I always like to invent worlds that aren't there. There is a beauty to spaces that are empty, abandoned and no longer exist. Crafted entirely in Maya 8.0 and Cinema 4D 16 - with a bit of Python scripting - these renders are a tribute to these spaces.
The Eldorado Cabaret
I was always fascinated as a kid by the insanity of Weimar Berlin and the movie "Cabaret." The Eldorado Cabaret in the Schoneberg district of Berlin was a wild nightclub where Berliners and tourists partied until the early morning hours. It was actually the inspiration for "Cabaret," saw the likes of Isherwood and Dietrich, and home to the transgendered, gay, lesbian, straight, prostitute, and hustler.
I've always wanted to recreate the nightclub during the evening. New challenges with this design was the use of multi-shaders to vary the sidewalk images and controlling the lighting from the street lamps with backlight shaders.
The light in the scene, from the sky, is specific to Berlin in December at 1.30 AM.
Route 32 Abandoned Texaco Station
I'm always fascinated by different lighting scenarios - how luminosity, specular, and color lighting attributes can change a scene. Here are some examples with different HDRI ski mapping to vary each scene. And yes, some images have a man walking on water in the near distance.
This is my first animation of a human. I've always loved the blown-out media atmosphere of Japan and have incorporated here with a video I edited with Japanese commercials. The environment is Cinema4d with an HDRI sky map (clouds are animated, also). I had further fun doing this catwalk animation with the help of Adobe's Mixamo application. And the song is "Axis" by The Pet Shop Boys.
Teaser for Turner Classic Movies
Teaser for The Idea Time, Inc.
I made a video teaser/commercial for my startup: The Idea Time, Inc. The clouds were done in After Effects with a noise/turbulence filter. Enjoy!
Poly VFX Particle Smash
This was my first experiment with destruction in C4D. I used our company logo with an infinite floor, a chrome texture, and a Poly VFX destructor that slides along the text. I used Random and Time Effectors to mix the rotation and size of the destruction. I actually liked the outcome of the mirrored particles with reflection.