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#1  Postby Macdoc » Oct 25, 2017 4:03 am



Oddly enough - we stayed there 10 days in Jan 2016...
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Re: too utterly cool

#2  Postby The_Metatron » Oct 25, 2017 4:57 am

You know, if you were to approach one of these, your brain would fairly force you to evaluate that more closely. In so doing, you’d be more likely to notice if it is occupied.

That’s some damned clever graphic arts.


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#3  Postby zulumoose » Oct 25, 2017 11:32 am

I hate robot voice youtubes!

Back on topic though, I wonder if this looks realistic enough in real life to cause accidents when people may slam on the brakes to avoid hitting the "boxes" in the road.

3D graphics can be unbelievably good, google "chalk pavement art" images and see for yourself:-


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#4  Postby OlivierK » Oct 26, 2017 12:26 am

I wonder how that crossing looks from the other side, and if it's possible to do one that works from both directions.

I also wonder how they'd go where I live. We're in the middle of a national marriage equality postal vote, and someone coloured one of our local crossings rainbow. The local Council were out painting it back to white within hours, citing concerns that they'd potentially bear some liability for accidents on distracting, non-standards-compliant crossings. The overpainting wasn't a political reaction to the pro-equality message - the same Council is flying rainbow flags further down the street - just a freakout over standards compliance. God only knows what they'd make of one of these optical illusion crossings.
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#5  Postby Scot Dutchy » Oct 26, 2017 10:33 am

They tested 3D direction arrows here but found it was too dangerous as drivers swerved to avoid them.
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#6  Postby DavidMcC » Oct 26, 2017 1:51 pm

I suspect that it's just a matter of time before drivers get wise to this trick. Then, surely, it will no longer work. :(
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#7  Postby Scot Dutchy » Oct 26, 2017 2:18 pm

In the meantime if there is a fatal accident it is ok?

When they tested it it was a test situation on a quiet road.
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Re: too utterly cool

#8  Postby The_Metatron » Oct 26, 2017 4:53 pm

DavidMcC wrote:I suspect that it's just a matter of time before drivers get wise to this trick. Then, surely, it will no longer work. :(

I probably wouldn’t use them universally. But, in known problem areas? I expect the locals would get conditioned to them, as you suggest. They would still be efffective for drivers who don’t see them every day.
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#9  Postby DavidMcC » Oct 26, 2017 5:02 pm

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DavidMcC wrote:I suspect that it's just a matter of time before drivers get wise to this trick. Then, surely, it will no longer work. :(

I probably wouldn’t use them universally. But, in known problem areas? I expect the locals would get conditioned to them, as you suggest. They would still be efffective for drivers who don’t see them every day.

The problem with that is that people have an annoying habit of talking to each other, and telling each other about such little, local problems.
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Re: too utterly cool

#10  Postby Mike_L » Oct 26, 2017 5:26 pm

OlivierK wrote:I wonder how that crossing looks from the other side, and if it's possible to do one that works from both directions.
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Nope, unfortunately it's not possible to do one that works convincingly from both directions. In plane anamorphosis, one has to compensate for distortion and for convergence (toward a vanishing-point on the horizon)...

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And so a plane-anamorphic image that looks like this from the correct side...

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looks like this from the opposite side...

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Re: too utterly cool

#11  Postby The_Metatron » Oct 26, 2017 5:29 pm

Too cool.


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#12  Postby Mike_L » Oct 26, 2017 5:30 pm

The_Metatron wrote:Too cool.


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