Cylindrical Anamorphosis of 3D Polygonal Meshes

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Mirror anamorphosis is a distorted projection that a viewer sees as a normal undeformed image when reflected [1].


This Demonstration deals with the artist's process: given a realistic 3D surface, make a new surface of the deformed, anamorphic image as reflected in the cylindrical mirror. The surfaces used are 3D mesh surfaces defined by the ExampleData type "Geometry3D".

3D cylindrical anamorphosis is a favorite technique of some graphic artists [2].


Contributed by: Erik Mahieu (June 2017)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA




[1] J. Britton. "Cylindrical Mirror Anamorphoses." Department of Mathematics, Camosun College, Victoria, BC, Canada.

[2] J. Hurwitz. "Catropic Anamorphosis." (Jun 27, 2017)

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