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Now all you Stereoscopic 3D fans (that's the 3D that pops in/out of the screen, not the computer animation one) can submit and browse stereo work from one cohesive category!
Confused? Here’s a quick FAQ:
What is Stereoscopy?
Stereoscopy, commonly known as '3-D' is a method of creating an image which creates an illusion of depth. This works by showing a slightly offset picture to your left eye than your right eye, making things appear further forward or back into the picture!
The new category covers any stereo viewing methods including:
Wiggle (A pair of stereo images which are alternated quickly to give the feeling of depth)
Cross-eyed/Side by Side (here's a great tutorial to help you see them)
Autostereogram (Like Magic Eye)
Etc. (This includes any other method of displaying a stereo image)
Find out more on Wikipedia's Stereoscopy article
Why not just call it 3D?
We already have a 3-Dimensional Art gallery. This is for art created in a computer program which uses X, Y and Z coordinates. Stereoscopy can be photography, drawings, sculpture, anything as long as it somehow offers a different image to each eye in order to create something with the illusion of depth. Although it's commonly reffered to as 3-D too, calling it that would just get confusing.
Who manages the Stereo gallery?
Cymae is the community volunteer for the stereo gallery. Any questions you have can be directed to her. Once the gallery starts filling up a bit, you can also suggest Daily Deviations from the stereo gallery to her. She'll also be running contests, writing articles and making tutorials related to the stereo gallery.
Why are there no sub-categories?
This is an exciting one. We are going to have categories in a few weeks, and it's up to the community to let us know what sub-categories you like.
You can send Cymae a note explaining how you think the sub-categories for stereo should be arranged.
The two most thoughtful answers will receive a 6 month Premium Membership each, and best of all your suggestions could form the brand new category structure!
I like it! How do I make stereo art?
Assuming you're not blind from all those examples, here's a few links to tutorials for making your own, we'll have some custom DeviantArt ones soon:
A small tutorial on creating an anaglyph image
A freeware program that makes 3D images for you:
Why is this not in the __________ gallery?
Stereoscopy is really a unique method of displaying an image. It's up to each artist to decide where to put it and which category it fits under best. Because stereo images are very distinct and specific, and there's a growing community for them, they now have their own category.
Can you show me some examples?
Sure, here's a few great stereo images on DeviantArt:
Side by Side:
Just ask below