Floating Star Illusion by Kaia Nao

Motion 6 July 2012 0 Comments

Floating Star Illusion by Kaia Nao

Optical artist Kaia Nao designed the following star that incorporates a peripheral drift effect applied to a random pattern.  Does it appear to be moving? This illusion was selected to be a finalist in the 2012 Best Illusion of the Year Contest.

Kaleidoscopic Motion Illusion

Animation,Motion 27 April 2012 1 Comment

Crazy Star Illusion

Does it look like the red portion of this animation is rotating clockwise and the blue portion is rotating counter-clockwise?  The blue part is actually stationary, only the red part is moving. This effect was described by Peter van der Helm in an abstract in 2006 and was a Top 10 finalist in the 2007 […]