Mind-Melting Animations Made From 3D-Printed Fibonacci Sculptures

Inspired by the naturally-occurring mathematical Fibonacci sequences found in pine cones and sunflowers, Stanford University's John Edmark designed and 3D-printed these sculptures that appear come to life—with bizarre undulating animations—when filmed spinning using a strobe light or video camera with a high-speed shutter.


In this instance a camera with a shutter speed of just 1/4000 of a second was used to slow down the spinning sculptures and exaggerate their motions until the results were downright trippy. And if you've got access to a 3D printer, you can even make your own as Edmark was kind enough to create an Instructable for the entire process. [Vimeo via Boing Boing]



So if i understand this correctly, the effect doesnt work in real life? I mean if I made my own set and spun them could I see it or would I need to view it through a special camera?