Amazing Animated GIFs That Use a Clever Visual Trick to Appear 3D

3D GIF Doctor Who
Doctor Who

Animated GIFs are a common sight on the Internet, but animated GIFs that manage to mimic 3D imagery are more uncommon. Though there are many methods of trying to imitate stereoscopic images, perhaps the most intriguing is the use of white vertical bars to intentionally separate the foreground and background of an image — causing anything that moves between the two to stand out and appear three dimensional.

3D GIF Brave

3D GIF Lamborghini

3D GIF Supernatural

3D GIF Captain America
Captain America: The First Avenger

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Rollin Bishop
Rollin Bishop