About this project
Introducing our newest pack of 3D playing cards - 3D Dinosaurs! This deck features a unique dinosaur on every card that jumps out in high resolution lenticular 3D.
This is our second Kickstarter project, following our 3D Shark cards that were launched 1 year ago and are now retailing around the world thanks to the support of our backers.
Our studio has been creating this set of dinosaur artwork since early 2013 with the goal of creating an illustrated book of anatomically correct dinosaurs. This Kickstarter project is the first time the majority of this artwork is being shown as we continue to work towards completing our book.
A key element in producing these 3D playing cards is our high resolution optical lens. Unlocking the full potential of this lens has enabled us to print the card pips and prehistoric worlds in great detail without the usual limitations and artifacts found when printing lenticular. This has also enabled us to create a deck of 3D playing cards with the same size and thickness as a standard casino card deck.
Our 3D playing cards feature a different dinosaur on each card giving you 52 unique designs. There are the classics you have grown up with, some that you will struggle to say the name of, and a few prehistoric creatures to round out the set.
All cards are printed in cutting edge lenticular 3D, giving you the illusion of looking into a miniature 3D world without the need for special equipment or glasses. The animated GIFs above go some way to simulating part of the effect, and the 3D examples below show off a different aspect of the effect. Neither method can do the real cards justice so you will need to see them in person to really experience them.
Parallel viewing - look through the image, unfocusing your eyes until the two images combine to make a 3D one.
Cross-eyed viewing - cross your eyes to focus in front of the screen while looking at the image until the left and right images combine to make a 3D one.
Anaglyphs are another old favorite for 3D viewing and couldn't be simpler...as long as you have a trusty pair of red/blue 3D glasses handy.
Designed to invoke a classic playing card feel, the reverse of every card features our tessellating dinosaur pattern designed by Royce B. McClure. The knotwork frame matches our 3D Shark deck and will appear on all decks we plan to create.
The standard deck colors will be both red and blue. Kickstarter exclusive green backs will be available for pledges of 2 or more decks.
Risks and challenges
We do not foresee any problems or risks at this stage of our dinosaur Kickstarter project. Creating the 52 images for the deck has been a major undertaking for our studio however we are now at the very end of that process. We have an established distribution network for shipping direct to customers all over the world and expect to begin our first production run shortly after we have the final count of green, red and blue decks.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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