Cool 3D Optical Illusion GIFs Make Things Pop Out Of The Screen

Cool 3D optical illusion GIFs make things pop out of the screen

Some of these 3D optical illusion GIFs are really really good. Scrat — the sabretooth squirrel from Ice Age — really achieves the effect. It's perhaps the best of this collection.

Cool 3D optical illusion GIFs make things pop out of the screen

These GIFs use depth of field and graphic elements to achieve their effect, just like many classic paintings. The white lines define the plane where the screen is, creating a mental division between background, midplane and foreground. Combined with the camera's depth of field blur, it tricks our brain into thinking that things are popping out of the screen.

Cool 3D optical illusion GIFs make things pop out of the screen

The illusion breaks when the object touches the edge of the GIF, which is why the GIFs above work better than the ones below.

Cool 3D optical illusion GIFs make things pop out of the screen
Cool 3D optical illusion GIFs make things pop out of the screen

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    This is actually pretty cool. You should post more of these.

    Christ its like the late 90's around here. "hai gais, check out these sweet gifs. Can you even believe these exist!?"

      haha what? thats not my 90'as experience.

        The 90's were full of gifs! UNDER CONSTRUCTION! CONTACT WEBMASTER! THIS PAGE HAS 84 VIEWS!

        Ask Jeeves if you don't believe me.

          very relevant: http://www.websiteking.com

          Last edited 13/02/14 12:51 pm

          my dialup is too slow for such an awesome webpage… I have to stick with ask sarah

      Yeah, who still uses animated gifs when you have embedded Shockwave Flash? Amirite?

      Too many gifs on the dance floor
      Too many gifs on the dance floor

      Repurpose:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wl_uQOABxg

      Last edited 12/02/14 9:42 pm

      This quote from approx. 2500 years ago: "History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new." http://bible.com/116/ecc.1.9.nlt c.450-180BC

        It is better to gif than it is to receive….

    I thought that's what this site was for,
    Isn't it called Gifmodo?

    "hai gais, check out these sweet gifs... lets say they're vines. happy now hipster twat?

      Why the shit would I come to Gizmodo for either Vines or Gif's? Oh wow, a 10 second video of some stupid shit, lets fill youtube with 10 minute best of compilations!

    I wouldn't say that they look like they're "popping out of the screen" rather, the graphic elements help accentuate the depth of field creating the illusion of greater perspective.

    Then again "wow, so animation, much 3D, wow!" :D

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