Recently I made a neat little discovery, half out of boredom and half out of curiosity.
I was watching a music video called "Black is Good"
by the band Young Rival
. I found it because I was looking up stereogram images and I really like those old 3D Magic Eye images that were so popular in the 90s (I was really good at them and still am).
So while I was looking at all of these stereogram images and that music video, I remembered an episode from the show "3rd Rock From the Sun"
that was promoted heavily for being an episode broadcast in 3D.
My mom found our old pair of 3D glasses that we had bought to watch that episode way back then. As I was looking at them, I realized it was just one clear lens and one dark lens. Out of curiousity, I looked up the type of imaging used to record that episode. It was something called the "Pulfrich Effect
" which is something similar to how stereogram imaging works.
From what I gather, the Pulfrich Effect works by covering one eye with a dark lens. The delay of receiving light through that eye picks up on different targets in the image being seen, but it is a limited type of 3D. It only picks up on images moving closer/further away and images moving in horizontal motions in the foreground and background. It's still really cool though!
So I figured if I watched the 3D scenes from that episode while covering one eye with sunglasses (a dark lens substitute), I'd be able to see them in 3D without using the special glasses. Sure enough, I was right and it worked!
So yeah, for those of you who want to see some 3D videos but don't have a time machine to get these 3D glasses from the 90s... just cover one eye with sunglasses and enjoy!
Haha, crazy huh?Tommy's Dream
: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CgkSr…Harry's Dream
: www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHQP3d…Sally's Dream
: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7omhgB…Dick's Dream
Oh, and that stereogram music video I mentioned in the beginning is right here for those of you interested/able to see magic eye images: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AKtp3…