An Incredible Melting Chrome Orb … Or Is It an Illusion? The trippy animation comes from Takeshi Murata, who utilized old-school animation principles in order to capture the orb ripples and drips. The illusion/animation is called Melter 3-D and Murata used repeating zoetrope animations along with some high-tech gloss in order to trick you. Essentially, syncing the spinning of the sphere with the blinking of the strobe is what creates the looping melting effect.
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