Picture of Magic Dice Illusion - Download and Make for Free!

An intriguing optical illusion for everyone to download and make for free.
This model was originally published on www.robives.com
There are no moving parts in the model but as you move the model side to side the dice appear to float around above the baseboard. Weird!
Download the parts from the link and make your own Magic Dice Illusion!

Step 1:

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Print the two pages onto thin card (230 gsm / 67lb) Score along the dotted and dashed lines then carefully cut out the parts.

darman121 year ago
Awesome! I had no clue how this is possible until you revealed the trick in the video.
fcampil1 year ago
nice illusions,

Overhead1 year ago
Awesome Illusion.

Everyone I show this to cannot believe their eyes.

Great little project!
WOW, love it.
wobbler1 year ago
Made this and would have to disagree that it works well in a camera but not in real life. The trick is to stand at a point where your eyes stop interpreting it by parallax (about 4 feet in my case), then move side to side or up and down. Works brilliantly, even with both eyes.

It also works best in natural light. Using a ceiling light is less due to the shadow effect from having a light above on the inverted shape looking wrong. Best position is on the opposite side of a room from a window when it works perfectly. In fact, it's interesting to walk forward and watch at the point where your brain stops seeing it as a solid 3D object but as the inverted shape it really is.

Not sure from your comment if you actually made this, Electruk, but if you didn't I'd suggest you do. It's quick and easy and you might be pleasantly surprised.
Eletruk1 year ago
Like many optical illusions, these work best with cameras, rather than in real life. The Ames window illusion doesn't work in real life, only on camera.
Many Escheresque illusions only work on camera. The parallax of 2 eyes ruins the effect.
robives (author)  Eletruk1 year ago
It works well if you close one eye.
You can also use a camera to view very ease the ilusion.
terrace_dr1 year ago
Just made this and it's really cool! Well Done! Reminds me of the 3d pictures you have to stare at it for a moment and it comes alive.
jolshefsky1 year ago
That's great!
isot1 year ago
thanks..it is great
stubbsonic1 year ago
Just put one together last night. Quick, easy, and EFFECTIVE. I'll video-chat show this to my nieces. They'll love it!
ecsaul231 year ago
that is wicked cool! Just made one and it took a minute for me t see the illusion. You gotta kinda focus like you are looking through it like with a Magic Eye image. I'm going to do this with my teens at work. Thanks.
robives (author)  ecsaul231 year ago
Thanks! The illusion works best is you close one eye. Blink your open a couple of times and the illusion will suddenly jump into view.
I'm going to add these instructions to the 'ible.
Kiteman1 year ago
I think my brain has a slight dent now...
I'm with you
wow!nice creation!
beautiful!! thanks!