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Behind the Scenes: Gear Metropolis Animation


Howdy everybody! I am Galazi, a self-taught artist from Taiwan.

My first space of research was movie modifying, after which I started delving into 3D. I began studying 3D from CG Quick Observe, and it has been nearly two years now.

At the moment, I am centered on creating atmosphere artwork. That is my second article on this web site, the earlier one was on my art work, The Deepest.


I made this work by referencing 2D idea artwork from artists on Twitter. This can be a idea artwork made by an artist known as 電鬼. I added my type to it and made it 3D.

Right here is the 2D idea:

However the first time I noticed this image was not on Twitter. It was from a music channel on YouTube.

I used to be very excited after I noticed this piece and heard the melody of the music. I all the time remembered it till just lately, three years later, after I lastly had the flexibility to attempt to make it.

However the humorous factor is, on the time I noticed this work, I used to be nonetheless an individual who knew nothing about 3D. LOL


I do all my work utilizing Blender, aside from the music, which I regulate utilizing DaVinci Resolve.


Principally, the modeling course of is similar as my earlier work “Church,” however this time there are extra particulars and it’s extra complicated.

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The actual distinction lies within the render settings and compositing. As a result of giant scale of this scene, I can’t render all the things in a single breath.


Rendering all of the content material in a single go would trigger future issues that may be troublesome to deal with. Subsequently, I divided it into a number of layers.

The tree fashions are from forestation on Blender Market. 

Main buildings and tree

Essential buildings and tree











Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves

I additionally separated the blue and orange gentle sources. The blue gentle is for the clouds, whereas the orange gentle is for the buildings.


After the rendering was full, I started experimenting with compositing.

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Dividing it into a number of components actually saves me a number of time in compositing. I can resolve for myself which components so as to add the Glare impact to and which of them to go away as they’re. Instead of making use of the impact to all the things and having all the things change with it.

All the pieces was going effectively till I observed an annoying flicker in my output video. I used these settings to attain a flicker discount impact.

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RENDER – Gear Metropolis Animation

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Animation Breakdown:

Thanks a lot for studying this. I hope you discovered one thing helpful!

Have a pleasant day!

Concerning the Artist

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Galazi, a contract 3D artist, at the moment specializing in environmental artwork.





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