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Sparkle Illusion by Gene Levine

Motion 15 August 2017 0 Comments

Sparkle Illusion by Gene Levine

Believe it or not, the Sparkle Illusion was inspired by an automobile.  You might not see a car in this image, but the basis of the pattern started with a graphic of the front grill of a Lexus.  Gene then manipulated the grill graphic to create the pattern below.  Finally, he incorporated the stars with […]

Moving Targets

Motion 20 January 2017 0 Comments

Moving Targets

Stereogram designer Gene Levine was playing around with some different pattern designs the other night and came up with this one.  As he looked at the pattern on his monitor, he noticed that he could not get the “targets” to stop moving and that he had inadvertently created an optical illusion with apparent motion.   The […]

Two Red Snakes

Motion 29 October 2016 0 Comments

Two Red Snakes

The two snakes appear to be in motion even though this image is completely static.  This another terrific example of an anomalous motion illusion created by Professor Akiyosh Kitaoka.  His illusions are very popular on this site, primarily because he creates some of the best motion illusions in the business. (via Akiyoshi Kitaoka)

Tick by Akiyoshi Kitaoka

Motion 11 August 2016 0 Comments

Tick by Akiyoshi Kitaoka

This is an interesting motion illusion that Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka created back in 2010.  When you simply look at it, you’ll just notice a series of different-colored square outlines.  But if you use your scroll bar and move the image up and down, something interesting happens.  As the actual image moves, the square insert also […]

Frazzle by Kaia Nao

Motion 3 March 2016 0 Comments

Frazzle by Kaia Nao

If you suffer from motion sickness, now might be a really good time to get out your Dramamine.  As your eyes move across this series of nine distorted circular objects, you may notice that they start to move or pulsate.  It almost looks as if the circles are made of wax and are somehow melting […]

Rotating Chains by Akiyoshi Kitaoka

Motion 12 January 2016 0 Comments

Rotating Chains by Akiyoshi Kitaoka

The blue and yellow circles made up of what look like bicycle chains appear to spontaneously rotate.  Try focusing your attention on only one of the six circles at a time and you should find that the one you are focusing on stops moving.  If you want to maximize the motion effect, move your eyes […]

Water Cushion by Akiyoshi Kitaoka

Motion 30 November 2015 0 Comments

Water Cushion by Akiyoshi Kitaoka

This purple circle created by Akiyoshi Kitaoka appears to wobble and pulsate as you look at it.  Try focusing on the gray dot int he center of the image and then moving your head around.  You will find that the circle appears to be very unstable against the black background. (via Akiyoshi Kitaoka)