posted on Dec, 14 2009 @ 10:15 AM
Originally posted by Deaf Alien
This is nothing more than another clever form of zoetrope.
This is basically animation.
While I do agree, its not an illusion in the strictest sense, it does give the illusion of movement.
I had to look up Zoetrope.
A zoetrope is a device that produces an illusion of action from a rapid succession of static pictures
I would say it is really tricky 2-frame animation. Since its not done like your typical cartoon (each frame changes slightly). Or as quoted above,
no rapid succession of static pictures.
This appears to only use two sheets, background & foreground.
But thanks for your reply. I learned a new word.
Edited to add: After reading more posts, you are probably right. Apparently they use 6 frames to do this. So, like you said... A clever form of
[edit on 14-12-2009 by ByteChanger]