Close one eye for a more 3D experience

category: general [glöplog]
If I cover one eye and watch a 3D demo, it seems more immersive and more 3D. I think it's because when I look at it with two eyes, my stereoscopic vision tells me that it's just a flat image on a screen. Whereas if I look at it with only one eye, there is at least some ambiguity.

Of course, the effect is probably less pronounced if the screen is far away.

Does this work for anyone else?
added on the 2020-04-12 11:12:10 by yesso yesso
Yes. The effect isn't dramatic, but it's somewhat more believable. (I've tried this on and off since childhood, I believe.)
added on the 2020-04-12 14:53:09 by Sesse Sesse
Of course, if you hold (for example) one half of a pair of sunglasses over one eye, you will get the Pulfrich effect too, especially on scenes with parallax scrolling
added on the 2020-04-12 14:56:12 by DanLemon DanLemon
if you close both eyes the immersion is at its fullest
I just got myself an eyeband and tried to play Alyx but it says my hardware is not supported?
added on the 2020-04-12 23:53:16 by rutra80 rutra80
Cool, I didn't know about the Pulfrich effect. Thanks!
added on the 2020-04-13 01:40:21 by yesso yesso