Nov 5, 2008

View Master

Flinstones, view master reels

One thing that cheers me up is when I find something that I really enjoyed as a kid.

I enjoyed most things as a kid but one thing I really loved was our View Master viewer and I still love all things 3D.

I saw one of my favorite View Master reels on Ebay the other day so I bid on it and I actually won the auction.

I wanted to post them here for others to enjoy.

This was the one I remembered looking at the most titled "Fred's Invention" 1962.

The caption is "I'll get to work on time using my new invention."

I made them animate because just looking at them flat lost one of the things I loved most about them, dimension. Since I don't have an online viewer this is what I came up with, animation.

Check back for more as I get them done.

Hey! I got posted on Drawn! Cool, cool, cool. Click here to see it.

6 comments:

Holmes! said...

Very cool!

You can also make stereoscopic images out of these, which can be "free viewed" to be seen in true 3D! Just put the left/right images next to each other, back off your monitor a little and relax your eyes like you were looking at one of those "magic eye" posters at the mall, back in '89.

I created one from the image on Drawn and posted it to my site, so you can dig it. I'd love to see more Viewmaster scans in their stereoscopic glory!

http://www.barnaclepress.com/varimg/fredsaysgoodbye.jpg

Brian said...

Thanks for the comment.

I can do the magic eye 3d but I have trouble viewing "free viewed".

Thanks for the link and check back as I get the other two disks scanned.

"Wilma learns to drive" and "Fred's Mis-steak"

Anonymous said...

Cool! I used to have that Flintstones picture disc when I was a kid. I wonder if the old can of discs is still in the attic, we had probably a hundred or so.

I couldn't use the stereoscopic "mode" at first because my head was too small and the eye holes were too far apart. I remember distinctly when i could finally see the 3d effect and how much cooler it was!

Bob said...

Wow, Brian!

That looks soooo amazing! How did you do that? Incredible. I got your email and came over to see some Flintstone goodness! Please post more!

(If it's not too time consuming. I know it was for me).

Great post! Thanks!

Bob

Bob said...

Oh, you did post more! I must have missed these!

Awesome!

B!

Francesca Sloane @ Image 3D said...

I have to agree that it's always cool when you chance upon a vintage find, especially for something like the View-Master. At the risk of sounding like a nerd, I have 4 of them with hundreds of reels. From classic cartoons to comics, and even personal reels, I have it all!