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Blue Guitar 3D : Version 2 WIP by vincegotera Blue Guitar 3D : Version 2 WIP by vincegotera
This is the second version of a 3D stereogram (more on that below); it's cropped so that the image focuses solely on the guitar. Version 1 [link] shows the full background.

Could you please look at both versions and tell me which one you prefer? And why? Thanks.


To view this as 3D, position your eyes about 2 or 3 feet from the screen, relax your eyes, and while staying relaxed cross your eyes slowly until you can see three images: the left, the right, and a merged image in the middle. You may have to tip your head slightly left and right to get the left and right images to line up vertically. Once you merge the images in the middle, the resulting center image should look 3D. Once you achieve that, you can even slide your hands in from both sides to hide the right and left images, leaving only the central 3D one. If you are familiar with "Magic Eye" imagery, this is essentially the same thing.

If that doesn't work, try this. Again position yourself 2-3 feet from the screen. Put a finger up close to your face, between your eyes, and look at it with both eyes. Then pull your finger slowly away towards the screen while continuing to look at it. Without looking directly at what's on the screen, watch what's happening there. You should see the 3D image forming; once it does, remove your finger.

If the problem is that the stereogram is too large, just reduce the size of the window. The image will also reduce.

You can also learn how to do this, how to see this way, at Magic Eye Inc.'s training page.
Anthony-H Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant! I'm familiar with Magic Eye imagery and have a couple of books on it, I've never seen it done quite like this before though. I had to reduce the size a bit to be able to focus right but it was a great effect when I got it right! ^^

I've looked at both versions and this one seems to be easier to relax the eyes after attaining the 3D effect.
vincegotera Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Anthony, thanks so much! I appreciate your feedback.

And I like your alien drawing whose eye you're using for your avatar. Thanks again.
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April 11, 2011
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Apr 10, 2011, 5:25:54 PM
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