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Anamorphic Illusions

Postby sidd finch » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:37 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBNHPk-Lnkk[/youtube]

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Re: Anamorphic Illusions

Postby Paul LS » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:55 pm

Wow... amazing. I guess they had to get the camera angle just right for it to work???
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Re: Anamorphic Illusions

Postby sidd finch » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:04 pm

I agree, It even looks like they used a really high def camera and printer because it was hard to tell the sides of the picture.

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Re: Anamorphic Illusions

Postby TreeTopsRanch » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:44 pm

I'm sure Steve has the answer to that one. But it sure looks like he is moving a print around on the table. But the transition from the object to the print so so smooth that you can't see it. Guess I have to download the vid and look at it in really slow motion or on a time line to see where he switched from object to print.
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Re: Anamorphic Illusions

Postby Bob » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:23 pm

He is moving a print around on the table. This is a well known optical illusion. When the lighting and perspective are just right, the brain will interpret it as a three dimensional object. Change the orientation and the illusion falls apart. This is often exploited by street artists.
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Re: Anamorphic Illusions

Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:40 am

Bob wrote:.....This is often exploited by street artists.

...for example Julian Beever (one of many noted street artists)

http://www.julianbeever.net/index.php?o ... 1&Itemid=1
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Re: Anamorphic Illusions

Postby TreeTopsRanch » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:46 am

Yes, but I am still interested in how he did such a smooth video transition between the stationary object and the print on the table.
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Re: Anamorphic Illusions

Postby Dave McElderry » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:10 pm

TreeTopsRanch wrote:Yes, but I am still interested in how he did such a smooth video transition between the stationary object and the print on the table.

Bob's saying that there is no 3D stationary object. It's all the flat print; an illusion.
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Re: Anamorphic Illusions

Postby momoffduty » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:35 pm

Impressive illusion!
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Re: Anamorphic Illusions

Postby sidd finch » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:42 pm

and now the video version:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEnPNF-7jLg[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_C5x7PXQDQ[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVyYcAI90jw[/youtube]
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Re: Anamorphic Illusions

Postby Paul LS » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:16 am

It is amazing how the eye/brain can be deceived. Clever stuff :)
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Re: Anamorphic Illusions

Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:57 am

Paul LS wrote:It is amazing how the eye/brain can be deceived. .....

My brain is always deceived. I put it down to age. ;)
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Re: Anamorphic Illusions

Postby _Paz_ » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:14 pm

Very clever, all!

(There is a hill in Birmingham, Alabama, that works like the 2nd sculptural video, for real. When driving your car up it, you go faster and faster, even when applying the brakes! Lots of iron ore in Birmingham.)

Artists have been taking advantage of optical illusions for a long time. See Holbein example here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2011/dec/27/renaissance-art-perspective
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