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Oh Gear Lord by eriban Oh Gear Lord by eriban
A fun but possibly quite useless object.

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This image has been rendered using the POVRay raytracer. No post-processing has taken place on the image to make the illusion work; this is the 3D scene as it is rendered by the raytracer.

The image is inspired by a drawing of effectrode.

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:iconlemuelnoel:
lemuelnoel Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
escherly .
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:iconeriban:
eriban Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
exactly!
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:icontgv200:
TGV200 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's like the Mobius strip; it messes with your brain.
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:icondarkgrievous7945:
DarkGrievous7945 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
looks awesome...
and i found it because i've frequently been using the digtal art > 3D > ... > other option on my own stuff lately...lol

looks epic....

reasons I like:
I like optical illusions
I like machines and machine parts... can never have enough gears!
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:iconeriban:
eriban Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Thanks. Yes, "other" is a great place to be.

By the way, I made a few other optical illusions, which you might like. There's fewer gears in them though... 
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:icondarkgrievous7945:
DarkGrievous7945 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome
hmm...yeah...there are actually MANY things that no proper category exists for, it seems

yeah, just a tad busy atm...
meh, that's fine...doesn't HAVE to be gears
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:iconsilverkp:
SilverKP Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
NO... (my mind is laughing at my mental stability)
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:iconeriban:
eriban Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Stability, or the lack thereof?
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:iconjohnk222:
JohnK222 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
VERY clever! Quite confusing and amusing to look at! Well done you! ;-)
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:iconeriban:
eriban Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Thanks!
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:iconhamtoilet:
Hamtoilet Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Student Artist
......What!? WHAT!!!? DO YOU LIKE MESSING WITH PERPLE? XD My eyes dont know what to do!
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:iconeriban:
eriban Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
If it's any consolation, creating it also messed me up! ;-)
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:iconsilkstockings1083:
silkstockings1083 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
There's a brain bomb! Lovin' it.
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:iconeriban:
eriban Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Thanks!
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:iconbrackets002:
Brackets002 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student Writer
...Well, fuck you too, brain. Ow.
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:iconnirvanainkarma:
NirvanaInKarma Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Fantastic illusion
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:iconeriban:
eriban Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Thanks
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:iconsezlux:
SezLux Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
My Brain! It hurts!
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:iconeriban:
eriban Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Better a brain with minor pain than no brain! ;-)
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:iconsezlux:
SezLux Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
True...

Just gotta ask, how did you do this? I mean, it is an impossible shape...
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:iconeriban:
eriban Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
It's all a matter of perspective. Rotating the object or the camera slightly would spoil the illusion. In this case, the basic illusion is quite simple, two halves rotated differently, but such that they appear connected. To make the reflections and texture continuous everywhere, I had to use some additional tricks though.
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:iconeonorteashadowmaster:
EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student Writer
Ow.
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:iconeriban:
eriban Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Thanks. The first line of your signature seems very appropriate: "The only possible impossibility is the impossibility of an impossibility." Just coincidence?
 
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:iconeonorteashadowmaster:
EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student Writer
Purely coincidence.  I've had that one for years.
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:iconeriban:
eriban Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
ok, nice coincidence then :-)
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:iconeonorteashadowmaster:
EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student Writer
Certainly.
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:iconr-j-s-king:
R-J-S-KING Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
that's pretty awesome B-) (Cool) 

 
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:iconeriban:
eriban Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
thanks :thanks:
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:iconabstract-scientist:
Abstract-scientist Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've featured it here: fav.me/d7isvqy :)
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:iconeriban:
eriban Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Thanks for the feature. I'm honored!
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:icondednutreap:
Dednutreap Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Stop hurting my brain
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:iconeriban:
eriban Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Sorry, but no pain no gain. Consider it brain training ;-)
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:iconbgrn:
bgrn Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Clever!
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:iconeriban:
eriban Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Thanks!
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:iconbasement-aviator:
Basement-Aviator Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconimspeechlessplz: Can't look away...
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:iconeriban:
eriban Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Why are you still standing here? Please move on, sir, so that others can also appreciate this fine piece of art. ;-)
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:iconbasement-aviator:
Basement-Aviator Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But I must examine the laws of physics first... this object defies explanation!
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:iconiridescentcatalyst:
IridescentCatalyst Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Neat!
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:iconeriban:
eriban Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Thanks
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:iconricoachuhhar:
ricoachuhhar Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist
yaaay it's been years since I've seen one of these :)
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:iconeriban:
eriban Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
That's too long! Fortunately, that has now been fixed.
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:iconguardian-wings:
Guardian-Wings Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mobius? Is that you?
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:iconeriban:
eriban Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
No, Mobius lives on the other side of the road. Just cross it, then go right or left, doesn't matter, and keep on going. You will get there eventually. His house looks like mine.
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:iconguardian-wings:
Guardian-Wings Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:P
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:iconvinceishype:
VinceIsHype Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
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:iconeriban:
eriban Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
don't believe the hype
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:iconvinceishype:
VinceIsHype Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
bae im #2hype4u
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:iconezekial-wolffe:
Ezekial-Wolffe Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Hah, it's always funny when things are physically impossible..
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:iconeriban:
eriban Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Yes, I agree. You might like some of my other deviations as well then.
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:iconpwassonne:
pwassonne Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Like that guy used to say: PARADOX! xD
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