How about giving that old 2D picture or photo, a 3D effect. Whenever we talk about 3D, some people think that its an alien task, and requires much effort to create a 3D picture. In a sense this is true, but not so anymore. 3Defy is an interactive web app that enables you to create 3D models from 2 dimensional images. This tool allows users to transform photos into three-dimensional objects for free.
Convert 2D Photos to 3D with 3Defy
3Defy being an online tool, doesn’t requires any software installation and no setup procedures. However, a user will need Adobe Flash Player 11 installed in the computer. This is a basic tool to alter 2D images and give them a new 3D effect, don’t expect it to be a professional or advanced tool.
Company’s Founder Chris Wallace says:
The 3D models created with 3Defy are much more realistic than anything previously possible in the field of 2D to 3D photography. Our modeling tools enable users to recreate real-world 3D structure by interacting with the depth and texture of objects within a scene.
Head over to the official website and click on 3D modeler or you can find the direct link to 3D modeler in the end of this article. Now you will be presented with 3 options:
- Enter a URL for an online image
- Upload an image from computer
- Learn to 3Defy with a sample image (sample image will be provided by 3Defy)
Now starts the fun. If you’re a first time user, then you can click on “Help” to know about the basic controls. If written text is not enough, then you can also check out the video tutorial.
The above video tutorial should give you a fair idea of how 3Defy works.
Users can adjust camera, push/pull, pivot, bend and add texture to the image. For those who are just starting out, can aim for only one or two objects to pop out. 3D enthusiasts will definitely prefer more advanced solutions, compared to 3Defy.
This online tool takes advantage of the brand new Flash Player 11 GPU-accelerated 3D technology.
After creating a 3D image, you would love to view that image in 3D. To do this, you’ll need 3D viewer that can be purchased from their site or 3D monitor.
The website includes galleries where members can share their 3D models. Also models can be shared with friends by clicking on the “share” button.
Overall it can be said that 3Defy gives you the power to transform your photos into rich 3D models. With this tool, one can venture into a 3D environment and give photos a never before effect.