Animated Illusion

The woman in this image appears to spin anti-clockwise, and then if you shift your perception, she appears to spin clockwise.

Spinning Women

This reminded me of the white space / black form problem in typeface design. Perhaps the metrics window of FontForge could reverse out, so it was possible to see the white space as black form…

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2 Responses to “Animated Illusion”

  1. Dan Reynolds on October 31st, 2007 12:06

    There is a key-combinationin Mac OS X which reverses the colours of the monitor, in effect quickly allowing what you are descriving to occur via the OS level rather than the application level. Perhaps your OS has a similar feature.

  2. Jen on November 12th, 2007 23:46

    I got sent this same animation the other week.

    http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,22535838-5012895,00.html

    For me, I find it near impossible to get it to go anti-clockwise.

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