Hello Marion and everyone reading this.
I’m not a regular here but I have the first Lume pad. Got it sometime when It first came out but not a per-order. It has it’s weaknesses but man I thought it was the coolest thing since the 3ds. I thought I have to make art on this (and games eventually but I’m learning on Godot so making (2d-holo-games) for the Lume pad might not happen for me for quite a while)
Since the moment I got it I’ve been trying to get my 2d Digital paintings/drawings to be 3d on this. Lots of frustration and time spent researching and testing, getting on this forum talking to people. The pix app on the lume pad, with the sliders and stuff works but for my art and even old photos it wasn’t giving the kind of results I was looking for.
I need to be able to make my own depth map and put it into the image. Any adjustments I could do after seeing the result. Which, for me its like using Hue/saturation/value to create contrast and interest. I can add depth to that list. Sounds awesome to me. Playing around with the depth map could bring some creative uses of it. Getting nowhere I decided to stop and try again later.
I looked into those other software that can make depth maps from images but there’s no way to put them back into the picture, if I’m even saying that right in a technical sense I dont know but I hope you understand what I’m saying. So those other software don’t help.
I check back at one point and Leia came out with an online 2d to 3d converter that you can paint on. I was ecstatic. Till I tried it. It was painful to use, even putting a lot of time and pushing through the chunkiness of the web-app, I tried my best to use it but It needed a lot of improvement before It would be of any practical use, in the way I want to use it.
Today I turned on my Lume pad first time in a while, This art thing and gaming are, or rather would be, the only reason I would use the Lume pad. The tablet itself is not made for doing digital art on, Drawing/painting I mean. The screen is made for holographic, it’s not sensitive enough for digital art whatsoever. Maybe the Lumepad2 is but I wouldn’t know. Anyway I tried logging in, for some reason my account isn’t there. Requesting a new password through email doesn’t work. Yes I could try making a new account but I just don’t want to right now.
I do want to check out the new 2d to 3d app to see if there’s been improvements. But I just spent all day using this other app that lets you put in your own custom depth map. Exactly what I’ve been waiting for. Exactly its perfect. I spent all day messing around with it and had a blast. I’ll post a “sketch” I did.
After getting the “sketch” good enough I wanted to put it on the Lumepad and see how it looked. Uploaded it, open up Leiaplayer, open my image, hit the 3d slider aaannnddd it says “converting to 3d image”…I swore a bit. The app completely ignored my depthmap and made its own…which of course looked like doodoo. I thought maybe it was a user error so update the Tablet software, then mess around with file formats, there’s this new option of adding a tag to the image its a 3d image, Quad4v and something else, 2x2 or 2x1. Its new to me so I start learning about what it means and trying to get it to work. I was rushing and I barely understand How to get it to work but I understand it enough to know it has more to do with the angle of the screen and the viewers eyes. Like tilting the screen to look behind something. That’s awesome but I need to get the depthmap working first. Also Like Alfredyoung653 said there’s probably other ways that it can be used.
Anyway I’m not sign up for a new account right now. there’s a chance Id find that updates to the 2d to 3d converter has made it possible to do what I’m aiming to do and it would be smooth with no hassle. But its just as likely that It would take me awhile to figure out how to get what I’m aiming for, or regardless of how much time I spend its just not possible atm.
Anway, I saw this thread in my research and thought, I spent all that time today, I’m happy with the result (outside of the Lumepad) It would be fun to share it.
Keep in mind this is a “prototype” not a finished art whatsoever and I still see plenty of adjustments in the depth map that are needed. But I did get to learn a lot about how to “paint” the depth map to get better results. And I get to share it here, so Its really a loss, just slight disappointment I cant see it on my lume pad. I’m uploading a Gif so its lost the feel of personally looking “into” the painting.