3D Without The Glasses
POSTED ON 12/07/2005 | PERMALINK |27 Comments | BOOKMARK
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Stereo photography, when combined with overlays and cellophane glasses, creates an off-kilter blue and red illusion that is commonly associated with 3D images. But this same style of photography, when converted into a two-frame animation, can create a similar illusion without the glasses or the unnatural colors. Jim Gasperini creates 3D art in this manner and produces images of Burning Man, among other things. This "wiggle" effect is quite powerful and adds a quirky element to the images as well.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is amazing how easily the human brain can be tricked. All it takes is 2 frames of animation to trick me into seeing 3D and then making me throw up!

Thu Dec 08, 01:01:00 PM  
Blogger dalabo said...

insane! huaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Thu Dec 08, 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't see it in 3D... All I see is a really short movie.

Thu Dec 08, 01:52:00 PM  
Blogger Eric Mortensen said...

it doesn't work if you have a glass eye.

Thu Dec 08, 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So wait I can watch a 3D movie without glasses and all I have to do is shake my TV screen back and forth....hmmm

Thu Dec 08, 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well gosh darn it. Now we'll see 3D pr0n pop up ads with more wiggling than usual.

Thu Dec 08, 03:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It even works with one eye closed.

Thu Dec 08, 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

guess it works even better with one eye closed, because otherwise your usual two-eyed stereo system still gets the information that the screen is flat

Thu Dec 08, 04:13:00 PM  
Blogger Jacqueline said...

Ugh, makes me feel a bit sick too, cool though.

Thu Dec 08, 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if this would work with a 3d movie if you alternated left eye and right eye frames. Like the 2 frame sample one after the other.

Thu Dec 08, 05:59:00 PM  
Blogger Azrael Brown said...

I did this with Viewmaster reels a while back. Quite a cool trick for animated GIFs.

Thu Dec 08, 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool, but it's not an image. It's a sequence. Theres no 3d effect going on here. It's like blinking one eye at a time.

Fri Dec 09, 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no. this is not actual 3d!!! if you reach out you will only find a flat computer screen.

but it is a 3d effect.

Fri Dec 09, 07:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

animated gif to make it look 3d..that's so corny! try looking at slides or negatives using a single loupe on a light table, you'll get the same exact result.

Sun Dec 11, 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are way too critical. Sure this is a simple trick, but it is very effective. The simple solutions are often the best. Perhaps the wiggle effect could be sped up so that it wasn't as noticable. This is very cool and has lots of potential applications. Why? Because its simple!

Sat Dec 24, 11:46:00 AM  
Blogger beaglebot said...

I'd be interested to see how little wiggle you could get away with and still get the effect.

Fri Jan 13, 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It does show depth (3D) are you blind!!? I noticed however when the distance is infinity the jerk is too much. Good for close pictures then. I guess some people expect the terminator to leap out over their heads when you say '3D'.

Tue Mar 21, 06:23:00 PM  
Blogger Farmer Jim said...

I believe the same effect can be achieved by looping two frames of a video clip.

Thu Apr 12, 05:45:00 AM  
Blogger Eric Mortensen said...

J. Jupiter -

That is possible, but only if the camera is panning around a relatively stationary object.

Wed May 16, 06:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it works if you go cross eyed

Sun Jul 27, 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it only works if you close one eye and keep blinking with the other

Thu Aug 21, 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ya it dose

Sun Sep 21, 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Oh no it's not real 3D its just an image!!" Dude, no "3D" is real except for real life.

Fri Feb 12, 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Earth Quake!!!!

Sun Jun 13, 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have only one functioning eye and would like to applaud this attempt at making 3d. It wroks for me which is more than can be said for any of the other methods deployed at present.

Tue Jun 15, 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Aaaa said...

Is it a movie or a 3D pic?I really dont see anything interesting!Seems my garden is more realistic than watching it.

Wed Jun 16, 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a neat effect, Dont Think I could view more than a few of these images before I get seasick

Sat Aug 07, 02:06:00 PM  

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