Quanta Magazine, 2019. Reuse prohibited.
Art direction, concept, 3D illustration
Cinema 4D, Redshift
Cinematic 3D art for a biology / evolution article by Viviane Callier: Fragile DNA Enables New Adaptations to Evolve Quickly. "If highly repetitive gene-regulating sequences in DNA are easily lost, then that may explain why some adaptations evolve quickly and repeatedly."
I started learning 3D in 2018 and this was one of my first renders of this type. It took forever! About four hours just to render the still frame. But I learned a ton in the process... and now I go a bit faster :)
© Olena Shmahalo