(ZIP archive, about 155 kBytes)
RDSdraw will allow you to create RDS (Random Dot Stereo) - images;
sometimes called SIRDS (Single Image Random Dot Stereograms) or just
Stereograms. They are pictures with random dots and look terrlibly funny.
If you look at them in a certain way (crosseyed viewing), you'll see
3D-objects coming out of the picture. You don't need any special tools
(such as glasses, etc.), which makes them especially interesting and
RDSdraw is equipped with a graphical user interface which makes it very
easy to use! Hundreds of convinced enthusiastic users :) create their own
stereograms using this program.
- Completely new user interface.
- Undo function.
- A lot changed... for example, the UNDO funcion: Ctrl-Backspace.
- /RDSperc=n Option added (works only with the Black/White RDS image)
gives the percentage of black pixels. (default=50)
- Some example TGA-Images included (thanks to PETER GUNN, who made them all)
Be careful when extracting these images (EXAMPLES.EXE is a self-
extracting archive), because you'll need 800 KBytes on your disk!
- Some bugs fixed
- RDSdraw now allows you to edit your image again after calculating a
RDS image. To do this, RDSdraw has to backup your image first in
a temporary file. So run RDSdraw only, when 400kBytes or more disk-
space are free. I strongly recommend a harddisk, because writing a
non-compressed<g> image to a floppy disk, may take some time...
To disable this feature, just run RDSdraw with the "/CalcEnd" option.
- Invert function included. This feature inverts the hight while calculating
the RDS-image. This is especially useful for those, who use the
crosseyed viewing method (which always inverts the hight).
Speed-optimized compilation. (I hope my BorlandC didn't optimize anything
- Better import of TGAs (RDSdraw won't say "Unknown TGA-type" any more.
It'll start importing at once. This will help in most cases, but in
some cases, the resulting imported picture will be just mess :-)
- Better documentation (at least a bit :-)
- New RDS-pattern (Try it! It doesn't look very good on screen, but save
it as .TGA and display it again (with any .TGA-displayer, you'll be
- Faster TGA-saving routine
- Import of non-upside/down-TGAs enabled
- Some spelling mistakes fixed
- small documentation :-)
VERSION 1.0 BETA:
- First public release of RDSdraw