I learned the 3D technique from In Depth - 3D with a 2D Digicam in dpreview.com:
There you are instructed to put the image for the right eye at left and the image for the left eye at right so that crossing your eyes you ‘merge’ the images in one and see the 3D effect.
I did my images garden, neighborhood and some others following that tutorial and they work for me.
Now, my thought about some post in this forum. I will not say if something is wrong or right, just my thought and what seems to work better for me.
FotOz, the thread starter, put their images as I learned and his descriptions of how to see them are consistent for left eye’s image at right and right eye’s image at left.
The car posted by clickit has left eye’s image at left and right eye’s image at right.
The ways to see the images posted by sprinkles and embdude should work for this image and for the Minolta link posted by embdude.
I wrote to embdude a private message about his Minolta and he wrote:
I did not notice my images are mounted reversed. Only that it works best for me in that order. I do recall reading about the pros and cons of mounting them in order or reversed, but I do not recall much, nor did I put much thought into it when I did my pictures.
If you are curious to compare, check the link posted by embdude:
and the same Minolta of embdude with the original images reversed by me:
My questions are:
· Is there a preferred way to mount the images?
· Do you need different methods for viewing images mounted direct or reversed?
· Can you see real 3D with the images mounted the other way?
For me, the only way that works is crossing the eyes.
I agree with FotOz in this:
You'll know if you have them (the images) on the wrong side as the 3-D will 'turn itself inside out'
I will support FotOz in this:
Do you reckon we should see if we can get a 3D forum started?