3 - D Imaging

A brief description about 3-dimensional images:

Click here for instructions on viewing them: 3-D Viewing

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How the 3-D imaging works:
Basically, most of us see in 3 dimensions all the time by the use of both of our eyes. As our eyes are slightly separated, they are able to focus on objects closer and further away, differentiating the objects in the foreground from the background. Our sense of depth perception uses this. We don't even think about it, it just comes natural.

But when we are presented with a flat object, or 2 dimension image, we cannot see any depth in the picture at all. Sure, we can imagine the different depths, but you can't really see them. But a stereoscopic, or 3D view can be manipulated by using two separate images, like with our eyes, each taken slightly apart. By manipulating, forcing, and confusing our eyes to focus on the individual images, separately, we are able to see the effect.

This has actually been done for many years with photography. Many years ago stereoscopic viewers were made and sold as a means of viewing 3 dimensional photographs. These, double-photo images were placed in the viewer and, using mirrors, the images were combined into a singular view, giving the person the dimensional effect. Although, with these images on my web site, you actually have to use your own control of your own eyes to create the effect yourself, without any special viewer. Read the instructions here: 3-D Viewing

Well, I can't really distribute a bunch of 3-D viewers to be used for the computer. I've thought about the option of some type of viewer that could be placed on the screen itself. But this would be rather difficult to perfect as so many computers have so many different sized monitors and displays. It would be just too much work.

However, the technology is already available for the use of special displays that you could wear and would provide the user with the option to see two different images through each eye, giving the ability to view 3 dimensions very easily. This has been used in various applications for quite a few years now. However this technology is in effect, it is not being used all that widely by very many people and is still not a necessary enough component for a large enough market. Basically, I don't think that very many people want to wear an apparatus on their heads all the time they are on the computer. Its much easier to view a single display, sitting on the desk. Viewing everything on the computer in 3 dimensions is not necessarily a huge advantage for the average user.

But I do envision, with the technology of the flat panel displays, the invention and adaptation of 3-dimensional displays. But again, would there be a strong enough market for such a tool? Who knows? At one time there was a market for a pet rock. So, you never can tell what people will buy. The gaming industry would most likely be the best fit for such an endeavor.

So if the market for 3-dimensional displays takes off then I'll have to reformat my web site to accommodate. But for now I guess we will just have to use our imaginations. 

So now, and more importantly, the legal disclaimer;
 I am and will not be held responsible, in any way, for any discrepancies in your vision or for the deterioration of your vision due to any visual experimentation performed while visiting and/or viewing my web site and/or any of my daily emails.

Or to be put more bluntly, "It's not my fault if you go blind."

And you can't sue me!