Only People With The Magic Eye Can See These Impossible Hidden Images
A Magic Eye image starts with a programmer creating the hidden image (a schooner, for example) as a grayscale, smooth gradient depth map where dark points that should be furthest away are darker and closer points are in lighter shades. Then, they create a 2D pattern to camouflage that image. Finally, a computer program using a Magic Eye-patented algorithm takes the image model and the pattern and orients repeating patterns to the intended depth of the hidden image. When someone looks at a Magic Eye, the repeating pattern feeds the brain the depth information encoded into it, and the brain perceives the hidden picture.
Go ahead and relax your eyes.
Can you find the hidden image? To see this image, you’ll have to erge your eyes. If you found the shark, then you’re doing it correctly.
Now try this one.
Did you find the cow? Great job! If you can remember back to 1993, you’ll remember when these images burst onto the mainstream and quickly became a huge hit.
Can you find what’s hidden here?
If you found the hidden bird, then you do, indeed, have magic eyes. Being able to see these images was something of a badge of honor for man ’90s kids.
Here’s another one to try.
In this image, there’s a boat hidden. A Magic Eye image was famously used in the Kevin Smith film “Mallrats” for one hilarious scene.
If you relax your eyes, what do you see?
If you see a butterfly, then you’ve found the hidden image! Magic Eye has experienced a bit of resurgence in recent years.
Can you find the image here?
Yep, it’s a dog! Children today are learning just how cool these images can be.
Here’s one last puzzle for you.
Can you tell what’s hidden there? That’s right, it’s a heart! Speaking of hearts, we absolutely love Magic Eye images.