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Today’s The Daily Create, tdc1484 asks us to take a stand on the age-old “glass half-full or half-empty” point of view.
I say you are in charge of your own point of view, and if you’re going to have one, it should be informed from all perspectives.

And it might as well be in 3D!

You will need your red/cyan glasses to fully appreciate this GIF.

You can also see a static anaglyph as well as a non-anaglyph version of this image on my Flickr.



YEE HAW! It’s a Bronco Rider GIFfight!


“Bronco with Barn Boards” for GIFfight! by @aforgrave View with red-cyan 3D glasses (click for a larger image)

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@iamTalkyTina was calling for a GIFfight! last night, and today, in keeping with the #western106 theme, @mbransons called out “Draw!” and the bronco rider GIFfight! was on.  Quick to respond were @phb256 and @johnjohnston. Paul’s bronco is bucking while the world turns upside down, and John’s seems to be tumbling in a full 360º within the boundaries of the circular frame.

Given my recent foray back into the world of 3D, I decided to go with an anaglyph-a-GIF, and added some barnboards in the foreground. Somebody drilled a nice round hole for you to peek through.

YEE HAW! #western106 has begun!



In the early wild-west days of the Internet, animated GIFs promised the world to web explorers in the form of flashy-yet-soon-to-be-gaudy under-construction signs. Shunted aside as more refined web design arose, animated GIFs have experienced a resurgence in recent years, and are now accepted as a true Art Form, with annual competitions and juried art shows held around the world.

Participate in a hands-on workshop exploring the potential of the animated GIF, as both a professional tool for illustration and an art form for expression. Learn how to make and optimize GIFs, and explore the finer points of focus, timing, and envisioning so that you can develop your skills as a GIF Artiste. Who knows, you may even acquire a chronic case of GIF-EYE-tis, in which images presents themselves daily as an opportunity for interpretation as an animated GIF …

This workshop will occur as part of the annual conference of the Educational Computing Organization of Ontario ( at the annual conference, held this year November 4th, 5th, 6th in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Details in Lanyrd. You will need to select this workshop as part of your Wednesday registration.  Register here.

That Number 2 In 3D for Prisoner106

"Number 2 in 3D" Anaglyph-a-GIF by @aforgrave

“Number 2 in 3D” Anaglyph-a-GIF by @aforgrave

I was quite taken aback with the introductory video for the #Prisoner106 Week One: Assimilation Week. That getup of that Number 2 (@ds106Number2, on Twitter) was wearing and the odd behaviour Number 2 was displaying jumped right out of the screen and and gave me an immediate dose of that old #ds106 affliction of mine, GIF-eye-tis. Throw in a long absence from making 3D Anaglyphs (something I really got into last summer) and it was time to dust off the old 3D glasses and see if I could remember how I made things happen last year.

As it turns out, I started a series of Tutorials last summer for making Anaglyphs and Anaglyph-a-GIFs (I’m having to refer back to my terms from last summer — the badges are down a ways now in my sidebar)  but it seems I only got as far as the 2nd tutorial of 5. Something called end-of-summer (or August, judging by the date of the last Tutorial) must have gotten in the way. Fortunately, a short bit of experimentation had me back in the saddle and crafting a 3D Anaglyph-a-GIF in no time. The result is up above!

I’ve checked back and see that I was about to embark next on Part 3, which is the real key, the colour separation step.

  • Next: Step 3: Colour Filtering (link to follow)
  • Then: Step 4: Positioning the Layers to Simulate Depth (link to follow)
  • Then: Step 5: Extending the Technique to make an Anaglyph-a-GIF (link to follow)

Since Tutorial posts link separately into the Assignment Bank, I will leave off here and pick up with Part 3  in a subsequent post. I’ve already got some static frames captured from Number 2 to explain the process. Onward with the Learning!

I think this one qualifies for multiple assignments, which is good, as I understand from Number 2 that the electricity to my bungalow in The Village gets shut off if I don’t earn enough Credit Units throughout the week.

I’m tagging it for the following:

John Gets His 3D Glasses On!

"John Gets His 3D Glasses On!" animated Anaglyph-a-GIF by @aforgrave, based on a photo by @johnjohnston

“John Gets His 3D Glasses On!” animated Anaglyph-a-GIF by @aforgrave, based on a photo by @johnjohnston

John‘s (@johnjohnston, on Twitter) new 3D red/cyan anaglyph glasses arrived today, and he immediately shared the news on Twitter.

With John’s kind permission, I have taken his shared image and turned it into both an Anaglyph and an Anaglyph-a-GIF as part of the Anaglyph Tutorial (link to follow).

Thanks, John! We are looking forward to seeing your anaglyph and anaglyph-a-GIF art in the near future!

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