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SOFTMOTION 3D ANIMATED PRINTS

Set your eyes on the third dimension and create a buzz in your community, while getting a great profit margin

Laura GIF

WHAT IS SOFTMOTION 3D PRINT

Much like an 3D hologram, a 3D SOFTMOTION print provides you the visual ability to perceive the world in 3 dimensions, just like with 3D films, but without the need of 3D glasses.

It brings images to life by creating the illusion of depth, on a flat 1/8’’ optically clear acrylic substrate. See 3D print samples below:

Laura Frame 1 Laura Frame 2 Laura Frame 3
Still images are taken from a sequence of 24 frames for each example.


Payce Frame 1 Payce Frame 2
Still images are taken from a sequence of 24 frames for each example.

Payce GIF

Credit: Greg Payce  thecanadianencyclopedia


Mandalay Bay Pancakes GIF

Credit: https://realisations

Mandalay Bay Pancakes Frame 1 Mandalay Bay Pancakes Frame 2
Still images are taken from a sequence of 24 frames for each example.


Transition 2 GIF

WHAT IS SOFTMOTION ANIMATED PRINT

A SOFTMOTION 3D  animated print is produced with a series of images coming together to create seemless motion. The illusion of motion comes from either a selection of digital betacam or sequential still images.

It brings images to life, by creating the motion as you walk by the flat 1/8’’ optically clear acrylic substrate. See animation print sample below:

Transition 2 GIF Frame 1 Transition 2 GIF Frame 2
Still images are the first and last images from the animation.


Transition GIF Frame 1 Transition GIF Frame 2
Still images are the first and last images from the animation.
Transition GIF


Moon Phases GIF

Credit: www.danhudson

Moon Phases Frame 1 Moon Phases Frame 2
Still images are the first and last images from the animation.



How It Works

SOFTMOTION 3D PRINT

A) For a 3D rendering, provide a 20 frames 3D sequence at 300 DPI actual size. See GUIDELINES below.
B) File format accepted are JPEG and TIFF only.
C) We will produce your images in a week or less and ship via FedEx 2 days or better. Shipping cost is the same for one or multiple prints.

Perspective Loop GIF

Credit: faerik.com 

SOFTMOTION ANIMATED PRINT

A) For a 2 phase transition, provide 2 still images at 300 DPI actual size.
B) For a full animation, provide a sequence or 20 still images at 300 DPI actual size.
C) File format accepted are JPEG and TIFF only.
D) We WILL produce YOUR IMAGES in a week or less and ship via FedEx 2 days or better. Shipping cost is the same for one or multiple prints.

FILE UPLOADING

In order to optimize print quality and avoid deception, please see the GUIDELINES below before uploading any files.

GUIDELINES PRICE LIST

Perspective Loop Frame 1 Perspective Loop Frame 2 Perspective Loop Frame 3
Still images are taken from a sequence of 24 frames for each example.

 


ARTWORK PREPARATION GUIDELINES

SOFTMOTION STATIC 3D PRINT:

A) LAYERED ARTWORK

  • LAYER A 2D IMAGE WITH EACH ELEMENT IN ITS OWN LAYER USING THE SAME SIZE AND RESOLUTION. FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOUR ARTWORK HAS 3 CARS, GIVE EACH CAR ITS OWN COMPLETE LAYER.
  • PRODUCE AT LEAST THREE LAYERS: BACKGROUND, MIDDLE AND FOREGROUND AND SAVE FILES IN TIFF FORMAT, AT 300 DPI ACTUAL SIZE. ALWAYS ADD 1/8’’ BLEED.
  • MORE LAYERS WILL PROVIDE A MORE NATURAL RENDER. PLACE EACH LAYER IN THE FINAL POSITION: BACKGROUND , MIDDLE AND FOREGROUNDS LAYERS
  • IF YOUR CONCEPT CONTAINS LAYERS WITH TEXT OR LOGOS, THEY SHOULD BE PLACED CLOSER TO THE KEY PLANE ( MIDDLE LAYER ) TO AVOID BLURRINESS AND PROMOTE BETTER LEGIBILITY.
  • AVOID SOLID COLOR BACKGROUND AND REPLACE WITH A TEXTURED BACKGROUND TO INCREASE DEPTH PERCEPTION.
  • BRIGHTER COLORS WILL RENDER MUCH BETTER AND ENHANCE THE 3D ILLUSION. HOWEVER, B & W SUBJECTS WILL ALSO WORK FINE IF THE BACKGROUND IS TEXTURED.
  • USE CMYK TO MINIMIZE POTENTIAL COLOR SHIFT
  • AVOID SERIF, ITALIC AND FANCY FONTS. VERY FINE FONT SIZE WILL REDUCE READABILITY.
  • NO TEXT, LOGO OR ILLUSTRATIONS WITHIN 1/2’’ FROM ALL EDGES. 

VERY IMPORTANT!

IN ORDER TO AVOID ANY GAPS OR VOIDS WHILE THE LAYERS ARE IN MOTION ON THE 3D PRINT, IT IS MANDATORY THAT THE FILE IS ONE INCH WIDER THAN THE WIDTH OF THE FINAL PRINT. THIS IS REFERRED TO AS A 3D MARGIN.

B) 3D IMAGE SEQUENCE ARTWORK

  • PROVIDE A MINIMUM OF 20 VIEWS FOR OPTIMAL IMPACT AT 300 DPI WITH 1/8’’ BLEED. ALL VIEWS NEEDS TO BE OF IDENTICAL SIZES.
  • AS A RULE OF THUMB, USE ONE DEGREE DISTANCE BETWEEN VIEWS. THAT ALSO APPLIES FOR 3D PHOTOGRAPHY.
  • PLACE THE VIEWS IN THEIR SORT ORDER.
  • WHEN PREVIEWED, OBJECTS IN THE FOREGROUND SHOULD BE MOVING LEFT TO RIGHT AND THOSE IN THE BACKGROUND WILL BE MOVING FROM RIGHT TO LEFT.
  • IF YOUR CONCEPT CONTAINS TEXT OR LOGOS, THEY SHOULD BE PLACED CLOSER TO THE KEY PLANE
  • ( FOCAL POINT ) TO AVOID BLURRINESS AND PROMOTE BETTER LEGIBILITY.
  • AVOID SOLID COLOR BACKGROUND AND REPLACE WITH A TEXTURED BACKGROUND TO INCREASE DEPTH PERCEPTION.
  • BRIGHTER COLORS WILL RENDER MUCH BETTER AND ENHANCE THE 3D ILLUSION. HOWEVER, B & W SUBJECTS WILL ALSO WORK FINE IF THE BACKGROUND IS TEXTURED.
  • USE CMYK TO MINIMIZE POTENTIAL COLOR SHIFT
  • AVOID SERIF, ITALIC AND FANCY FONTS. VERY FINE FONT SIZE WILL REDUCE READABILITY.
  • NO TEXT, LOGO OR ILLUSTRATIONS WITHIN 1/2’’ FROM ALL EDGES.
    VERY IMPORTANT!
    IN ORDER TO AVOID ANY GAPS OR VOIDS WHILE THE LAYERS ARE IN MOTION ON THE 3D PRINT, IT IS MANDATORY THAT THE FILE IS ONE INCH WIDER THAN THE WIDTH OF THE FINAL PRINT. THIS IS REFERRED TO AS A 3D MARGIN.

SOFTMOTION ANIMATED PRINT:

  • UPLOAD JPEG OR TIFF FILES ONLY, AT 300 DPI ACTUAL SIZE. ALWAYS ADD 1/8’’ BLEED
  • PROVIDE 2 STILL IMAGES FOR A 2 PHASE TRANSITION
  • FOR A FULL ANIMATION, PROVIDE A SEQUENCE OR 20 STILL IMAGES.
  • USE CMYK TO MINIMIZE POTENTIAL COLOR SHIFT
  • AVOID SERIF, ITALIC AND FANCY FONTS. VERY FINE FONT SIZE WILL REDUCE READABILITY.
  • ALL IMAGES SHOULD BE IDENTICAL SIZE
  • AVOID EXTREME CONTRAST SUCH AS BOLD SATURATED TEXT ON A WHITE OR LIGHT BACKGROUND. HIGH CONTRAST SUBJECTS WILL CREATE GHOSTING SHADOWS
  • PRIVILEGE IMAGES OF SIMILAR CONTRAST AND COLOR SATURATION TO OPTIMIZE QUALITY RESULTS.
  • NO TEXT, LOGO OR ILLUSTRATIONS WITHIN 1/2’’ FROM ALL EDGES