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anaglyph

[′an·ə‚glif]
(graphic arts)
A stereogram in which the two views are printed or projected superimposed in complementary colors, usually red and blue; by viewing through filter spectacles of corresponding complementary colors, a stereoscopic image is formed.
A surface worked in low relief.
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anaglyph

An embellishment carved or chased in low relief. Also see bas-relief.
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anaglyph 3D

A stereoscopic 3D display technology that separates the stereo frames by RGB colors. Dating back more than a hundred years, the anaglyph method has been used for photographs, a handful of films in theaters and 3D comic books. Anaglyph images can also be downloaded from the Web or created in the computer.

The stereo frames are created with color filters in an anaglyph camera or by passing the original 2D frames through a 2D-to-3D converter. The corresponding filters in the viewer's eyeglasses direct the left image to the left eye and the right image to the right eye. The most common glasses have a red left lens and cyan right lens. The red lens filters out the red, and the cyan lens filters out the blue and green. Red/green and red/blue colors are also used (see RGB).

For Every Distribution Method
The advantage of anaglyph is that stills and movies can be viewed on any computer or TV, and it is also the only stereoscopic 3D technology that can be printed in a magazine or used to print photographs. Although lenticular printing can create a 3D-like effect for still photos, the printing must be done on a thermoplastic layer (see lenticular printing). See 3D visualization, polarized 3D, active 3D and 3D glasses.


Anaglyph Colors
The June 2010 issue of Playboy included a pair of anaglyph glasses (top) and a 3D ad for the True Blood TV series. This image was excerpted from the 3D centerfold, because it clearly shows how anaglyph colors look when printed.







2D-to-3D Conversion
ArcSoft's Media Converter turned this 2D photo into 3D, and red/cyan glasses must be used to view it.







Watching an Anaglyph Movie
A variety of 3D movies on DVD are available in anaglyph formats.







Wider Color Separation Means More Depth
This image taken by 3D expert Allan Silliphant illustrates 3D depth. Look at the color separations between front and back tires. Silliphant invented the Anachrome glasses and photographic technique for viewing high-quality anaglyph images. (Images courtesy of Allan Silliphant, www.anachrome.com).


Wider Color Separation Means More Depth
This image taken by 3D expert Allan Silliphant illustrates 3D depth. Look at the color separations between front and back tires. Silliphant invented the Anachrome glasses and photographic technique for viewing high-quality anaglyph images. (Images courtesy of Allan Silliphant, www.anachrome.com).
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As production designer (a role he had only recently added to his long list of tasks), Rodriguez selectively reduced his color palette to those colors that worked well in anaglyph, favoring purple, yellow, and light orange over bright red, blue, and green.
Furthermore, he does not neglect to mention that a polarized version of the film exists, conceding to the critics who advocated for a polarized version over the anaglyph, but that he was hindered in that there were no theaters--outside of large-format--who could release a polarized version.
Figure 6 provides an anaglyph and stereo pair of a small area in the Islahiye Plain that has not been intensively surveyed for archaeological remains.
Detection of this connection was possible through generation of 3D anaglyphs from confocal optical sections, which allowed visualization, and tracing of the complex immunostained network with respect to larval anatomy.
Computer animations (data not illustrated) and a 3D anaglyph [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 5A OMITTED] showed that this plexus was also connected by serotonergic processes with the nerve plexus in the preoral transverse band via two thin (approximately 2.5 [[micro]meter]) lateral immunoreactive tracts.
A lorgnette viewer and a pair of anaglyph glasses, required for viewing in stereo, are included with every copy.
Attendees will learn how their students can create their own 3-D videos using two cameras, freeware anaglyph creation software and video software including Windows Movie Maker and Microsoft Photostory.
His scheme, called the anaglyph, used two "magic lantern" slide projectors, thereby permitting several people to view a single image at the same time.
MGM and other film studios used the anaglyph for making some 3-D short subjects in the 1920s and 30s.