How to create 3D optical illusions

Create 3D optical illusions
(Image credit: Matías Gárate)

Have you been wondering how to create 3D optical illusions? Illusions have been a source of fascination for hundreds of years, and if you're a 3D artist you've got the perfect way to make one at your fingertips with 3D sculpting.

Here, we explore how to make a unique 3D illusion using Blender in a step-by-step tutorial. This project is a combination of artist Matías Gárate's background in mathematics, programming and art, and he shares what he found in this step-by-step breakdown. For more incredible illusions, see our roundup of mind-blowing optical illusions of every sort, and see this top 3D modelling software list for tools to make your own.

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An astrophysicist and 3D artist, with a passion for creating captivating illustrations that combine mathematics and nature.