StereoTracer

Triaxes StereoTracer converts images to glasses-free 3D formats.

StereoTracer allows you to get a multi-angle series of frames from a single photo and a depth map (2D+Depth), or from a stereo pair of photos.  The program automatically calculates the depth map image from a stereoscopic photo.

A series of frames from StereoTracer can be printed as a lenticular 3D picture in 3DMasterKit, or saved as separate files (jpg, tif, psd), or video (mp4, gif, avi) . StereoTracer is able to generate 45-view images for viewing on Looking Glass 3D diaplay, and 2D+Depth images for Philips/Dimenco AS3D displays.

Triaxes StereoTracer conversion scheme

Triaxes StereoTracer conversion scheme

What is a Depth-map?

The depth-map (disparity image or Z-image) is an image which contains information about the depth of the picture and serves to convert a two-dimensional image into a three-dimensional one. In the depth-map the gray color gradation shows each pixel’s distance from the viewer. The lighter areas in the depth-map correspond to the areas nearer to the viewer, the darker ones correspond to the more distant areas. A depth-map can be created out of one 2D image manually in any graphic editor or from a stereo pair automatically in StereoTracer.

2D+DepthSample

(Kaliningrad. Photo by A. Urenkov. Depth map by Zaza Karanashvili)

Features and Benefits

Depth Map Processing

StereoTracer works with a user-drawn depth map and automatically calculates one or two depth maps out of a stereo pair for further 3D sequence rendering.

3D Sequence Rendering

StereoTracer renders a multi-view 3D series of frames based on:

– one 2D picture and a user-drawn depth map

– a stereo pair and an automatically calculated depth map (for one of the frames)

– a stereo pair and two automatically calculated depth maps (for both frames of a stereo pair). This method provides the best “look behind” effect.

Multiple Input Formats

StereoTracer supports stereo photos stored in separate files or in one file (side-by-side).

Stereo Camera Compatibility

StereoTracer supports the MPO file format used by the Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D, Panasonic and some other cameras.
The program automatically converts stereo MPO files into multi-view stereo sequences for lenticular 3D photo printing.

Easy to Learn

The Program Wizard as well as the intuitive interface help users run the program features step-by-step and get professional results effortlessly. The detailed User Guide describes all the software options.

Auto Adjustment

The auto alignment feature enables the user to obtain a better 3D visualization effect.

Flexible Settings

StereoTracer controls parallax and convergence points in the resulting 3D multi-view sequence of frames.

Output

The StereoTracer output is easily compatible with 3DMasterKit for the final lenticular 3D picture creating.

Watch video how to convert stereo photo for Looking Glass Holographic Display

Read more on how it’s done.

This video shows how to make 3D photos with an Android smartphone, Google Camera app, StereoTracer and 3DMasterKit.
(The latest version of Google Camera only works on recent Nexus and Pixel devices on Android 7.1.1 and above.)