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Meet Zaoeyo: The One-man 3D Phenom

Beijing visual designer and rising CG star Zaoeyo creates stunning solo 3D projects

Zaoeyo Pause 2017 Titles

Beijing visual designer Zaoeyo (Xiaolin Zeng) hit the Stash radar hard in 2016 with his spec title sequence called Organic Machines, a mesmerizing one-man tour de force of striking CG, understated typography and refractive magic.

With this new luminous and atmospheric all-CG opening for the Pause 2017 conference, Zaoeyo proves Organic Machines was no accident.

His new piece – four months in the making – showcases a broader range of skills beyond modeling, lighting and, rendering – including a fine touch with stylized realism and a cinematic confidence that creates immediate wonder and engagement.

Zaoeyo Pause 2017 Titles

Zaoeyo Pause 2017 Titles

Zaoeyo: “This year’s theme of Pause is “Different Perspective.” The whole idea was inspired by an anime called “Digimon Adventure”, whose opening scenes show the different angle of a night city and digital creatures.

“Therefore, we decide to focus on a different angle or perspective of empty cities, to express a feeling of isolation, despite the fact we live in these spaces.

“The idea of using a cat for guidance is borrowed from an indie game called “HK”, which will enhance the feeling of isolation between human and their environment.”

Watch the behind-the-scenes video below for a peek onto Zaoeyo’s process on the Pause 2017 project.

Event: Pause
Producer/Designer: Zaoeyo
Music & Sound Design: Echoic Audio
Special Thanks: George Hedon, Somei Sun, Yan Liang, Yuan Wang, XiangDong Cao and Lewis Orton
Produced at BeautyofScience(Render Machine and resources support)

Toolkit: Cinema 4D, Octane Render

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