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No. 282: Anaglyphfield

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Anaglyphfield

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Strip by: Colin Foster

Jon: Garfield has a bad habit of
Garfield: How about this weather?
Jon: Interrupting me.

The author writes:

There are several ways to make a 3D image. There are stereograms (two images, crossing your eyes to make one), autostereograms (Magic Eye posters--remember those?), etc. The most iconic of them all uses anaglyph images, using two images placed on top of each other, and requiring special "glasses" to see. This is what the above image uses (with many thanks to Anaglyph Maker).

The iconic red-cyan glasses are pretty outdated now, though. When you go to see a more recent 3D movie, you'll be seeing RealD 3D, which uses circular polarisation (a technique whose Wikipedia article I cannot understand). I did consider making the strip with this, since more people are likely to have those glasses, but A: I couldn't find software to make it, and B: The projectors that show RealD movies go at 144 frames a second, which I doubt most monitors could handle.

ADMIN NOTE: Indeed, current computer monitors can't even display the polarisations necessary to make RealD work.

Original strip: 1995-02-16