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Autostereogram by Prince Chaosti

September 4th, 2011 2:55 AM

INSTRUCTIONS: Create an autostereogram.
It had better not suck.

Tiny itty bitty bit of backstory: I was absolutely OBSESSED with 'magic eye' pictures when I was a kid.

The moment I saw this task I knew I had to do it.

I sat down and found a program that will translate pictures into sterograms, and researched how the pictures are composed (googled sterogram, really) and figured out that lighter scales become more pronounced/stand out more in the finished stereogram. I played around with a few pictures I had on my laptop to see how different colors/backgrounds/etc translated.

I wasn't really happy just picking a picture that made a decent 'gram and go with that. I wanted something special. I made a few attempts at altering my profile picture (StupidFox) but wasn't satisfied. Paint just isn't sophisticated enough. I had a sudden idea. Why don't I go through the Monster Manual? I have them all on my laptop...

I have to admit, some of those came out pretty cool-looking.

Still wasn't happy though.

I know! I'm totally missing my old WoW character, Beeframen. I can do a sketch of Beefy with his bear and cat forms! I even looked up all his old equipment for accuracy. I then realized that I can't draw, and I wanted this stereogram to be epic, not crappy.

Then it hit me. Really hard, in the face. PORTAL!

Because who doesn't love the companion cube?

The program I found makes pretty generic rainbow-y images, so I looked around for some other color pattens to use because, EPIC NOT CRAPPY. I found a stereogram with some interesting coloring and used the stereogram to make my companion cube stereogram. There was a moment where I thought the background stereogram would show up, but it managed not to.

I WILL make a crappy drawing of Beefy and make him a stereogram at some point. I'll update this task when I do, but for now, I am happy with my companion cube.

I had a ton of fun doing this task (even if trying to make supidfox a stereofox frustrated me to no end), and expect to make a ton of stereograms in the future.

Also as an afternote: I was going to do a 'gram of Secret Squirrel. I think I still shall.

I'm also relatively sure that my companion cube doesn't suck.

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companion cube stereogram.jpeg
angel sterogram
rainbow cupcake!.jpg
rainbow cupcake2.jpeg
Dragon Cave
Dragon cave inverted
dragon stereogram.jpeg
SF0 Inverted
SF0 stereogram.jpeg

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Tried relatively hard
posted by Dan |ØwO| on September 4th, 2011 4:07 AM

I couldn't get any of them to work. If you tell me it was an elaborate ruse to get me to put my nose up to my lcd, I will vote five.

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posted by Prince Chaosti on September 4th, 2011 5:30 PM

It's only an elaborate ruse if it worked. Did you put your nose to your LCD? Perhaps you just lack faith.

Try saving a picture and making it as big as you can. That tended to help me.

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posted by Idøntity matrix on September 4th, 2011 4:38 PM

Only true believers can see.

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posted by Pixie on September 28th, 2011 11:55 AM

I DO BELIVE IN FAIRES!! (but I'm a bit biased)

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posted by relet 裁判長 on September 28th, 2011 11:27 PM

Especially the savoir-faires and the laissez-faires are delightful.

posted by Anna Louise on September 28th, 2011 6:12 AM

I saw the SF0 one and the cube one. The others are still eluding me, but this is so cool! I want to make my own now :-)

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posted by Kate Saturday on September 29th, 2011 8:09 AM

i don't seem to be able to open any photos uploaded since .turnofspeed, so i will take your word for this. congrats! it is crazy!

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posted by Sean Mahan on September 29th, 2011 10:02 AM

Uh-oh. Pre- "SFZero's two-week vacation" images still show up, though? Is this only true on one particular computer / browser / internet connection?

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posted by Bryce on September 29th, 2011 1:27 PM

Photos working just fine on this page for me, cap'n. Looks like it's Saturday's machine.

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posted by Bex. on October 27th, 2012 2:28 PM