Split depth GIFS aren’t a new phenomenon, but they did explode in popularity a few weeks ago after an especially well-done 3D illusion made its way to the top of Reddit’s front page (Reddit /r/SplitDepthGIFs).
If you’re not in-the-know, these GIFS provide a false sense of depth by splitting the image into layers with white lines, and allowing portions of the animation to “burst through” in front of those lines, while suppressing other elements. It’s a surprisingly convincing illusion, especially when the technique is used on GIFS that had a strong sense of depth to begin with.
From Bad Boys, to Nightmare On Elm Street to Mortal Kombat; check out some examples below in an amazing compilation video (courtesy of IGN)
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