from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An ornament carved in low relief.
- n. A moving or still picture consisting of two slightly different perspectives of the same subject in contrasting colors that are superimposed on each other, producing a three-dimensional effect when viewed through two correspondingly colored filters.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A decorative ornament worked in low relief or bas relief, such as a piece of cameo jewelry.
- n. A matched pair of images designed to produce a three-dimensional effect when viewed using spectacles that have usually one red and one bluish-green lens, corresponding to the colors of the pairs of images.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any sculptured, chased, or embossed ornament worked in low relief, as a cameo.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any carving or art-work in relief, as distinguished from engraved incised work, or intaglio.
- n. In photography, a kind of picture, invented by Ducos du Hauron, with two images printed nearly in superposition, one in red and the other in greenish blue. On viewing this double image through a pair of eye-glasses, one blue and the other red, the image is seen stereoscopically.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. anything carved in low relief
- n. moving or still pictures in contrasting colors that appear three-dimensional when superimposed
That technology, known as anaglyph, has recently been used with DVD versions of 3-D movies released in theaters.
These waves of films - and previous attempts at 3D-television broadcasting - used what's known as the anaglyph method of imaging.
Adding to the confusion, some online commentators insist inaccurately that viewers can use old-fashioned red-and-blue "anaglyph" glasses.
3D movies using this technology, called anaglyph 3D, can be viewed on any TV, as long as the viewer wears the glasses.
For example, the classic red-and-blue "anaglyph" 3D glasses achieved this effect by using the colored lenses to filter red light to one eye and blue light to the other.
Problem is, the TV and print commercials use the same old 3-D technology that's been around since the 1950s - "anaglyph" glasses with blue and red cellophane lenses that make your brain re-focus blurry images to lend an impression of depth.
There is even a technical description with fancy words like "anaglyph".
During their game against the San Diego Chargers at Cowboys Stadium, the Cowboys will use the giant (160 by 72-foot) video wall that hangs 90 feet above the field to show 3D "anaglyph" images that will be created using HDLogix's 2D to 3D conversion system, ImageIQ3D.
The so-called "anaglyph" technology is out of date and can distort colors but works with regular TVs.
"I would call anaglyph a necessary evil right now.