Motion w/o Movement? Escher Animated
Created on: September 12th, 2006
Motion w/o Movement? Escher Animated
Animated M.C. Escher drawing - it appears that the hands move without moving. Image source: http://www.mema.ucl.ac.be/~rolinsky/graphics/drawinghands_en.html

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September 12th, 2006
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◄Holy crap brainmelt!►
September 12th, 2006
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I am trippin out man
September 12th, 2006
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awesome
September 12th, 2006
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The requested URL /~rolinsky/graphics/drawinghands_en.htm was not found on this server.
September 13th, 2006
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Trippy if you stare into it
September 13th, 2006
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I can watch this for hours...
September 13th, 2006
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AAAH ETERNAL GOLDEN BRAID! MAKE IT STOP TORTISE MAKE IT STOP!
September 13th, 2006
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Fade out and fade in
September 13th, 2006
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Edited to move image source to description. The link works for me.
September 13th, 2006
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i agree... but i would go further to say that no video actually moves we just see it as moving.... sorry i feel like typing tonight....
September 13th, 2006
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Damn thats messed up.
September 13th, 2006
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5 for Escher. Escher would love YTMND.
September 13th, 2006
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I had a seizure.
September 13th, 2006
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It is moving. Slightly. And it's relative to its counterpart. Escher rules, and I like his Moebius strip better than this parlor trick. Good music.
September 13th, 2006
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Yet another piece of work missing from the MC Escher exhibit at the Sacramento Crocker Art Museum a couple weeks ago. Also, I see what they did thar... creative
September 13th, 2006
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5 for the piper at the gates of dawn
September 13th, 2006
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the hands are moving, the filter slightly warps the image.
September 13th, 2006
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wicked.
September 13th, 2006
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It's actually not moving, it's a very fancy light trick that requires the light sources for both halves of the embossed image to move in opposite direction of eachother, but at the same speed.
September 13th, 2006
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inversion is fun I gotta admit
September 13th, 2006
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also baron is a moron, the image is just getting inverted, therefore the black border changes to white, making it appear to be distorting, while the entire image stays still.
September 13th, 2006
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i still say it can't move
September 13th, 2006
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what a trip!
September 13th, 2006
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this sucks. i hate floyd
September 13th, 2006
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ok... ok... NOW WTF?!?
September 13th, 2006
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"ok... ok... NOW WTF?!?" -- lol, it still messes with me, too.
September 13th, 2006
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Amazing.
September 13th, 2006
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what the hell is that?
September 13th, 2006
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I am now officially tripping balls.
September 13th, 2006
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5 just make it stop!
September 13th, 2006
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Instant 5 for Floyd, bonus 5 for Syd-era floyd, -5 cuz ytmnd only allows 5.
September 13th, 2006
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FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP
September 13th, 2006
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use of crappy pink floyd music = 1
September 13th, 2006
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I wanna go pop some shrooms now :(
September 13th, 2006
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just changes colors..
September 13th, 2006
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http://lexlearns.ytmnd.com/
September 13th, 2006
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thats pretty trippy wow.
September 13th, 2006
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Ever get that feeling like your brain was screaming?
September 13th, 2006
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RaCailum - "this sucks. i hate floyd" Winchester: "use of crappy pink floyd music = 1" After looking at the sites made by you two children, I take your 1's with pride. Go make your 47th He-man vs. Pokemon site and try to forget dumb stuff like Escher and Floyd.
September 13th, 2006
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4 for Piper @ gates of dawn
September 13th, 2006
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This is made of win and good, you had better not stop making ytmnds.
September 13th, 2006
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Trippy man...
September 13th, 2006
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m.c. escher = automatic 5 from me. love his work.
September 13th, 2006
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pink floyd blows
September 13th, 2006
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its moving
September 13th, 2006
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There is movement, though. If you look at the diagonal line going from the top right of the picture to the bottom left you can see that. YOU FAIL/LIE!
September 13th, 2006
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"There is movement, though. If you look at the diagonal line going from the top right of the picture to the bottom left you can see that. YOU FAIL/LIE!" ---lol, people are dumb.
September 13th, 2006
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I'll explain further - first of all, there is no actual "movement" in animation - it's all just still frames that give illusion of "movement." That's part of the artistic statement that's lost on some folks. Next, even in conventional animation terms, this image is NOT moving. It's a trick of virtual "light."
September 13th, 2006
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If you look at the link in the description, you'll see it explained thus by the creator: "This animated gif was made with the method developed by William T. Freeman, Edward H. Adelson, and David J. Heeger at the Media Laboratory of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and published in Volume 25, of SIGGRAPH '91 Conference Proceedings. It uses "a quadrature pair of oriented filters to vary the local phase, giving the sensation of motion". I tested this method, by writing a C++ program to apply filters to an image in such a way that it's upper left part (above the diagoval) appears to move right and upward, and lower right part appears to move in the opposite direction, which is just right for the picture of M. C. Escher "Drawing Hands":"
September 13th, 2006
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YTMNLSD candidate.
September 13th, 2006
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it moves, without a doubt
September 13th, 2006
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cooke: "it moves, without a doubt" me: "............"
September 13th, 2006
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uhm yeah thay are moving....
September 13th, 2006
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cause Im high :0
September 13th, 2006
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the black/white border is the problem
September 13th, 2006
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because with the border it looks the effect was done with a poor image editor
September 13th, 2006
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you guys are noobs
September 13th, 2006
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Actually, the picture isn't half bad, the problem is the music. Pink Floyd is overrated and I just don't find him entertaining in the least. It has been my experience that the only people it seems that really like that music are stoners and hippies.
September 13th, 2006
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^I know I judged too quickly
September 13th, 2006
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Jokerkaaos, YOU'RE A COOL GUY GOING AND DOWNVOTING MY SITES BECAUSE I ORIGINALLY 1'd ONE OF YOURS
September 13th, 2006
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BUT I, UNLIKE YOU, WILL NOT REVERT MY VOTE BACK TO ONE BECAUSE I AM NOT A DICK
September 13th, 2006
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i'm trying to vote on this but experiencing tech diff
September 13th, 2006
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He's scared you'll downvote
September 13th, 2006
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4'd for Escher, -1 for Pink Floyd, -2 for being a downvoter that can't take criticism. =)
September 13th, 2006
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Maybe we should make another site called You're the Crappy Amaze the Peasants with Graphical Sorcery Which Isn't Humorous In Any Way Man Now dog site
September 13th, 2006
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Oh, aha, I see what you did there
September 13th, 2006
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cooke - I gave you a 5 and a 4 on two of your Walken sites, even after you 1'd this. I also gave you a couple 2's and a couple 3's. I was just checking over your stuff - not avenging. I thought you were downvoting my site for no good reason, yes, but that's your right. I try to be fair, and I am aware that votes are documented. I tend to vote high or low (especially on things I think are under-rated or over-rated) and ignore stuff I think is just mediocre, and my average vote is still 2.32 - almost dead in the middle. I'll stand by that.
September 13th, 2006
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Meh, I could do that. Polishing or something, right? Just cut in half.
September 13th, 2006
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"You guys ever see the back of a 1 dollar bill...on weed?!" Seriously though, I'm going to be getting sh*tfaced later tonight. I'm faving this so I can come back when I'm out off my ass.
September 13th, 2006
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1 you did not make it, and two, you would get the same effect by moving a light over the image: That's basically what it is simulating. Also, the border is way to visible.
September 13th, 2006
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Hmmm... I think the border actually adds to the effect. Ah, well.
September 13th, 2006
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If I comment with a 1 star vote will you revenge downvote me like you did with evreyone else?
September 13th, 2006
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5s for EVERYONE http://upvotedbybafta.ytmnd.com
September 13th, 2006
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September 13th, 2006
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September 13th, 2006
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i love trippy stuff
September 13th, 2006
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5'd MC Escher is my hero
September 13th, 2006
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triptacular!
September 13th, 2006
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while the image itself isnt moving the highlights and shadows are....so there is motion, and yes, i am nitpicking
September 13th, 2006
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PINKFLOYDTMND
September 13th, 2006
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^_^
September 13th, 2006
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!!!!
September 13th, 2006
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1.garbage music 2. something that is not goatse
September 13th, 2006
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Wait, the hands are clearly moving. I can see the dividing line where the two images are sliding up and down against each other.
September 13th, 2006
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2'd, because there is definitely movement causing the motion. Stare at the corners to see what I mean.
September 13th, 2006
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They aren't moving, they are just inversing colors, if you don't believe that put your mouse over something and watch it not move. The diagonal line divides the painting's colors, inverted on top, regular on bottom. Then the colors reverse. This gives a perception of motion, but like Escher's works, thats just an Illusion
September 13th, 2006
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If you think its moving, try using your mouse to check If you still think so, then your a moron.
September 13th, 2006
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WTF, SEXY MOFO!!
September 13th, 2006
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When putting my mouse over the little swirly circles, they DO move. Fail.
September 13th, 2006
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my eyes are falling out.
September 13th, 2006
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Meh.
September 13th, 2006
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Interesting in 1991. Standard photoshop filter in 2006.
September 13th, 2006
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:O that's f*ckin tripin
September 13th, 2006
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I can't stop looking at it... I've been looking at it non stop for at least 20 minutes.
September 13th, 2006
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What hands are here? Ha! They pluck out mine eyes!
September 13th, 2006
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Ahh but it is moving. Failed
September 13th, 2006
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If you look in the middle, you can see a diagonal line splitting the image. While the illusion is nice, the image is still being manipulated with motionnnnnn
September 13th, 2006
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Oh, read the comment about it splitting the inverted colors and whatnot. Nice illusion
September 13th, 2006
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This reminds me of the "cat want to eat your soul" YTMND.
September 13th, 2006
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MY EYES!!!!!!!!
September 13th, 2006
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duude
September 13th, 2006
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cool
September 13th, 2006
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;D
September 13th, 2006
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KICKASS SONG
September 13th, 2006
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1'd for Escher.
September 13th, 2006
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If the corners are splitting apart, it's moving.
September 14th, 2006
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Reduce the volume on the sound track... not that it matters to me because im now DEAF
September 20th, 2006
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One more time...
June 3rd, 2009
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fukken brilliant