New UK BOINC Team Magic Eye Pix! (+ js code to generate)..

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New UK BOINC Team Magic Eye Pix! (+ js code to generate)..

Post by chriscambridge » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:48 pm

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MagicEye is a JS library for generating "Magic Eye" images via single-image random dot stereograms, or SIRDS.

If you were not about in the 1980's you may not know what these are.. Basically these are images (see below) with 3D images hidden in them!!

To see the image, let your eyes fuzz, like you have gone cross eyed for 20 seconds, then slowly bring your view back into focus.

Hey presto (from the image below) you now have a 3D space which has a group of triangles in it!!

Please note some people can see these, others can not; the classic example is from the film "Mall-rats"..

You can download this Javascript library to generate these Magic Eye images from Github!

http://peeinears.github.io/MagicEye.js/

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Re: Generate "Magic Eye" images via Java Script!! (github)

Post by UBT - Timbo » Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:17 pm

Hi Chris,

I've moved this post to this section as it seems to be more relevant here :-)

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Re: Generate "Magic Eye" images via Java Script!! (github)

Post by chriscambridge » Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:37 pm

Thanks Tim.

I just updated the post so that we now have our own 'UK BOINC Team Magic Eye' pix!

Chris

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Re: New UK BOINC Team Magic Eye Pix! (+ js code to generate)..

Post by UBT - Mikee » Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:51 pm

Damed if I can ever see anything in these - Never seen one yet! Reckon its some sort of conspiracy thing going on where people say they see something but they don't really.

I won't fall for it! You're all imagining it! :-)

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Re: New UK BOINC Team Magic Eye Pix! (+ js code to generate)..

Post by chriscambridge » Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:49 pm

Hi Mike,

OK my mistake it would seem that everyone with normal eyes should be able to see these.

"If one has two eyes, fairly healthy eyesight, and no neurological conditions which prevent the perception of depth then one is capable of learning to see the images within autostereograms. "Like learning to ride a bicycle or to swim, some pick it up immediately, while others have a harder time. It may be easier for first-time autostereogram viewers to "see" their first 3D images if they attempt this feat with bright lighting."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autostereogram

If you have ever stared into space while thinking without any focus on what is infront of you, that is what you are trying to achieve here. Try to look from both eyes, as in 2 different views, at a space of around 10 cm below the image. You will know if you are achieving this as your view will go fuzzy. Once your view is fuzzed out then slowly bring it back into focus and the 3D scene will jump out at you, its like you have a VR headset on!

I guess the situation is like floaters, some people can easily see them, others can not. See below for what these floaters, and magic eye images look like..

"Floaters"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_fiel ... phenomenon

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"Magic Eye"

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"Magic Eye 2"

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3D Magic Eye + Animated Magic Eye!!!

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Re: New UK BOINC Team Magic Eye Pix! (+ js code to generate)..

Post by UBT - Mikee » Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:04 pm

Well I've tried for the last 15 minutes again - may as well watch static on a TV screen as far as I'm concerned :-(

Mrs. Mikee bought me a book of these a few years ago, so it's not for lack of trying - bloody waste of money.

Mind you, the 5 images above I can see straight away!

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Re: New UK BOINC Team Magic Eye Pix! (+ js code to generate)..

Post by chriscambridge » Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:15 pm

Sorry to hear that Mike.

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Re: New UK BOINC Team Magic Eye Pix! (+ js code to generate)..

Post by UBT - Chris Suddick » Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:31 pm

The moving one is pretty neat. I've never seen a moving one before.

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Re: New UK BOINC Team Magic Eye Pix! (+ js code to generate)..

Post by chriscambridge » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:52 pm

Hi Chris,

I have not either; personally I thought the chess one looked pretty good - very 3D like..

Chris

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