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By on May 12, 2009, with 37 Comments

I really much hate it when I’m in a hurry, but need to post an update. “Creative writing” is something that should never be done under pressure. I can’t understand how some writers manage to stay concentrated, while being on a tight schedule from their publishers. Hope I’ll never have to learn this on my own skin. Today I will show you something I should have posted long time ago. Abaroth created these 3d models of impossible structures and explained them like this: “Hi Vurdlak, It’s been a while since I sent Ascending & Descending and the other 2 illusions to you. Here’s the model page from my website – there’s a model of Escher’s Belvedere, and a couple of other new ones, an impossible arch, and a Necker cube. Feel free to use anything you feel is appropriate. All the best. Dave Barlow aka. Abaroth.

  • Aiman Amani

    Cool! Really neat… Not quite impossible on 2D though…


  • Tobias

    Great, I love the one with the never ending stairs;)

  • Anonymous

    Wickedly awesome! I like the 1st one the most though…When I looked at it in the igoogle gadget, I couldn’t spot anything significantly odd about the picture. But when I opened it…wheee, an amazing, puzzling structure!

  • Kally

    I think I know how the first illusion works! It seems there are poles justting out, but their not connected to anything, and the same with the, uh, arches. Because of the angle it appears as they’re connected. See how the top of the poles seem to be a little bit off? Especially the second to left one. If someone already posted this idea or whatever, sorry but right now there don’t appear to be any comments…uhhh

  • Anonymous

    My brain hurts.

  • Anonymous

    Are the two Esher models real too? If so, I can’t imagine how they are made.

  • saitenhieb

    these are really great – thank you – no. 1

  • Anonymous

    i dont get how they can create an model from the first one. (first comment?)

  • Anonymous

    i love these escher style illusions, they're so cool, btw love the show/hide button idea (yeah i know it was the sandwich thing & the dog thing first but who cares)

  • CC

    wierd but cool!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I love these!!

  • ZZZ

    I like the first one best because of the legs on the middle story that swap

  • yoda82

    Cool, can’t see it in my work comp, i’ll see it at home

  • Anonymous

    That is pretty amazing stuff, even if you concentrate, it’s difficult to get your head around it. But none the less, very enjoyable!

  • Anonymous

    im sorry i’ve seen this “illusion” too many times.
    i normally enjoy the site but this gets annoying.

  • Briezzy

    These are really good ones… my favourite is the Kicker Cube. I cannot figure out how that one is done. Love your work… keep up the great job! Cheers!

  • zuni moon

    Can anyone say, “M. C. Escher”?

  • Shannon

    These are pretty cool. I think that the first one is the best. It just popped off the page for me. I saw how the top floor pillars don’t match up correctly, immediately.

  • Shannon

    sorry not the top floor, but the one under that.

  • CareBear

    These really make a person take another look at reality. But if you think nothing is impossible, try dribbling a football.

  • JonasLovatoLover

    This is pretty cool! I kinda already guessed the cube thing though and how it was structured. But cool anyway.

  • Anonymous

    The Escher Belvedere model is really great!. Having built some Penrose figures my self, I think the upper arch structure “piviots” on the third column on the back rail and the other “column’s” just line up because of the visual angle but are not really attached. I would be nice to have a picture that is a “reveal” from a different angle.
    nice model

    Brooks M.

  • Anonymous

    soo cool! took me some time to figure out the first one but its really cool once you do!

  • aankun

    i remember see this kind of thing on a game called chrono cross. its intresting :D

  • PecosPeet

    That is some awesome modelling and some very precise photography too! I can see how he constructed each one except I’m stuped by the steps in #2. Great illusions!

  • Beckyy.

    love the third one . :)

    very creative .
    i love these . :)

    not that you people are going to care but… I LOVE DANIEL TOO . :)

    heehee , just thought i’d put that out there. :)

    so many smileys !

  • Anonymous

    Amazing works of art.

  • Justy

    that was a awsome illusion
    how did you do it???
    Plz make more illusions.
    After you make more illusions put it on my gaget.
    P.S your a great illusion maker.

  • Anonymous

    They’re remakes of the work of Escher… I think Escher is cool. Nice illusion though

  • Anonymous

    “MC. Escher Läst“ Grüßen.
    Nette Geschichte und immer wieder Gut.

  • Tristan

    They are really cool, but Vurdlak, it may have been because you were in a rush, but you didn’t pay any tribute to M.C. Escher in your introduction.
    Obviously these are all interpretations of original drawings from the master of optical illusions himself :)

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  • John Diehl

    Fantastic! The first one really hurt my brain for a moment there!

  • That’s just simply common sense.

  • e.senguttuvan

    really super’b. from tamilnadu.india

  • like it….

  • Xssmoke

    all but the top one i get…….