This was intended as a test project, but it ended up looking so good I had to put it on the web site.
Yes, it's yet another zoom into the western spike region, but it is really gorgeous and is definitely worth a look. The name refers to X as in the Roman numeral 10 (it was the tenth test run on this system), but it sounds cool and inspired the creepy effect for the end credit.
The weird "X" effects at the end could be done without. But otherwise, two years later, this remains a stunningly beautiful video. The curves created by the distance estimator are visually voluptuous and seductive, and the colors here are just amazing, with silvery grays blending into cool blues, then transitioning smoothly to golden orange and yellow, with a visit occasionally from luscious green.
Enjoy the new high bit-rate encodings in WMV and MP4 formats!Trouble Downloading?
|MP4||6.3 MB 320x200 Fast download Fast Start|
142 MB 640x480 high-quality 10 Mbps
|WMV||17.2 MB 640x480 Fast download|
|Date Generated||13 Apr 08|
|Final Image Size||2.1e-33|
|Rendering Time||8 hours|
|Audio||Custom composition using Acid Pro 6|