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See What 'Futurama' Would Look Like in CG

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.

(via Kotaku)

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.