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Fellow Time Traveler 04/15/2020 (Wed) 02:12:08 No.536
Aesthetics thread Missing files >>1594
Edited last time by GOAT on 06/29/2021 (Tue) 13:42:48.
Missing files >>1595
Edited last time by GOAT on 06/29/2021 (Tue) 13:44:06.
A have a bunch of old CGI saved. A lot of them are pretty small, but I'll still probably post more.
>>1013 For some reason, I really appreciate the unpolished look of old CGI, that unreal sharpness. There's a beauty in it.
>>1014 I actually hate most CGI, but there's something really charming and likable about the more vintage kind. Something about the crudeness of it makes it seem like its own style, as opposed to seeming like it's just trying to just ape real life.
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Check out digitalblasphemy.com The artist who owns the site has been working since 1997
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>>1019 I was actually going to post some of his stuff, but I think the filter got me. I keep running into problems with duplicate images. I have that third one saved, but the file I had before you posted that one is much smaller.
>>1023 saved. altitude1920a is wallpaper material.
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>>1025 It's a little too refined for my tastes, but I have a thing for hot air balloons and blue skies. Same for the sunflowers in this second image.
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>>1026 First. I mean.
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This first one was upscaled.
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Tried some more upscaling. I don't think the one with the swing turned out well due to the obvious image noise.
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Should I continue with these or just post the originals when possible?
>>1050 The noise does add that mid-00s flavor, i like it although for archivist reasons some might not like it. But i guess they can back search via image, i'll say you should proceed.
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>>1050 Someone on /wg/ paid for membership and made a torrent archive which is apparently all of their wallpapers up to 2014. Unfortunately at the moment there's only 1 leech, hopefully someone in a different timezone will seed it. Yes, it's 32GB. It has all the resolutions. If that doesn't work, you can scrape a heap from https://archive.nyafuu.org/wg/ searches. There's some good threads with other artists, pic 3,4,5 related. magnet:?xt=urn:btih:EFCB910981FC3FCA9767C66A6F66E3C808AB1D70&dn=DigitalBlasphemy+Wallpapers+2014&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.openbittorrent.com%3A80&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.istole.it%3A80&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker-ccc.de%3A6969&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.publicbt.com%3A80&tr=http%3A%2F%2F9.rarbg.com%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fopen.demonii.com%3A1337%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Finferno.demonoid.ph%3A3389%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.zer0day.to%3A1337%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.leechers-paradise.org%3A6969%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fcoppersurfer.tk%3A6969%2Fannounce
>>1054 Okay, I'll try some more later on. >>1059 It's too bad there are aren't any seeders on that torrent. I'll give it a try anyway.
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Unfortunately, it doesn't look like the torrent option is getting anywhere.
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>>1013 I just read some books from a guy named Jurgen Ziewe detailing his out-of-body experiences and interdimensional travel, and it turns out that he's the guy who created those first two images. I came across a book of his work a while ago but couldn't remember his name for the life of me. I'm thinking about buying it.
I love these kinds of motion graphics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6HCnub_OoU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YW1HY6tBmk >tfw gizmodo was just a big scam
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Is there a term for this particular design style?
>>1135 I don't even know what you'd call it, although I remember seeing it around a lot in the 2000s.
>>1135 Y2K Aesthetic. Probably.
>>1142 When I think of 2000s imagery, I usually picture palm trees and sunny weather like in that last one.
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>>1148 Last pic looks straight out of POV-Ray. Used to love messing with it back in the 00s. These aren't mine, I just found them on a Geocities archive. He included the source code for some of his pics, so I rendered what I could in a higher resolution. Some of it didn't render though. Just wasn't compatible with newer versions of the program. This is where I found it: https://www.oocities.org/siliconvalley/pines/5520/
>>1135 This is called the Metalheart aesthetic (~1998-2004), I saw a post about this exact style on the Y2K Institute: >Thought I’d start doing some posts on various aesthetics I’ve been studying since starting my exploration of Y2K four years ago. Metalheart, named for the 2001 book of the same name cataloging the work of Swedish designers Andreas Lindholm and Anders F. Ronnblom, is a visually complex and heavily digital aesthetic popular in the very late 90s and early 2000s. Its precursors include experimental deconstructivist works of designers like Zaha Hadid, the loud and expressive graphics used in rave flyers of the era, and designs by firms ATTIK and Me Company. >The style further developed in online communities like DeviantArt, Customize.org, and Depthcore, becoming more elaborate and complex as time went on. The hallmarks of this aesthetic included intricately-crafted, abstract, chaotic, and dramatic digital compositions, futuristic ‘tech’ interfaces with superfluous type, extensive overlays and effects, short (sometimes cryptic or poetic) phrases, and mainly dark/cyberpunk titles like ‘Deterioration, Injektion, Overdose, Biohazard, Brokenfaith’ to name a few. Since the popularity of this style was concurrent with an era of intensive user customization, it manifested in a variety of forum signatures, wallpapers, UIs, and skins for mp3/media programs. Source post (archived): https://archive.ph/1Z7sD >>1150 >Some of it didn't render though. Just wasn't compatible with newer versions of the program. Judging by the creation date on some of the sources, they were either made to render with POV-Ray 2.2 or 3.0 so do try those versions.
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>>1150 Yeah, I love that primitive style that POV-Ray images tended to have. It's capable of doing highly detailed images, but I prefer the really stylized and rudimentary-looking ones.
>>1151 Damn what an awesome page
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>>1162 That eyeball picture is just the right amount of surreal for me
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>>1175 First pic reads like something straight of a Far Side comic, I love it.
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>>1181 To me it's a nice time capsule from that period.
>>1171 Nice artstyle :)
>>1151 I tried finding the Metalheart book to download but it's not available anywhere, I did however find the CD-ROM that came with the book and found some cool hi-res wallpapers inside! >>1182 >third pic That's some trippy shit.
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>>1184 Definitely. Here's a more high-res version of the second image. There's something charming to me about that older render though. >>1186 >That's some trippy shit. It's from a game called Fin Fin on Teo, the Magic Planet. LGR did a video about it. I've never played it, but it looks really charming. Here's an Internet Archive link that supposedly works: https://archive.org/details/finfin
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>>1198 Which program made these? I wanna render such beautiful clouds.
>>1199 The guy's site said most of his work was made with POV-Ray.
>>1200 Got a link?
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>>1210 Here's his site: http://www.infradead.org/~wmp/scenes.html There are some nudes, so it might be considered NSFW.
>>1215 Pog
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>>1224 The river and bedroom scenes are extra comfy
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>>1226 Definitely.
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>>1231 <hi-res Mark Miller renders Where did you get these?
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>>1232 I hate to admit it, but I found most of what I'm posting off Le Reddit's vintage CGI board.
>>1233 >I found most of what I'm posting off Le Reddit's vintage CGI board. Take what you can, give nothing back!
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>>1234 Yeah, there's no way I'm going to make an account there or anything. I have found that board to be a goldmine for these kinds of images, even if it's a pain to scroll through due to crappy web design. I collected about three months' worth of image posts I found interesting last time I went on there. >>1234
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>>1238 First pic is incorrect, here's the correct version. The reason it looks like this is because the image used as a height map (i.e. how the ground is shaped) was rotated. So by rotating the map back to its original orientation the picture now makes sense, no more floating palace.
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>>1255 Thank you. As obvious as it is, I never even noticed how that was floating. I was too busy looking at the centipede monster thing.
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>>1233 Fun fact; the first pic was a WIP which later became pic related. Sadly the source file for the completed version was never shared, only the incomplete version. Third pic is also incorrect, for some reason it renders garbage using POV-Ray 1.0 but not 2.0. I uploaded the correct version. >>1256 >I was too busy looking at the centipede monster thing. Funnily enough Mark Miller calls it a "slug".
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>>1257 >Fun fact; the first pic was a WIP which later became pic related. Sadly the source file for the completed version was never shared, only the incomplete version. Neat. I'm not sure which one I like better. I find the Fisher-Price colors and floating orbs of the original charming, but I like the water and the more put-together appearance of the later one. >Third pic is also incorrect, for some reason it renders garbage using POV-Ray 1.0 but not 2.0. I uploaded the correct version. Thank you. It does look much nicer with the proper columns and without the the creatures' unintentional proboscises.
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I don't know who made this but it looks aesthetic
>>1262 It's from the Jeffrey Epstein level in Kirby 64.
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>>536 Missing files
Edited last time by GOAT on 06/29/2021 (Tue) 13:42:26.
>>538 Missing files
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>>1263 8 / 10
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>>1967 Where are these picture from?
>>1968 The CD store pics are from this site: http://www.e-spaces.com/lbw/portfolio/projects/port_cdshop.htm I don't know the source of the Technopolis ones, but they apparently date back to 1998. They look too rough to have been professional pre-rendered concept art from that time, so maybe they were real-time renders from some software release. There could have been some promotional program released prior to the Technopolis opening up as a way of generating publicity.
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>>1969 The CD Store states on that website, it was made using Virtual Home Space Builder https://archive.org/details/vhsb_2.2 so it was a VRML website. Neato.
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>>1971 It would have been interesting to see.
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I just got this. It's a neat little book of 3D artwork from 1997 and is the source for the Jurgen Ziewe images in the thread (most of them, at least). It's worth a buy if you come across it and like that style of art.

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