Optical Illusion Moving Patterns


A friend of mine pointed me to these amazing images done by Flickr artist called KRandolph. He used well known patterns done by master of illusions, Akiyoshi Kitaoka, and warped them to create these beautiful modern optical illusions. It’s amazing how well these work. Remember, that all of the pictures below are static in nature, and that they somehow manage to fool the eye, and give you impression of continuous motion. To experience this effect in its full capacity, open the images in full size (more inside this article). Which one did you like most? Which one gives the best effect? Please share your thoughts!

  • Anonymous

    Its pretty cool i think!

  • Phoenix

    not that impressive as it is 3d

  • Anonymous

    Yay I’m first!
    I liked the 4th one

  • Anonymous

    I think that #1 is the best effects one!!

  • stevo3227

    3 was crazy good best

  • Anonymous

    3 was off the wall

  • Bennett

    whoa that silver 1 was going haywire man!

  • Julie

    Very cool…I love the colors!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I liked the fourth one too.
    the third did nothing for me.

  • Anonymous

    haha I would love to have that on my living room wall! JJ

  • Anonymous

    I don’t normaly comment but these are so cool.

  • Anonymous

    Love this kind of Illusions. Liked the 2nd and 4th most. Want to use them as screen savers!

  • Anonymous

    what… it’s 3d?
    I liked the last two, the one with the cars I didn’t see moving at all though.

  • Anonymous

    its cool. i like the 1st one. if you stare at any of those image long enough, it moves.

  • **cara**

    I think 4th was best… pretty.

  • Anonymous

    I like the 3rd one.

  • Anonymous

    actually, pheonix, i don’t think it’s 3D. i think he just painted it so that it looked like it was popping out of the frame. it is really cool in my opinion :D

  • Tjoppie

    Very impressive as it is “Not 3d “(Phoenix) but a 2d representation. What is mazing though is the depth of field feeling created by it.

  • Anonymous

    My favorite is the 5th one.

  • Anonymous

    the first and third were pretty amazing, but the others didn’t move at all for me.

  • ..::Cari::..

    O.o kool ^^

  • allee

    They didn’t work that well for me, they were barely moving at all. The ones moving most were the first and the last

  • Anonymous

    whoa thats freaky! i like the second 1

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  • jayjay

    they only move when i look away!
    yes i can see them from the corner of my eyes!

  • Anonymous

    i think the very 1st one gives the most best effect because if you look at the center where the aquamarine car is at you feel like the blue dots are moving foward slowly….its pretty cool..i like this type of cool effects of pictures thats why i add this application in facebook..lolz

  • Anonymous

    the girl below it is hot

  • Anonymous

    The fourth one was most pronounced, but the 2nd and fifth weren’t far behind.

  • Anonymous

    it dosnt have anything 2 do w/ looking away u just dont look hard at it

  • Kevin

    Thew are all cool but I like the last on the most. and the third one didn’t really move for me.

  • Anonymous

    I like the last one because i lked the bulging effect when you look in the center.

  • Smiley_Face_101

    I think the last one was awesome! If you look at one corner, the opposite corner moves! These are so cool!

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  • Anonymous

    yea, I definitely liked the first picture the best. It’s cool! =D

  • Anabell

    It’s amazing! I like the second one and the last one.

  • Anonymous

    visual gymnastics….i’ve had my exercise for the day..

  • Stephanie

    The first one is amazing! Very dizzy-making
    I couldn’t make myself see the third one as moving at all though.

  • sinead :)

    wow these are cool! like the first one best i like the beetle’s :)

  • Kerry Randolph

    I am the one who twisted these well known illusions and I find that a lot of people can’t see the image move. I’ve changed the hues and it changes the movements to less or not at all. Colors and shade make the difference. Everyones eyes are different they may see different things.Being color blind makes a difference.

  • sony

    The illusions are really trippy! They’re the best i’ve seen so far!!!

  • Phoenix

    Look at the first, the “glass” ball is giving a shine at the top as it were round, looks like glass reflection made in Vray, the one in the frame, look at the blue ball, the persons dont reflect in it

  • Austin

    i think the last one was totally the best

  • soulja boy

    wiked….p.s when will mighty magic tricks start up again???

  • Anonymous

    wow they were all pretty cool
    but not smart to look at when you have a stomach virus.

  • Anonymous

    the forth ones insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    for me, the first one seemed to move more than all the others. they are all very pretty. i love this type of optical illusion.

    awesome!!! :D

  • Caprikorn28

    Am I the only one who didn’t see any movement in these at all??

    These kinds of optical illusions don’t work on me for some reason.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t see the illusion.They seem to just sit there.

  • Anonymous

    PUBLISH SOMETHING ELSE LIKE THIS SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rosalinda

    the fourth one is the only one that didn’t move at ALL… the others were GREAT!

  • Anonymous

    well 4th was cool, but what did 3rd do??

  • jenni henderson

    wow, i think it’s really cool and freaky! the car one seems 2 B moving!!!!! thanx!

  • woli

    Why Volkswagen beetles? 8\

  • Anonymous

    Cool! They really look like they’re moving.

  • Anonymous

    disappointed….I dont know why but no motion in any of these illusions for me……I love this site though,I sometimes spend hours browsing through the illusions.

  • Anonymous

    its slightly movin, its cool

  • Misa

    haha thats awesome…i dont haf a favorite…but i guess the first one if i had to choose…
    cool site…keep it up!

  • Molly

    the first one. the dots get smaller as they come to whole in the center, going at a slant, and thus look like they’re moving. pretty neat.

  • Josua Panggalo

    my brain hurts…

  • Dutch

    It’s funny. The only way I see them moving, is if I focus my sight slightly above the image. If I look directly at them I don’t see any motion.

  • Joy Hunt

    i have no idea if theyre movin or not……can some1 create the answears now???
    -btw,…hai :)!!!!-
    [email protected]

  • Mike

    Cool, really. keep up goodwork vurdlak.
    And guys make sure to make ur own avatar for ur icon to the right. Type in avatar in website search and click first link. This is so people can identify u when u talk :)

  • Mike

    nd im doin this messagefor every random illusion i come to to help vurd.

  • Jasmine

    I tried and I hate it, fucken stupid.

  • Anonymous

    i liked last one best.

  • 2NE1

    who would have thunk giant spheres would take over the world

  • Christopher

    The first one was the coolest !

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