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3D eyes? 
19th-Apr-2013 09:05 am
Hey guys, I have a question that has been bugging me for quite some time.
Concerning 3D eyes, I was really wondering how you deal with hiding the edge between the actual eye and the optical illusion part.
If you're confused, here's a quick reference:

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I have seen MANY follow me eyes that are absolutely gorgeous, much like OneFurAll's and DHC's, which somehow disguise this very well.
Does anyone have any tips or tricks they wouldn't mind sharing? :S
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19th-Apr-2013 02:25 pm (UTC)
I think part of it depends on what exactly is used for the back of the eye, 'round the iris & pupil.

OFA uses their 'secret' mesh for the whole back - http://www.furaffinity.net/view/7689253/

To me it looks like these eyes are hidden best when the edge of the outside pieces are attached to the top/flat part of the back of the eye since the seam is somewhat hidden compared to say, the edges of the back of the eye glued to the sides of the outside, and the seam is more or less inline with with the viewer.
19th-Apr-2013 03:26 pm (UTC)
What, buckram?
19th-Apr-2013 03:37 pm (UTC)
Whenever anyone asks them they always respond secretively so I was just playing on that. lol
19th-Apr-2013 03:45 pm (UTC)
oh haha :3
19th-Apr-2013 03:35 pm (UTC)
Lots of practice mostly. Practice and amazingly straight cuts so the edges sit flush on top of each other. I'm sure some cast their own follow-me eyes out of resin or in a vac-form machine. Go through and read some tutorials and practice practice practice. Make 10 sets of eyes.
19th-Apr-2013 08:00 pm (UTC)
I have not built a "3d illusion" eye mask, It is not my preference or build style, However I have examined A LOT of work.

Primarily the eye side walls are attached flush by cutting the two eye white pieces exactly and carefully gluing them possibly with a self-leveling glue that does not bulge out like hot glue. Additionally the way the sidewall of the eye is hidden is there is actually a top or lid built over top the eye shape to overlap, the white sidewall edges aren't left as the actual edges.

Let me put this a different way: Think of a box with a lid, a bottom with the pupil/iris, sides, and a top. Instead of leaving the eye as an open top box as the shape of the eye only. Build that box bigger, (rounder even, you will have to experiment with what you prefer of course) THEN build a box lid that is the shape of your eye, that lid opening is a little smaller than the back of your eye so it will hide those sidewall edges while still giving you the effect you desire.
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