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:
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.
Take into account, this only work if the cyclotrope is filmed by a camera. It woudn't look like this if you were there.
if you view it through a blind to reduce the visual field it can work with the naked eye just fine
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