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oct 10, 2010

ipad illusions

while the ipad can play video and display high resolution images, it can also be used to turn simple static images into complex animations. a youtube user recently posted this video which features 5 static images that come to life when a transparent sheet with black lines is moved along its surface. while the static image looks abstract, once the lined paper is slide across it comes to life animating the shapes in various motions. the2d  animations are created in photoshop and the 3d ones in lightwave 3d. because of the precision need to create this effect these five piece took a week to complete.

http://www.youtube.com/flipthisvid

via gizmodo

  • You are aware that this ‘iPad illusion’ work the same on any screen and of course on any piece of paper? Put a transparent raster over any of that and you will have the same results.

    iPad is just a catchword here and I’m kind-of sad because DesignBoom posts are usually of higher quality and relevance.

    Illusionist says:
  • I’m with illusionist…

    ema says:
  • I’m curious to know why this person didn’t apply this to just regular paper. But when I think about it the tag ‘iPad’ will get more views and the inevitable sharing on blogs and twitter. So I guess the real illusion here is the clever strategy this guy had to get his little animations seen.

    Wombo says:
  • i’m also with illusionist. saw a lot of these animations in paper and were twice as cool

    manulito says:

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