View Full Version : Think EI's Reflections could get this right?

03 March 2009, 03:16 AM
I saw this cool optical illusion trick on
And wondered to myself if EI's reflections could get this illusion correct
in the rendering?????
I might try it to see, wanted to see what people more knowing about the renderer
had to say.... just Sh#ts and giggles....

Here is the link:

Mike Fitz (

A.C. Farley
03 March 2009, 01:47 AM

Now I'm not going to be happy until I see if a 3D app can make the same illusion. How would one test the illusion? You can't touch it anyway?


03 March 2009, 04:37 AM
I was thinking that too, about not being able to touch it...but you and I were not able to touch the pig inthe video, andjust by looking at it the pig looked like it was really there...

So, I think what to look for in a 3d rendering is (if the scene is set up just like the video) where the pigs reflection shows up....

Might be fun to set up something to test.... will try this weekend if I can....

03 March 2009, 04:59 PM
Maybe with an accurate model... I simply squeezed a hemisphere and added a free Turbosquid piggy.

Some explanations here:

Resulting movie (no floating piggy...)


03 March 2009, 04:13 AM
Hey thanks for putting that together!!! I am going to try your file out this weekend!

Mike Fitz (

A.C. Farley
03 March 2009, 04:31 AM

You are too cool. Thank you!


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