Kokichi Sugihara, the inventor of this illusion manages to impress everyone with his trick. It seems that the shapes are seen like cylinders in the mirror but they are in fact different 3D printed objects.
The same objects when being shown in the mirror look exactly like cylinders, no matter the orientation of the objects. He spins them in the video, but the shape remains the same.
The Optical Cylinder Illusion Video
How Optical Cylinder Works Video
Thanks to the guys over at the Make Anything // 3D Printing Channel we now have an official explanation on how the original author managed to make this optical illusion. Watch it below!
What do you think, it this stuff worth sharing? I reckon that the cylinder illusion will become viral in no time!