Shake it up with 3D Wiggles
FLASH WARNING — The content below contains flashing images.
3D wigglegrams, or wiggles for short, are 2 or more stereo images stitched together to create a sense of depth in the form of a video or GIF. The wiggles that I am showing are made from the 35mm shots on my RETO3D camera.
I like that wiggles are as if someone pushed pause around a moment or scene and it glitched. I’m specifically drawn to the retro vibe and dreamy atmosphere of film wiggles. As a 3D experience, wiggles can be more inclusive. The viewer doesn’t need to freeview or use stereoscopic glasses, so it can offer a sense of depth to people with vision impairments. Additionally, if you are posting on Instagram, they loop easily.
These days I am editing my photos in Lightroom and then I import the images into Procreate. I am able to play the wiggle on a loop under the animation assist settings. Once my photos are lined up on a specific focal point, I can export it as a wiggle or add animation to it. Check out the VSC meeting video to see a little more in depth about this process. Lately I’ve been drawing animated crystals for a series of wiggles. Some of them are featured below.
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Jassimine Dixon (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Jassimine Dixon is a graphic designer running her own stationery business in Portland. She was introduced to 3D via stereograms. Viewing those zany patterns with hidden images prepped her to freeview stereoscopic photos. Now she takes her own stereo photos and also creates her own stereogram greeting cards.