More Than Meets the Eye  

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More Than Meets the Eye
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Find the hidden Caedes spider! See my comment below for detailed information to help you find it. Cross-program project made using PSP8 and a Stereogram creation software made by Andrej Olejnik.


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05/03/04 10:23 PM GMT
This is what is often referred to as a Magic-Eye image (actually a Single Image Random Dot Stereogram). Hidden in the middle of the screen is a large 3D picture of the Caedes spider. Everyone has their own way of looking at these things but I've included the small Caedes spiders as a tool to help you find the hidden one so here's the method I suggest:

When viewing the full screen image, stare directly between two of the small Caedes spiders (at the top or bottom of the screen) and cross your eyes slightly until you see a third small spider between them. Focus intently on the third spider until you can see it very clearly, then redirect your gaze to the center of the screen and the large hidden spider should rise up at you.

Note: If you find the hidden spider easily and want another challenge, there is also some hidden text on both sides of the screen (however even I can't read that and I know what it says -- because it is very hard to focus this way when looking at the edge of the screen), but maybe someone out there can read it. Good luck!

Also, if anyone wants more information on how to get or use the stereogram creation software let me know. I've been having a lot of fun with it~
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~My select image - Burnin' For You
05/03/04 10:38 PM GMT
awesome, i love these things
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05/03/04 11:42 PM GMT
I also like these, but man do they ever give me a headache.
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-- A one that is not cold is scarcely a one at all. - Strong Bad --
05/04/04 12:54 AM GMT
Very interesting. I can find the caedes logo quite easily but can't get to the edge to read anything placed there. I don't know who'se sicker, the one who creates these or the one who spends hours staring at them. Or maybe this is me justifying my lunacy. Meanwhile, well done.
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The righteous themselves will possess the earth, And they will reside forever upon it. Psalm 37:29
05/04/04 2:15 AM GMT
Josh, for the first in my many years on this earth..I DID IT!!! I found the Caedes logo..could never read the writing though, but I am happy to settle for just one. Thank you for teaching me something today. Good job!
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"You can observe a lot by watching"-Yogi Berra
05/04/04 2:27 AM GMT
Thanks for the comments guys! Like I said, even I can't read the writing; I think it would take a real master of these things so don't beat yourselves up over it :). I'm glad you've all been able to see the spider. This was definitely fun to make.
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~My select image - Burnin' For You
05/04/04 7:22 AM GMT
Beautiful work!! Well done,Josh.
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carpe diem.
05/04/04 7:50 AM GMT
Got 'im... but not the text. I will now have to wait for a while till my eyes uncross! ;)
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never give up
05/04/04 5:46 PM GMT
Excellent picture... I got the Spider pretty easy......abt the text, i dont know i see the word "just" & i see a lot of characters 'g' & 'd' going all the way from left to right....I dont know if what i 'm seeing is right....How do you create it BTW....just curious.
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05/04/04 9:43 PM GMT
Thanks Joost, mum and tiger. It sounds like the text you're spotting is just coincidental pattern in the color mask, and not actually 3d text because the text that I placed deliberately is concentrated on the left and right edges of the screen (and it isn't the word "just"). The actual hidden text is oriented vertically, in other words, to read it normally you would turn your head sideways but that won't work in this case because the 3d image will not appear unless your head is upright and your eyes are horizontal.

As to how I made it, the program that I mentioned in the description is about 5 years old but available for free download on the program author's website. To use it you must have the image you want to be the hidden image, as well as the image to mask it with. I created the caedes logo in PSP8 and used a gradient backround to improve the quality of the 3d separation (this took a lot of experimenting with trial and error). I also created the blue texture in PSP8, however when the program creates the 3d image it rearranges the (in this case blue) mask image a lot so it really needs to be more of a texture than any kind of real picture (the program also offers several pre-made texture masks or it can generate the 3d image in a display of random colored or B&W dots, but I was intent on making everything for this image myself). After the program created the finished 3d image, I took it back to PSP8, increased it to 1600x1200 (since the program cannot make it that large, but it didn't seem to hurt its quality to blow it up) added the colorful framing, the lighting effects, and the small spider-aids. This is the finished product :)
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05/06/04 5:04 AM GMT
Hmm... I've always been able to do these, but I can't for the life of me find that spider (perhaps it's my monitor). However, trusting that these other folks really did see it (hehe), and for your fantastic originality, it's still getting the high marks from me. Nice one, Josh!
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Et nos quidem iuste nam digna factis recipimus hic vero nihil mali gessit et dicebat ad Iesum Domine memento mei cum veneris in regnum tuum.
05/06/04 5:17 AM GMT
Wait! I do see it! Awesome! Thanks for the tip. =)
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Et nos quidem iuste nam digna factis recipimus hic vero nihil mali gessit et dicebat ad Iesum Domine memento mei cum veneris in regnum tuum.
05/06/04 5:22 AM GMT
Excellent! I feel much better now :). Appreciate the update~
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05/07/04 11:25 AM GMT
Yep, I can see the spider.. A friend of my has made his own program, wich he can make things like this... awesome work torgue.
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Nobody's Perfect, And I'm nobody :p
05/08/04 5:07 PM GMT
I can see the Spider and somthing on the left side You say it's a text? I can't read ist.
But it's a really good idea!!!
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05/14/04 6:16 PM GMT

well done by the way, if it does work coz that would be really difficult to make, so i give you credit for that one.....this really well done...

Quote of the day:
"beware the cheesey weasel"
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05/15/04 1:12 AM GMT
Oooooh! I've been a fan of these for YEARS! Josh, thanks so much for sharing your talents with all of us. :-)
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But enough about me....what do *you* think about me?
06/24/04 10:09 PM GMT
I'm moving this older image of mine into the current contest gallery since I guess it fits in pretty well. Is that OK? Don't know if old images are eligible or not, but I will gladly move this back where it came from if it doesn't belong here :)
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~My select image - Wading Patiently
06/24/04 11:23 PM GMT
I managed to see the spider once, which is the best I've ever done on these things... they're so frustrating! Neat that you can make one, that's some slick software.
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06/25/04 5:20 AM GMT
It is eligible.... But unfortunately, I can't see it, I never could see them, all I ever get is a headache from trying.
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The work of art may have a moral effect, but to demand moral purpose from an artist is to make him ruin his work. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1832)
07/01/04 4:25 AM GMT
Yeah!! I got it the hidden word but im not gonna tell. Just had to check with the maker to see if its wright its still a littel fuzzy but i can see it all. I give it 10\10\10\10\10\10\10\10\10\10 A perfict 100 The only other thing to say is WOW good job :P
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Smile:) Cuz I Said So!
07/01/04 1:40 PM GMT
I can confirm that jessie did in fact see the hidden word. Don't ask me how, I still can't :). Thank you very much for the nice comment also jessie, I'm glad you enjoyed the image.
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~My select image - Wading Patiently
07/06/04 8:43 PM GMT
Ahh, I give up! I'm sure I looked at this picture for at least five minutes! Well, I could tell that there were words there, but I couldn't make them out before my eyes untwisted...

Good job on the spider though!
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When the rooster crows, it's time to WAKE UP!
07/23/04 6:53 PM GMT
I LOVE THESE THINGS!!! I'm not going to give up on trying to find the secret hidden text so..IN THE FAVORITES IT GOES!!
Can I suggest more of these?? lol I love them!!
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There's an emptiness inside her and she'd do anything to fill it in. Though it's red blood bleeding from her now, it's more like cold blue ice in her heart. She feels like kicking out all the windows and setting fire to this life. She could change everything about her using colors bold and bright, but all the colors mix grey. .+.DaveMatthewsBand.+.
08/25/04 5:21 PM GMT
I did it, I found the spider! I was ready to give up lol I must've stared at this thing for 10 minutes straight. Now on to finding the hidden text! Thanks for this awesome image!!
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-- I'll take all the blame, the front page and the fame! - Billy Talent, "River Below" --
08/27/04 10:18 PM GMT
Stumbled on this image while surfing around the site...great job. The spider just pops. Love..way to go.
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Art washes away from the soul the dust of life....Picasso
09/21/04 12:31 AM GMT
Very nice image. I had always liked these things, yet they have rarely worked for me. Just the idea is amazing, even if i can't find it. Unfortunately I can't find this either...

When I focus the spider, and then look down, I lose focus. I am not sure how far to cross them afterwards, not that I could see anyways (don't ask me why, but this image brings tears to my, seriously). Any more advice?

The prospect of making these things sounds fun, is the program difficult? I am still recovering from the idea thta i might possibly be able to figure out blender...

Kudos for the idea, and the final production. I give it a 9 (assuming the spider is there).
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-those who hit rock bottom are too concerned with self pity to realize that they are lying on an anvil- Psalm 66:10, Job 10:8
04/15/05 1:02 PM GMT
OH MA GOD!! that was the first time i have ever saw one of these things and oh ma god it's so cool! From now on this is where am gettin ma thrills from.

My brother could see it straight away but i just couldnt get it until now amd i am totally amazed with this thing. WOW !!make more!! this design is so great lyk.
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09/02/05 8:56 PM GMT
We want more found spider easily enough but the text is impossible great idea more please
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07/30/06 1:39 AM GMT
I LOVE sterograms!

can someone post more?
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03/15/07 10:58 PM GMT
Nice colours. Wish I could see it. I've never been able to see these. I've been told I should be able to, but it will be more difficult than for most. More difficult seems to be impossible!

(More difficult because my eyes do not work together and my brain does not combine the images from the eyes correctly.)

- cfr
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