The Science of Seeing
Humans and animals see and interpret the world around them in different ways. Each species sees color, identifies shape, and detects movement differently. Knowing how specific species see and perceive their surroundings impacts how we engineer better concealment.
Field of vision – focal and peripheral – as well as binocular/monocular vision impacts how patterns are engineered. Understanding the opportunities each species presents for concealment starts with in-depth knowledge of visual systems and knowing what camouflage principles must be applied to outperform them.
We believe it is critical to understand and utilize what principles work well to impact visual systems across the spectrum of species.
BREAKING UP THE HUMAN SILLOUETTE
Many animals excel in identifying anything that looks like out of place or could be a predator. The symmetry of the body is easily picked out and identified as a threat. Humans are also very adept at identifying other humans.
To create powerful concealment to combat human detection, Veil employs a concept called Boundary Disruption.
This technique breaks apart the symmetry of the human form with high contrast macro elements that run counter to the shape of the body outline.
BECOME YOUR SURROUNDINGS
Anything that repeats or seems out of place against the context of an environment triggers the brains of many animals and humans to take another look.
To create effective concealment Veil incorporates Disruptive Mimetic Coloration. This allows for the selection and integration of textures that blend naturally with target environments through the use of small shapes and colors found in the environment itself.
Disruptive Mimetic Coloration also creates ocular noise. The result is a reduction in the ability to perceive overall shape in focal vision. This allows the human form to blend into natural surroundings through focal and peripheral vision without detection.
FORM & CHAOS
BUILT LIKE NATURE
The form and chaos of the natural world can be visually reproduced using mathematical concepts.
Nature tends to grow in self-repeating patterns called fractals. Without outside forces to interfere, these patterns seem perfect and could go on forever. But this isn’t the case. Nature’s imperfections are a result of outside forces in the environment. This can be explained with a concept called chaos theory. To create leading edge concealment that optimizes performance in the user’s environment, Veil Camo integrates fractals and chaos theory into every pattern.
NEAR AND FAR
The combinations and integration of Veil concealment theory creates a scalable solution that works at all distances.
The advantages of having a concealment platform that functions across a broad range of distances helps prevent detection in critical situations.
Micro disruptive features have greatest effect at close range ( <25 meters).
Macro disruptive features have more effectiveness at greater distances (> 10 meters).
None of the design theories and practices incorporated into Veil concealment will work unless color is used in a way to enhance performance.
Veil Camo analyzes color in environments with an in-depth combination of photography and color readings to build highly effective palettes.
Starting with identification of the most natural base and then moving on to measured percentages of other colors allows Veil to create camouflage effective across all environments for all concealment needs.
This is what Veil Camo is all about. Pushing the industry forward with engineered concealment for people who care about the same things we do.