*C-Williams worked with me on this project. She made all of the stuffed animals, the bear head slippers, and the spiral notebook in Cinema 4D R10. She even upgraded her computer a bit just to be able to participate. Such a wonderful, talented, and funny girl. It is a delight to know her. The image in the picture frame on the desk, and the images on the wall posters were made by her.
I modeled everything else in Cinema 4D R11. I spent a few hours each day for about one month working on this. Loved every minute of it. I also made two Lain-only renders without the Borderlands, Portal, and other infused bits.
Stuff For Contest Judges:
Made in Cinema 4D R10 and R11.
Rendered in Cinema 4D R11 Advanced Render 3 with Global Illumination and Object Glow.
Render Duration: 32 hours 48 minutes (on a sad computer)
Memory: ca. 95240 KBytes
Points: 274770 (1783950)
Polygons: 273225 (1642137)
Objects: 1475 (7789)
Values in ()'s are what it would be if I exported it to another 3D program.
A simple animation showing the steps of this project:
No preexisting models were used except: 1) BBoy Bot (which I made a few weeks ago but never rendered), 2) the Morality Core (I made that many months ago. You can download it from my Resources gallery.), 3) the Wired Device (another that I made many months ago). 4) The computer on the left with the green screen was made for a speed model thing a few weeks ago. Everything else was made for this project.
Credits and Sources:
The general room design and the computer screens are based on the anime Serial Experiments Lain. Artwork used for book and CD covers are images from Lain-related products (artbooks, music). One of the CD covers is of my favorite album by the group Bôa. That CD contains the track that became the opening theme to Lain.
The Morality Core is based on a character from the video game Portal. The Sentry Turret box art was pulled from the video game files of Portal 2.
The WIRED (little red thing to the right on the floor) is based on an item in the video game Borderlands. The word "Wired" is also used in Lain as the term for a type of internet that allows you to fully immerse yourself into it.. There's no way I can explain that briefly, but the addition of this item is meant as a joke (for fans) on the name association, and for my love of Borderlands.
The robot on the floor above the WIRED device is based on the giant robot from the Beastie Boys Intergalactic super hit music ultra motion video!
I used a free addon called CityGen to quickly create the random building shapes outside the window.
Lain had 13 episodes with titles like "Layer 03: Psyche", "Layer 10: Love", "Layer: 13 Ego". I chose the Portal Morality Core because I thought it fit best in the Lain world and with the title system. Also, this is a type of progress report on my modeling skills - my last major Portal Scene.
Hi, this 3D artwork reminded me of Portal. Great work. My name is Elaine with Nerdio. We publish tech related art post every week on our blog art section www.getnerdio.com/it-art/
If you have time, check it out and if you like it, would love to see your shares☺️. Thanks for sharing your great work again.
i love that anime.
The voting is really close between you and I.
i i figured it was based off lain but I thought it was meant to be your fantasy computer room
ah well it looks good .
best of luck, looks like i will see you in the next round many awesome artist to go up against in that one from the look of it quite exciting
best of luck