Penrose Triangle Animation


penrose triangle illusionThe Penrose triangle, first popularized back in the 50’s by mathematician Roger Penrose is a peculiar impossible object that resembles an illusion only from a certain perspective.

Check the animated #gif below and try and follow the ball moving around its path. It seems to make sense at first, but there’s just something off about it. Actually two corners follow normal Euclidean geometry, but that third one is connected in two different planes. As explained earlier – the literal Penrose triangle cannot exist in real life.

  • Synco

    I like this one. The moving ball ads an extra dimension to this well known figure.

  • valerija

    don’t see any problem at all. The ball moves on the only one possible way

  • Quinn

    That is AWESOME!!!

  • Max

    It goes looping left, down, right, up…

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