Saturday, December 03, 2005

Stereo Photo

You may have seen Tom's stereo photos on his blog... and this photo will probably only benefit him. An early wedding present. Ha. If you don't know how to do it, check his blog for instructions...

These two pictures are not the same. I took one and then moved half a meter to the right for the other. Your brain will combine the images, and the difference in perspective will create the illusion of 3D.

I can say it involves going cross eyed, or wall eyed (focusing on a point in front of or behind the picture) and then focusing on the middle image (one of the three you will see) without changing where your eyes are pointed. You need to uncouple the focusing muscles and the muscles that direct your eyes.

In the end you will see three images, the middle image being a combination of the two. If you've got it, it will be in 3D! It's the same effect as those little Disney 3D photo viewers.

Maybe practice on the small version above (you won't have to "pull" so hard on your eyes). If you can do it, click on the image and try the full size.

These two photos are arranged for the cross eyed approach. If one does protest, I can post the wall eyed version (or you can use photoshop and switch them yourself).

1 comment:

Thomas Dyck said...

Thanks for the plug Aaron. Nice stereogram. Who lives there? What happened that made the downstairs so wet?