Perspective-localized art

Houseeee Notice those areas on this house that are circled. Follow the jump for a fun surprise below. Much more in this vein at the site of the artist, Felice Varini. (via Accidental Mysteries)



    1. You’re only allowed to submit such a photo if you also accompany it with a photo taken outside the preferred viewpoint.

  1. 1. Project an object onto a background and you get what’s pictured above.

    2. Project a background onto an object (especially digitally) and you get a camouflage effect like Reptile in Mortal Kombat (1995) or the Leap of Faith effect in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) where the object can only be perceived when viewed away from its original angle and position.

    3. Project the image of something onto iteslf (a matching form) and you get the basis for a lot of VFX work, especially matte paintings that are painted in 2D and then given a 3D camera move. This was done a lot in the pre-digital theater days by doing things like projecting a head and face onto a head-and-face-shaped blank object.

  2. Old-timey projection mapping.

    Here’s a pretty good set from a parking garage:

  3. I’ve always appreciated the sign at the corner of the Cal State Northridge campus.  Viewed off-axis it just looks like some fat white worms rearing up for a convocation of some wormy sort.  But when viewed from the two streets forming the intersection (that is, from two angles rather than just one), it clearly reads CSUN.

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