Slidor: the 3D photo of the VR era
The Slidor app uses a custom augmented reality (AR) engine to create full-fledged in-depth photographs. Other AR apps are use augmented reality engines to insert 3D content into your photographs. Slidor, however, renders your photograph in-depth in and of itself.
Slidor tracks the position of the user’s device, capturing shots at the necessary moments and then combining the shots into an amazing 3D photograph. This 3D photograph we’ve named the “Slid”.
While we view the slid, what our vision does is move around an object, thereby giving it the great depth that it has. Amazingly, you are able to see the depth just with your own eyes, no 3D glasses or other devices necessary.
A slid can not only be viewed but also printed in-depth.
- Slids in which depth is visible on any screen are called “Digital Slids”.
- Meanwhile, slids designed for printing are meanwhile called “Printable Slids”. The depth on printable slids is not visible in the digital preview and can be seen only after they are printed.
Although digital and printable slids are called the same thing, the principles of their creation and further display are very different indeed.
Printable Slids – are an even more interesting phenomenon – a real glasses-free 3D photograph. To create them, we use lenticular printing technology, which were have improved on a lot, by applying the latest technological achievements in the field of data processing, computer vision, and modern printing methods.
Although this technology has been around for a while, and you might be familiar with it from old greeting cards or modern promo products, it has still remained impossible to use for large-scale, but individualized, production.
We spent several years actively researching in the field of computer vision, processing large amounts of graphic data, optics, and modern printing methods to create this remarkable product and have achieved very high quality. More information can be found here.
How it works
During the capturing process, the app has the ability to track the device’s 6D (XYZ position + XYZ rotation) position relative to the object being captured and produce shots at the necessary moments. The shots are then processed in a special way and assembled out of them in the ready slid.
To track the device’s position, we use a technique (which we’ve created on our own) similar to Apple’s ARKit framework. The task of precisely tracking the device’s position using single camera is very challenging in its own right. The task, however, of giving people the opportunity to easily create high-quality 3D lenticular prints with any mobile device was an even more daunting one.
Our backend code for automatic printable slid creation is built on a foundation of a lot of know-how and uses breadth of modern image processing and computer vision aspects.
For that reason, it’s no wonder that we had to spend a few years getting everything to work.
We can definitely say that this app covers many aspects of modern 3D photos
- Creating and viewing wigglegrams
- Creating 3D lenticular print-outs
- Viewing created photos in a VR headset, Google Cardboard, anaglyph glasses, or via the parallel-view method
- Create glasses-free 3D digital photographs. View them on your screen
Also known as wigglegrams or bullet time shots.
- Create glasses-free 3D printable photographs, a surprising gift or interior decoration.
The photographs will be made using lenticular printing technology. After your order is fully created, it is packaged and sent out to the address you provide us. Delivery is free all over the world with a tracking number for each order by default; however, express delivery is also available as an option. The entire process of receiving the order can be tracked using the Slidor mobile app.
- Share slids via any social network: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr, as a GIF or video.
Digital slids make the perfect video avatar on Facebook.
- Apply filters and trim a slid before saving it however you like.
Even enjoy exclusive filters simulating Nimslo or Nishika cameras.
- Create Boomerang-like looped animations with additional cool camera movement to boot.
If you are one of experience and an imagination, you can take advantage of slids’ features on a whole new level: creating fun animations and different special effects. Control capturing progress by moving the device so you can then decide to skip some time (by keeping the device still) and creating a time-lapse type effect.
- View digital slids using any 3D Viewing technique: via Google Cardboard, anaglyph glasses, or the parallel-view method.
Media library: https://goo.gl/5MiKcP
Knowledgebase & FAQ: https://help.slidor.co/en/help/
Digital slids samples: https://www.slidor.co/u/slidor
If you have any questions, if you’re reaching out to us as a press representative, or if you would like to make an interview inquiry, please don’t hesitate to contact Andrey Nyrov, Slidor founder, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also have a limited number of promotion codes available, so that you can order printable slids. Feel free to contact us.