The new Facebook feature uses the advantages of dual-lens cameras in order to create 3D photos that can be posted on Facebook. Recently Facebook users can upload a 3D photo, while this feature is available to everyone who is a Facebook user all around the world. According to Facebook, 3D photos bring scenes to life with depth and movement. They provide you feeling of being close to the people, places, events and things which are shared on Facebook every day. Everything seems more real and even more sensible.
How Facebook 3D photos are generated?
According to Facebook explanation, the feature works base on capturing the distance between the foreground and background of a subject that appears in a photo. By this, a 3D look is given to the specific photo while viewers are scrolling through their Facebook timeline.
What are Facebook 3D photos requirements?
Capturing the Facebook 3D photos demands users to have access to Portrait mode using any compatible dual-lens smartphones. As soon as the user captures a photo with dual-lens camera Facebook uses Artificial Intelligence in order to build the depth of the 3D image.
Dual-lens cameras are currently used on iPhone (iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS or XS Max). Some of the Android mobile phone devices would also have dual cameras, such as Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and LG V35 ThinQ but the feature is not available on these phones yet.
The Facebook 3D photos will be viewable by any user on Facebook News Feed, so you do not have to have specific devices to go through your friend’s 3D Facebook posts. It is possible for everyone to view 3D Facebook photos via the Facebook mobile app, or through the Oculus Go VR web browser or Firefox on the Oculus Rift.
While you are viewing a 3D Facebook photo through your smart phone, scroll or move your device to gently change the perspective of the 3D photo and enjoy the depth and movements.
How to enable Facebook 3D photos feature?
Make sure you are using the latest version of app on your device. Open your Facebook app on your smart phone and like the Facebook 360 Page. Then force close the app and quite it in order to reboot the Facebook app. Then open it again, the feature must be available now so start creating 3D photos and share them as posts.
How to create Facebook 3D photos?
To create your own 3D image of the Facebook site or app you normally should create an new post. Here is how to create Facebook 3D photos on mobile devices step by step.
Step 2. Launch the Facebook app after you enabled the feature as mentioned earlier.
Step 3. Tap on “What’s on your mind?” to create a post as usual.
Step 4. When the new post appeared, tap the three dots and select “3D Photo” to open the iPhone “Portraits” folder where you are able to select the image you would like to share or capture a photo with dual-lens camera on Portrait mode.
Step 4. Be patient since it might take a bit for the 3D photo to render. Once it is done, tap on Next.
Facebook will provide you the ability to preview the image and check how would the 3D image looks like before sharing it. When you were satisfied with the 3D photo and made your final decision to share it, similar to other Facebook posts, you can add a caption that fits the photo.
Tips for selecting and capturing the scenes that would be suitable for a 3D photo
There are some tricks that are stated by Facebook help center in order to create more effective 3D Facebook posts. Go through them to create professional 3D posts and share them with your friends.
- It is a better choice if your main subject is three or four feet away from your camera.
- Try to choose and capture scenes including multiple different layers of depth, by the mean it is better to contain some subjects in the foreground and some in the background. For example capture a scene with someone is standing in front of big ground covered by flowers.
- More 3D effects would appear if your photo’s subject has contrasting colors. As an example choose a colorful subject in front of a gray background and avoid choosing subjects with the same background colors.
- Remember that some materials suits 3D photos much more better than others. Subjects with some texture or solid edges make better results in creating 3D photos.
- Try to avoid transparent objects like clear plastic or glass or shiny ones, since these kinds of objects can not be captured by depth sensors accurately most of the times.
What’s the difference between Facebook 3D posts and photos?
Facebook 3D posts are more complex feature that requires 3D skills but it is also possible to put your 2D photos into a 3D space and present it as a 3D post to your friends and fans. This is a kind of amazing chance for brands and designers advertisement to attract costumers in the Facebook News Feed. They offer a full 360 view experience and provides the possibility to rotate and interact with the photo.The Facebook 3D posts feature was released in February and users need to create a GLB file that can be uploaded from computers as 3D posts.
Now you know everything about this interesting feature, just Log into Facebook, one of the most popular social media platforms and enjoy the 3D feature.