Spinning Vortex Illusion Pattern


Just a quick update for today, containing another trippy optical illusion addition to our heavily popular #Animations category. It may seem the vortex is actually spinning, but once again it’s just another effective static image. Created by Beau Deeley in 2012, inspiration for this familiar illusion-pattern was probably came from Akiyoshi Kitaoka. Perhaps Psychedelic Screen-melt and Trippy Beans turned out to be more exciting, never the less I still find this pretty impressive!

  • z2d4th

    Amazing! illusion in new angle..

  • :)

    so cool!

  • It doesn’t spin for my old compound eyes. :/

  • Jenny


  • Audrey

    WOW! Does it only spin to the right for everyone? Thats what I see. Wow.

    • To the right in the back, to the left in the pillar.

  • Genie

    This one is super cool and beautyful!

  • suor de sapo

    Clockwise! ;-)

  • DudeMan

    EPIC. I would love this in 1920×1080!

  • ScienceTeacher

    Okay…here’s a question. Why is the effect more pronounced – or for that matter only visible – on a computer monitor? I printed the image out and I don’t see the rotation! What’s up? My science kids are going to say it’s NOT an optical illusion – it must be a computer animation! I thought maybe it had something to do with the size of the image, but I printed it larger? Same result….As Spock would say, “Fascinating…”

    • Sarah

      I think the optical illusion has a lot to do with the refresh rate on the screen. A tv screen or computer monitor is constantly, and rapidly (so fast you can’t see it happening) flickering the image you see. That is the big difference between how a screen displays an image and how a piece of paper does.

  • Illusionist

    you can stop the illusion if you concentrate on a singl epoint towards the back wall. But, it is cool.

  • George

    How do I get this to work for me I’ve stared at this for ages and it’s not spinning at all. Where do I look?

  • I know this sin’t really moving.

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