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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.
You can make a gif 3D by just adding some vertical white lines pic.twitter.com/fmT6vyQYiF
— Meredith Frost (@MeredithFrost) January 25, 2015
— Hybrid Vigor Film (@HybridVigorFilm) January 26, 2015
— 爆笑GIF画像集 (@funny_gif_gazou) January 20, 2015
— PLEASE LUKE (@Alexa_TW5Sauce) August 21, 2014