February 10th, 2014 , last edited February 10th, 2014
Both Anaglyphs and Stereoscope cards rely on a printed image and a viewing device (red/cyan glasses or stereoscope). However, Wigglegrams (also known as stereographs) are animated images that simulate a 3D effect by looping two or three frames of an object shot from the vantage points of the viewer’s right and left eyes. Wigglegrams, and more lengthy animation loops saved as Gif’s, have the extra benefit of requiring nothing more than the very computer screen (and internet browser) you are using right now!
While the 3D effect these types of files create is notably different than the fixed images found in anaglyphs and stereoscope cards, they still bring the “space” of the drawing out in a pretty compelling way. They too (versus a traditional stereoscope card), can be made very easily by reworking old anaglyph files and putting them in an animation loop in Photoshop. The animation below was made using the same digital files used to create Blash 3D. However, instead of relying on just two images (one for the right eye and one for the left eye –as in the anaglyphic and stereoscope versions), the following animation uses nine separate “views” into the “space” of the drawing – in turn, creating a more fluid rotations than a typical twitch gif or wigglegram.