CG artist Alexy Zakharov creates an 3D version of Matt Groening's sci-fi metropolis.
For fans of the long-running (and twice cancelled!) series Futurama, here’s an eye-popping CG take on the cityscape of New New York.
CG artist Alexy Zakharov used a combination of Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, The Foundry’s Nuke and Autodesk 3ds max to forge this incredibly detailed "test footage" of Matt Groening's sci-fi metropolis. The zooming traffic, detailed background and sweeping lens flare lend the short video a genuinely lifelike atmosphere. The only thing that’s missing is the familiar intro theme when the Planet Express delivery spaceship rockets into the frame.
A 3D-rendered model of the Planet Express accompanies the cityscape on Zakharov's Behance project page, along with a set of intricate imaginings of the space vehicle in action.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.