Make a mirage appear - right before your eyes! Even the camera sees it. But you can't touch it! And neither will anyone else..
Scientists call these amazing phenomena three-dimensional real images. Indeed, the illusions you can create are so brilliant, so alive with color and depth, they defy, yet demand, explanation.
Never has the fine line between reality and perception been exposed with such startling clarity. Mirage faithfully reproduces every detail of the object you display within it.
MAKER, Challenges Reality!
"Seeing is believing." A cliche, perhaps, but it accurately describes the compelling 3-D illusions produced by Mirage, from Opti-Gone Associates.
Mirage produces a small, full-color hologram of natural, lifelike appearance, allowing 360-degree viewing.
To achieve these effects, the Mirage utilizes a patented technology of two concealed, opposing parabolic mirrors. In overall appearance, Mirage resembles a small wok with a 2-inch circular opening in the top. The physical object to be converted to a hologram is placed in the concave center of the bottom mirror. A hologram instantly projects up through this aperture, appearing to the viewer as a truly solid object.
The marvels of this nine inch diameter device are numerous:
- It is powered by ambient light;
- No film is necessary;
- Objects are rendered in full, natural color;
- Objects may be easily changed;
- Objects display full, 3-D appearance;
- Viewable from 360 degrees;
- No skill or training needed to operate it.
In optics, a real image is a representation of an object (source) in which the perceived location is actually a point of convergence of the rays of light that make up the image. If a screen is placed in the plane of a real image the image will generally become visible on the screen. Examples of real images include the image seen on a cinema screen (the source being the projector), the image produced on a detector in the rear of a camera, and the image produced on a human retina (the latter two pass light through an internal convex lens).