Gigglebit: For 3D GIFs just add white lines

29 Jan 2015

Still from an 3D animated GIF. Photo via Twitter

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This morning, here’s a neat trick for all GIF enthusiasts: manipulating moving images by adding vertical white lines can, if applied correctly, turn ordinary animations into what appears to be genuine three-dimensional imagery

It’s because your eyes and brain can play tricks on you in a way I don’t quite understand. Regardless, here are some examples found via Twitter that prove white lines are not to be sniffed at.

Dean Van Nguyen was a contributor to Silicon Republic