Gigglebit: For 3D GIFs just add white lines

29 Jan 2015

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Still from an 3D animated GIF. Photo via Twitter

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Gigglebit is Siliconrepublic’s daily dose of the funny and fantastic in science and tech, to help start your day on a lighter note.

With Gigglebit, we turn the spotlight on humorous and/or amazing content about science and tech, because sometimes the lighter side should be taken seriously, too.

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.

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Dean is a freelance journalist and editor covering media.

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