About FINLENS® 3D products … …
The History of 3D lenticular images begins with FlyEye.Schon early (1908) discovered photographers and physicists that they can create space to be viewed images when a large number of photos that were taken from slightly different angles, behind an array of spherical lenses laid. The lenses broke the light so that the two eyes of the observer saw different images. Since the recordings of different camera locations came, the viewer saw a stereoscopic 3D image.
The same principle in technology is now used in 3D films, only that a shutter glasses for the allocation of the stereo image pairs to the eye is in charge here. Other techniques require polarized or color coded glasses. In all these “modern” cases it is so that a mechanical aids (glasses) for viewing the 3D images is required.
That was when FlyEye (and is at the Lenticular technology) different! Here no tools for 3D perception are needed. One calls such images Car stereograms. Only the LASER holography (for there was, after all, the Nobel Prize in Physics) provides similarly compelling 3D representations.
Over the years the original FlyEye technology fell into oblivion, or it was too difficult to produce such images, you needed it but thousands from different angles taken photos.
It was a technical revolution or the rediscovery of a long-discarded idea equal when they began, instead of spherical lenses (with 360 degrees all round effect) cylindrical lenses (with Left / Right reduced effect) produce (ca 1940). This technique differs though gundlegend the original FlyEye principle, but nevertheless led to comparable sense of spatial images. Above all, required the Lenticular technology considerably fewer pictures, which makes the production considerably simplified and the technology made suitable for industrial use. The disadvantage is that these images to appear spatially from one direction only, was outweighed by the practical feasibility far. Lenticularbilder began today a lasting triumph. From business cards to posters to wall-sized large format increasingly sophisticated technologies (especially modern computer and printing technology) have produced ever more fascinating 3D Lenticularbilder. Lenticularbilder are now an integral part in art, design and sophisticated advertising. Lenticularbilder are a contemporary medium of visual communication, which can be manufactured easily and high reliability in millions of copies or modern inkjet printers in large-format single piece in UV offset printing.
This very modern technologies allow us again today in a position us to remember the beginnings and continue the story of Lenticular. We (Finze.at) have developed a 360 degree FlyEye lens and corresponding software, which you can dream the original dream of the “old” photographer again. We are today – after more than 100 years – finally able to completely effect produce 3D images with 360 degrees, without exceeding the limits of technical feasibility. We bring a new creative dimension in the market of 3D images. FlyEye lenses with 360 degree 3D images have the potential to lead the 3D imagery via the usual and expected Lenticular forth beyond. We see great opportunities in advanced fields of application such as exhibition construction, architecture, interior design, but also in classical Lenticular markets. The advantage of FlyEye images lies in the 3D effect from all viewing directions. So come FlyEye images of reality depicted in them as close as it otherwise only (it related in some way) holography could.