This CG video from InfoGeek illustrates the history of NYC from 1524 through 2023. The story unfolds through the evolution of its man-made structures, accompanied by the year and approximate population count. It was sad to see the Twin Towers vanish in 2001, and it failed to mention the indigenous population prior to the arrival of Europeans.
Blender Studio shows off more of what’s possible with their CG software with a slapstick animated short film. Combining 2D and 3D techniques, Rik Schutte’s Wing It! introduces us to a brilliant inventor (who happens to be a cat) and the dopey dog who might ruin his hard work. As a Blender Open Movie, you can download the production assets used to create the film.
CG artist pwnisher called on 3D artists again, challenging them to create renders based on a theme and a template. The goal this time: create a short scene featuring the most epic boss battle they could dream up. This video compiles the top 100 pieces of eye candy out of 2,800 submissions, with music by Disasterpiece. We want to play all of these games now.
In a way, the staff on The Office are kind of like the Minions from Despicable Me. They each have a quirky personality, and they all work for an annoying boss played by Steve Carrell. To celebrate the release of the new movie Minions: Rise of Gru, Illumination Entertainment released this special remake of The Office’s opening credits.
Whether or not you’re into the bedroom pop sounds of Cuco’s, the music video for his track Caution is a must-watch. Director Cole Kush and Grin Machine take us on a wild and trippy ride with the singer-songwriter through a dreamlike virtual world. It’s a face-melting good time!
CG artist pwnisher challenged his followers and fellow artists to come up with a short render based on a basic template that he provided. 125 artists responded, each offering their own very different take on the provided source image of a character walking toward a mountain.
Ideally, you’ll strap on a VR headset for this, but if you don’t have one, you can still appreciate the ethereal fractal journey that Julius Horsthuis has laid before you, accompanied by excerpts from one of evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins‘ most profound lectures.