Tag Archives: CGI

Views: ‘Niagara, 1857’ By Frederic Edwin Church

Perspectives: The World’s Islands In Size Comparison

There are many islands on Earth, this video shows some of them from the smallest (Hub Island) to the largest (Greenland). The measurements may vary depending on the source. The islands are placed over North America to have a better perspective of their size with respect to the different states.

MUSIC: (CC BY) sb_helios by Scott Buckley ‚Äď http://www.scottbuckley.com.au

Architectural History: ‘Frank Lloyd Wright – The Imperial Hotel’ (Video)

Frank Lloyd Wright: The Lost Works explores some of Wright’s most important demolished and unrealized structures. The project brings these lost buildings to life through immersive digital animations reconstructed from Wright’s original plans and drawings, along with archival photographs.

Two years in the making and based on a Japanese publication of original plans and historical photos, Frank Lloyd Wright: The Lost Works – The Imperial Hotel is a comprehensive digitally-animated recreation of the exterior (Part I) and interior (Part II) of this masterpiece.

Learn more about the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust: https://flwright.org

Visualization: Modern Villas Overlooking The Pyramids In Egypt (Video)

A Visualization of Modern Villas Overlooking The Pyramids Of Egypt.

Visualized by VanillaStudio: http://www.vanilla-studio.com/‚Äč

Architecture by IMAM Architects: https://www.imamarchitects.com/

Short Films: ‘Vastness’ – A CGI Exploration Of Deep Space Nebulae (Video)

Directed and Designed by: Teun van der Zalm

VASTNESS is a short film where we explore new designed nebulas with more detail, scale and color variations.

To achieve this I developed a new process that pushes the hardware memory limit. By using more particles than before, I tried to get more detail, light/color variations and scale still maintaining the overall natural feeling.

Music by LIMINA

Violinist – Emily Kriner
Mixed by Michael Bouska

Top Short Film: ‘Gullwing’ – Story Of ‘Most Iconic Car Of All-Time’ (Video)

Animated and Directed by:  João Elias

Have you ever seen a car spreading its wings? Now you do.

This is a full cgi shortfilm featuring the most iconic car of all time, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, at least in my opinion…
I always loved this car, and when I first started this project, I didn’t just wanna make a car rolling by in the desert, I knew there was a bigger story to make, it had to fly. Following its name legacy, I dived deep in this crazy rollercoaster of assembling car parts, raging though the desert of Bonneville salt flats, in order to build a full chassis so the flying body kit could land. After this, the rest is music. A symphony of a few animated shots of this beauty gloriously riding through the desert, creating clouds of smoke through the landscape while hearing that amazing engine roaring.

This is ‚ÄúGullwing‚ÄĚ.

Music: Evan Macdonald.
Sound design: Jo√£o Elias

The¬†Mercedes-Benz 300 SL¬†(chassis code W 198) is a two-seat¬†sports car¬†that was produced by¬†Mercedes-Benz¬†as a¬†gullwinged¬†coupe¬†(1954‚Äď1957) and roadster (1957‚Äď1963). It was based on the company’s 1952 racer, the¬†W194, with¬†mechanical direct fuel-injection¬†which boosted power almost 50% on its 3-litre¬†overhead camshaft¬†straight-6¬†engine.¬†Capable of reaching a top speed of up to 263¬†km/h (163¬†mph), it was both a sports car racing champion[4]¬†and the fastest production car of its time.

Max Hoffman, Mercedes-Benz’s authorized United States importer at the time, inspired the 300 SL and correctly perceived an American market for such a car. The company introduced the 300 SL in February 1954 at the International Motor Sports Show in New York City instead of in Europe to get it into U.S. buyers’ hands sooner.

SL is the short form for “super-light” in German,¬†Mercedes’ first use of the designation, referring to the car’s racing-bred light tubular frame construction.

The 300 SL was voted the “sports car of the century” in 1999.

Top New CGI Videos: ‘Lost Places’ By Fabian Aerts

Produced and Directed by: Fabian Aerts

Lost Places is a little series i worked on the last couple of weeks. The initial idea was to challenge myself in the creation of full CG environments. I wanted to create¬†large scale scenes and elaborated landscapes. But next to that, the mysterious beauty of abandoned places always fascinated me. I’m addicted to¬†travel¬†but unfortunately the current¬†pandemic and the lock down forced us to stay safe at¬†home for long months so i guess it was for me the only¬†way¬†to¬†explore¬†some far away¬†lands and imaginary¬†countries.¬†Alan Watts wise words resonated¬†and helped me put all this research together and make sense of it.¬†