This implausible Liquib Mirage of an old train shows a double replication
of the upper portion of the original picture, with the first copy inverted and the second
upright. Actually, some rare natural mirages can have multiple images, (like the Fata
Morgana), but you would never see a real-world mirage quite like this scene. For
one thing, a true mirage of an object could not occur at such close range -- the light waves
could not be refracted enough over so short a distance (at least not through air).
Liquib, however, can easily violate the laws of physics and is not bound by
common sense perspectives. The Mirage images were scrunched
shorter than the original train by setting the Mirage Elongation parameter to
-42 (a positive Elongation would cause Mirage images to be lengthened
relative to the original). The program automatically calculates the image
proportions needed to accomodate the configured Images and
Elongation values. The Waviness and Intensity parameters
can also be adjusted to control the scale and degree of Mirage distortions.
This stationary scene was captured after the Mirage Effect was finalized.
While a Mirage is still active, the undulating distortions would typically be in
constant motion -- meandering, swirling and/or traveling.