Animated GIF's to demonstrate the 3D of my Lenticular Work
Lenticular Technology, How it Works
Lenticular printing is a technology in which lenticular lenses (a technology that is also used for 3D displays) are used to produce printed images with an illusion of depth, or the ability to change or move as the image is viewed from different angles.
Examples of lenticular printing include prizes given in some snack boxes that showed flip and animation effects such as winking eyes, and modern advertising graphics that change their message depending on the viewing angle. This technology was created in the 1940s but has evolved in recent years to show more motion and increased depth.
The lenticular effect used in Louis Markoya limited editions is stereoscopic or 3D Lenticular. The method to produce these works starts with an original oil painting by Louis Markoya. This is photographed in very high resolution and the file is carefully examined by the artist to ensure no defects and color consistency, etc. All dust marks, scratches, and brush hairs that appear in the original are removed and the file set aside. A new copy of the perfected digital file is made and in this file Louis must designate where in depth (or the “Z” plane) each element of the picture will fall within the process. This file is used to generate a depth file utilizing very specialized software. The software sets left/right eye separations for the stereoscopic view. A second program converts the left right eye perspective views into strips which will fall below the curved lenses of the lenticular sheet. The diagram below explains how the curved lens separates the left/right views and allows the viewer to see a 3D image on a relatively flat surface. Once the image is printed the lensed sheet must be carefully aligned to the printed strips and cold laminated.
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20"x14" 3D Lenticular of anamorphic forms with the tongue in cheek joke of fractals being self similar
Basket of Bread, Just Under the Crust, 3D Lenticular
14"x11" 3D Lenticular of the Eye and surrounding socket of an artist Very deep effect
22.5"x36" One of the two Ornamengenitalia, or vagina's of the wives of King Louis XIV, where he found his Baroque inspiration
224"x36" One of the two Ornamengenitalia, or vagina's of the wives of King Louis XIV, where he found his Baroque inspiration
14"x11" Title explains it all. This is the first lenticular I designed as a morphing lenticular
18"x18" 20" square with Frame. Menger Sponge variations are used for the black and white squares, which step deeper and deeper as you go from one side of the board to the other. A Dragon Flame fractal was used for the boarder.
Lenticular 3D postcard (6"x4")I designed for my show announcement at Washington and Lee University. My take on Valezquez's Las Meninas, featuring my fractal Infanta
Super Depth Lenticular Print with LED backlight 38"x19"