My First SIRD

I am so excited about learning Blender the 3D modelling program. We spent 5 hours yesterday going through the tutorial. There is incredible potential in this vast and still largely incomprehensible world. Like I said to Jen, I wouldn’t have taken the initiative to learn this program, which seems like nonsense at first glance, without the motivation of working with her and being here at the Gushul. So here is my first attempt. I will give you a hint : it is a shape!

So I hope that wasn’t too difficult, unless you have an eye condition :
People with amblyopia (also known as lazy eye) are unable to see the three-dimensional images. Children with poor or dysfunctional eyesight during a critical period in childhood may grow up stereoblind, as their brains are not stimulated by stereo images during the critical period. If such a vision problem is not corrected in the early childhood, the damage becomes permanent and the adult will never be able to see autostereograms.[2][11] It is estimated that some 1% to 5% of the population is affected by amblyopia.[12]

It took me an hour to get the lighting more or less the way I wanted it. Here is the base 3D image :

My First SIRD

I am so excited about learning Blender the 3D modelling program. We spent 5 hours yesterday going through the tutorial. There is incredible potential in this vast and still largely incomprehensible world. Like I said to Jen, I wouldn’t have taken the initiative to learn this program, which seems like nonsense at first glance, without the motivation of working with her and being here at the Gushul. So here is my first attempt. I will give you a hint : it is a shape!

So I hope that wasn’t too difficult, unless you have an eye condition :
People with amblyopia (also known as lazy eye) are unable to see the three-dimensional images. Children with poor or dysfunctional eyesight during a critical period in childhood may grow up stereoblind, as their brains are not stimulated by stereo images during the critical period. If such a vision problem is not corrected in the early childhood, the damage becomes permanent and the adult will never be able to see autostereograms.[2][11] It is estimated that some 1% to 5% of the population is affected by amblyopia.[12]

It took me an hour to get the lighting more or less the way I wanted it. Here is the base 3D image :

AbSIRD!

Another one!  This one is probably more interesting…

While it is still a little hard to see, I’ve figured out how to make layers and push things backwards and forwards.  Here is what you *should* see in the image.

AbSIRD!

Another one!  This one is probably more interesting…

While it is still a little hard to see, I’ve figured out how to make layers and push things backwards and forwards.  Here is what you *should* see in the image.

I made one!

So I downloaded a program that allows me to make SIRDs…. here’s the first sample one I made.  Can you see what the image is?

It’s actually a little complicated to get the right balance, it seems, but I’m playing

I made one!

So I downloaded a program that allows me to make SIRDs…. here’s the first sample one I made.  Can you see what the image is?

It’s actually a little complicated to get the right balance, it seems, but I’m playing

The Cos/ SIRDs

This is an SIRD image we generated online. Unfortunately, the end of the word is cut off.

Last night, we went for an adventure and went out in Blairmore.  We went to The Cos (The Cosmopolitan) in downtown Blairmore.  The girls (Latifa and her sister, who is currently visiting) had never really been to a small town bar, and I think it was an interesting experience for them.  For me, it was a bit of a trip down Nostalgia Lane.  I gre up in a little town, and while the bar was not the same bar, it definitely had the same vibes and patterns, and felt like home.  Lol.  I was thinking a lot about my high school friends, and that point in my life.

Anyway, I must admit that I haven’t been feeling too motivated lately.  While we have been playing with a few things, I’ve been feeling a little stuck.  I’ve been playing with a little of the video I’ve been collecting, and, honestly, avoiding the 3d.  But I have been doing a bit of research, and I think maybe today I’ll play with an open source program I got, Blender (which is a “3D content creation suite”), which hopefully I can use to see if I can use it to develop a couple of SIRDs, (Single Image Random Dot Stereograms) we’ve been wanting to create (like a Magic Eye).

And here’s a link to a moving SIRD! Exciting!

The Cos/ SIRDs

This is an SIRD image we generated online. Unfortunately, the end of the word is cut off.

Last night, we went for an adventure and went out in Blairmore.  We went to The Cos (The Cosmopolitan) in downtown Blairmore.  The girls (Latifa and her sister, who is currently visiting) had never really been to a small town bar, and I think it was an interesting experience for them.  For me, it was a bit of a trip down Nostalgia Lane.  I gre up in a little town, and while the bar was not the same bar, it definitely had the same vibes and patterns, and felt like home.  Lol.  I was thinking a lot about my high school friends, and that point in my life.

Anyway, I must admit that I haven’t been feeling too motivated lately.  While we have been playing with a few things, I’ve been feeling a little stuck.  I’ve been playing with a little of the video I’ve been collecting, and, honestly, avoiding the 3d.  But I have been doing a bit of research, and I think maybe today I’ll play with an open source program I got, Blender (which is a “3D content creation suite”), which hopefully I can use to see if I can use it to develop a couple of SIRDs, (Single Image Random Dot Stereograms) we’ve been wanting to create (like a Magic Eye).

And here’s a link to a moving SIRD! Exciting!