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“A Million Years From Now”

Posted by: Steffen in Art, Digital Media, Internet

For a large part of my life I planned and designed virtual 3D-environments, as a hobby. My first steps, regarding this topic, took place back in my childhood. I was only ten and I believe my first creation on a computer was a threedimensional wireframe sculpture of a cube. As the decades passed, there came up many new possibilities, such as texturizing and lighting, mirror-reflection and refraction, later on water simulation, atmosphere effects (cumulus, haze, sunlight, rain ect.). Growing processor speed and memory paved the way for creating whole virtual cities, even worlds (which unfortunately lies “slightly” beyond my capabilities, would need much more computer power to fully dive into that). Last winter I designed this intro animation. Took almost a month of pure rendering time and another week for the video editing.

Designing “A Million Years From Now” was fun. I combined numerous inspirations, that I gathered over a longer period of time, in order to create this mystical, sad, ghostly and maybe even frightening picture of how our world may look like in the distant future, slowly panning through one of it’s remaining ruins, the setting sun at the horizon, toning the moisty air and letting the rusty skeletons of skyscrapers tell their story in a unique, bizarre way.