This project was an attempt to create rapid-fire visual technobabble concepts in a variety of styles. It was a great excuse to open C4D Photoshop and Illustrator and play with colour and light with a sci-fi tint without many restrictions. The images directly below were created using simple Cinema objects greebling (which I first began to explore here) and texture maps generated from microchip photography. I used a shallow depth of field and octane bloom to emphasize the glow and scale of the images. The renders have a futuristic user Interface aesthetic.
Experimentation was my main focus, I started with abstract motherboards before introducing more graphical elements until eventually I was flipping the premise on its head. I began experimenting with portraying UI visuals with a newsprint presentation. This low-fi half tone aesthetic met the high tech data graphics in an interesting way. It made for a kind of retro-future physics book style found at the bottom of the page.
Whilst experimenting with visualisations of blackholes and tesseracts, I arrived at a retro-future physics schoolbook aesthetic. I used elements drawn in illustrator, 3D objects made in C4D and photos all collaged in photoshop and half-toned to achieve the final effect. Coming across an unusual aesthetic that I haven't seen before is one of the most rewarding parts of the process. These feel like they could be in redacted government experiment files or spaceship instruction manuals.
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