Ames Room

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In 1934, American ophthalmologist Adelbert Ames, Jr. created this optical illusion. Two people with the same height and apparently at the same distance from the observer appear to be out of proportion. You can rotate, translate, and modify the perspective to understand the actual shape of the room.

Contributed by: Enrique Zeleny (February 2012)
Based on programs by: Chris Hill and Luc Berthelet
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA




[1] Wikipedia. "Ames Room." (Jan 26, 2012)

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