flash animation

Aliasing in Wagon Wheels

Demonstrates aliasing through the analogy of a wagon wheel being filmed. For some combinations of frame rates and true rotation speeds the wheel can appear to rotate backwards.

Usage Instructions

Running this animation on your computer...

  1. right-click to download wagonwheel.swf and wagonwheel.html to the same directory
  2. open the html file in a browser to run the animation

Linking to this animation...

  1. copy and paste the code below into your webpage or blog:
    Text Link HTML:
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    Image Link HTML:

Putting this animation on your website...

  1. upload wagonwheel.swf to the same directory as your webpage
  2. copy and paste the following code into your webpage:
    Embed HTML: