3D Maker X
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Make images to be viewed with 3D glasses.   Shareware ($9.95)
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3D Maker allows you to take a picture and apply one of many 3D filters to it. These filters include drop-shadows, an emboss filter, multiple anaglyph (3D glasses) filters and the ability to create stereograms. Anaglyphs can be made from one picture or two.

3D Maker can also be used to create 3D shapes from pictures. These shapes can then be rotated, scaled and positioned as needed. These shapes include spheres, a cube, cone, and flag. Also includes the ability to extrude specific parts of a picture.

3D Maker can also be used to modify 3DMFs. You can pull out, swap or
What's New
Version 3.7:
  • Added the ability to combine an image and a depthmap into a 3D glasses image.
  • Added the ability to change the max/min depth of stereograms.
  • The animated flag can now have its background and pole colors changed.
  • Added the ability to change the background color of the 6-sided cube.
  • The Gel Button and 6-sided shape will now open the correct help file.
  • Can now extract both 16 and 32 bit textures from 3DMF files.
  • Can now paste both 16 and 32 bit textures into a 3DMF file. 32 bit textures can include transparency.
Version 3.7:
  • Added the ability to combine an image and a depthmap into a 3D glasses image.
  • Added the ability to change the max/min depth of stereograms.
  • The animated flag can now have its background and pole colors changed.
  • Added the ability to change the background color of the 6-sided cube.
  • The Gel Button and 6-sided shape will now open the correct help file.
  • Can now more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later



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3D Maker X User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Tice commented on 19 Aug 2008
This could be a nice software. Could be ...

After shooting two slightly angled photos I tried to find out how to make a red-green 3D picture of it. After half an hour and still no blip what to do or how to load those pics together and no proper simple and short manual - I trashed it.

Well it may is a nice software, but who knows?
[Version 3.7]


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Corpsecorps reviewed on 05 Dec 2007
Developer thought my review wasn't useful, heaven forbid, and since i could use some of this functionality, i thought i'd give 3D Maker another shot.

Horrid UI was pretty vague. It's a bit minimalist on info, and the operations sometimes have to be conducted in the right order to work. Not always intuitive.

> Your comments about the stereograms
> made little sense and your comments
> about the 3D glasses are mostly wrong.

I was clear enough about the stereograms. What i said was true. Truly random patterns, especially at highresolution are TOO random, such that when viewed properly, it's possible to see the image as intended, or often as somewhat garbled. Only big blocky elements are identifiable, and an evenly distributed black/white gradient in the source didn't yield an evenly receding stereogram image.

Even when using a fractal, elements had to be big and blocky to make out. Strange lines appear where breaks are made to alter depth, making them more confusing to the eye.

Images were more successful using asymetric sample tiles.

> 3D glasses come in many combinations
> of Red and either blue/green/cyan.
> And yes, blue and yellow/amber glasses
> also exist.

I didn't say blue/yellow glasses didn't exist, i merely said i hadn't encountered them. That's why i didn't comment on that type of image. My complaint regarding red/green glasses was not only because i hadn't heard of them, it was because where documentation referred to Red/Green, it was referring to what came out as Red/Cyan, the most common type.

>As for the Convert button being disabled,
> it would have been enabled if you
> would have made a selection. The big
> Select All button makes this very easy.

I'm not stupid. I saw and tried the various ways of making selections, and for whatever reason, after using the software for a while, trying different things, making a selection would no longer make "Convert" available.

Also, the "Multi Static" dialog box forgets the previously set # of colors.

Zoom has it's own problems. When on, i loaded another image. When i turned zoom, off, the zoomed out image was the prior one.

Conversion won't operate on a zoomed image.

I like the animated 3D flag, but more choices as to it's appearance and output mode is needed. It animates quickly, but when captured, flows much more slowly.

The "6 Sided 3D Cube" operates in a non-intuitive way; i.e. having to load the first picture and convert, before being able to load any others. And nothing in the UI indicates which of the 6 images will appear where.

I also find it a bit odd that you are allowed to load an image for each face, but since there's no option to save animated rotation, only 3 of those sides will be visible.

Also, while playing with various capabilities, i get the occasional pop-up of a blank window and a dialog with an error message, after which the app shuts down.


All that said, this program has an interesting, if eclectic feature set and could be quite interesting if it they functioned in more intuitive ways and with more stability.

(Mac Pro • 3 GB • OS 10.5.1)

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[Version 3.6.1]

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Sandy Knoll Software (developer) replied on 03 Jan 2008
Thanks. This review contained more detail and was a lot more helpful.

> i get the occasional ... dialog with an
> error message...

If you could email us the exact error message, that would be very useful.
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OldDJ reviewed on 03 Dec 2007
This software and a digital camera makes creating anaglyphs a snap. Finally have a use for those old comic book glasses that were laying around. :)
[Version 3.6.1]


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CaptainJack commented on 03 Dec 2007
Can make some really great effects. I was able to make a stereogram in about 30 seconds.
[Version 3.6.1]


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Corpsecorps reviewed on 13 Jul 2007
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Horrid UI.

Random dot stereograms were iffy: i.e. so random they could be seen more than one way. With a loaded image slightly better but depth range was pretty poor.

I've never encountered so-called "yellow/blue" 3-D glasses, but i don't know WHAT this talk of "red/green" glasses is, since they're red/blue, or more correctly, red/cyan.

Most of the time, whatever image i had loaded, whatever i selected, and however i set the "offset", the "Convert" button remained greyed out.

Didn't look into the software's capabilities all that extensively because it was just frustrating all around.
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[Version 3.6]

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Sandy Knoll Software (developer) replied on 03 Dec 2007
Negative reviews that contain valid, useful information are actually helpful as it gives us something to improve on. Sadly, your review contained nothing of value.

Your comments about the stereograms made little sense and your comments about the 3D glasses are mostly wrong. 3D glasses come in many combinations of Red and either blue/green/cyan. And yes, blue and yellow/amber glasses also exist.

As for the Convert button being disabled, it would have been enabled if you would have made a selection. The big Select All button makes this very easy.
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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Jul 2004
to anonymous: if you post a comment in dutch like ' i am the best" ; was it a comment for the appl or are you just plain stupid

btw great appl
[Version 3.2.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Apr 2004
hey
ikkke ben de betste zenne
[Version 3.0.2]

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Anonymous commented on 14 Oct 2004
wie is die belg?
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Peter Valencia commented on 23 May 2003
This is another of those programs that make me wish I had 3D glasses!
[Version 1.1]

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Arm3 commented on 14 Oct 2004
Get 3D glasses at comic book shops, or order online.
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Anonymous commented on 17 Nov 2005
here you can get them for free:
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Downloads:27,691
Version Downloads:6,005
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Shareware
Date:18 Aug 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.95
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3D Maker allows you to take a picture and apply one of many 3D filters to it. These filters include drop-shadows, an emboss filter, multiple anaglyph (3D glasses) filters and the ability to create stereograms. Anaglyphs can be made from one picture or two.

3D Maker can also be used to create 3D shapes from pictures. These shapes can then be rotated, scaled and positioned as needed. These shapes include spheres, a cube, cone, and flag. Also includes the ability to extrude specific parts of a picture.

3D Maker can also be used to modify 3DMFs. You can pull out, swap or replace the different colors and textures found in 3DMFs.

3D Maker can add 3D text to an image. 3D Maker can also be used to manipulate your pictures with other filters as well. Some of these additional filters are: Blur, Sharpen, Mosaic, Neon Edges, Diffuse, Gradients, Rotations, Sizing and more.


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