Can you see the 3d effect? *Update:Chromostereopsis*

over 6 years ago from , Cofounder at Skore

Hey guys, I was looking for a new wallpaper for my iPhone when I found this image (by Chitbhanu Singh) below:


And I don't know why it is jumping off my screen in a beautiful natural 3D effect. Is it the contrast? the colors? My eyes? How can I reproduce this? (btw, does everyone see the 3D pic?)


  • Akshay ChauhanAkshay Chauhan, over 6 years ago

    Phenomenon is called Chromostereopsis. Google it.

    Read a book on Stereography, thats why I know :)

    4 points
  • Juliana Silva, over 6 years ago

    are you wearing glasses? I just took off my glasses and got close to the screen and the effect just disappears. However, when I am wearing my glasses the effect is really so strong that I couldn't believe it was a regular image.

    1 point
    • , over 6 years ago

      OMG, Juliana. Definitely are the glasses. Just tried the same and I couldn't see the effect. It must be related to the refractive index, maybe.

      1 point
  • Weston VierreggerWeston Vierregger, over 6 years ago

    I used this same kind of effect for a book I did w/ Red Bull a couple years ago. See the image below:

    Fuck your eyes

    The VHS tape seems to literally pop off the noisy background and create a 3D-ish effect. I think you're pretty much on to it – high contrast helps. For digital screens, though, I think the magic ingredient is loud blue next to black.

    The rest is just your eyes doing what they do – pushing some colors forward and backward.

    1 point
    • , over 6 years ago

      That's cool, Weston. I got the same effect here. (and as Juliana noticed, without glasses the effect is less powerful)

      0 points
  • No NameNo Name, over 6 years ago

    I don't see it personally, but it might be different on an iPhone.

    If I had to guess, though, the high simultaneous contrast between the pink and blue creates a lot of visual energy around the edges of the jellyfish. This effect helps it "pop-out." On top of that, the parallax displacement on the iPhone background (assuming you have it active) is probably emphasized due to how flat the background it. It makes the movement of the jellyfish more obvious because the background will appear static while the jellyfish is translating side to side.

    Hopefully that make sense. Just my hunch based on color theory and stuff. Would be interested in hearing everyone else's thoughts.

    1 point
  • Tim HelbergTim Helberg, over 6 years ago

    Cool. It was strongest on my iPhone 7 :)

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