3D Render: 80’s Neon Kitsch

I’ve already mentioned that I’m about to start a podcast and I’m currently working on an intro animation. As a kind of proof of concept, I exported a single frame of that animation from my 3D software and basically did all the post-production on it. Believe it or not, but the grid you see there is entirely black and white, all the colors are added on later in After Effects. Same thing goes for the chromatic aberration, the lens distortion, the grain, scanlines and the sky. The text is an entirely different 3D render that’s layered on top of the landscape. Hopefully, my partner likes this idea so I can go ahead and make an actual video version of it. Because I have to say, I’m quite proud of myself for making something conceptual and making it look this authentic. I’m sure there are ways I could improve it, but it’s the first time I ever attempted to make something thematic like this and have a result that matches my expectations.

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