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2020-05-09 6:36:42 PM  
I have yet to ever be able to figure out what's in those pictures.
 
2020-05-09 8:17:33 PM  

darkhorse23: I have yet to ever be able to figure out what's in those pictures.


I can always do it. My only advice to people is to relax your eyes a lot. Really drunk would do it , too.
 
2020-05-09 8:21:58 PM  
It's bedspins!
 
2020-05-09 8:22:26 PM  
Find two similar landmarks of picture on the same horizontal plane.  Cross your eyes a little until they merge into one point. Then slowly push the picture away from you until the 3D imagine appears.
 
2020-05-09 8:30:14 PM  

edmo: darkhorse23: I have yet to ever be able to figure out what's in those pictures.

I can always do it. My only advice to people is to relax your eyes a lot. Really drunk would do it , too.


I was never able to see them until I crossed my eyes. The images are inverted, which is weird, but once I was able to understand how it was supposed to work I was able to use the normal method.
 
2020-05-09 8:38:46 PM  
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2020-05-09 8:51:21 PM  
Dope article subs, I still have a grip of these first run in good condition in boxes somewhere.
 
2020-05-09 9:45:10 PM  
My brother is an optometrist, and has amazing focal abilities.  He's able to resolve one of these things in about 2 seconds.
 
2020-05-09 9:50:51 PM  
A schooner is a type of sailboat, Subby; did you mean to use "sloop"?
 
2020-05-09 10:17:04 PM  

SFSailor: A schooner is a type of sailboat, Subby; did you mean to use "sloop"?


Ha ha ha you dumb bastard...
 
2020-05-09 10:26:58 PM  

SFSailor: A schooner is a type of sailboat, Subby; did you mean to use "sloop"?


Yes, but enough talk about the lube of choice, this is a family friendly community.
 
2020-05-09 11:01:42 PM  
I'm stereoblind. I don't even bother trying these as I know it's not possible. Oddly enough I have been able to briefly see depth with a 3DS if I have it positioned just right. Until then I had never once seen depth in my entire life. I still can't describe what that was like. The image was sharper than reality.
 
2020-05-09 11:13:49 PM  

darkhorse23: I have yet to ever be able to figure out what's in those pictures.


I almost had one once... I was starting to see a space shuttle take shape, and then I lost it. Never got one to work again, and I think I stared at that one for like 15 minutes straight before I almost got it... Either way, I still think they're cool, and actually a pretty neat way to demonstrate how vision and the brain work.

This was pretty cool find by subby, too.
 
2020-05-09 11:15:12 PM  

darkhorse23: I have yet to ever be able to figure out what's in those pictures.


I can't do it either. My eyes are screwed up enough as it is, that it blocks me from ever being able to see the pattern.
 
2020-05-09 11:35:21 PM  
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2020-05-10 2:18:46 AM  

Gordon Bennett: I'm stereoblind. I don't even bother trying these as I know it's not possible. Oddly enough I have been able to briefly see depth with a 3DS if I have it positioned just right. Until then I had never once seen depth in my entire life. I still can't describe what that was like. The image was sharper than reality.


Try VR.
 
2020-05-10 3:01:02 AM  

uttertosh: Gordon Bennett: I'm stereoblind. I don't even bother trying these as I know it's not possible. Oddly enough I have been able to briefly see depth with a 3DS if I have it positioned just right. Until then I had never once seen depth in my entire life. I still can't describe what that was like. The image was sharper than reality.

Try VR.


I intend to. I have a Gear VR which is nice but doesn't seem to me to be any more than a head tracking screen strapped to my face. Once I get the money together I'll pick up a proper PC based headset and see how it goes with a better quality. My guess is that it will work well as it isn't dependent upon seeing things through actual 3D space.
 
2020-05-10 7:23:06 AM  

darkhorse23: I have yet to ever be able to figure out what's in those pictures.


I've also never been able to do it. I'm not yet convinced that it's not a giant in-joke, like it's not possible, everyone's lying about being able to see anything. Probably started by Gene Masseth.
 
2020-05-10 7:55:40 AM  

darkhorse23: I have yet to ever be able to figure out what's in those pictures.


Back in their heyday I'd stare at some random corporate wall art and claim it had a hidden 3d image.

I suckered in so many people that months later I'd see someone staring at it in vain trying to see it.
 
2020-05-10 9:45:58 AM  
I Used to see them easily until a successful detached retina surgury. Only Real after effects are the colors in the repaired eye have a barely noticeable  yellow tinge, and Now I can't see these thing for Shiat.
 
2020-05-10 10:16:45 AM  

Whack-a-Mole: I Used to see them easily until a successful detached retina surgury


Why did you have your retina detached, don't you need that? :P
 
2020-05-10 11:00:21 AM  
Well, yeah :)
Side note- if you see a bunch of "floaters" in your vision (little black specs) go see the doc asap.  I didn't and what would have been a simple fix of a retinal tear taking about 2 days to heal turned into an emergency day after next surgery that required being out of work and my face pointed down for a month so the gas bubble on my eye would hopefully allow the retina to attach fully.  was kind of neat though playing games with the bubble as it shrank.
 
2020-05-10 7:50:55 PM  

Slaxl: darkhorse23: I have yet to ever be able to figure out what's in those pictures.

I've also never been able to do it. I'm not yet convinced that it's not a giant in-joke, like it's not possible, everyone's lying about being able to see anything. Probably started by Gene Masseth.


Fwiw it's not an injoke. I can see them after a few seconds of staring crosseyed. Surprised the goatse one isnt in here yet.
 
2020-05-11 1:51:48 AM  
It definitely helps to start with a simple one first. As a kid I stared at the one I had (it was a sailboat) with no luck. Had that poster for months. Finally glanced at one of a cube and was able to see it, and once that happened I could see the sailboat anytime. Tried again recently and all I could see was a migraine in my future if I wasn't careful.
 
2020-05-11 8:53:44 AM  

darkhorse23: I have yet to ever be able to figure out what's in those pictures.


You have to look past them.  Like hold the picture up, but try and look through the picture to the wall on the other side of the room. That puts your eyes at the correct focus.
 
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