3D Animation Abiogenesis – To The Universe And Beyond


3D animation Abiogenesis

A spaceship lands on a world and uses its resources to create a profound change. I must admit I have been so used to all the shoot-em-up images and kill them dead with bodies flying through the air games that I was kind of holding my breath for much of the animation. Anyway, I was relieved to discover this animation had a lot more to do with creating than destroying. Nice thought.

Lightwave artist Richard Mans premiered his short CGI Award winning 3D animation Abiogenesis, and here he is talking about his project, which is followed by the film in its entirety:

Photo: Richard Mans talking about his film Abiogenesis.

Source image: 0.29 seconds and 3.49 seconds http://youtu.be/65ao3LL7UAo

An image from the short film Abiogenesis.


Produced by Fuzzy Realms, in New Zealand, here is the link http://www.fuzzyrealms.com/.

And … keeping to the theme of space.

Lightwave Spaceship Design Contest

The winners of Lightwave3D’s SpaceCommand Competition were Nicolas Alanis, Mauro Corveloni and Stephen Mazlum:

Source for images: http://youtu.be/uNEwmLF5PC4

Nicolas Alanis:



Mauvo Corveloni:



If you want to see the designs by the honorable mentions you can watch the short video http://youtu.be/uNEwmLF5PC4.

Space Command Movie

The winning designs will be featured in the upcoming “Space Command” movie. The winning artists will receive full screen credits and an invitation to be top-level modelers on “Space Command.”

Marc Scott Zicree

Marc_Scott_Zicree“Space Command” is a science fiction franchise created by writer, producer and director Marc Scott Zicree.

From his bio by Dave on IMDb, “Marc is currently writing, directing and producing Space Command, a series of science fiction features starring Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth, Falling Skies, The Strain), Armin Shimerman (Deep Space Nine, Buffy), Mira Furlan (Babylon 5, Lost), Bill Mumy (Lost In Space, Babylon 5) and Robert Picardo and Ethan Phillips (Star Trek Voyager).”


“Space Command” follows the adventures of the United Planet’s Space Command, a group of scientists, soldiers and adventurers who are exploring and adapting the solar system for human colonization”.

Source image: IMDb http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1226546432/nm0956002?ref_=nmmd_md_nxt

Looking for stellar inspiration?

J-P Metsavainio is a Finnish astrophotographer who enjoys revealing some of the hidden beauty of the universe and has created 3D animations of nebulae that give you the impression of flying through or around these stunning vistas.

stellarYou can find the link to his site on AstroAnarchy: http://astroanarchy.zenfolio.com/ and find the story in the Daily Mail about his 3D animated images of nebulae here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2744925/The-universe-ve-NEVER-seen-Animations-reveal-stunning-nebulae-cosmos-3D.html

All his work is copyrighted, so remember to ask his permission before using anything!

Melanie Phillibert

Dreamlight Content Management and Support

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Happily sharing how to create great 3D & 2D art in DAZ Studio, Lightwave and Photoshop, Val Cameron, CEO and founder of Dreamlight, has been coaching and mentoring hundreds of thousands of artists since 2005. Bestselling DAZ 3D vendor with over 230+ video tutorials, plug ins and light sets.

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2 Responses to “3D Animation Abiogenesis – To The Universe And Beyond”

  1. Kathleen Sibo October 2, 2014 at 8:06 pm #

    Wow! What an amazing movie. It’s very inspiring. Thanks!

    • Val Cameron November 9, 2014 at 11:18 pm #

      Thank you Kathleen, appreciate it!

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