August 2, 2003

Sorta 3D

I love simple little tricks that are visually interesting. Take this series of animated gifs by Jim Gasperini. He uses a jittering effect to create a cheap but decent illusion of 3D. And anyone with a camera can emulate the effect simply by taking 2 pictures close together. These are basically very short flip books. Neat! I have to try this. (source:

Posted by James at August 2, 2003 8:34 PM
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How neat! I can't wait to see your efforts.

Posted by: julie at August 3, 2003 3:57 PM

Hmmmm. . . I looked at the pictures, then I did a quick and dirty experiment in Photoshop manipulating parts of a single image. I can see the possibilities, though the result is nothing to write home about.


Then it sunk in that these are gifs and I have to show my ignorance and ask, how the heck do you get a gif to look like a good photograph? Course it might have helped if I had started with a decent photo, but still???

Posted by: Greg at August 6, 2003 6:08 AM

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