Sean Darby, a local Ann Arbor artist, wanted to turn his various relief sculptures into 3D images for his senior presentation to emphasize the depth of his color reliefs. Lab manager Eric Maslowski scanned Sean’s relief sculptures with the Handy Scan, then extracted accurate depth information to generate stereo pairs. This method was fairly time consuming, so they tried to create depth another way by having Sean digitally painted an image with black, greys, and white. When using stereoscopic projections, the white stands in front of the gray which stands in front of the black, and this creates the illusion of depth. The stereoscopic images were displayed in traditional View-Master and looped on a screen alongside the final sculptures.
Post written by Anna JM Brown