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The simple edit that makes GIFs become 3D and seem to come right out of your screen

Employing a nifty trick that plays with our perspective, various GIF-creators around the internet are adding simple white bars to the animated images they’re creating. With that basic edit, the animations turn from ordinary movie scenes to appearing genuinely 3D.

Here are some of the examples that are going around…

3D GIFs - 04

 

3D GIFs - 01

 

3D GIFs - 02

 

3D GIFs - 03

 

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3D GIFs - 06

(via My Modern Met)

Read more: http://twentytwowords.com/add-white-lines-to-gifs-and-they-become-3d-animations/

4 comments for “The simple edit that makes GIFs become 3D and seem to come right out of your screen

  1. Dustin
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    How do you add the white lines to the animation? What programs are you using?

  2. Julie
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    There’s got to be more to it than that.

  3. amil husain
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
  4. Jon
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    That’s all there is, it’s an optical illusion. By switching whether the white line is in front of or behind part of the image, the brain adds a 3D interpretation to it, because the white lines act to indicate the depth of parts of the image – everything on top of the lines is ‘near’, everything else is ‘far’. It’s really rather clever considering how simple it is.