Eternalism, a method for creating an appearance of sustained three-dimensional motion-direction of unlimited duration, using a finite number of pictures

  • US 7,030,902 B2
  • Filed: 01/22/2002
  • Issued: 04/18/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/23/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for creating an appearance of continuous movement with a plurality of picture frames using two or more pictures, said method comprising:

  • a) selecting at least two image pictures which are visually similar, a first image picture and a second image picture;

    b) selecting a bridging picture which is dissimilar to said image picture;

    c) arranging said pictures in a sequential order to create a first series of pictures, said sequential order being one or more first image pictures, one or more second image pictures, and one or more bridging pictures;

    d) placing said first series of pictures on a plurality of picture frames wherein each picture of said first series is placed on a single frame; and

    e) repeating the first series of pictures a plurality of times to create a continuous plurality of picture frames having said first series thereon, such that when said plurality of picture frames are viewed an appearance of continuous movement is perceived by a viewer.

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