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Babetician
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March 18th, 2018, 7:01 pm #781

Ah, yes. I looked her up in 2 flashes of a jiffy, and that's apparently from The Man from Uncle. I think. Those tight satin Cheong Sam Chinese dresses are my second fetish after nurses. :-). According to Chinese people they are not the current fashion, and it's like if American women were dressed like the days of George Washington. But I don't care. I may even like her as a nurse better, even though it's not as gorgeous as this. The psychology behind these things is complicated, especially if it's me.
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Babetician
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March 18th, 2018, 7:24 pm #782

Jojo Lapin X wrote:
Just a note: I find cross-eyed viewing much easier than the other method (which, in fact, I find practically impossible). Am I alone in this?

No. It seems to be almost 50/50. Some people want it one way, and some the other.
This place is my haven of escape from people on the internet who just assume I would want cross eye version, and from having to post both versions, which is necessary, but tedious. Otherwise, I would lose half my viewers.
My grandfather's stereo cards are all in parallel format. I can view all of them *wthout the stereoscope*! It's a blessing.
I used to subscribe to a Stereo World magazine. (can't seem to remember the name. It was not for audiophiles) All their stereo views were in parallel format.
Since it was- the early 90s? I hadn't learned the trick yet. Whatever the trick is.
I asked my sister to watch my eyes while doing it and see if they crossed, or did anything funny. She said no.
I can only do parallel. Years of practice. It's instantaneous. No waiting for the images to come together.
Cross eye is impossible for me.
I'll never be able to do it that way in a million years, and it hurts to even try.
For people who need cross eye, that's nice. At least they can free view! That's a lot better than not being able to do it at all! (My entire family. My aunt can do it a little. She used to use the "Magic Eye" books in the early '90s. The ones where everything looks like colored confetti)
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bigcatrik
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March 19th, 2018, 12:08 am #783

I learned to free view parallel images from a book written in the 50s (from the library). It said to look at a distant object and then lift the parallel images in the book into view. Looking into the distance will naturally cause your eyes to separate and focus off into the distance, so the trick becomes to adjust your focus to the closer images without also fusing your eyes' convergence back to the closer distance (the way eyes naturally work). With practice I was able to just let my eyes do their thing while staring at the book. Smaller images are easier to learn with.

Magic Eye pictures are actually overlapping parallel view images encoded together. When they first appeared, long after I'd learned to parallel view, I found them a snap.
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March 26th, 2018, 5:05 am #784

The old Magic Eye pictures are what taught me how to see parallel-view.

Here's a new YouTube video I just made with my comic book cover renderings (the pics are bigger on the actual YouTube page):

Legend, oh legend, the third wheel legend...always in the way.

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March 26th, 2018, 10:31 am #785

And here's one with my Cherry Ames covers:

Legend, oh legend, the third wheel legend...always in the way.

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March 27th, 2018, 9:01 pm #786

A new Hardy Boys cover I just did today:

Hardy Boys Tower Treasure 2.jpg
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April 4th, 2018, 10:02 am #787

Another new one:

Hardy Boys Disappearing Floor old.jpg
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bigcatrik
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April 4th, 2018, 4:42 pm #788

I like the dimensional light rays coming out the tower windows in "The Tower Treasure."
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April 4th, 2018, 8:39 pm #789

I'm glad you noticed that!
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ryanbrennan
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April 6th, 2018, 9:00 pm #790

bigcatrik wrote: I learned to free view parallel images from a book written in the 50s (from the library).  It said to look at a distant object and then lift the parallel images in the book into view.  Looking into the distance will naturally cause your eyes to separate and focus off into the distance, so the trick becomes to adjust your focus to the closer images without also fusing your eyes' convergence back to the closer distance (the way eyes naturally work).  With practice I was able to just let my eyes do their thing while staring at the book.  Smaller images are easier to learn with.

Magic Eye pictures are actually overlapping parallel view images encoded together.  When they first appeared, long after I'd learned to parallel view, I found them a snap.
Very similar experiences here, bigcatrik.  My grandparents had stereo cards and a viewer.  They had cards of the Panama Canal, the Civil War, WWI, and the like.  However, I don't know how I mastered viewerless 3-D.  Somehow, I figured it out and was able to look at the cards without the viewer.  I now have all of those cards and the viewer.  For awhile I would buy stereocards when the opportunity arose. 

Like you, when the Magic Eye books came along I had no problem viewing them in 3-D.  Similarly, whenever I've run into a reproduction of a stereocard in a book or magazine, I'm able to view it in 3-D.

I'm sure someone has written a book on stereo cards, viewers, and the history of them.  I haven't seen one but I also haven't looked.  I'm supposing that this was at one time an incredibly popular parlor fad.  In those long ago days before motion pictures were even invented, when people actually had to entertain themselves and others by interacting with one another, I can see people picking up some of the latest stereo cards, maybe looking for the most exotic and unusual, and then gathering the family together to pass around the cards, "oohing" and "aaahing" over the pictures.  Similarly, I can see people having guests over and offering to pass around the viewer with the latest pictures.  It could even have been some sort of status symbol with neighbors trying to one-up each other with the newest, best, most interesting stereo cards.  I wouldn't be surprised.

Anyway, keep up the good work, blackbiped.  When you run out of these book covers, which look great, maybe you'll turn to some of our favorite science fiction, horror, and fantasy films for inspiration.
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April 6th, 2018, 9:57 pm #791

ryanbrennan wrote:
April 6th, 2018, 9:00 pm
I'm sure someone has written a book on stereo cards, viewers, and the history of them.  I haven't seen one but I also haven't looked.  I'm supposing that this was at one time an incredibly popular parlor fad.  In those long ago days before motion pictures were even invented, when people actually had to entertain themselves and others by interacting with one another, I can see people picking up some of the latest stereo cards, maybe looking for the most exotic and unusual, and then gathering the family together to pass around the cards, "oohing" and "aaahing" over the pictures.  Similarly, I can see people having guests over and offering to pass around the viewer with the latest pictures.  It could even have been some sort of status symbol with neighbors trying to one-up each other with the newest, best, most interesting stereo cards.  I wouldn't be surprised.
The annual National Stereoscopic Association convention was near me last August and though I was there because of my interest in 3D movies and VR the dealer's room was predominantly dealers in vintage stereo cards. Tables and tables of them, and even some new limited edition sets. The next one is in Cleveland - http://www.3d-con.com/
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April 7th, 2018, 2:10 am #792

ryanbrennan wrote:

Anyway, keep up the good work, blackbiped.  When you run out of these book covers, which look great, maybe you'll turn to some of our favorite science fiction, horror, and fantasy films for inspiration.
Thanks! Check out some earlier pages in the thread for some of my renderings from genre films, stills, magazines, etc. that I've done over the years.  

My aunt and uncle had an antique stereo viewer and a bunch of the old 3D cards but they were lost in a fire. I was fascinated by them and never suspected then that I could see the 3D effect without the viewer.
Legend, oh legend, the third wheel legend...always in the way.

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April 8th, 2018, 6:37 am #793

Here's a new one:

Hardy Boys Chinese Junk.jpg
Legend, oh legend, the third wheel legend...always in the way.

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April 14th, 2018, 4:47 am #794

New video:

Legend, oh legend, the third wheel legend...always in the way.

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April 14th, 2018, 8:25 pm #795

I never knew Joan Collins posed for a book cover.
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April 17th, 2018, 9:24 pm #796

She's posed for a lot of stuff!  😜


Here's a new one:

Nancy Drew Fire Dragon.jpg
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