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DIY passive 3D glasses for Theater use?

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
The problem:
Every time that my Wife, Kids and I go to the movie theater to see a 3D movie the same problem for me shows up.

Its the crappy 3D glasses that they hand out at the movie theater.

The main problem for me is that I want some 3D passive glasses that have the same inmersion factor as contact lenses but in a passive 3D glasses for movie theater form.

A second problem for me is most glasses are uncomftrable and I am left wanting to say that line from the movie Resident Evil when the colured guy reaches the S.T.A.R.S. building and they want to give the guy a gun and the colured guy says:

"Mother****er, please!, my **** is custom!!"

Thats the line I want to say if I can get my DIY 3D glasses project off the ground.

Hmm lets see now I need a source of 3D passive glass or plastic lenses when they are two inches in diameter or right before they get cut to fit in regular glasses?

I need to go out and buy some carbon fiber and resin or at least some fiberglass and resin.

I need some beeswax and I need to get a haircut.

Oh and I need to remember to include pictures of my DIY project.

Oh and this is me wondering how to start my project
I like that gif.
post #2 of 23
Hmmm,.... Good Luck,

I wouldn't try.

Have you tried getting passive glasses from someplace other than the theater and seeing if those are better? DisneyMovieRewards has some. Maybe just another source would work out.
post #3 of 23
If willing to drop some cash Oakley and and a few other companies sell 3D glasses.
I got some OAKLEY 3D GASCAN and like them very much.
post #4 of 23
Thread Starter 
They all use the nose bridge and ears as support points.
post #5 of 23
And how are yours going to be supported? Levitation?
post #6 of 23
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by rjhythloday View Post

And how are yours going to be supported? Levitation?

Ah the dilema when showing a DIY prototype in do I post a thousand or more words or a picture of the prototype?
post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by rjhythloday View Post

And how are yours going to be supported? Levitation?

Stapled to his forehead. Awaiting pictures...
post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by Russell Burrows View Post
They all use the nose bridge and ears as support points.
I'm not sure what exactly you're trying to accomplish, but I thought I'd mention that RealD makes a clip-on set of passive glasses, for those who already wear prescription regular glasses. They are circular-polarized, and so work with the LG, Vizio, and Toshiba passive sets. Theaters sometimes sell these for a bit of an extra charge, when showing 3D films (above and beyond the regular glasses that you get for the ticket price).

If all you are trying to do is make custom frames for yourself, then I think the easiest path is to cut the frame off of some existing glasses, and then use the pieces. The clip-on type might also be a good starting point.

For the "senior set", I'm waiting for someone to make 3D glasses that are like those roll-up sunglasses that seem to be reserved for people 70 and older. Or something like the huge sunglasses that fit over regular glasses.....
post #9 of 23
Better than that, is it possible to make a passive polarlized contact lens for 3d tv's and movies?!?
post #10 of 23
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rschleicher View Post
I'm not sure what exactly you're trying to accomplish, but I thought I'd mention that RealD makes a clip-on set of passive glasses, for those who already wear prescription regular glasses. They are circular-polarized, and so work with the LG, Vizio, and Toshiba passive sets. Theaters sometimes sell these for a bit of an extra charge, when showing 3D films (above and beyond the regular glasses that you get for the ticket price).

If all you are trying to do is make custom frames for yourself, then I think the easiest path is to cut the frame off of some existing glasses, and then use the pieces. The clip-on type might also be a good starting point.

For the "senior set", I'm waiting for someone to make 3D glasses that are like those roll-up sunglasses that seem to be reserved for people 70 and older. Or something like the huge sunglasses that fit over regular glasses.....
Rinzler type
post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by Brian Hampton View Post

Hmmm,.... Good Luck,

I wouldn't try.

Have you tried getting passive glasses from someplace other than the theater and seeing if those are better? DisneyMovieRewards has some. Maybe just another source would work out.

I have a couple pair of the Disney glasses. They were free basically and are as comfortable as a regular pair of cheap sunglasses. Easily worn for a couple of hours. Lightweight. If you have the Disney points, it is worth the points to have them. Funny, I have the glasses, movies, player but no system to watch at home. Still deciding if I should go passive, buy a new set, or the device that converts what you all ready own to 3D. If it did passive, I would favor that but unfortunately don't think that will ever be possible cheaply. I really want to go passive but have 4 flat screens and 2 projectors and just cant justify upgrading at the moment as all the sets are still working just fine.
post #12 of 23
Thread Starter 
I was watching the movie Tron Legacy and I said that Rinzler guy has some cool looking shades for 3D.
All I need is a smaller version and I am set so its DIY time.

I am thinking maybe I do the really rad glasses framework and then see if anyone can mail me some lenses from 3D glasses they want to donate??

I promise to buy some fiberglass and resin to begin the project this Friday.
And pictures this Sunday of the initial project(just the quick and dirty first piece since its going to take sanding, cutting, polishing and more sanding and sanding).

DIY is the perfect cure for insomnia since i.e. ten hours of hand sanding an mdf box and presto! I said just closing my eyes and I went sleepy time on the concrete floor
post #13 of 23
I brought some real d glasses from the theater instead of putting them in the recycle box. pm me your addy and I'll mail 'em to ya. I wanted to compare them to the lg glasses and the pics the same, the real d glasses weight at least twice as much as the LG's. The lenses should work for ya, but honestly I can't imagine any thing being an improvement over the LG's.
post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by DenisG View Post

If willing to drop some cash Oakley and and a few other companies sell 3D glasses.
I got some OAKLEY 3D GASCAN and like them very much.

hi ya

have you used these with a passive 3D telly at all, would like to know how good they are compaired to the tat LG supplied with my 3D lcd, i get lots of reflections and very uncomfortaable to wear
post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by MaDMaX** View Post

hi ya

have you used these with a passive 3D telly at all, would like to know how good they are compaired to the tat LG supplied with my 3D lcd, i get lots of reflections and very uncomfortaable to wear

They work great in the theater so I figure they would work fine at home also for passives. I don't have a passive set at home its a DLP. The lenses curve around a little bit which is nice. They are about as comfortable as any plastic style Oakley glasses. Can sit through a movie with ease.
post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by DenisG View Post

They work great in the theater so I figure they would work fine at home also for passives. I don't have a passive set at home its a DLP. The lenses curve around a little bit which is nice. They are about as comfortable as any plastic style Oakley glasses. Can sit through a movie with ease.

thanks apprecaite the reply., in the UK the tron ones are no longer available, only white £95 or £115 for the new transformer ones
post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by MaDMaX** View Post

thanks apprecaite the reply., in the UK the tron ones are no longer available, only white £95 or £115 for the new transformer ones

I got the Tron ones before they were discontinued.
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by DenisG View Post

I got the Tron ones before they were discontinued.

GIT!!

I will have to console myself with a pair of transformer ones then
post #19 of 23
So what happened with the levitating glasses?
post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by DenisG View Post

So what happened with the levitating glasses?

eh! lol mine cetainly dont levitate, but for the price they should of
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by MaDMaX** View Post

eh! lol mine cetainly dont levitate, but for the price they should of

I know the feeling, but they have been nice at the theater lately....
We were suppose to get prototype pic's of the DIY glasses from the thread starter.
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by Aj5000 View Post

Better than that, is it possible to make a passive polarlized contact lens for 3d tv's and movies?!?

I don't wear contacts but wouldn't they rotate on your eyes killing the required 3D effect?
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by mhetman View Post

I don't wear contacts but wouldn't they rotate on your eyes killing the required 3D effect?

One would think that it wouldn't matter with circular polarization.
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