eyeTricks™ 3D STEREOGRAMS KINDS OF STEREOGRAMS

There are Many Kinds of Stereograms. Ours are Unique!

HIS  (Hidden Image Stereogram)

HIS is the type most associated with Stereograms. These are the images that popularized Stereograms in the mid 1990's. Object or text is utterly impossible to see until viewed with parallel vision. Pros:  Most viewers amazed to discover an actual 3D object hidden in a totally scrambled, seemingly random pattern. Engages viewers who like to solve puzzles and holds their attention. Cons:  It is difficult to show anything with fine detail or long words, so it is necessary to keep objects simple and text short and large
A Hidden Image Stereogram - The hidden text is SAMPLE

MTS (Mapped Textured Stereogram)

MTS use a map of the object instead of an arbitrary pattern. This allows much finer detail, but objects and text are not always well hidden. Pros: Finer detail allows more complex objects and longer texts. Great for text and logos. Blending with HIS image greatly enhances definition. Cons: Although 3D effect is always hidden, elements of objects or text may be apparent.
Two Mapped Texture Stereograms: An eagle and the text SAMPLE
Hidden Image Stereogram
Hidden Image Stereogram with Mapped Texture Stereogram overlay

OAS (Object Array Stereogram)

OAS has all its elements in full view, but the 3D effect is totally hidden. Can sometime be camouflaged for image obscurity. Often floated above other stereogram type images. Pros: Viewer knows there is something there. Creates an aesthetic that attracts viewers attention even if they fail to see hidden 3D. Works well when integrated with other stereogram types. Can possess great depth. Cons: Hidden 3D will still surprise viewer, but no surprise for objects or text. May be simply mistaken for a regular 2D image.
Two Object Array Stereograms

Combination – Hybrid Stereograms

Combinations blend all or some stereogram types to create the balance of definition versus hidden 3D image that is desired. Pros: Offers the most flexibility, sophistication, and customization. Cons: Higher complexity and pricing.
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Two combinations of Hidden Image, Mapped Texture, and Object Array Stereograms
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