Undertoad Thursday Aug 14 03:36 PM
8/14/2003: Fake (?) 3D in animated GIF
dave Thursday Aug 14 03:42 PM
That can be done in 20 seconds in Microsoft GIF Animator!
juju Thursday Aug 14 03:53 PM
Phhhhtttt, yeah right. Good God, man, you are SO WRONG. You remind me of the type of person who mistakes jpgs for gifs!
dave Thursday Aug 14 03:56 PM
(Seriously though, that is a very striking effect.)
Nothing But Net Thursday Aug 14 03:57 PM
Annebonannie Thursday Aug 14 04:16 PM
Dunno, but I think I just had a seizure from watching it
Annebonannie Thursday Aug 14 04:17 PM
Just kidding. Pretty cool, though.
dave Thursday Aug 14 04:19 PM
(It's only NSFW if you're in a cubicle or are stupid enough to have your monitor facing your door of your office. Otherwise, it's the same type of nudity you see on TV commercials.)
Undertoad Thursday Aug 14 04:20 PM
That first dude has his ween showing.
Uryoces Thursday Aug 14 04:20 PM
I don't want to see certain parts of the anatomy wagging out there in space. Neat effect. The link is NSFW, so I don't know if he was the same person who demonstrated this on TV way back in the early 80's. I believe it was on That's Incredible.
dave Thursday Aug 14 04:25 PM
Yeah, but it's so dark, you can hardly see it. (I know - I tried really really hard.)
SteveDallas Thursday Aug 14 04:36 PM
Hey, nifty! Maybe I will try to do this with some of my stereo photos.
tandr Thursday Aug 14 05:51 PM
I dunno about you folks, but for me it looked like some kind of aborted-in-the-middle sequence from Matrix...
Bitman Thursday Aug 14 06:42 PM
Cool thing is, these work for people with one eyebulb, or are otherwise unable to get twin pictures to fuse.
Elspode Thursday Aug 14 07:22 PM
I think this technique is brilliant. 3D without glasses. Okay, so it jerks around, but still...
Senor Oso Thursday Aug 14 07:37 PM
Okay, it really is a nifty effect, but am I the only one who started to feel a little seasick after about 30 seconds of watching it?
ndetroit Thursday Aug 14 07:40 PM
I'm actually really surprised that more pr0n sites haven't latched onto this technology. In a market so completely oversaturated with product, it sure would be nice to have a key technological differentiator.
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Aug 14 07:51 PM
Net nailed it. Pop-ups and banners for the porn boys.
juju Thursday Aug 14 07:58 PM
Yeah, but you actually have to be in the business of creating your own porn in order to get the two different shots required to make the 3d-ish image. I would think that that would sigificantly narrow down the prospective people who could do such a thing.
SteveDallas Thursday Aug 14 09:33 PM
If you want 3-D pr0n there are regularly 50s era pingup stereo slides for sale on ebay. They're usually on the pricy side, at least for my budget--they rarely go for less than $10 per slide. There's also this and this. One photographer who's done a lot of nudes said on a stereo photography mailing list said that he's been able to get some publishers interested in his photos, but they just want to publish them as 2-D images, not stereo.
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Aug 14 10:30 PM
I meant just the advertising, Juju. On a site like Consumptionjunction where the page is outlined with porn banners, it would stand out.
Nothing But Net Friday Aug 15 01:52 AM
Proof of a concept
If my toes ain't tappin' then don't come a rappin'
hairdog Friday Aug 15 08:20 AM
What's that, uh, thing, hanging between his legs? Is it his ween? Or is it an unfortunately-placed tab to snap into his chair? Either way, it's a hoot. Did you do that in 20 seconds on Microsoft GIF animator?
dave Friday Aug 15 08:35 AM
Hehe. Ween! There it is again.
That Guy Friday Aug 15 12:21 PM
I was wondering what the hell you guys were talking about for just a few seconds there. I even went to this guy's site, and didn't see any of it. I was starting to think this was like those crap-tacular "stereo images" that were so popular in the mall back in the 90's, because I still can't see what's going on with those damn things. Then it dawned on me...
tjennings Monday Aug 18 11:04 AM
Cool, I can get my face really close to the monitor and pretend I'm in a eartquake. The ultra-calm naked people kind of destroy the illusion though.
SteveDallas Monday Aug 18 05:09 PM
Hmmm, an interesting exercise, but I'll stick with more traditional stereo presentations. The rotational effect is disturbing (and it's more pronounced in a shot like this that has a distance between the closest and farthest objects), and the color reduction to GIF is not flattering.
Elspode Monday Aug 18 05:29 PM
Still a bitchin' first try, though, SD. More, please?
SteveDallas Monday Aug 18 10:52 PM
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kisrael Friday Sep 19 12:38 PM
I keep meaning to try my hand at making one of these myself.
Griff Friday Sep 19 12:54 PM
Holy Cow! I wonder if I could get the rights to the Calcutta Dinosaur BBQ?
Griff Friday Sep 19 01:02 PM
I am so gonna fry for that.
Elspode Friday Sep 19 01:05 PM
The saddest thing about this is that people are always saying we drive cows down the streets here in Kansas City, and in Calcutta, they just let 'em go wherever they want.
SteveDallas Friday Sep 19 05:17 PM
So in theory it's doable, it's just a matter of presenting it so that the eyes process the information in a useful manner.