Indigofera Skull Project #4 – A Stereoscopic 3D Mixtec Calendar Blanket by Björn Atldax

The Skull

The Mixtec mosaic skull is believed to represent the god Tezcatlipoca, or “Smoking Mirror”. One of the four powerful creator deitics who were important gods in the Mexica pantheon.

Tezcatlipoca is often depicted with obsidian mirrors at the head and is an adversary to Quetzalcoatl.

The name comes from the word “tezapoctli” meaning “shining smoke”.

The 3D Effect

Anaglyph 3D is the stereoscopic 3D effect achieved by means of encoding each eye’s image using filters of different colors, typically red and cyan.

Anaglyphic 3D images contain two differently filtered colored images, one for each eye. When viewed through the color-coded anaglyph glasses, each of the two images fuse together revealing an integrated stereoscopic image, which the visual cortex of the brain fuses into a perception of a three-dimensional scene or composition.