How to Watch Free Online 3D Movies


The popularity of 3D movies in theaters has spread to the internet, where larger budget 3D productions compete with home-made 3D videos for the viewer's attention. Stereo videos can now be found online on websites ranging from the smaller, personally owned to large, well-funded sites like Vimeo. YouTube even has created a special tag for uploaders to put in their videos (yt3d:enable=true) that adds a 3D pull-down menu to the video, allowing the viewers 12 ways to watch the video, 10 of them in 3D, and only seven requiring 3D glasses.

Things You'll Need

  • 3D glasses (if required)

Anaglyphic (Red/Blue) 3D

  • Go to a site hosting 3D videos, choose which of the videos you would like to view and click on it.

  • Select one of the first seven choices in the YouTube 3D pull-down menu (if watching on YouTube). Put on your anaglyphic (red/blue) 3D glasses (which may be made at home or purchased online) and start the video.

  • View the video in 3D while wearing the anaglyphic glasses.

Parallel 3D Viewing

  • Click on the YouTube 3D pull-down menu and select "Parallel" (if watching on YouTube).

  • View the parallel images, then relax your gaze.

  • View the video in 3D when your relaxed gaze causes the two images to overlap.

Cross-Eyed 3D Viewing

Mirror Split 3D Viewing

  • Click on the YouTube 3D pull-down menu and select "Mirror Split" (if watching on YouTube).

  • Place a mirror directly on the line in the middle of the viewing screen and line your nose in front of the mirror, with one eye on either side of it.

  • View the video while intending to watch the image on the right side of the screen, which causes the illusion of 3D.

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