Round and Round Goes the Cyclotrope


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The Cyclotrop, a creation of British animator Tim Wheatley, is a device that, when spun at a certain speed, gives the the illusion of animation to a series of pictures mounted right on it. Check it out:

[Vimeo]





4 Responses to Round and Round Goes the Cyclotrope

  1. There's something really amusing about watching a video–online no less–about what I'd consider "old timey" animation. It's like an video within a video within a video.

    Anyway, I'm always amazed at how easy it is to trick the human eye.

  2. This is so cool! I can't tell why I haven't thought of this in the first place! I have 3 bicycles in our garage! That makes it 6 wheels! lol I wanna try this out today! lol