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Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 13:45:21 Reply

Anyone remember these? You had to stare at the picture for a long time till an image appears. A friend sent me this during my lunch break and I've been staring at it for 15 minutes. I dont know what it is.

Anyway remember these magic pics?

Magic Eye Images


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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 13:46:33 Reply

At 10/1/12 01:45 PM, mizzjuicyflava wrote: Anyone remember these? You had to stare at the picture for a long time till an image appears. A friend sent me this during my lunch break and I've been staring at it for 15 minutes. I dont know what it is.

Anyway remember these magic pics?

It says MUCK FIZZOU


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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 13:50:32 Reply

At 10/1/12 01:46 PM, LiquidFire wrote:
It says MUCK FIZZOU

Well I wasted 15 minutes. I was hoping it was a tree or something.


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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 13:54:06 Reply

Is it Bill Cosby?

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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 13:56:00 Reply

Is there any way to decipher these using Photoshop? I never got to make it show what it was apparently trying to show.


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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 14:02:10 Reply

At 10/1/12 01:54 PM, Squidbit wrote: Is it Bill Cosby?

Ewes! I hate those ugly ass sweaters.


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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 14:19:05 Reply

Oh wow Magic Eye! I used to love these as a kid. Its second nature to me now. Takes to ages to first get it but when you do then its easy really. When it was late at night and I couldn't sleep I would get out some Magic Eye books we had and just do them. Never got old with me.

Also this one is great.

Magic Eye Images


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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 14:20:47 Reply

At 10/1/12 02:19 PM, Gagsy wrote:

Also this one is great.

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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 14:26:38 Reply

I see a row of seahorses.


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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 14:26:54 Reply

At 10/1/12 02:19 PM, Gagsy wrote: Oh wow Magic Eye! I used to love these as a kid. Its second nature to me now. Takes to ages to first get it but when you do then its easy really. When it was late at night and I couldn't sleep I would get out some Magic Eye books we had and just do them. Never got old with me.

Also this one is great.

Is it a Viking ship?


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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 14:31:09 Reply

these things always fuck scare me

I swear somethings going to jump out and eat my face


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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 14:35:01 Reply

I seriously cannot do these pictures, I think there might be something wrong with my eyes, since EVERYONE else can do it, even if it takes a while. The advice people give is pretty damn unhelpful too. "See passed the picture!" my arse. Might as well be telling me to "Eat through the brick wall!" promising me that "the ice cream IS there, you just have to try hard enough!".


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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 14:37:15 Reply

At 10/1/12 02:35 PM, Trambamboline wrote: I seriously cannot do these pictures, I think there might be something wrong with my eyes, since EVERYONE else can do it, even if it takes a while. The advice people give is pretty damn unhelpful too. "See passed the picture!" my arse. Might as well be telling me to "Eat through the brick wall!" promising me that "the ice cream IS there, you just have to try hard enough!".

I know how you feel. There was one image I saw, suppose to be a young lady and an old lady. I could NOT see the old lady, but I saw the young one. Everyone even pointed it out for me, telling me "This is the mouth, dont you see it?"
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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 14:42:14 Reply

Ohh, yeah. You have to stare at it long enough for your eyes to look "behind" the image...

hmm...

Well I've been staring at my computer screen for a long time and I think I've got it. Seems to be a pic of a guy staring it you with a hard concentrating expression..


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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 14:44:10 Reply

At 10/1/12 02:37 PM, sweet21 wrote: "Are you stupid?"

Yeah, that's always bugged me. If I honestly can't do it, fair enough. I'd like to be able to, as it's one of those cool little tricks the human mind does, but no biggie if I can't.

However apparently I'm the only person I know who thinks like this, as when I fail to do one of these pictures in the presence of another person they look at me like I'm "square peg, round hole" stupid and I just dribbled on my shirt.


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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 14:44:29 Reply

you guys do realize you're supposed to look at these on paper and not on a computer screen right

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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 14:58:42 Reply

To the people who can't do them:

You're missing a key piece of how to focus properly. People aren't explaining to you what makes them work, so you're not understanding what you need to do in order to see the images. Magic eye pictures are basically a printed version of same trick that makes 3D movies or TVs work. It's also a similar idea at work when you see those holographic cards. The holographic cards have bumps on them so when you move them left right (if the bumps are vertical) you will see the different 'faces' of the bumps with the different strips of whatever image on it. It ultimately gives the impression that there is movement because there are 'frames' printed in each bump's face (frames like in animation). You'll notice when you bend a piece of paper with this stuff on it, all the images blend together and you see pieces of different points of the animation simultaneously.

Now, how it applies to Magic Eye... you need to 'see past the image' not in the figurative sense... you should literally have your eyes focused as if you're looking at something physically behind the image. It's easy on a computer screen, take your finger, focus on it, and then move it behind your computer monitor while maintaining the focus.

The effect will be such that the image on the monitor appears to 'double'. If you cross your eyes hard enough, you can see the entirety of the same image, twice, but through each eye. The trick is that in order to make the images appear, you only want to cross your eyes just enough (aka: look/focus only so far beyond the image) so that the two images overlap correctly to produce the 3D effect. Photoshop COULD produce the 3D image, but without the understanding of how they're made, you'd have a hard time reverse-engineering one to get the 3D image behind it.

It actually helps to have an idea of what you're looking for in the image, too. Your eyes don't always properly discern the illusion at first (this is why knowing that you have to look past the page to a specific point is helpful... sometimes you have to look more or less shallowly behind the image in order to focus correctly). When I'm first looking at an image, it can take a while because I can only discern pieces of it at a time, but eventually I figure out the entire thing.

magiceye.com has a bunch of sample images if you guys would care to check them out. They also have solutions attached for confirming if you saw the right thing.


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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 15:05:13 Reply

At 10/1/12 02:58 PM, Evark wrote: To the people who can't do them:

no one's going to read all that btw

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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 15:12:16 Reply

At 10/1/12 03:05 PM, Yert wrote:
At 10/1/12 02:58 PM, Evark wrote: To the people who can't do them:
no one's going to read all that btw

^He says, as if MY comment was the useless one.

Magic eye images are autostereograms.


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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 15:12:35 Reply

At 10/1/12 02:58 PM, Evark wrote: text

still doesn't work

these things are scams


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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 15:15:23 Reply

At 10/1/12 03:05 PM, Yert wrote: no one's going to read all that btw

I did. All useless to me as I knew it all already, but I still read it in the hopes of some new info. Not everyone requires a "TL;DR" summarisation.


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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 15:20:42 Reply

At 10/1/12 03:12 PM, Kane-Farrell wrote: still doesn't work

these things are scams

You may be stereoblind. The condition is permanent if you have a lazy eye, or do not have full facility of both of your eyes. Additionally, it may not be correctable if there are cognitive issues with stereo-vision (aka: depth perception).


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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 15:24:35 Reply

At 10/1/12 03:15 PM, Trambamboline wrote:
At 10/1/12 03:05 PM, Yert wrote: no one's going to read all that btw
I did.

oh i meant no one important my bad

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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 15:25:13 Reply

At 10/1/12 03:20 PM, Evark wrote:
At 10/1/12 03:12 PM, Kane-Farrell wrote: still doesn't work

these things are scams
You may be stereoblind. The condition is permanent if you have a lazy eye, or do not have full facility of both of your eyes. Additionally, it may not be correctable if there are cognitive issues with stereo-vision (aka: depth perception).

but my eyesight is fine


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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 15:25:34 Reply

Well anyway, I remember these images from when I was kid. Had a hard time then and still can't get it now.


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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 15:28:17 Reply

At 10/1/12 03:25 PM, Kane-Farrell wrote: but my eyesight is fine

How is your depth-perception? If it's fine too then you simply aren't trying to perceive the autostereogram, which is not a condition of your eyesight, it's a condition of lacking will.


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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 15:57:18 Reply

At 10/1/12 03:05 PM, Yert wrote:
At 10/1/12 02:58 PM, Evark wrote: To the people who can't do them:
no one's going to read all that btw

I did read it all... :)


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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 16:01:27 Reply

At 10/1/12 03:24 PM, Yert wrote: oh i meant no one important my bad

Oh ouch, my feelings.

At 10/1/12 03:20 PM, Evark wrote: You may be stereoblind. The condition is permanent if you have a lazy eye, or do not have full facility of both of your eyes. Additionally, it may not be correctable if there are cognitive issues with stereo-vision (aka: depth perception).

Hmm, maybe that's it. I do have glasses, though I don't need them. They just help me see shit that's far away better. They've never helped me see these damn pictures though.


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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 16:33:07 Reply

To the guys who can't do them. I suppose the best ways to learn are to try the 'stare up close' approach and slowly lean further back and see if your eyes adjust to the picture. Probably not wise to do that on a screen though. Thats better for paper. Otherwise, just cross your eyes. Not too forcefully. Just a slow crossing of them and you should see the image instantly.

At 10/1/12 03:30 PM, ScaryPicnic wrote: if you stare at this a long time you eventually see a really good album

I love everything about this post.


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Response to Magic Eye Images 2012-10-01 16:46:33 Reply

At 10/1/12 03:30 PM, ScaryPicnic wrote: if you stare at this a long time you eventually see a really good album

wow i actually get this one!


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