Saturday, September 20, 2008

Believe what you see

Via Molly Montale, we learned of Patch Lamington's in-world 3D prim-based optical illusion at The Port. Patch was inspired by the work of Prof. Akiyoshi Kitaoka . The slurl to this one is tricky. If you land below water, just fly up and look for the flying hoops. There is a stand on the little platform that centers your avatar for the full effect.


Patch's optical illusion as photographed by Molly Montale

2 comments:

Henry S said...

Wonderful stuff!

Now this being SL, I wonder if there's some sneaky way to combine things that aren't moving but look like they are with things that actually are moving (but perhaps, look like they aren't?!).

-Seifert

doodler said...

Many thanks for the mention Bettina. Not sure what the story is with the SLURL - it might be a sim setting at The Port.

Seifert: Someone actually suggested that I do script it so that one of the rings does move... but only now and then. I didn't think I could be that cruel tho!

And I should also mention Prof Kitaoka's advice - anomalous motion illusions can cause dizzyness and even fits. If you start feeling dizzy or unwell while viewing this, immediately cover -one- eye with your hand and then leave the page/look away.