Watch: Visually Impressive Sci-Fi Short 'Adam' Rendered Real-Time

July 12, 2016
Source: YouTube

Adam Short Film

There's always time to fit some sci-fi into your day. This short film is actually a demo of a new live rendering engine for video games, but it's pretty damn cool and worth watching anyway. The short is called Adam, directed by Veselin Efremov, and is set in the distant future. The plot seems to involve a robot (named Adam) waking up and discovering he is being released with many others just like him but is considered to be a criminal - the screen on his chest reads "Adam M. Thomas - Felony Code 227900". Upon release, they encounter two mysterious bounty hunter-like characters that remove the felony code and let them be free. I like the visual storytelling in this, and it seems like there's much more to this world worth exploring. Enjoy.

Adam Short Film

Thanks to Nothing Cooler for the tip. Description from YouTube: "The Adam demo is a real-time-rendered short film created with the Unity engine by our demo team. It runs at 1440p on a GeForce GTX980 and was shown on the booths at our Unite Europe conference." The short film is written & directed by Veselin Efremov. It utilizes an "experimental implementation of real-time area lights and makes extensive use of high fidelity physics simulation tool CaronteFX." They also developed special tools for "volumetric fog, a transparency shader and motion blur to cover specific production needs." Impressive. And perhaps a look at the future of filmmaking. For more info, visit the Unity website here. For more shorts, click here. Thoughts?

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  • Simply WoW! If there is a story behind this, I'll pay for it to watch it on a big screen.
    • Josh W
      I want to see more.
  • Tester
    That was impressive, I want more !!!
    Excellent world building. I already want to know more about everything.
  • grimjob
    Yeah, what everyone else is saying.
  • First few minutes there is very similar to the scene where Neo cuts lose from the machine in the Matrix. The heavy breathing by the machine seemed a little weird...... But it looks alright. I wouldn't call it the future of filmmaking though. Looks more like a video game cut scene.
  • Payne by name
    Yep, that was pretty cool. I'd happily pay to spend a bit more time in this world.
  • Lily Danktree
    Super crafty!




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