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Definition: lenticular 3D

A type of glasses-free 3D (autostereoscopic) technology that separates the image into left and right frames. Lenticular 3D uses a convex lens to direct the eyes appropriately. Left and right frames appear as columns of pixels or blocks of pixels for multi-view images.

Having evolved from lenticular printing methods that create the illusion of depth on printed matter, a layer of lenticular lenses in front of an LCD screen directs the stereo frames to the appropriate eyes. Used on large screens in stores and shopping malls, this technique creates a more eye-popping display than regular 2D signage. See parallax 3D, 3D visualization, 3D rendering and lenticular printing.

A Lenticular Display
The lens directs the left image to the left eye and the right image to the right eye.