Offbeat Video

By Katy Gill  


This mind-boggling 3D box creates a different illusion from every angle.

Sage Hansen, 29, created the video from his home in Texas, USA, on December 10.

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The footage shows a 3D printed object that looks distorted from most angles but aligns to form a perfect cube shape when viewed from one correct angle.

Sage, a 3D animator, said: “I created a virtual cube and camera angle in my 3D software.

“I then started to draw lines at random positions and angles until they aligned in the camera’s perspective.

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“I then extruded the lines to make them thicker and rounded off the corners to soften the lighting. I then printed the object on my 3D printer.”

The 3D designing took Sage around two and a half hours per cube.

He added: “I have always enjoyed seeing forced perspective chalk art.

“I like to use my 3D printer to create custom birthday gifts for my friends and family.

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“I got my first 3D printer in 2014. The printers have come a long way in a short time and they have made many improvements so I got my current 3D printer in 2016.

“This idea for the illusion cubes came to me in the middle of the night and when I woke up and started to search online and didn’t see this, I knew it would be a fun challenge for me to create.”