Stereogram Explorer
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Stereogram Explorer software

Stereogram software - create stereograms easy

Stereogram Explorer is user-friendly stereogram software for creating perfect high-quality stereograms – hidden 3D images, also known as Single Image Random Dot Stereograms (SIRDS) or Single Image Stereograms (SIS) known from the “Magic Eye” series.
 
Make your own 3D optical illusion of depth from 3D models, text, or depth maps with few clicks.
 

The stereogram  software uses advanced algorithms and can render stereogram video animations from 3D models. Unregistered software superimposes the name of the program onto the upper-left corner of the images.

If you want to see sample stereograms, go to the stereogram gallery.

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Stereogram generated with Stereogram Explorer software

Sample dinosaur 3D stereogram, for more stereograms, check stereogram gallery

If you don’t see stereograms, try our simple stereogram training gallery for beginners

Stereogram Explorer features

Main features

  • User-friendly interface
  • Import 3DS (3D Studio) models
  • Support for pattern or textured stereograms (SIS)
  • Support for random dot stereograms (SIRDS)
  • Generate video animation from 3D model
  • Calculate best depth distance
  • Full manual controls for depth and stereogram rendering
  • 100+ textures included in installation

100+ Stereogram Textures included in installation

Textures can be used with Stereogram Explorer only

Want more textures? Check Free stereogram texture pack

Depth maps included in installation

Stereogram rendering

  • Hidden-surface removal
  • Complete absence of artifacts (ghosts)
  • Really smooth 3D images with oversampling
  • Blur effect to avoid sharp depth edges
  • Automatic texture and depth image billinear resizing
  • All options are configurable
  • Video stereogram rendering with object rotation
  • Texture size and crop options

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Stereogram Explorer is shareware with 30 days trial period.

Unregistered software superimposes the name of the program onto the upper-left corner of the images. If you plan to continue using the program after that period, you must register.

For more information see Purchasing & registering help

System requirements
  • MS Windows 7/8/10/11
  • Minimum 32 MB RAM
  • 4 MB disk space for program and additional files
  • Minimum 20 MB store results

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    Registration is performed online. Order processing is performed by Avangate.

    You will be asked to input information about yourself. When Avangate, have received your order, your registration number will be emailed to you straight away.

    In installed trial version select the menu Info/Register, and input your name and received registration number. Registration number is case sensitive.

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    Make stunning stereograms
    with Stereogram Explorer

    If you’re looking for a software solution to create stunning stereograms, the Stereogram Explorer is an excellent choice. This software is specifically designed for creating stereograms and offers a wide range of customization options to help you achieve the look and feel you want.

    One of the key benefits of the Stereogram Explorer is its versatility. The software allows you to create stereograms using a variety of techniques, including texture images, depth maps, 3D objects. This means you have a lot of flexibility in terms of the type of stereogram you can create.

    In addition, the Stereogram Explorer offers a range of tools to help you fine-tune your stereograms. You can adjust the depth of the image, add text or 3D objects, apply different texture settings, and much more. This makes it easy to create exactly the look you want.

    Another advantage of the Stereogram Explorer is its user-friendly interface. The software is easy to use, even for those who are new to stereogram creation. The intuitive controls and helpful tips make it easy to get started, even if you have no previous experience.

    Overall, the Stereogram Explorer is a powerful and customizable solution for creating stunning stereograms. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a beginner, this software has everything you need to create beautiful 3D illusions.

    Stereogram Explorer FAQ

    How to view  Stereograms or Autostereograms?

    Most of Stereograms are diverging or parallel. It means that focus point is behind the monitor or printed stereogram. There are many ways how to train:

    • Method 1 focus behind target – place something behind monitor 30cm/feet and you can see it. Focus your eyes on it for few seconds and swing your eye focus to stereogram. If you don’t see depth in stereogram swing your eyes and focus behind monitor. Repeat it again and try stay focused behind monitor – 2 second behind monitor, 1 second on stereogram.
    • Method 2 de-focus your eyes – Move your head very near to stereogram image, just few centimeters/inches. Your eyes can’t focus for this distance. Try stay focused to distance and slowly move your head back. In distance about 30 cm/11 inches you can start to see depth of stereogram.
    You must be patient, it may took few minutes to finally train your eyes to focus behind stereogram image and see 3D depth of stereogram.
     
    If any of these methods helps you to see stereograms, you can send us email, what method works for you olej@aolej.com
     
     

    Where I can get free depth maps?

    You can use any grayscale image as depth map where dark colors are in the background and light colors are at the front. You can use 3D model to calculate depth map. S

    Where I can free 3D models for stereograms?

    Stereogram Explorer enables create depth maps from imported 3DS model. You need 3D model, open in Stereogram Explorer, set right view angle and scale and your depth map is ready. You can find thousands free models in 3DS format.

    If you’re looking for free 3D models in .obj format, there are many websites that offer resources for this purpose. Here is a list of some of the best sites for finding free 3D models in .obj format:

    1. Free3D – This website features a large selection of free 3D models in various formats, including .obj. You can find the models at the following link: https://free3d.com/
    2. TurboSquid – This website offers a wide range of high-quality 3D models for purchase, but it also has a selection of free 3D models in .obj format. You can find the free models at the following link: https://www.turbosquid.com/Search/3D-Models/free
    3. CGTrader – This website features a collection of 3D models for sale, but it also has a selection of free 3D models in .obj format. You can find the free models at the following link: https://www.cgtrader.com/free-3d-models
    4. Sketchfab – This website offers a large selection of 3D models, including many that are available for free download in .obj format. You can find the models at the following link: https://sketchfab.com/
    5. Clara.io – This website features a collection of free 3D models that can be downloaded in various formats, including .obj. You can find the models at the following link: https://clara.io/library
    6. 3DExport – This website offers a wide range of 3D models for sale, but it also has a selection of free 3D models in .obj format. You can find the free models at the following link: https://3dexport.com/free-3d-models
    7. Blender Market – This website is primarily focused on selling 3D models and other resources for Blender users, but it also has a selection of free 3D models in .obj format. You can find the free models at the following link: https://blendermarket.com/freebies/
    8. Blend Swap – This website features a collection of 3D models that have been created by users of the Blender software. Many of the models are available for free download in .obj format. You can find the models at the following link: https://www.blendswap.com/
    9. 3DContentCentral – This website offers a large selection of 3D models in various formats, including .obj. Some of the models are available for free download. You can find the models at the following link: https://www.3dcontentcentral.com/
    10. 3DModelFree – This website features a collection of free 3D models that can be downloaded in various formats, including .obj. You can find the models at the following link: https://3dmodelfree.com/

    Where I can get free textures for stereograms or autostereograms?

    If you’re looking for free texture images for use in your creative projects, there are many websites that offer resources for this purpose. Here is a list of some of the best sites for finding free texture images:

    1. aolej.com – free tweeked stereogram texture pack download
    2. Pixabay.com – This well know website offers millions of high quality images including textures https://pixabay.com/
    3. Textures.com – This website offers a wide range of high-quality texture images for use in 3D modeling, graphic design, and other creative projects. You can find the textures at the following link: https://www.textures.com/
    4. Texture Haven – This website features a collection of high-quality, seamless texture images that are free to use in any project. You can find the textures at the following link: https://texturehaven.com/
    5. CG Textures – This website offers a large selection of texture images for use in 3D modeling, graphic design, and other creative projects. You can find the textures at the following link: https://www.cgtextures.com/
    6. Free PBR – This website offers a collection of high-quality, PBR (physically based rendering) texture images that are free to use in any project. You can find the textures at the following link: https://freepbr.com/
    7. Texture King – This website features a collection of texture images that are free to use in any project, including 3D modeling, game development, and graphic design. You can find the textures at the following link: https://textureking.com/
    8. Texture Library – This website offers a wide range of texture images for use in 3D modeling, graphic design, and other creative projects. You can find the textures at the following link: https://www.texturelibrary.com/
    9. Texture Ninja – This website features a collection of high-quality texture images that are free to use in any project. You can find the textures at the following link: https://textureninja.com/
    10. Sketchfab – This website offers a large selection of texture images for use in 3D modeling, game development, and other creative projects. You can find the textures at the following link: https://sketchfab.com/
    11. Free Textures – This website features a collection of texture images that are free to use in any project, including 3D modeling, graphic design, and game development. You can find the textures at the following link: https://www.freetextures.com/
    12. CG Textures – You can download for free and is good for grungy style type textures. I think there is a limit on the amount you can download and sizes but is pretty reliable https://www.textures.com/
    13. Architextur – This one I found on reddit. A kind student created one that is FREE and unlimited. Only problem is you have to download them individually. http://architextur.es/
    14. Texturrer.com – this is a very easy site to navigate that has a very good amount of textures of all kinds. What I like about it is that it’s organized with categories and sub-categories, it also lets you know with a label when a texture is seamless, which is very handy. http://texturer.com/
    15. TexturesForFree.com – is a library of high resolution and quality textures and backgrounds from various categories – signs, fabrics, sky, buildings, ground, roads, nature, sea, wood, water, tiles, soil, walls, rocks, doors, debris, concrete, bricks, bokeh, etc). All licensed Creative Commons CC0.  http://texturesforfree.com/
    16. FreeStockTextures.com – this one has big thumbnails and you can see similar photos when you’re about to download one, so your options quickly multiply. Also, you don’t have to register or login to download, just click the download button when you find what you want, and you’re done. https://freestocktextures.com/
    17. Texture.ninja – this one is great looking, easy to browse with tree navigation, categories and subcategories, lovely masonry thumbnails, and direct downloads that require no registration. https://texture.ninja/
    18. 3dtextures.me – this site offers free seamless PBR textures with Diffuse, Normal, Displacement, Occlusion, Specularity and Roughness Maps. It’s organized in categories, easy to navigate and has lovely renders of the material using all the maps. http://3dtextures.me/
    19. Texturelib.com – with one of the largest collections of the bunch, this site has all the qualities I look for when it comes to navigating and finding content: tree navigation, categories, nice thumbnails and direct downloading. http://texturelib.com/
    What I need to create animated stereogram?

    You only need 3DS model. Load 3DS model, set starting position and select animation properties. Animation will be rendered to AVI file. Now is supported only random-dot rendering. SIS (textured) stereograms are not good for animations. Human brain is not ‘ready’ for moving objects without textures.

    What is textured (patterned) stereogram (SIS)?

    Single Image Stereograms – Textured stereogram is created from tiled image and depth map. Recommended are asymmetric textures with good contrast and some small objects as stones, balls. You can find many free textures on Internet.

    What is random-dot stereogram (SIRDS)?

    Single Image Random Dot Stereograms – Random dot stereogram is image created from dots. It is older rending method. Random dot stereograms were created from black&white dots. Now are SIRDS colorful. You need only depth map for creating SIRDS. Drawback of random dot stereograms is that 3D shapes are not smooth and there are visible depth layers. Stereogram Explorer corrects this problem with light blur. There is not recommended use this rendering method. If you want to render dot stereogram, use dot texture for SIS method. Render SIRDS and use it as texture for SIS.

    How to create stereograms for beginners?

    You can use Stereogram Explorer to create easy visible stereograms for beginners.

    See our stereogram training set gallery.

    Recommend stereogram configuration:

    • Stereogram type – diverging/parallel SIS type (textured stereograms)
    • Content – use simple 3D object or 3D depth map without small details and without large plain shapes, try to avoid content with near min 3D depth and max 3D depth
    • 3D Depth – use medium size of 3D depth, small depth is not the best for beginners, high depth is recommended for trained eyes and may burdens the eyes 
    • Separation – use separation in average values, think of the medium on which the image will be displayed (display or paper), stereogram printed on paper in high resolution need different separation value as displayed on monitor display
    • Texture – use high contract texture with small elements, don’t forget about color-blind people
    • Antialiasing (Stereogram Explorer specific) – enable antialiasing  (from 4 to 8)
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