ANDREW HESS
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Topographic Study

Topographic Study

// personal // Experiment // CONCEPT // DESIGN // 3D // ANIMATION // Compositing

 

MOTION

 

Stills

COLOR

ELEVATION

EROSION

// DESCRIPTION

I have always been fascinated with topographic lines and maps. I wanted to experiment with mapping out a piece of landscape and creating something that had a FUI (futuristic user interface) vibe to it - as if you were looking at a holographic small scaled map of some sort. I utilized The French Monkey's Landscape Kit ( https://www.tfmstyle.com/landscape-kit-valley ) to get an incredibly details landscape of mountains to play with and then various techniques to map splines along the surface at set intervals. X-Particles was helpful in casting light -weight particles across the splines which I traced and varied so each line drew on at random rates. Octane Render made look building types of information passes very easy and enjoyable.

This visual could easily sit within a FUI moment in the scene of a movie or a snowboarding video as the pro boarders are discussing what location they want to drop in on a mountain. Mostly, it was just a fun experiment.