As a kickstart for experimenting with moiré, we ordered the book ‘Magic Moving Images’ which featured various kinds of moiré effects. When we started experimenting ourselves we found out that when using moiré with simple moving patterns instead of frame-based animations like in the book, the movement and shapes became more natural and surprising.
It became even more interesting and very water-like when we used semi-transparent patterns. This was mostly done digitally, and sometimes we used Processing. Another interesting addition to the effect was the bending of the lines, which created a wave-like movement.
Until now, we didn’t succeed in the creation of geometrical patterns from complex chaotic-looking movements but the effects we discovered were, nevertheless, very beautiful and intriguing.