Incredible Shade Illusion!

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download this song on iTunes and Amazon Song name: Soul Switch Girl in the video: Add me on Facebook (click the like button to add me on facebook) I put together a template of a smaller version of this design for you to download and try yourself. Give it a try, it really is amazing to see it happen right before your eyes. Here’s the link to the template: brusspup t-shirts! For me, this is still one of the most amazing illusions. The design is just so simple and yet the illusion is so amazing. This illusion has been around for a long time but always in the form of an image. It was created by MIT professor Edward H. Adelson. I wanted to take it from a flat piece of paper and turn it into a real, life sized illusion that I could interact with to demonstrate the effect. The illusion works because of the “shadow” that falls on the checkerboard. Lets think of the square that the shadow falls on. Now picture that the shadow doesnt exist, you would see a light colored square surrounded by the dark colored squares. But when the shadow falls on top of that light colored square, the shadow causes the shade to become darker but it also causes the surrounding darker squares to become darker. So within the shadow region the brightness and darkness of the squares are still relative to one another. But they are no longer relative to the squares that lie outside of the shadow. So if you


SamuelSlowMotionTV says:


lenis6 says:

horrible music !

crixitron says:

I came here from Vsauce

ashervisalis says:

I couldn’t have put it any better myself.

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xXballbyFaithXx says:

Who else came here from vsauce

duducaico says:


therealMiWiMa says:

it´s no shade…
cause there are 2 lamps…
i think it´s painted or…
but it look very cool!

TheZiAzon says:


Jack Macdonald says:


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conspiritor2 says:

I learned that from Computer graphic course….

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RobotKitchen says:

0:54 look her arm has no shadow from the object

SamuelSlowMotionTV says:


SticksFishing says:

I am no way saying this video isn’t cool showing off this illusion but by my standards this type of stuff is not by any means mind blowing.

Mainly all it has to do with is light and how it reflects off objects at angles or from certain distances.
Take space for instance, plenty of crazy illusions with light you’ll see out there in the cosmos.

SticksFishing says:

No offense by why is everyone so mind blown by this? I have had my mind blow many a time and this by far the least mind blowing thing I have come across.

I mean for fuck sakes we are only human. This should’t surprise you, our brains get things mixed up all the time.

There is probably some ghost crotch humping my face right now while I type this..

Should I be blown away knowing our brains just cannot comprehend all things correctly or even manage to see things that we know are there..

RobotKitchen says:

there is no shadow

KrypticGraphicz says:

what is life..

DJL33NX says:

So is it white or is it gray? 😀

MegaDragonbutt says:

this isn’t fake lol

haio0oni says:

Mind blown!

Fred Hedman says:

Black magic ! Burn her !

whyfat2002 says:

am i the only one more interested int the girl? bunch of queers lol

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lawrence1234ish says:

I actually found that quite boring

CLBOO6 says:

Ok you’re good.

realhomeboy101 says:

It’s a bit too heavy to lift.

Quackoid says:

I dont even know how to think anymore

happypersonshania says:

Holy eff I’m confuffled 0.0

Schnitzelwuerfel says:

illusions = matrix glitches.

SamuelSlowMotionTV says:

lol i meant wouldn’t the shadow effect the paper i know the two shades are the same

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