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Møiré Pattern

An interference pattern produced by overlaying similar but slightly offset templates. Møiré patterns can also be created be plotting series of curves on a computer screen. Here, the interference is provided by the discretization of the finite-sized pixels.

See also Circles-and-Squares Fractal


Cassin, C. Visual Illusions in Motion with Møiré Screens: 60 Designs and 3 Plastic Screens. New York: Dover, 1997.

Grafton, C. B. Optical Designs in Motion with Møiré Overlays. New York: Dover, 1976.

© 1996-9 Eric W. Weisstein