3dmaxCity Animation

Megalomania: City in Total Construction

By July 19, 2011 4 Comments

Some city animations simply stand out – Megalomania is one of these stunning examples, perceiving the city in total construction. The built environment is explored as a labyrinth of architecture that is either unfinished, incomplete or broken. Megalomania is a response to the state of infrastructure and capital, evolving the appearance of progress into the sublime.

Constructed predominantly using 3d Studio Max and rendered with Vray. Organic movement sequences were originally filmed on a Canon 5D mkII, tracked in PF Track and developed in CG. Demolition created using Rayfire. All compositing done in Adobe After Effects, edited in Adobe Premiere Pro. Audio recorded and coordinated using Adobe Audition. 

More information about the project at thoughtsnotthoughts.blogspot.com/​


Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.