When you look at a two dimensional image, you are looking at the scene. With a 3D image, you are looking into the scene as if you were looking through a window. The edges of the image form the boundaries of that stereo window. Just like a real window, there can be things to see through the window and there can be things to see in front of the window. But if there is something at the left or right edges that projects forward, the stereo window is violated and the stereo effect no longer works.
|This 3D image of an Orchid has a severe window violation.|
|In the stereo pair it is easier to see how the green bud on the right breaks the stereo window.|
|This 3D image of an orchid has good depth and no window violations.|
|In the stereo pair, you can see that no part of the orchid crosses the stereo window.|
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