The 'Web2.5D' button in the module exports your image as a standalone HTML file. This file can be viewed locally in your webbrowser, or it can be hosted online.
Depth is conveyed by a subtle, configurable, bobbing motion. This motion subtly changes the viewing angle to reveal more or less of the object, depending on the angle. The motion is configurable both by you and the viewer in both X and Y axes. The motion can also be configured to be mapped to mouse movements.
A so called 'depth pulse' can be sent into the image, which travels through the image from the near plane to the far plane, highlighting pixels of equal depth as it travels. The 'depth pulse' is useful to re-calibrate the viewer's persepective if background and foreground appear swapped.
Hosting the file online, allows for embedding the image as an IFRAME. The following is an example of the HTML required to insert an image in any website;
<iframe scrolling="auto" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" style="border:none;max-width:100%;" src="https://download.startools.org/pillars_stereo.html?spdx=4&spdy=3&caption=StarTools%20exports%20self-contained,%20embeddable%20web%20content%20like%20this%20scene.%20This%20image%20was%20created%20in%20seconds.%20Configurable,%20subtle%20movement%20helps%20with%20conveying%20depth." frameborder="0"></iframe>
The following parameters can be set via the url;
The Stereo 3D module can be used to synthesise depth information based on astronomical image feature characteristics.
To view just the model that Life is using to enhance the image, the 'Output Glow Only' parameter can be set to 'Yes'.
The Shrink module allows you to modify the appearance of stars in your image.
As of the 1.4. beta versions, StarTools stores the masks you used in the StarTools.log file.
If your data is very noisy, it is possible AutoDev will optimise for the noise, mistaking it for real detail.
You can convert everything you see to a format you find convenient. Give it a try!