3D technology has been implemented in multiple fields these days, as we can see the wide applications in the consumer sector such as 3D glasses and 3D cinema. Both 3D glasses and 3D cinema aim to provide people with a three-dimensional image that seems more realistic, while an immersive viewing experience is delivered as well. 3D glasses are not as complicated as we imagined, and it's not that hard to make 3D glasses at home. Want to know more? Read on.

Part 1: How Do 3D Glasses of Different Kinds Work?

3D technology fundamentally revolutionized how people perceive reality, especially in the cinema. With 3D glasses, the way media watching has been pushed to a new boundary - the world in the movie is not flat anymore, space expands, distance disappears, the image is jumping out of the screen, and you become part of the world. This technology was the pioneer that used to propel a depth towards cinema, signifying a creative turn in filmmaking. While 3D glasses have been widely used in cinema, how many kinds of 3D glasses do you know and how do they work? Generally, there are three types of 3D glasses, anaglyph, polarized, and shutter, all of which are capable of bringing flat images to life.

Anaglyph 3D glasses

These glasses are geared with red/cyan lenses. These lenses can produce the image by filtering the color layered on the image, while one lens eliminates all the red, the other filters out the cyan. As a result of that, your brain is tricked to see an image with 3D effects. The image you are looking at is created out of the projection of two different perspectives.

Polarized 3D glasses

Instead of filtering out red and blue colors, polarized 3D glasses restrict the light that enters your eyes and 3D effects rely on the screen to make it happen. The image on the screen is made up of two superimposed images that go through an orthogonal polarizing filter. Then the 3D glasses allow you to see two individual images. Polarized 3D glasses are ideal for IMAX 3D movies.

Shutter 3D glasses

Shutter glasses are the most premium 3D glasses available today. They don't rely on image or color filtering to create 3D effects but work on LCD screen technology. Each lens will be darkened to alternate the left and the right. Shutter glasses are battery or USB-supported, which makes them more expensive than the traditional 3D glasses.

Part 2: How to Make 3D Glasses at Home?

It's not that hard to make 3D glasses of different kinds at home as you imagine. Making Anaglyph 3D glasses is easy at home! Follow the steps below to see how to make 3D glasses.

Step 1: Outline the template of a pair of 3D glasses. You can simply draw the photo of a pair of glasses type on a hard card. Then cut the shape out and the outline of a pair of 3D glasses have been prepared. You have better produce two templates of 3D-glasses because the lens will be needed to added between them.


Step 2: Create two colored lenses. Here you can use ziplock bag as the lenses material to cut out two lenses whose sizes will be the same as the 3D-glasses lenses template. Then use red permanent marker and blue permanent marker to color the two lenses. Next cut the two lenses out from the ziplock bag.


Step 3: Glue the two lenses to the 3D-glass template.


Step 4: Fold the other two lenses templates over the lenses and seal them together with a tape.


Part 3: Best 3D DVD/Blu-ray player on PC

While most normal players support 2D cinema only, Leawo Blu-ray Player is the best player that supports not only 3D DVE, Blu-ray disc, DVD, HD video, audio, etc. but also BDAV movie folder and Blu-ray ISO image files. You can check out the product page to find out more about the media supported. If you want to enjoy your 3D DVD or Blu-ray with decent output video quality, Leawo Blu-ray Player is the one you don't want to miss. The player is extremely easy to use with a clear and user-friendly design. Simply launch Leawo Blu-ray Player, click the green "Open File" button to browse and add a video, then you are good to go. You can adjust subtitles, video, and audio settings based on your preference.

  • Leawo Blu-ray Player
  • Leawo Blu-ray Player

    Region-free Blu-ray player software to play Blu-ray disc and DVD disc for free, regardless of disc protection and region restriction.
    Play 4K FLV videos, 4K MKV videos, 4K MP4 videos, etc. without quality loss.
    Play 1080P videos, 720P videos with lossless quality.

Part 4: How to Make 3D Movies for 3D Glasses at Home?

Do you know you can make 3D movies for 3D glasses at home? There is no need to go to the cinema, all you need is Leawo Video Converter, the ultimate solution to satisfy all your needs for video and audio editing. You can turn your 2D movies to 3D via Leawo Video Converter with just a few clicks. It's the most professional converter that allows you to make video and audio conversion, burn videos and images to DVD/Blue-ray, as well as edit video and audio. With Leawo Video Converter, you can convert your video to other formats, adjust the video and parameters, edit videos, trim, or crop to make the file smaller without losing video quality. Besides that, downscaling 4K video to 1080P is possible with the Leawo video converter.

Now let's see how to make 3D movies for 3D glasses at home with Leawo Video Converter. Before everything else, you will need to download the software from the links above.

Step 1: Launch Leawo Video Converter

Leawo Video Converter is a module of Leawo Prof. Media. Click the "Video Converter" on the main screen, or open the "Convert" to enter the module.

Step 2: Add Source Video

Click the "Add Video'' button to browse and add video files from the local drive. You can also simply drag and drop.

Step 3: Add 3D effect

After the video has been imported, click the "Edit" button on the right to modify the video.

You'll be directed to a panel, where you can make video editing. You can trim video length, crop video size, add watermark, etc. Click the "3D" tab on the left and find the "3D Mode" switch. It's usually turned off by default. Toggle it on to add 3D effects.

Step 4: Adjust 3D parameters

You can further adjust the 3D parameters after you switch on the 3D effect. There are six 3D modes in total. You can also adjust the 3D depth with the slider above. Choose the one that suits you and you can see the 3D effect in the preview window. Click "OK" at the bottom right once you are happy with the 3D effect.

Step 5: Set Output Format

Now you are back to the main interface. Next to the green"Convert" button on the right you can find "MP4 Video". Click the button and you'll see a drop-down menu, select the "Change" option to enter the "Profile" panel, this is where you can set the output format.

On the "Profile" panel, you can choose any format you like, from either "Format" or "Device".

Step 6: Start the Conversion

After adjusting parameters, format, and video editing, click the big green "Convert" button to continue to the output directory setting. Set output directory in the popup sidebar. Click "Agree" in the red notice, and click "Convert" to start conversion.

Now you have learned how to make 3D movies and 3D glasses at home, it's time to practice. What are you waiting for? Get Leawo Video Converter now and turn your favorite movies into 3D now!

Bonus Tip: How to create a 3D Blu-ray disc?

What if you want to create a 3D movie out of a 2D movie? It's possible only if you have a 3D burner at hand. Try Leawo Blu-ray Creator, the most powerful 3D/Blu-ray burner that can help burn a movie to a blu-ray disc and add effects to your movie. Leawo Blu-ray Creator supports 180+ formats and 40+ selectable disc menu templates, offering more fun with the internal editing features. Now let's see how to create a 3D blu-ray disc with Leawo Blu-ray Creator. First off, you will need to download and install Leawo Blu-ray Creator on your computer via the links below.


Blu-ray Creator 

☉ Burn videos to Blu-ray/DVD disc, folder and/or ISO image file simultaneously.

☉ Create photo slideshows from various photos and burn to DVD/Blu-ray disc easily.

☉ One click operation to burn ISO image file to Blu-ray/DVD disc.

☉Edit output videos to add image or text watermark, trim video size, adjust effect, etc.

☉ Create 3D Blu-ray/DVD movies with 6 different 3D effects.

☉ Add disc menu to Blu-ray/DVD disc, even design disc menu with personal preferrences.

Step 1: Download and install Leawo Blu-ray Creator on your computer.

Step 2: Prepare a blank Blu-ray disc and insert it to the Blu-ray disc drive.

Step 3: Import the movie you would like to burn to a 3D Blu-ray disc. You only need to click "Add video" on the main interface.


Step 4: Edit the movie. Click the "Edit" icon on the file where you can see several options including "Trim", "Watermark", "Crop", "Effect" and "3D" after importing it to the program.


Step 5: Create 3D Blu-ray disc. Choose "3D" to select the detailed 3D Blu-ray disc type according to your own requirements. Then click "OK" button at the bottom.


Step 6: Start 3D Blu-ray disc burning process. Click the green "Burn" icon on the top right-hand corner and select the "Burn to", "Disc label" and "Save to" options start the burning. Wait in patience, the 3D Blu-ray disc will be burned successfully in several minutes.


That's it for how to create a 3D Blu-ray disc with Leawo Blu-ray creator. Turning your favorite movie into a 3D blu-ray disc is as easy as breathing! Download Leawo Blu-ray creator and try it out!