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Hey Steve, do you have a particular workflow to create the 3D pairs?
I find myself dropping one half into Photoshop, making the canvas twice the width, dropping the other one in and that works. But I find getting the logos to match properly is tricky, if I want them to float on top. Do you have a method for that?
[The following discussion pertains to the construction of a stereo-X pair, where your left eye looks at the right hand image of the pair and your right eye looks at the left hand image. In my workflow, in fact, I generate a left-right-left triptych and crop to whichever pair of images I need for the expected viewing setup.]
I put both images in PS, overlay and register them (more art than science!) crop them to the same size, double the size of the canvas to the right and then move the left-eye image over to the open side of the canvas until it's adjacent to the right-eye image. Then I layer on two copies of my logo, set the opacity of both to 70%, move them to the general area of the frame where I want the logo to sit and register them each to the same feature in the two frames. Then I nudge the logo in the right hand frame a few pixels to the left, in order to give the illusion that the logo is floating in front of the landscape; in order to understand why this works, think about the geometry of parallax governing an object in the foreground vs. an object in the background.
There are some subtleties to the initial registration-and-crop step: sometimes, for instance, I have to scale one or the other of the frames by a percent or two, depending on the relative motion of my eye point to the scene, in the field, when I shot the two frames in succession. The good news is that your visual system is very adaptable and the stereo effect appears without your having to get the registration exactly 'right', whatever that means.