V2.47.0
(last update : 27/03/2006)

& Didier Leboutte

High level functions which make stereoscopy easy !

Where to read about AnaBuilder

Where to discuss about AnaBuilder (text forum)

Tutorials

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Click here to see a screen shot : multi-platform version

A tour in 10 screens

Basic demo in Flash
Download and unzip the content, then double-click on the HTML file
(45 M ! I will find how to reduce the file size later)


AnaBuilder is a freeware program for the creation of  stereoscopic photographs (anaglyph, parallel, crossed, ...anaglyphs are viewed through Red/Cyan glasses). The program makes it possible to readjust the two views manually or fully automatically!

For an example :
Yahoo Anaglyphs exchange group archive
Yahoo french stereo exchange group archive
StereoBee

AnaBuilder provides integration with the 3D modeler Art Of Illusion.It enables a 'live' stereo adjustment of a virtual pair of cameras in the 3D scene (with anaglyph glasses) before running the (heavy) final render. Then, the final pair may be reloaded in AnaBuilder to make anaglyph color corrections or to be used with other means of stereo viewing. It is also possible to use AoI to make 3D stereo brushes, and to paint with them in AnaBuilder.

AnaBuilder offers an integration with the stereoscope viewer. It enables views as cross-eyed, parallel, KMQ, mirror, or shutter glasses (Elsa Revelator, H3D, D4D)....

AnaBuilder offers an integration with the panorama viewer PTViewer.

AnaBuilder offers a  2D->3D->Stereo conversion tool. AnaBuilder (old Windows version) also allows stereo-morphing to convert a 2D photo into a 3D photo, or to modify the depht of an existing 3D photo.

AnaBuilder makes it possible to touch up the photographs in 3d, or to draw in 3d.

AnaBuilder offers a bracketing merger : 2 methods (the second one is not yet explained, but is much more intuitive and easy to use than the first one), a noise reduction tool, a local diff corrector for brightness or white balance, and a corrector of color histogram differences.

AnaBuilder offers a users image forum.

AnaBuilder offers a phantogram builder.

AnaBuilder enables to generate slideshow that can be viewed with the stereo image browser StereoBee.

AnaBuilder uses the Look&Feels.

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Register to english discussion mailing list of AnaBuilder :

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AnaBuilder-EN

French AnaBuilder's mailing list :

http://fr.groups.yahoo.com/group/anabuilder

English general stereo mailing list :
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/photo-3d

French general stereo mailing list :
http://fr.groups.yahoo.com/group/images-stereo

English stereo exchange mailing list :
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/3D-StereoviewXchange

English anaglyph discussion mailing list :
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/anaglyph

English anaglyphs exchange mailing list :
http://fr.groups.yahoo.com/group/anaglyphs

Features :

Functions for the realization of anaglyphs
1.X.X
Windows

2.X.X
Multi-platform

Input/Output file formats
JPG, BMP
GIF, JPEG, Tiff, Png, PICT, Photoshop, BMP, Targa, ICO, CUR, Sunraster, XBM, XPM, PCX, DCX
+ JPS + JPEG 2000 extension
Stereo viewing
Anaglyph
Anaglyph, parallel, crossed, intrelaced vertical, intrelaced horizontal
+ allioscopy (not public)
Load
Couple
Couple, anaglyph, crossed, parallel, LRL, wobble gif
Save
Anaglyph, couple
Anaglyph, couple, crossed, parallel, LRL, wobble gif
Fitting by translation, rotation, dilation, and trapezoidal adjustement
Yes
Yes (+ parallelogram)
Automatic fitting
Yes
Yes (improved !)
Anti-aliasing
Yes
Yes (+ quality of the transformations)
'Visualization of differences' mode and 'alternating' mode for the evaluation of the fitting process
Yes
Yes (+ find edges
+ burned colors detection + ...)
Visualization of profiles of luninosity for the evaluation of the fitting process
Yes
(only used by the automatic fitting)
Parametrable automatic desaturation of the Reds and the Cyans
Yes
Balance filter, Sat6 filter
Deghosting

Analux3D, Ghost Buster
Comparative correction of the total luminosity
Yes
Yes
Comparative correction of the luminosity in each point of the image
Yes
Yes
Comparative correction of color histogram

Yes
Automatic Crop
Yes
Yes (with direct visualization)
Manual Crop
Yes
Yes
Resize images at loading and/or at saving

Yes
Choice of the combination of colors of the anaglyph glasses
Yes
(only L/R switch)
Black and white anaglyphs

Set the color saturation to zero
Left and right view exchange

Yes
Rotation

+90, -90, 180



Functions for final improvement of images, advanced 3D functionalities
1.X.X
Windows

2.X.X
Multi-platform

Correction of luminosity, contrast, gamma, and white balance, with colors histogram
Yes
Yes (+ anti-burn smoother + Hue/Saturation/Lightness + High and low thresholds + RGBLSH histogram)
Parametrable matrix filter, multipass, with preset filters for softening and borders reinforcement
Yes
Yes (simple pass)
Pixels touch up and 3D drawing : line, 2d or 3d image-brushes, text
Yes
Text + Image-brushes 2D/3D
Extraction of objects in 3d
Yes

2D/3D Conversion Stereo-Morphing 2D->3D->Stereo Sculptor
3D modeler

Art Of Illusion
External viewer
StereoBee, stereoscope, panoramas PTViewer
Phatogram tool

Phantogram builder
Borders

Double colors + textures, prepared frames, multi-frames



Complementary functions
1.X.X
Windows

2.X.X
Multi-platform

Possibility of saving / reloading images without losing the configuration of filtering, and batch mode,  for serial processing
Yes
Yes
Work on images of the size of the window until the saving, for greater speed
Yes
Yes
Resizing before saving

Yes
Function to rename lists of files
Yes
Yes
HTML slide show generator

Yes
Interface
Français, English
Français, English, Deutsch, Nederlands (Flemish), Español, Polish, Italian
Print

Yes (multiple)
Bracketing merger

Yes
Read Exif infos

Yes
Automatic update

Software + doc
Skinable

Java Look&Feel
Communication

AnaBuilder's users image forum
Improvement

Auto update
Drag & drop

Yes
Languages

Complete language file, updatable


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