Is it really possible to turn flat (sic) MC.Escher drawings into life-like real CAD 3D models? Why not…
120 years ago, MC Escher was born.
You know MC Escher “Relativity” painting because it was shown in so many locations and it is one of the most famous optical illusions.
Somebody recreated it using Lego Star Wars set.
Minecraft is a video game where building worlds is relatively easy. You stack blocks and create freely. Very freely.
It is always risky to run on a shopping mall escalator, but it is downright irresponsible not to be very cautious when using an escalator in the world of M.C.Escher.
We have to admit that we all thought it was only an optical illusion up to this video demonstration.
Or should we follow the counter-explanation showing that this is a simple perspective trick:
When you love ancient watches and you love optical illusions or graphic design, you may want to mix it all in a form that is a reminder of M.C. Escher spirals of old expensive watch dials. David Pearson, a plastic surgeon with a love for nice watches is also an able Photoshop designer.
Source: Cory Doctorow in Boing Boing.
M.C.Escher paintings and engravings are playing havoc with perspective and the way our senses and brain build and internal image of what is visible. I would not believe it possible to reproduce them with such a rigid structure as the one provided by Lego bricks.
Andrew Lipson is not the guy to be stopped by mere impossibility. He started with a simple deformation:
After this little play, he went to much more serious work, one engraving that is not possible in the real world. A few inconsistencies, but a good copy of one of the most famous M.C.Escher paintings:
My preference goes to Relativity (and what it reminds me of the movie “The name of the rose“, with Sean Connery):
Then, a completely warped perspective made out of these little LEGO bricks:
Last week issue of The New Yorker is pretty much all that we love in optical illusions and is a clear homage to M.C.Escher and his paintings:
Who would have thought that we would have a newsworthy optical illusion here?
BP made it possible.
Via: The excellent political blog of Iron Knee: Political Irony.