"Whether it's a picture of your pet, your friends or a handsome place from your last vacation, you simply take a picture in portrait format with your compatible smartphone with two lenses and then share it as a 3D photo on Facebook".
Once done, users on the desktop, mobile or those experiencing Facebook in VR through Oculus Go's browser or Firefox on Oculus Rift, will be able to click and drag or move their head to see the photo's depth.
After you take the photo, share it on Facebook as a 3D photo.
"Today we're starting to roll out 3D photos, a new way to share your memories and moments in time with a fun, lifelike dimension in both News Feed and VR", Facebook announced in a blog post.
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How do Facebook's 3D Photos work? The way the 3D photos are optimized is through a very similar movement of the user's device - simple, gentle tilts.
As for the functionality, the technology behind 3D captures the distance between the subject in the background and in the foreground to produce the 3D effect in any captured image. Facebook adds more software tweaks to the depth map and creates a very realistic 3D image.
Facebook is now able to take these pictures and let them be shared as 3D photos, with users able to scroll, pan and tilt to see the image from different angles, as though they're looking through a window.
Create a new post on Facebook. Facebook took this idea and ran with it. The VR headsets use the portrait mode of smartphones, including iPhone with a dual camera setup on the back.
To 3D the was successful is recommended to avoid transparent objects such as plastic or glass, and choose contrasting backgrounds and details.