Thursday, August 18, 2011

Checkerboard Illusion Video

Here's an impressive video version of the "checkerboard illusion." The lighting conditions in the room are set up to trick us into thinking the low light is the main light in the scene, but actually the top light facing down is dominant.

The giveaway is the lack of a cast shadow of the whole checkboard table onto the floor from the purported key light. They should have painted that, too.

Thanks, Jocque

1 comment:

Michael Pieczonka said...

I'm sorry, this still doesn't make any sense to me. In order for this to work, there has to be some trickery with the way the tiles have been painted, else a dark tile in light should look like the dark tile in shad when moved there. regardless of a fill light. Something tells me the tiles have been gradated, or some editing in After Effects is at work.