With the proliferation of RGB LED strips with App control, infinity mirrors — which reflect light back and forth among a pair of mirrors, making it appear to stretch to infinity — still aren’t commonplace, but perhaps they’re not as surprising as they once were. What is surprising about the HyperCube, however, is that it doesn’t use a pair of mirrors, but six arranged in a cube in order to allow viewing from multiple angles.
Optical illusions are designed to trick your mind to believing something is there that isn’t really there. Believe it or not, most optical illusions are very simple to achieve. Today we will show you how to make your own simple, but effective, illusion in SOLIDWORKS called the infinity mirror. This illusion is used in a lot of horror houses or themed walking tours, as well as creating the illusion of long corridors in older film sets.
To make an infinity mirror work, we put the light source between the mirror and the reflective side of the one way mirror. This then makes the light bounce repeatedly between the two reflective mirrors giving the illusion of a long tunnel. When the light is turned off, it looks like a normal mirror.