A hint on viewing these: Give your eyes time to adjust to each picture as you start to view it. Some of these have a very large depth of field and it may take a few seconds for your eyes to line everything up. Just try to relax and "allow" the pictures to come together for you. Also please keep in mind that the rovers' "eyes" especially the pancam are a bit farther apart than most human eyes, so adjusting for close objects is seriously difficult. However, I'm trying my best :)
From time to time I have to manually update the counter to sync it against the actual site stats. For some reason it doesn't work properly :(
And here's the first batch! (1-29-04)
These are 3D Stereo images from the Opportunity Rover. They are red/cyan type stereo and they look best with matching glasses. However, red/blue glasses are still usable (they just don't look as good with these pics).
All pictures posted here will be in JPG format unless otherwise stated.
Two pics are Navcam shots, the rest are Pancam. The 2nd letter of the filename tells which camera shot the original pictures. N for Navcam and P for Pancam.
I was going to link to his blog anyway
because it contains massive amounts of info about the MER missions,
etc. However, I was stunned to see the props he's given to my work
already! Believe me, this makes me want to work twice as hard on it!
Thank you!! His link is in the Navbar on the left. Please go visit him!
A Dozen more Spirit Pics! (1-29-04)
One of these pictures in particular was very hard to align. I'lll leave it to you to figure out which one. :)
Remember to relax your eyes. It helps, especially on the pictures that have a large depth of field.
NEW test format (red/yellow). Quite experimental, indeed.
Below you'll find a pic of a test format I've been working on. It may or may not fly, who knows. I call it "red/yellow". The idea is to have something compatible with both red/blue and red/cyan glasses. I also am hoping to raise the level of detail (read: sharpness) of black and white 3D photos. Obviously this won't work at ALL for color 3D. However, that's not it's intention.
The pluses of this format that I see so far: Increased image clarity, compatible with both major 3D glasses formats, Increased level of detail. The minus? Everything looks yellow ;)
For those who want to study a pic in 3D however, the fact that it's yellow may not matter much if it allows you to see the details more clearly. At any rate, I could use feedback on this. Please e-mail me your thoughts and ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Today's Updates! 3 Opportunity and 1 Spirit Image! (2-2-04)
I'm still waiting to get my grubbby
paws on the raw Opportunity Egress pictures to play with, but JPL
doesn't seem to be in much of a hurry to release them. Therefore, we
wait. Meanwhile, here are four new pictures for you to enjoy (I hope)!
The counter was actually wrong. It was
off (low) by about 600 hits. I adjusted it to match the real stats
available to me. It seems the ISP lost a few days of hits or something.
Now it is accurate. Thanks for your support!!
Also, people have been asking me if I am the same "Thom Bone" that
started the punk rock band called "Butt Trumpet." The answer is yes, I
am. However, I have no plans to link this site to the BT web site because
I want to keep this site 100% kid safe and parent happy. However, if
you want to see and hear that side of me then feel free to e-mail me and I'll fire back the URL of that web site for you.
Another 3D glasses site: www.anachrome.com
I ordered a pair of their glasses today so I am not yet sure how good they are (but they look to be of decent quality from what I could see on their web site). Anyway, they have a Mars special: $7 for high quality plastic glasses. Check em out!
Great Pictures! Appreciate your effort here. Hope there are more to come.
I wonder for assessment purposes if you can put the same picture formatted by the different 3-D methods- side by side in one image or at least located on the webpage to be easily opened rapidly one after the other so that the detail improvement can be appreciated by the viewers. Yellow seems fine for what was only a black and white picture originally.
Anthony, Auckland, New Zealand
Done :) Click the "R/C and R/Y comparison" link in the nav bar! I'll change out the pics from time to time as well so that you can compare different ones.
I put them one above the other. Hopefully makes it easier to compare the two formats. I was going to make a "split" image with one format taking up each half of the picture but found that it's too confusing on the eyes.
Also, I am not claiming that one format is "better" than the other... far from it.
Good or bad, it's your feedback that drives this web site. I want it to be the most enjoyable possible for you.
You can also e-mail me at email@example.com if you'd rather do that.
Either way, your feedback is important. It will help me give you the site that you want to see.
First off, thanks for waiting! Note that the Microscopic imager pic (first one under Sprit red/yellow) is only psuedo-3D... simply because the MI camera is only mono. Also of note, some of the pictures in this set have a very large field of depth. I assure you, they are aligned as best as is humanly possible but you may have to cross your eyes a little to take them all in. :)
I am almost exclusively using the red/yellow format for this update (and maybe future ones as well) because I have received a ton of feedback from people saying that they like this format better. Also, one can find red/cyan and red/blue pics all over the place... and I've always aimed to be different ;)