A new technique for the presentation of cyclopean stereograms is described, in which complete
information for the two eyes is contained in a single, printed image. Such "autostereograms" may be
generated to contain an unlimited range of 3-D depth forms within certain constraints. The depth image also
occurs at multiple depth planes in front of and behind the physical plane, and may be designed to progress
recursively through these multiple planes. Specific autostereograms may be generated so as to be used to
continuously tile an indefinitely large surface. Further types can be devised to produce different depth
images in the two orthogonal viewing orientations. Finally, the autostereogram principle is used to explore
cyclopean perception based on the percept ofbinocular luster, which has surprising properties.© (1990) COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.