How to Barrier Grid Optical Illusions @ponoko

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Barrier Grid Optical Illusions

Create Your Own Mesmerising Illusions

Had enough of your mundane reality? How about spicing things up a bit with some simple home-made optical illusions.

We recently mentioned an infinity mirror how-to from Youtube illusion guru Brusspup. While a number of his clips caught my attention, there was one in particular that stood out ??? another how-to; this time explaining the mysteries of Barrier Grid Illusions. Watch the video above for a good snapshot of this optical novelty.

Following in the footsteps of Rufus Butler Seder, this effect is remarkably easy to achieve using the most basic of Photoshop skills and your own home printer.

What gets my mind ticking over though ??? is the thought of how this could be taken further with a bit of Ponoko etching and laser cutting. Just like Rufus has done in numerous public spaces, imagine creating dynamic optical features as installations and artworks??? or even incorporating these effects into your next laser-cut product!

Learn exactly how to create Barrier Grid Illusions of your own after the break.

More magic on YouTube from Brusspup.

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