Lenticular printing is a multi-step process consisting of digitally interlacing multiple images into a single file. The interlaced file is printed and then laminated (or printed directly) onto a lenticular lens. Viewing of this interlaced file under a lenticular lens sheet allows the viewer to see the lenticular effect such as 3D or animation. The most challenging step in preparing a lenticular image lies in the generation of the different views needed to create the lenticular effect. HumanEyes software provides a full set of tools for the creation of many different lenticular effects.
Lenticular images’ production prices depend on:
HumanEyes Producer3D is an end-to-end lenticular workflow solution designed for printers. This package includes the HumanEyes Creative 3D module.
HumanEyes Creative3D is a suite of tools designed to allow creative professionals to create 3D and lenticular images which then will be produced by printers using the HumanEyes Producer3D package. Using HumanEyes Creative3D designers have full control over the creative process of a lenticular image but can not do any production.
HumanEyes Producer3D and HumanEyes Creative3D applications allow designers and printers to work hand in hand.
HumanEyes solutions allow you to create and design amazing lenticular projects with embedded animated effects like 3D, Flip, motion, zoom and movement.
Currently, HumanEyes software is designed only for MAC computers (MAC OS x 10.4.8 and later).
HumanEyes provides lenticular solutions that are designed to address the needs of the entire graphics arts production chain:
HumanEyes Capture3D is mainly designed for photographers.
HumanEyes Creative3D is mainly designed for creative professionals, designers and artists.
HumanEyes Producer3D is mainly designed for printers.
PowerPC® G4/G5 or Intel® Core™ Duo 2 processors
Mac OS X 10.4.7 and later
QuickTime 7.1 or later
1 GB RAM
1 GB disk space
A graphic card with at least 64 MB memory (more memory is recommended)
HumanEyes Creative3D software boasts a variety of features and benefits making 3D printing of pictures easy and effective.
These features include:
Designers using HumanEyes Creative3D have full control over the creation process of a lenticular image and can print previews of their projects (5''x7'', 40Lpi). Only the HumanEyes Producer3Dpackage (which includes all HumanEyes Creative3D’s features) supports full interlacing and printing abilities.
HumanEyes LensFree™ is a revolutionary feature in the HumanEyes Producer3D application. HumanEyes LensFree™ enables 3D effects and 2D animation to be printed directly onto glass or acrylic (Plexiglass)… with no lenses required.
Digital printers utilizing a flatbed press with UV curable inks can take advantage of the benefits of LensFree™.
HumanEyes’ customers can buy a support option for one year. We kindly request that you use the following link to enter your support request:
Online customer support
Insert your Hasp id number (see the reply of question #19) or the software activation code and your email address.
A HASP update will be sent to you with instructions.
In order to use it, make sure your HASP is connected and the red light in it is on, and follow these three steps:
You should receive the message “Updated the HASP successfully”.
IMPORTANT! If you don’t receive the success message, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You need to make sure that your HASP is connected and working.
When the HASP is connected, you’ll see the light turned on.
If you don't see a red light in the HASP, you need to download and install the newest HASP driver.
The HASP driver installer can be found at:
Choose the file "HDD_Installer_MacOSX.dmg" .
Please make sure you restart your computer after updating the driver.
After restarting your computer, open the HASP update and follow the installation instructions.
The reason this error message occurs is due to the fact that the computer is not in administrator status, while trying to install or run the HumanEyes software. Changing the account on the computer to administrator status or having permissions set as an administrator in the computer will solve the problem.
The maximum output file size in HumanEyes Creative3D is unlimited.
The maximum input file size in HumanEyes Creative3D is up to 7000x7000 pixels (at 2D-3D).
In the case of using other effects, there is a possibility for bigger files.
Note: You need to make sure that the hard disk has enough free space before working with such sizable files.
The filling Holes command will not work if no depth is applied.
Another way for filling Holes can be achieved by using the tool “select Area”.
Select (mark by “lassoing”) the area of the holes (that was created after adding depth to the layer).
The next step is simply to fill the selected area by Tools->Fill Hidden Holes
HumanEyes Creative3D allows you to interlace your artwork to 40 lpi 5x7”size for proofing and demonstration purposes only. Note, Creative3D is not an interlace engine. For interlacing your artwork in the designated lpi and size, you need to use HumanEyes Producer3D.
HumanEyes 1.3 does not support *.ldoc files.
Yes, HumanEyes Creative3D supports Layered PSD/Tiff file with opacity.
Note that HumanEyes Creative3D does not support any layer style, mask, fill & adjustment, smart layer, text layer or blending mode.
Plane layers are accepted.
The Perspex (plastic) thickness that should be assigned depends on the effect you want to achieve.
Generally 3-5mm is better for 3D jobs of 20-40 lpi
0.5mm-2mm is better for flip jobs of 40-20 lpi
We recommend doing a small test to determine the right parameters.
Different thickness lenses are suitable for different applications and printing methods. In general, thick lenses are more suitable for printing large format, long viewing distance applications. Thin lenses are more suitable for small, handheld products. The type of lenticular effect is also relevant: narrow angle lenses are more suitable for 3D, while wide angle lenses are better for flip and animation effects.
Learn more about Choosing a lens for applications.
Each lens has its own viewing distance.
We recommend checking lens manufacturers’ specifications.
Most printing techniques support lenticular printing. However, offset printing is more suitable for narrow format, short viewing distance applications, while wide-format printing better applies to long viewing distance, wide format projects.
Basic recommendations for printing setups:
For Litho printing:
For digital printing:
To print wide-format lenticular images with HumanEyes software, you need:
For printing with lenses:
For printing LensFree:
For printing directly on the lens:
There are mainly two options:
A) Printing & laminating:
Print an interlaced image on a paper and then mount the interlaced image under the lenticular sheet. Align using the alignment and registration marks.
After aligning/centering, a lamination or adhesive procedure is required.
B) Printing directly on the lenticular sheet:
When printing directly on a lenticular sheet, rapid curing techniques need to be applied.
Offset UV print or Flatbed UV are most commonly used for lenticular printing.
A: The angles for printing in 62 lpi are:
1) Dot screen is 374 lpi
M = 37.5
Y = 82.5
K = 67.5
2) Screening option for printing in 75 lpi is:
LINE SCREEN 400 / 300LPI
C = 15º
M = 75º
Y= 90º (should not be parallel to lenticels)
K = 45º
It is highly recommended to check the screening on the plate itself (before printing)
In March 2007, HumanEyes introduced the web-based Creative MarketPlaceTM. This service enables users of HumanEyes Creative3D to quickly post their projects on-line, and then to get price and time quotes from HumanEyes Producer3D printers.
We recommend using a wide-format laminator (cold) and double-sided clear adhesive film.