Optical illusions based on movement can be constructed in a variety of ways. Here we explore spinning disks and color wheels using simple patterns that create some spectacular optical illusions. The interactive Java tutorials listed below contain a combination of different patterns for your enjoyment.
Each pattern takes approximately 8-15 seconds to download over a 28.8K modem.
Disk Pattern #1 - A Java-powered circular pattern rotates over a fixed black and white bitmap image that is a 12-sided radial polygon.
Disk Pattern #2 - Another circular pattern that rotates clockwise or counterclockwise over a red rounded-triangle pattern.
Disk Pattern #3 - A red radial pattern intertwines with a black radial pattern to create unusual color effects.
Disk Pattern #4 - This tutorial superimposes a black radial pattern over a yellow fixed radial pattern.
Disk Pattern #5 - The radial black pattern now rotates over a fixed radial pattern made with wavy black and yellow lines.
Disk Pattern #6 - When the radial black pattern is rotated over a yellow and black polygon, the illusion of falling into a tunnel is produced.
Questions or comments? Send us an email.
© 1995-2019 by Michael W. Davidson, Kirill I. Tchourioukanov, and The Florida State University. All Rights Reserved. No images, graphics, software, scripts, or applets may be reproduced or used in any manner without permission from the copyright holders. Use of this website means you agree to the Legal Terms and Conditions set forth by the owners.
This website is maintained by our