Lenticular printing is a multi-step process consisting of digitally interlacing multiple images into a single file. The interlaced file is printed and then laminated (or printed directly) onto a lenticular lens. Viewing of this interlaced file under a lenticular lens sheet allows the viewer to see the lenticular effect such as 3D or animation. The most challenging step in preparing a lenticular image lies in the generation of the different views needed to create the lenticular effect. HumanEyes software provides a full set of tools for the creation of many different lenticular effects.
HumanEyes Producer3D is an end-to-end lenticular workflow solution designed for printers. This package includes the HumanEyes Creative 3D module.
HumanEyes Creative3D is a suite of tools designed to allow creative professionals to create 3D and lenticular images which then will be produced by printers using the HumanEyes Producer3D package. Using HumanEyes Creative3D designers have full control over the creative process of a lenticular image but can not do any production.
HumanEyes Producer3D and HumanEyes Creative3D applications allow designers and printers to work hand in hand.
HumanEyes provides lenticular solutions that are designed to address the needs of the entire graphics arts production chain:
HumanEyes Capture3D is mainly designed for photographers. HumanEyes Creative3D is mainly designed for creative professionals, designers and artists. HumanEyes Producer3D is mainly designed for printers.
Designers using HumanEyes Creative3D have full control over the creation process of a lenticular image and can print previews of their projects (5''x7'', 40Lpi). Only the HumanEyes Producer3Dpackage (which includes all HumanEyes Creative3D’s features) supports full interlacing and printing abilities.
HumanEyes LensFree™ is a revolutionary feature in the HumanEyes Producer3D application. HumanEyes LensFree™ enables 3D effects and 2D animation to be printed directly onto glass or acrylic (Plexiglass)… with no lenses required.
Digital printers utilizing a flatbed press with UV curable inks can take advantage of the benefits of LensFree™.
HumanEyes’ customers can buy a support option for one year. We kindly request that you use the following link to enter your support request: http://www.humaneyes.com/support/login.php Insert your Hasp id number (see the reply of question #19) or the software activation code and your email address.
The reason this error message occurs is due to the fact that the computer is not in administrator status, while trying to install or run the HumanEyes software. Changing the account on the computer to administrator status or having permissions set as an administrator in the computer will solve the problem.
The maximum output file size in HumanEyes Creative3D is unlimited. The maximum input file size in HumanEyes Creative3D is up to 7000x7000 pixels (at 2D-3D). In the case of using other effects, there is a possibility for bigger files.
Note: You need to make sure that the hard disk has enough free space before working with such sizable files.
The filling Holes command will not work if no depth is applied.
Another way for filling Holes can be achieved by using the tool “select Area”. Select (mark by “lassoing”) the area of the holes (that was created after adding depth to the layer). The next step is simply to fill the selected area by Tools->Fill Hidden Holes
HumanEyes Creative3D allows you to interlace your artwork to 40 lpi 5x7”size for proofing and demonstration purposes only. Note, Creative3D is not an interlace engine. For interlacing your artwork in the designated lpi and size, you need to use HumanEyes Producer3D.
Different thickness lenses are suitable for different applications and printing methods. In general, thick lenses are more suitable for printing large format, long viewing distance applications. Thin lenses are more suitable for small, handheld products. The type of lenticular effect is also relevant: narrow angle lenses are more suitable for 3D, while wide angle lenses are better for flip and animation effects.
Most printing techniques support lenticular printing. However, offset printing is more suitable for narrow format, short viewing distance applications, while wide-format printing better applies to long viewing distance, wide format projects.
Basic recommendations for printing setups:
For Litho printing:
Capability for printing on plastic: UV, hybrid, fast drying systems
FM Stochastic screening or AM screening with at least 300 LPI
Make sure your printing machine supports the thickness of the lens
A hard ‘’quick release’’ blanket is recommended
Additional 5th and 6th color units recommended (for white back printing)
A) Printing & laminating: Print an interlaced image on a paper and then mount the interlaced image under the lenticular sheet. Align using the alignment and registration marks. After aligning/centering, a lamination or adhesive procedure is required.
B) Printing directly on the lenticular sheet: When printing directly on a lenticular sheet, rapid curing techniques need to be applied.
Offset UV print or Flatbed UV are most commonly used for lenticular printing.
In March 2007, HumanEyes introduced the web-based Creative MarketPlaceTM. This service enables users of HumanEyes Creative3D to quickly post their projects on-line, and then to get price and time quotes from HumanEyes Producer3D printers.