center object much farther back in the scene than other objects on the sides. You can adjust this later in NVIDIA 3D Vision Photo Viewer, but it may be too much and cause problems.

Best Framing Techniques

To use best framing, position the main subject at the intersection of two lines or align one of the horizontal lines with the horizon. Use focus lock to focus on subjects that will not be in the center of the frame in the final photograph.

Eyestrain

Avoid objects in the foreground clipping the edge of the screen. If you do this, you will get eyestrain as you only see the picture in one eye view and not the other.

Importing and Viewing 3D Pictures

Before You Start

  • If you have NOT installed your cameras software, you may not be able to browse to the camera’s memory card to copy photo files.
  • MPO files (format used by the Fujifilm Camera) will NOT show a thumbnail preview when you copy them to your hard drive and view them with Windows Explorer. But they will show a preview on the Fujifilm 3D camera’s memory card.
  • When you view MPO files on your hard drive, there is no thumbnail image preview of the file. NVIDIA is working on adding support for that.

Importing Pictures

If you are using a Fuji Camera

  1. Connect camera to the PC via the mini USB cable
  2. Turn of camera by opening sliding lens cover
  3. The Fujifilm software will launch and you can automatically rename photos and import in pictures
  4. All 3D picture files will have the extensions “MPO”. All 3D movie files will have the file extension “AVI”

Other cameras: Browse with Windows Explorer

  1. Connect camera to the PC via the mini USB cable
  2. Launch Windows Explorer
  3. Browse to your camera’s internal memory
  4. Copy files to your hard drive.

3D Vision Picture Viewer

NVIDIA 3D Vision™ and 3D Vision Discover allow you to view immersive 3D pictures on your PC with the built in NVIDIA 3D Vision Photo viewer.
The photo viewer is automatically installed with the 3D Vision driver and supports the viewing stereoscopic JPEG (JPS) and PNG (PNS) file formats, and the Multi Picture Object (MPO) file format used by the Fuji FinePix 3D W1 camera.

Viewing Pictures

Configuring the Picture Viewer

  1. Launch 3D Vision Photo Viewer by double-clicking the icon on the desktop.

    Another method is to navigate the START menu to Programs ->NVIDIA Corporation -> 3D Vision -> 3D Vision Photo Viewer.
  2. Browse to View > Options and select “Scale to fit”
  3. Leave all other settings alone for now.
Viewing a picture
  1. Double click on an MPO file
  2. The file should now launch file in fullscreen mode.
  3. To quit fullscreen mode, press “Escape”

Using the Slideshow

Configure Slideshow Settings
  1. Launch 3D Vision Photo Viewer
  2. Browse to View > Options and set the slideshow settings
    • Set slideshow type to “Automatic”
    • Choose slideshow length. The slideshow will display each picture for 8 seconds to give users time to enjoy the picture
    • During the slideshow, press the spacebar to pause the slideshow.
    • d. To advance the slideshow faster, press page down. To go back in the slideshow, press page up.



Launching a Slideshow
  1. Launch 3D Vision Photo Viewer
  2. Browse to View > Slide show
  3. Press “Change” select to the folder where 3D pics are stored
  4. Click “Select All”
  5. Click “Begin”
  6. During the slideshow you can press page up to advance or page down to go back


Editing 3D Pictures with 3D Vision (fullscreen mode only)

Sometimes pictures taken in 3D need to have some minor adjustments because photos were not shot properly. These hotkeys can help you make the proper adjustments for MPO files only.
Table 1: Hotkeys for adjusting 3D pictures

Hotkeys

Function

Description

D / F

Adjusts the X (left/right) shift.

D shifts images apart which movies objects closer to your eyes.

F shifts images closer, which moves objects farther away from your eyes.

The X shift allows you to increase or decrease the amount of separation in the X direction of the two images in the MPO file, which directly affects the position of objects in your 3D photos. This feature is used to shift the objects forward or backward in your photos.
For instance you may have a photo that has too much 3D “pop-out” which causes you eyestrain. You can use F to decrease the X shift and bring the objects closer to the screen.
When doing your alignment, removing your glasses and looking at the two images overlayed on top of each other can help you in your adjustments. For instance, you may want part of your picture to be at monitor depth, meaning it does not go into or come out of the monitor. With your glasses off, adjust the X value such that the two images appear overlapped (no double image) for that part of your picture. When you are complete , that part of the image is at monitor depth.

E / R

Adjusts the Y (up/down) shift.

E shifts the left image up.

R shifts the right
image down.

The Y shift allows you to increase or decrease the amount of shift in the Y direction of two images in the MPO file. This feature is used to correct misaligned of the two cameras caused by an uneven surface.
For instance when viewing the MPO file you may see objects not aligned in the Y direction, which causes eyestrain. You can use R to decrease the Y shift and align the two images in the MPO file.

C

Resets X and Y shifts back to original file setting.

This setting resets the X and Y shift back to the original file setting that was set on the Fujifilm camera in the auto or manual parallax mode. NVIDIA recommends using this command if you have performed an X or Y shift and wish to restore the file.

V

Sets X and Y shifts to zero.

This setting sets the X and Y shift to zero and removes any offsets set by the Fujifilm camera or NVIDIA 3D Vision photo viewer. Some users may wish to switch to this value to see how their image looks without any parallax shift.

J

Saves X and/or Y shifts to the file.

This hotkey allows you to save the file after you have made X and Y adjustments. Once you have saved the file, the MPO file is permanently modified so you can never recover the original X and Y value settings.

Creating Other 3D Photo Files from MPOs

Creating JPS Files

Why you want a JPS file
  • The current 3D Vision Photo Viewer on NVIDIA.com does not support MPO files. JPS files are supported in the current photo viewer.
  • In addition, you may want to convert the MPO files to JPS files which are smaller in size for easier distribution.

Converting a MPO to JPS

  1. Open MPO file with 3D Vision Photo Viewer
  2. Press ALT-F1 to take a 3D picture file
  3. The JPS file will be copied to C:\Users\[USERNAME]\Documents\NVStereoscopic3D.IMG
  4. The 3D Pictures you save will have the file name “nvsttest0x_xx.jps”
  5. Copy the JPS files to where ever you need

Creating Anaglyph (3D Vision Discover) Picture

Why you want an anaglyph picture

Anaglyph photos allow you to share precompiled 3D images on websites, PowerPoint, and email allowing anyone to use 3D Vision Discover glasses, and view the photos without needing to install a driver or use the NVIDIA 3D Vision Photo Viewer

Converting a MPO to Anaglyph

  1. Launch NVIDIA Control Panel
  2. Browse to Stereoscopic 3D > Setup Stereoscopic 3D Settings
  3. Change 3D Vision Ready display type to “3D Vision Discover mode”

  • Open MPO file with 3D Vision Photo Viewer
  • Press PrntScrn (Print screen) to copy the file into memory
  • Launch Windows Paint
  • Paste picture into Windows Paint
  • Save file as whatever you want (BMP, JPEG, PNG, etc)
  • Open file with any photo viewer you want and wear your 3D Vision Discover glasses

Get More 3D Content

Creating In-Game 3D Screenshots

When you are playing a game with NVIDIA 3D Vision, take an in-game screenshot in 3D by pressing ALT-F1. These 3D screenshots are copied into the following folder with the file extension JPS:
C:\Users\[USERNAME]\Documents\NVStereoscopic3D.IMG
A JPS file is a stereoscopic 3D JPEG file and can be viewer with the NVIDIA 3D Vision Photo Viewer.

Download 3D Picture Slideshows

NVIDIA has created 3D slideshows for you to download and enjoy.

  1. Visit the following website to download the latest PowerPacks.
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/3D_Vision_3D_Pictures.html
  2. Download the PowerPack and run the EXE to install the slideshow.
  3. Launch the slideshow by double clicking on the shortcut on your desktop.
  4. Navigate the slideshow using:
    - SPACEBAR (pause)
    - PAGE UP\DOWN (next/previous screenshot)
    - ESC (exit)

Here are some of the PowerPacks listed:


  • QuakeCon 2009 PowerPackSlideshow of images taken at QuakeCon in 2009.
  • Santa Clara Classic Car Show 2009 PowerPack Slideshow of images taken at the Santa Clara Car Show in 2009 in California
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum PowerPack Slideshow of images from the new Batman: Arkham Asylum game

3D Photography Online

Stereoscopic 3D images utilize a particular .jps file format which can be opened using the 3D Vision Photo viewer. A JPS file is a JPG file with a different extension that contains two identical pictures oriented in a side-by-side configuration.

This sample image shows the two images that comprise a .jps file. To view the image in stereo, select either Stereo View from the View menu or simply press CTRL+ V to enable stereo.

If the image does not look correct or compelling, ensure that the appropriate screen resolution has been selected and the Scale to Fit option in disabled within the Options menu

There is a considerable amount of stereoscopic content currently available online. Some excellent 3D Photography can be viewed at the following locations:
  • Stereo Photography – The World in 3D
  • Mars Color Stereo Photographs
  • Stereo Pictures for Cross-Eyed Viewing
  • Stereo Pictures on Flickr
  • Stereo Pictures on Photobucket
  • Stereo Pictures on SmugMug
When you save an image, be sure to rename the .jpg to .jps before opening using the Stereoscopic Picture Viewer

The amount of depth (eye separation) in 3D pictures is hard coded into the picture. It is not possible to dynamically change the depth amount. This is a current limitation of 3D pictures.

3D Web Browsing with Cooliris

Cooliris is a unique new way to view photos and videos as a full-screen 3D wall of pictures. Able to pull content either locally or from a myriad of popular sites across the Web, Cooliris allows you to scan through hundreds of pictures and videos in a matter of seconds. When using an NVIDIA GPU, you can experience all of the lush 3D effects and functionality without any of the lag or hiccups experienced when not using a capable GPU.

Installing the Cooliris Demo

Go to http://www.cooliris.com  and download the latest shipping application

  • Install automatically loads
  • Install is for the browser you are using at the time (Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox)
  • You will have to exit the browser and then re-launch after setup completes

Browsing Photos on the Hard Drive

Use the following steps to browse photo-collections on your hard drive.
  1. Select My Computer from the list on the left when in Cooliris mode


  2. Navigate to a folder with images, then browse the wall. If you have 3D JPS and/or PNS stereo-pair images, they will display in 3D on 3D Vision systems when the image is viewed in full-screen mode.

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Overview

Add an extra dimension to your photography

If you enjoy watching 3D movies, you'll probably love taking 3D pictures and movies. With NVIDIA's 3D Vision kit and Fujifilm's FinePix REAL 3D W1 camera, taking 3D pictures is as simple as pressing the shutter, and viewing them on your large screen monitor is as simple as plug and play.

The NVIDIA 3D Vision-Ready ecosystem provides the optimum platform for a variety of applications including stereoscopic 3D images and photos. A properly equipped PC can be used for organizing, storing, sharing, as well as viewing 3D photos.

Now with support for the FUJIFILM FinePix REAL 3D W1, the world's first 3D digital camera of its kind, you can produce high-quality and natural three-dimensional images with NVIDIA 3D Vision.

Key Details

Simple & Easy 3D Pictures

  • The new Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 digital camera makes taking real live 3D pictures simple and automatic. Fujifilm has developed a groundbreaking image capture system comprising two Fujinon lenses and two CCDs, integrated in a compact body with high-precision engineering.

The optimal platform for 3D Photography

  • NVIDIA 3D Vision provides the highest quality platform for viewing full color, digital 3D pictures

Configuring Your PC

Get NVIDIA 3D Vision

There are two ways to experience 3D Photography with NVIDIA 3D Vision. Visit www.nvidia.com/get3D for more information.

  • NVIDIA 3D Vision: A complete solution for experiencing Stereoscopic 3D on your PC in high definition, full color fidelity, and incredible depth.
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Discover: Specialized glasses bundled with select GeForce Graphics cards for a sneak peek at games, movies, and photos in Stereoscopic 3D.

Install the latest 3D Vision Hardware & Drivers

The latest drivers required for 3D Photography are as follows:

Get a 3D Vision-Ready Camera

Camera solutions currently available:

  • High Definition, full 3D photos with Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 camera
  • Introduction to 3D photography with Juicy Bits Software for the iPhone
  • Custom Stereoscopic 3D rigs using two cameras (not covered in this guide)

Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1

The FinePix REAL 3D system is the world’s first three dimensional (3D) digital imaging system that captures realistic 3D still photographs and movies. NVIDIA has added full picture and video support to NVIDIA 3D Vision so that images and videos and be enjoyed on your PC.

The Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 digital camera makes taking real live 3D pictures simple and automatic. Fujifilm has developed a groundbreaking image capture system comprising two Fujinon lenses and two CCDs, integrated in a compact body with high-precision engineering. An aluminum die-cast frame provides the solid platform for the precision alignment of the left and right lenses so you can take 3D images with an unprecedented quality of reality. NVIDIA 3D Vision provides the highest quality platform for viewing the full color, 10 megapixel digital pictures captured on your Fujifilm camera.

Key Features

  • Realistic 3D still photographs and movies
  • Advanced 3D mode to take telephoto and macro shots
  • Standard 2D mode to take traditional photos
  • Advanced 2D Mode to simultaneously take two shots at different settings
  • 3D LCD system, allowing 3D images to be viewed live, while shooting

Product Availability


Juicy Bits –Use your iPhone to take 3D Pictures

Create your own 3D photos and easily share them with friends on Facebook and Twitter. First, take left and right photos with the built-in camera or choose two images from your iPhone photo album, then take the two separate views and save them as a JPEG file with left/right eye images.

More information can be found at http://www.juicybitssoftware.com/

Taking 3D Pictures

Simple Shooting Instructions

  • When shooting objects, aim the main “target” at the object of interest. Aim by pressing the shutter half way down, and you will see the parallax adjustment happen on the viewfinder.
  • When set to auto parallax mode, this is the object that will be at screen depth.
  • Shoot objects at least 3 feet away. Being too close will cause problems with convergence. You can use NVIDIA 3D Vision Photo Viewer to make some adjustments.

If you are shooting indoors, we recommend the following:

  • Turning off the flash (the flash can cause shadows to be cast in different directions for each eye, causing eyestrain). The flash can be turned off using the button on the right of the camera with the lightning bolt and selecting “Forced off”
  • Include lots of ambient light
  • Use a tripod or monopod if possible

Things to Avoid

  • When taking a photo, make sure your fingers are out of the way of the lenses. This can ruin most photos
  • Don’t shoot objects really close. Shooting objects really close can cause convergence problems

Camera Converge Point

Be careful in shooting a scene that has your center object much farther back in the scene than other objects on the sides. You can adjust this later in NVIDIA 3D Vision Photo Viewer, but it may be too much and cause problems.

Best Framing Techniques

To use best framing, position the main subject at the intersection of two lines or align one of the horizontal lines with the horizon. Use focus lock to focus on subjects that will not be in the center of the frame in the final photograph.

Eyestrain

Avoid objects in the foreground clipping the edge of the screen. If you do this, you will get eyestrain as you only see the picture in one eye view and not the other.

Importing and Viewing 3D Pictures

Before You Start

  • If you have NOT installed your cameras software, you may not be able to browse to the camera’s memory card to copy photo files.
  • MPO files (format used by the Fujifilm Camera) will NOT show a thumbnail preview when you copy them to your hard drive and view them with Windows Explorer. But they will show a preview on the Fujifilm 3D camera’s memory card.
  • When you view MPO files on your hard drive, there is no thumbnail image preview of the file. NVIDIA is working on adding support for that.

Importing Pictures

If you are using a Fuji Camera

  • Connect camera to the PC via the mini USB cable
  • Turn of camera by opening sliding lens cover
  • The Fujifilm software will launch and you can automatically rename photos and import in pictures
  • All 3D picture files will have the extensions “MPO”. All 3D movie files will have the file extension “AVI”

Other cameras: Browse with Windows Explorer

  • Connect camera to the PC via the mini USB cable
  • Launch Windows Explorer
  • Browse to your camera’s internal memory
  • Copy files to your hard drive.

3D Vision Picture Viewer

NVIDIA 3D Vision™ and 3D Vision Discover allow you to view immersive 3D pictures on your PC with the built in NVIDIA 3D Vision Photo viewer.

The photo viewer is automatically installed with the 3D Vision driver and supports the viewing stereoscopic JPEG (JPS) and PNG (PNS) file formats, and the Multi Picture Object (MPO) file format used by the Fuji FinePix 3D W1 camera.

Viewing Pictures

Configuring the Picture Viewer

  • Launch 3D Vision Photo Viewer by double-clicking the icon on the desktop.

    Another method is to navigate the START menu to Programs ->NVIDIA Corporation -> 3D Vision -> 3D Vision Photo Viewer.

  • Browse to View > Options and select “Scale to fit”
  • Leave all other settings alone for now.

Viewing a picture

  • Double click on an MPO file
  • The file should now launch file in fullscreen mode.
  • To quit fullscreen mode, press “Escape”

Using the Slideshow

Configure Slideshow Settings

Launch 3D Vision Photo Viewer

Browse to View > Options and set the slideshow settings

  • Set slideshow type to “Automatic”
  • Choose slideshow length. The slideshow will display each picture for 8 seconds to give users time to enjoy the picture
  • During the slideshow, press the spacebar to pause the slideshow.
  • To advance the slideshow faster, press page down. To go back in the slideshow, press page up.

Launching a Slideshow

  • Launch 3D Vision Photo Viewer



  • Browse to View > Slide show
  • Press “Change” select to the folder where 3D pics are stored
  • Click “Select All”
  • Click “Begin”
  • During the slideshow you can press page up to advance or page down to go back

Editing 3D Pictures with 3D Vision

(fullscreen mode only)

Sometimes pictures taken in 3D need to have some minor adjustments because photos were not shot properly. These hotkeys can help you make the proper adjustments for MPO files only.

  • Table 1: Hotkeys for adjusting 3D pictures

Hotkeys

Function

Description

D / F

Adjusts the X (left/right) shift.

D shifts images apart which movies objects closer to your eyes.

F shifts images closer, which moves objects farther away from your eyes.

The X shift allows you to increase or decrease the amount of separation in the X direction of the two images in the MPO file, which directly affects the position of objects in your 3D photos. This feature is used to shift the objects forward or backward in your photos.

For instance you may have a photo that has too much 3D “pop-out” which causes you eyestrain. You can use F to decrease the X shift and bring the objects closer to the screen.

When doing your alignment, removing your glasses and looking at the two images overlayed on top of each other can help you in your adjustments. For instance, you may want part of your picture to be at monitor depth, meaning it does not go into or come out of the monitor. With your glasses off, adjust the X value such that the two images appear overlapped (no double image) for that part of your picture. When you are complete , that part of the image is at monitor depth.

E / R

Adjusts the Y (up/down) shift.

E shifts the left image up.

R shifts the right image down.

The Y shift allows you to increase or decrease the amount of shift in the Y direction of two images in the MPO file. This feature is used to correct misaligned of the two cameras caused by an uneven surface.

For instance when viewing the MPO file you may see objects not aligned in the Y direction, which causes eyestrain. You can use R to decrease the Y shift and align the two images in the MPO file.

C

Resets X and Y shifts back to original file setting.

This setting resets the X and Y shift back to the original file setting that was set on the Fujifilm camera in the auto or manual parallax mode. NVIDIA recommends using this command if you have performed an X or Y shift and wish to restore the file.

V

Sets X and Y shifts to zero.

This setting sets the X and Y shift to zero and removes any offsets set by the Fujifilm camera or NVIDIA 3D Vision photo viewer. Some users may wish to switch to this value to see how their image looks without any parallax shift.

J

Saves X and/or Y shifts to the file.

This hotkey allows you to save the file after you have made X and Y adjustments. Once you have saved the file, the MPO file is permanently modified so you can never recover the original X and Y value settings.

Creating Other 3D Photo Files from MPOs

Creating JPS Files

Why you want a JPS file

  • The current 3D Vision Photo Viewer on NVIDIA.com does not support MPO files. JPS files are supported in the current photo viewer.
  • In addition, you may want to convert the MPO files to JPS files which are smaller in size for easier distribution.

Converting a MPO to JPS

  • Open MPO file with 3D Vision Photo Viewer
  • Press ALT-F1 to take a 3D picture file
  • The JPS file will be copied to C:\Users\[USERNAME]\Documents\NVStereoscopic3D.IMG
  • The 3D Pictures you save will have the file name “nvsttest0x_xx.jps
  • Copy the JPS files to where ever you need

Creating Anaglyph (3D Vision Discover) Picture

Why you want an anaglyph picture

Anaglyph photos allow you to share precompiled 3D images on websites, PowerPoint, and email allowing anyone to use 3D Vision Discover glasses, and view the photos without needing to install a driver or use the NVIDIA 3D Vision Photo Viewer

Converting a MPO to Anaglyph

  • Launch NVIDIA Control Panel
  • Browse to Stereoscopic 3D > Setup Stereoscopic 3D Settings
  • Change 3D Vision Ready display type to “3D Vision Discover mode”
  • Open MPO file with 3D Vision Photo Viewer
  • Press PrntScrn (Print screen) to copy the file into memory
  • Launch Windows Paint
  • Paste picture into Windows Paint
  • Save file as whatever you want (BMP, JPEG, PNG, etc)
  • Open file with any photo viewer you want and wear your 3D Vision Discover glasses

Get More 3D Content

Creating In-Game 3D Screenshots

When you are playing a game with NVIDIA 3D Vision, take an in-game screenshot in 3D by pressing ALT-F1. These 3D screenshots are copied into the following folder with the file extension JPS:
C:\Users\[USERNAME]\Documents\NVStereoscopic3D.IMG
A JPS file is a stereoscopic 3D JPEG file and can be viewer with the NVIDIA 3D Vision Photo Viewer.

Download 3D Picture Slideshows

NVIDIA has created 3D slideshows for you to download and enjoy.

  • Visit the following website to download the latest PowerPacks.
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/3D_Vision_3D_Pictures.html
  • Download the PowerPack and run the EXE to install the slideshow.
  • Launch the slideshow by double clicking on the shortcut on your desktop.
  • Navigate the slideshow using:
    • SPACEBAR (pause)
    • PAGE UP\DOWN (next/previous screenshot)
    • ESC (exit)

Here are some of the PowerPacks listed:

  • QuakeCon 2009 PowerPack Slideshow of images taken at
    QuakeCon in 2009
  • Santa Clara Classic Car Show 2009 PowerPack Slideshow of images
    taken at the Santa Clara Car Show in 2009 in California
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum PowerPack Slideshow of images from the
    new Batman: Arkham Asylum game

3D Photography Online

Stereoscopic 3D images utilize a particular .jps file format which can be opened using the 3D Vision Photo viewer. A JPS file is a JPG file with a different extension that contains two identical pictures oriented in a side-by-side configuration.

This sample image shows the two images that comprise a .jps file. To view the image in stereo, select either Stereo View from the View menu or simply press CTRL+ V to enable stereo.

If the image does not look correct or compelling, ensure that the appropriate screen resolution has been selected and the Scale to Fit option in disabled within the Options menu

There is a considerable amount of stereoscopic content currently available online. Some excellent 3D Photography can be viewed at the following locations:

  • Stereo Photography – The World in 3D
  • Mars Color Stereo Photographs
  • Stereo Pictures for Cross-Eyed Viewing
  • Stereo Pictures on Flickr
  • Stereo Pictures on Photobucket
  • Stereo Pictures on SmugMug

When you save an image, be sure to rename the .jpg to .jps before opening using the Stereoscopic Picture Viewer

The amount of depth (eye separation) in 3D pictures is hard coded into the picture. It is not possible to dynamically change the depth amount. This is a current limitation of 3D pictures.

3D Web Browsing with Cooliris

Cooliris is a unique new way to view photos and videos as a full-screen 3D wall of pictures. Able to pull content either locally or from a myriad of popular sites across the Web, Cooliris allows you to scan through hundreds of pictures and videos in a matter of seconds. When using an NVIDIA GPU, you can experience all of the lush 3D effects and functionality without any of the lag or hiccups experienced when not using a capable GPU.

Installing the Cooliris Demo

Go to http://www.cooliris.com and downloadthe latest shipping application

  • Install automatically loads
  • Install is for the browser you are using at the time (Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox)
  • You will have to exit the browser and then re-launch after setup completes

Browsing Photos on the Hard Drive

Use the following steps to browse photo-collections on your hard drive.

  • Select My Computer from the list on the left when in Cooliris mode
  • Navigate to a folder with images, then browse the wall. If you have 3D JPS and/or PNS stereo-pair images, they will display in 3D on 3D Vision systems when the image is viewed in full-screen mode.
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