This Is Totally A Hoax (I Hope), But Wouldn’t It Be Cool If It Was Real?

If aliens with giant ships were actually invading planet Earth, you can be pretty darned sure you would hear about it within a matter of minutes (thanks, Twitter). With that in mind, anytime you see a video or a picture of a supposed UFO flying near planet Earth, just remember that it’s probably a hoax. Of course, even if it is a hoax, it can still be pretty cool to check out what others are presenting as “evidence.”

Take, for example, the following (clearly fake) video of an alien “tripod” walking around the city of Novosibirsk in Russia. As Novosibirsk is the third most populous city in Russia, you can be sure that if this was actually happening, we would have at least seen one terrified tweet about it.

It’s still pretty cool to imagine it happening, though.

(source: World Truth)

When the aliens do invade, I can assure you that we’ll all be gone faster than we can blink. So savor these fictitious invasion scenarios in which we actually stand a chance against our new overlords.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/alien-invasion/

Minecraft Monsters Attack In Real Life

Gamer focused digital studio Rizenvisua is just as obsessed with the ultra popular Minecraft game as everyone else. For their latest video, they imagined what it would be like to actually be in the Minecraft world.

In Minecraft: Day Blockers, Johnny and Braiden explore the Minecraft world when suddenly monsters unexpectedly attack during the day. 

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/02/11/minecraft-monsters-attack-in-real-life/

Nissan Leaf Race Ends With A Surprise

I’ll be honest. I consider myself a big nerd. I’m into cars and video games, and even I couldn’t tell this was all CGI. It looks so crisp and real. Until the end, when the action happens. Just wait for it.  

 

Thanks Josh!

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2011/10/31/nissan-leaf-race-ends-with-a-surprise/

Superhero Depression

The life of a superhero may seem glamorous, but that’s the fault of the media. Most of the time, superheros must live their lives like the rest of us. And that can get pretty depressing. 

That’s the premise behind this new Superhero Depression short film by Andrew M Films.

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/07/23/superhero-depression/

Johnny Express Short Animated Film

Johnny Express Short Animated Film

This adorable short film was written, directed and animated by only one person, Kyungmin Woo, but it seems to be on the level of Pixar. Johnny Express is a hilarious five minute short featuring the universe’s “greatest deliveryman” who attempts to make a delivery to a very, very small customer. The problem is, he can’t seem to find him. Naturally, chaos ensues while he searches the tiny planet. The lesson? There are all sorts of Aliens living throughout space that come in all shapes and sizes. 

 

Via MostWatched, Digg

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/05/10/johnny-express-short-animated-film/

Theoretical Fan Made Apple iWatch First Look Commercial

The rumors and whispers about Apple‘s new iWatch product have taken the tech world by storm. Everyone is anxious to see if Apple can pull off their magic once more, and bring a new must-have piece of consumer technology to the already overflowing table of products. 

The visual effects masters at Final Cut King are so psyched, they aren’t waiting any longer to imagine how cool the new iWatch will be. They created their very own, fan-made first look at a theoretical Apple iWatch that is quickly starting to trend. 

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/02/27/theoretical-apple-iwatch-first-look-commercial/

Brain Divided Animated Short Film

We all must balance the analytical and emotional parts of our brain, especially when dealing with the opposite gender.

Josiah Haworth, Joon Shik Song and Joon Soo Song demonstrate this balancing act during a first date in this entertaining computer animation, Brain Divided. The video is presented by Ringling College of Art and Design and TheCGBro 

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/08/15/brain-divided-animated-short-film/

What If Wild Animals Ate Fast Food (Video)

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A compilation of animated shorts titled ‘Rollin’ Safari‘, produced for the 2013 Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, features overly round, bloated wild animals in hilarious scenes of mortal combat.

Spotted here and here. Read more about it here.

CGI Animals Doing Stunts in France 3 TV Ads (Video)

Remember the animated short with high diving giraffes? These France 3 commercials with CGI animals are equally awesome!

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15 CGI Artworks That Look Like Photographs

At the intersection of art and technology you will find the incredible work of CGI artists. These artists are blurring the lines of reality with 3D renderings that look so realistic they are near impossible to distinguish from a photograph. As computer processing power grows exponentially, ground-breaking software is constantly evolving to harness it.

This is allowing artists to push the limits of what is possible in computer-generated imagery. Below you will find a showcase of some of the most talented CGI artists in the industry today. Online communities such as CG Society and CG Hub are great places to discover emerging talents in this exciting field. Be sure to click through to each artist’s profile to see more of their impressive work.

[h/t CGTrader article 1, article 2]

1. Artwork by Marco Di Lucca

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MARCO DI LUCCA
Facebook | CG Hub | CG Society

“One thing that I always tell someone who asks me about becoming a digital artist is, first of all, believe in yourself, in your capabilities and that dreams can indeed become true. Having that mindset doesn’t mean it will happen on its own though! You have to work your way through it and you have to be extremely determined and passionate about it. Eventually, that passion and determination will show up through your work. Be sure, it will be recognized by others. Always challenge yourself, never be happy with the work you have done and always seek ways to improve your skills and your work by spending time on it. It is only through that, that you can make the difference.” – Interview with keyshot.com

2. Artwork by Marcin Gruszczyk

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MARCIN GRUSZCZYK
Website | CG Society

Above the Alps. 3DS Max, Brazil r/s, Photoshop, Terragen. November 2012.

3. Artwork by Dan Roarty

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Happy Birthday Nana. Modeled in Maya, sculpted/textured in Mudbox, hair in Shave and a Haircut and rendered in Vray. Spec maps created using Knald.

4. Artwork by Andrey Kobushenko

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ANDREY KOBUSHENKO
CG Society | RE:Vision | Behance

Raspberry day. 3DS Max, After Effects, VRay.

5. Artwork by Chengbin Du

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CHENGBIN DU
CG Society

Flowers in full bloom. Zbrush for model sculpture, Maya mental ray for rendering, DeeX shaders pack for material process, nuke for compositing.

6. Artwork by Denis Osmanbegovic

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DENIS OSMANBEGOVIC
Website | deviantART | Linkedin

Interior Loft. 3DS Max and Mental Ray.

7. Artwork by Marcelo Souza

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MARCELO SOUZA
Website | Twitter | IMDB | Linkedin | CG Society

Old Corona Typewriter. 3DS Max, After Effects.

8. Artwork by Marco Di Lucca

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MARCO DI LUCCA
Facebook | CG Hub | CG Society

Self-portrait. Maya Softimage, ZBrush, Mudbox, Keyshot.

9. Artwork by Luxion KeyShot

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LUXION KEYSHOT
Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+

10. Artwork by Dabarti CGI Studio

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11. Artwork by Benjamin Brosdau

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BENJAMIN BROSDAU
Website | CG Society | Shutterstock

12. Artwork by Metro Cúbico Digital

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METRO CUBICO DIGITAL
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Vimeo

13. Artwork by Denis Tolkishevsky

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DENIS TOLKISHEVSKY
Website | CG Society | Raph.com

Apricus Acini. 3DS Max, VRay, Photoshop for textures and post production.

14. Artwork by Albert Farrahov

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ALBERT FARRAHOV
Website

15. Artwork by Dan Roarty

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