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Panopticon of Optical Illusions, Visual Effects and Graphical Deceptions
It's no magic but the astonishing processes in our brains that makes the following visual deceptions possible...
Please be careful: These pages may contain certain pictures, which have the potential of making sensitive observers crazy or even sick.
Keep looking to the center dot and move your head towards the screen and back...
Unbelievable: These magic circles are rotating, but only in your mind!|
Believe us! This is no animation at all: You will see some circles rotate, except for those at which you are looking directly... Perform a hard copy: The circles are also rotating at your paper!
Click here for looking at them (Gif format: ~92 kBytes)!
What do you see: A face or a musician playing saxophone?
You should see both after a short while!
Keep staring to the center dot...
after a short while the gray haze around it will appear to shrink
Are you able to count all the black dots appearing here?
How many legs does this elephant have? ;-)
This animation proves that field 1 and field 2 are having exactly the same brightness
First keep staring for at least 10 seconds to the center of the animation at the left picture -
then move your eyes as quick as possible to the center of the right black field ...
Most people will see for a short time lot of stars moving fast from the center to the edge - just like flying fast through some star cluster
|The pure horror may lie in this animation effect if you aren't prepared what you will see:
First keep staring for at least 15 seconds to the center of the animation that appears after clicking on this graphic. Please wait till you gets a bit dizzy -
then move your eyes as quick as possible to your hand at your mouse... haven't we promised too much?
Note: If you didn't see a fluent animation on your screen, your browser or your computer might have a problem showing animated gif pictures with larger size - In this case the effect doesn't work quite well :-( - To avoid this set your color resolution to less colors.
This floor seems to be bulged out, but actually it exclusively consists of squares.
This flower field appears curved but consists of squares.
Also there appear some strange motion effects when moving your eyes, your head
or after smooth scrolling a little bit up and down...
The pale green and pink horizontal rows seem to to shift in both directions against each other
if you look at one of the red crosses between them...
Note: If this effect fails, please extend the watching distance to your screen!
The undulation of this waves are created only in your mind.
The inner field starts moving
if you are scrolling smoothly this graphic up and down a little bit...