Feb 24, 2014

This Simple Visual Trick Makes GIFs Looks Three-Dimensional

 

The animated gif community on Tumblr is one of the strongest on the Internet. A rising trend on the microblogging platform is #3D gifs. By simply adding some vertical white bars to each frame of the animation, a 3D illusion is achieved. As Gizmodo’s Jesus Diaz explains:

“These GIFs use depth of field and graphic elements to achieve their effect, just like many classic paintings. The white lines define the plane where the screen is, creating a mental division between background, midplane and foreground. Combined with the camera’s depth of field blur, it tricks our brain into thinking that things are popping out of the screen.”

 

Below you will find a small gallery of 3D gifs with vertical white bars painstakingly added to each animation frame. You can find a lot more by searching #3D Gifs on Tumblr (be warned, there are a LOT of One Direction gifs).

[via Sploid on Gizmodo, PetaPixel]

 

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