AnimateMe! is an animated illusion creator designed to help users create animated optical illusions similar to those shown in the youtube video by Brusspup below. You can convert any series of images, animated gif or video into one such animation and print it out or save it as you prefer.
Last week, brainteaser buffs were left scratching their heads over an animal-based optical illusion that challenged them to find the blue-eyed fox in record time. Meanwhile, only the top 1% of people can find all the animals in this mind-bending illustration of a silhouetted bear.
Named after Johann Poggendorff, a German physicist who first described this illusion in 1860, the Poggendorff illusion reveals how our brains perceive depths and geometric shapes, but the cause of this optical illusion has not yet been adequately explained.
This illusion, popularized by Italian psychologist Gaetano Kanizsa, reveals how we tend to seek closure in our visual perception. Some of the best optical illusions are based on the principle that our brains are trained to fill in the gaps between shapes and lines and perceive blank space as objects even when there aren't any.
Animated optical illusion generators are online tools that allow you to create animated optical illusions. These generators usually have a library of shapes and colors that you can choose from, and you can control the speed and direction of the animation.
To create an animated optical illusion out of paper, you will need to cut out a shape from a piece of black construction paper. Next, you will need to cut out a smaller version of the same shape from a piece of white construction paper. Glue the white shape onto the black shape, making sure that the edges line up perfectly. Once the glue is dry, you will need to hold the paper up to a light source and wave it back and forth. The shape will appear to be moving even though it is not.
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When animation was in its early stages, it was all about experimentation with motion, machines (ever heard of the phenakitstoscope?) and optical illusions to generate a sense of movement. As animations were developing alongside the beginning of motion pictures, it was associated with a sense of wonder, with a new visual experience. As it progressed, viewers became used to storytelling tailor-made for children.
The cover features a repeating pattern of "leaves" that appear to move in waving motion. I have to admit, when I first saw the cover in iTunes, I thought I was looking at an animation. But, of course, I came to the realization that it's actually an optical illusion, which is based the works from Japanese psychologist Akiyoshi Kitaoka. Whoever said science has no place in rock 'n' roll?
animbar lets you easily create your own animation on paper and transparancy. From a set of input images two output images are computed, that are printed one on paper and one on transparency. By moving the transparency over the paper you create a fascinating animation effect. This kind of animation technique is hundreds of years old and known under several names: picket fence animation, barrier grid animation, Moiré animation, to name a few. Recently, it found some attention through books such as Magic Moving Images: Animated optical illusions by Colin Ord or the Gallop!: A Scanimation Picture Book, Swing!: A Scanimation Picture Book, Waddle!: A Scanimation Picture Book series by Rufus Butler Seder. The following video gives you a good impression on what is possible. 2b1af7f3a8