About Burning Man3D 2.0


After I returned from my first burn in 1996 I wanted to share my stereoscopic photos. It was a time when the internet was the thing to do. In keeping with the spirit of Burning Man I decided to keep the site free from advertising and not for profit. It is meant as a gift to the community, so I pay a few hundred dollars a year to keep it on line.

In 2015 it was time to update

Over the years I've tried a variety of ways to presenting 3D on the web. When this web site first went on line in 1997, it seemed like 300x200 resolution was fine for people with dial up modems. I made the images in anaglyph (red/blue), cross-eye, and side-by-side. I tried a browser plug-in called DepthCharge for a while, it worked with shutter 3D glasses, but it is no longer supported. Then I used Java applets, unfortunately Java applets are no longer supported by browsers either. Some galleries couldn't be viewed, and the images were low resolution. I decided to rebuild the web site. A huge task, beginning with re-scanning hundreds of stereoscopic slides to get higher resolution. After many hundreds of hours of work, the site has been modernized and will work on mobile devices.

Stereo Image Viewing

Now all images are nominally HD (1080 height). Two stereo image viewers are supported, an Adobe Flash player and a photo viewer written in HTML-5. They both do anaglyph, side-by-side and a few other formats. In 2015 I added a gallery of fish eye stereo images for viewing in an Oculus Rift (VR helmet) or similar device.

The stereo images viewers are by Muttyan, the author of StereoPhoto Maker, a free stereo image editing tool. If you have a 3D TV or a 3D projector then you can use the half-width side-by-side option, in full screen mode. That should work with you TV or projector. Adobe Flash is no longer supported by most browsers, but I'm still making it available for the few that can use it.

NEW! I modified the HTML-5 viewer by adding a menu item to download the image displayed. It is under the menu heading "Help". This will alow people with better 3D viewing software to use the image file and get around the limitations of browser based 3D viewing. If you download remember that all rights are reserved, only for personal enjoyment. Do not link, publish, or otherwise distribute the images.

The galleries on the old pages had a title or brief comment for each photo. I didn't carry that forward to the new galleries because there are over 1,000 photos spanning 22 years!

Now I have 22 consecutive Burns!

If you want to contact me you can find me on Facebook and my email address is described at the bottom of this page.


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