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Stereoscopic mapmaking...

Postby natty dread on Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:43 pm

I thought some of you might find this interesting... The idea of making a stereoscopic map popped in my head suddenly, and I wanted to give it a shot... so here's a quick little proof-of-concept doodle:

show: How to look at stereoscopic images


Parallel view:

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Cross-eye view:

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Re: Stereoscopic mapmaking...

Postby DiM on Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:00 pm

imagine squinting your eyes, grinding your teeth, sweating like mad trying to see the stereoscopic image during a speed freestyle game. :lol:

and after all that you see this guy:
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Re: Stereoscopic mapmaking...

Postby koontz1973 on Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:08 pm

DiM wrote:and after all that you see this guy:
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Re: Stereoscopic mapmaking...

Postby natty dread on Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:23 pm

DiM wrote:imagine squinting your eyes, grinding your teeth, sweating like mad trying to see the stereoscopic image during a speed freestyle game. :lol:


Lol, but I wasn't thinking of CC maps when I thought of this... I just thought it would be a cool thing to do.
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Re: Stereoscopic mapmaking...

Postby Industrial Helix on Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:19 pm

I'm terrible at these games. I can never seem to look at the image just right.
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Re: Stereoscopic mapmaking...

Postby natty dread on Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:08 am

It takes practice.
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Re: Stereoscopic mapmaking...

Postby natty dread on Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:15 am

Here's a cross-eye version - I find them much easier to view than the parallel images. For cross-eye stereoscopy, you need to cross your eyes so that your left eye looks at the right image and right eye looks at the left image... It's easy, you just cross your eyes until the third image appears, then just sort of focus on the third image.

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Re: Stereoscopic mapmaking...

Postby The Bison King on Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:24 pm

Yeah cross eyed is easier.

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Re: Stereoscopic mapmaking...

Postby WILLIAMS5232 on Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:44 pm

now i need to go to the eye doctor i think,

thanks. :sick:
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Re: Stereoscopic mapmaking...

Postby MrBenn on Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:10 pm

After about 15 minutes my wife asked me what I was doing and said I looked really stupid.

I couldn;t see anything other than the two map images and gave myself a headache.

Thanks for that. <sigh>
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Re: Stereoscopic mapmaking...

Postby Telvannia on Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:44 pm

Does anyone have the old red and blue 3D glasses :lol:

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Re: Stereoscopic mapmaking...

Postby natty dread on Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:26 am

MrBenn wrote:After about 15 minutes my wife asked me what I was doing and said I looked really stupid.

I couldn;t see anything other than the two map images and gave myself a headache.

Thanks for that. <sigh>


Maybe I'm not the best at explaining the technique...

Try the cross-eye version, it's much easier. All you do is cross your eyes, like when looking at something really close. Try putting a finger next to the tip of your nose and staring at your finger, then just slowly move the finger away while keeping your eyes in that position. You should see the 2 map images as 3 images now, with the middle image being a sort of overlay of the 2. Once you can focus your gaze on the 3rd image, you should see it in 3d.

Again, it takes practice... and seems to be easier for some than for others.
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Re: Stereoscopic mapmaking...

Postby rdsrds2120 on Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:33 pm

I can't see the parallel one (I think due to nystagmus), but the cross-eyed one worked out nicely. Neat.

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Re: Stereoscopic mapmaking...

Postby zimmah on Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:59 pm

Industrial Helix wrote:I'm terrible at these games. I can never seem to look at the image just right.


me neither, everyone sees all kind of cool stuff and i just get a headache.

i think they just lie about it or something.
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Re: Stereoscopic mapmaking...

Postby DiM on Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:12 pm

zimmah wrote:
Industrial Helix wrote:I'm terrible at these games. I can never seem to look at the image just right.


me neither, everyone sees all kind of cool stuff and i just get a headache.

i think they just lie about it or something.


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