Yet another Impossible Structure Illusion

Posting photoshopped stuff to this website is a big “No-no!” by my unwritten rules. But every month or so I stumble upon interesting artwork that can’t be ignored so easily. The photo-montaged object you see below was created for an illusion contest at Worth1000’s website by CraftLord, and it’s name is “The Circle sculpture” (How original!). The source image can be found below the manipulated one. Since we have much experience in posting impossible sculptures that were made by mans hands, I am asking you if this sculpture could really be assembled in a way, that it’s seen like this from a certain angle? What is your opinion? I also added few more creations from that particular contest. Enjoy, but be aware that all of these inside were PHOTOSHOPPED, and were posted only for your pleasure! Can you spot the illusion in each picture? You might want to open some of them full size to notice the effect. Which one did you like the most?

39 Replies to “Yet another Impossible Structure Illusion”

  1. Cool! the first one actually does not have to be photoshoped; it could be just a mobias strip. they are really cool though! oh yeah and I dont get the second one. is it just showing what the first one is, not photoshoped? or what?

  2. they are pretty interesting. i like the ones that remind me of M. C. Escher’s work, like the brick circle and the three domed building above it.

    some of them are a bit lame like the metal-framed leather chair.

    thanks for all the cool illusions!

  3. that umbrella one was awesome, the face was just too darn creepy!!!! and the one w/ the circle of bricks and the crows, i LOVE illusions like that! they can keep me in aa daze for hours, figuring out the perspectives and directions of each bit of wall and whatnot… great post!!!

  4. Yes, the “circle sculpture” can be created in real life. It is like a mobius strip, which can be made by taking a strip of paper and rotating it 180 degrees and gluing the ends together. Imagine the initial sculpture made of clay. It could also be cut, twisted 180 degrees and stuck back together to form the modified image. A better approach would be to twist it only 90 degrees, though. Then it would only have one edge, like a mobius strip!

  5. Some of them could be real illusions and not only photoshopped, it’d be nice if someone tried to do them. For instance, the table one.
    While that one with the metallic chair is horrible, and the face scares me!

  6. I wonder if any of such photoshopping could also be done within an animation, such as doing a camera path around that first object, and it still looking weird from all views. Probably it’s not possibly, but maybe someone knows a way?

  7. What’s the point of being first, with nothing to say?

    Anyhow, I just wanted to say thanks for such a cool addition to my iGoogle home page. I look at this page every time there’s an update, and i always find something interesting.

    Thanks =)

  8. hello im mr patel.

    objectives: Be able to find stationary points.
    Key Words: Stationary, Points.

    Hello. once youve finished your stationary points, you are free to look at this website for ten fifteen minutes.

  9. As a matter of fact, Ashaquira, it is quite possible to do an animation of the first one. You probably could not use the original picture, but you could make a replica using a raytracer such as Pov-ray or Moray and use a spline to move the camera around the object.

  10. the spiral stairs and tree tower with hunter pics are very clean.

    almost as if they where real.

    very nice job with the site btw.
    a bit hard to find really good things but you doing a good job keeping it alive. thanks for the artwork ^^

  11. my faviriot is the 6th one. it shows a table with a bar in the verry center. by the angle the picter was taken, the bar sticking out the middle of the table is covering the leg on the 4th corner. see? common physics. ^_^

  12. If I had a program for 3D, I’d make the photoshopped sculpture into a 3d sculpture. It’s easy to do. It would certainly be disfigured from a frontal view.

  13. The first one is real. I go to the school where that sculpture exists. It’s called the O-Ring at our school lol. Durham College and UOIT in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

  14. I don’t see anything wrong with the structures? I mean some are obviously photoshopped because NO ONE has a nose on their forehead. In each picture I saw it regularly but I guess when i starred into the shapes they started to look like they were changing into impossible figures.

  15. Awesome, they look great!!!!!! With the chairs the wooden poles are impossible, they cross over each other. But yes with two- faced man, you simply dont have the ends of noses on your forehead.

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