I created a simple 3D effect using color filters. It merges two 2D images together to create a new 3D image. To see the image in 3D you need red cyan 3D glass. I bought a pair and had it delivered to me for $8.25. Without glasses you see one blurry image with red and blue outlines. With anaglyph glasses each eye sees a different image. It is worth getting a pair. When I searched online for 'red cyan 3D' I found hundreds of images and videos.
You are creating an image for each eye. When using a single camera take a picture and pan to the right or left. Then take another picture. Limit the horizontal movement to the distance between each eye. The images on this page appear to come out of the screen. While wearing the glasses I can put my finger through the dinosaur like it was a hologram.
Uncheck the Photo option when you want the next picture you take to become the background image. The Split option is for side by side images and videos. You can combine two videos into one that displays 2 views at the same time using a video editor. Then you can create a 3D effect using this program. Combining two videos together works much better than playing two at the same time when you want them to stay in sync.For more examples and detailed instructions visit How to Create 3d Images and Videos Without a 3d Camera.
When posting videos or photos made with this program please link back to this page. The recorded videos will be saved as WEBM. You can convert them to MP4 by going here.
Warning: Removing colors from 2 images can take a lot of work because the program needs to change all the pixels one pixel at a time. Playing an HD video can slow down your computer and use a lot of memory. If you try to convert a large video your computer may have trouble keeping up and your browser could crash. Start with small videos, especially if you are playing two at a time. You need a fast computer to convert videos.