Escher’s Waterfall – The Video

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Nice full-motion forced perspective illusion from YouTube user mcwolles. [via Boing Boing]

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18 thoughts on “Escher’s Waterfall – The Video

  1. Trell Johnson says:

    Very well done! I’d love to see another angle on this!

  2. Nathanael Phillips says:

    Agreed. I love this sort of stuff. But I’d love it even more if there was a walk-around “how I did it.”

    1. Rick Osgood says:

      I feel the same way. Hopefully he will post another video.

    2. VRAndy says:

      There must be a hidden secondary water source somewhere.

      But where?

  3. clide says:

    Nicely done. It seems to be separated just after the first corner right behind the column. Then again after the third corner.

  4. Pete Rippe says:

    take a close look at the shadows on the floor, gives some clues

  5. Bryan McKee says:

    Ver well done, yes. For the video, you might consider pouring the liquid in such a way that it makes the wheel spin. It is, afterall, the water wheel that pushes the liquid up the hill.

  6. Anonymous says:

    There’s clues in the audio as well. Watch and listen closely.

  7. Jamie Steward Bancroft says:

    I want to make one. Release plans.

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