Friday, July 11, 2014
3D Center of Art and Photography in Portland, Oregon--Now closed but if the collections are still out there it is still interesting even now in the age of 3-D everything
3D Center of Art and Photography in Portland, Oregon Lex Loeb Contributor Network . A visit to the 3D Center will give you a chance to experience the visual 3 dimensional sensation in a variety of different media. You can purchase famous art works , including the Mona Lisa, In 3D for less than $5 . The gift shop also carries 3-D cameras you can buy to produce the same kind of images for just $10 which does not include film or processing. It is a bargain if you want to start taking 3-d pictures immediately. The 3-D center hosts original 3-D art exhibitions and openings. They also have various types of projector for 3-d movies and other media and a number of historic 3-D gizmos on display. It is a great place to take the kids on a week end and even less crowded on a week day afternoon. Good place for rainy day diversions in Portland. More information can be found at www.3dcenter.us. The gift shop also carries original art pieces and original art prints. Some require that viewers wear 3-D glasses and others do not. There are also a variety of 3-d stereo scopes you can buy some that are designed to exhibit original art works. The center is not very big but there is still a lot to explore. The Gift shop is a really big plus and there is no admission charge to visit it. The exhibition space admission is $5 for adults and children 14 and younger are free. We humans actually do have a sort of 3-D vision but often we wish the images we create independently recreate that visual sensation. 3-D imaging technology actually exaggerates the 3-dimensional visual experience so it becomes it's own reality which seems to make it fascinating. The reason the Renoir photo to the side is not really visible as 3-D, again is because the computer scanner only had one eye. The technology of 3-D art and photography requires two eye stereo assistance. Definitely worth a visit or just as a shopping destination. It is the place to purchase a ten dollar 3-D camera to experiment making your own 3-D photo prints. It is a lot of fun and the photo prints are as durable as any other photograph. The phone number is 503-227-6667 .