Paramount Pictures: Genesis Planet

 
  • ©1982, Paramount Pictures

Artist(s):


Title:


    Genesis Planet

Exhibition:


Creation Year:


    1982

Medium:


    Photograph of raster image

Category:



Artist Statement:


    For the Star Trek II – The Wrath of Khan Genesis Effect scene, Reeves and his colleagues were trying to create a wall of fire spreading out from the point of impact of a projectile on a planetary surface. Every particle in Reeve’s system was a single point in space and the wall of fire was represented by thousands of these individual points. Each particle had the following attributes:

    • Position in 3D space
    • Velocity (speed and direction)
    • Color
    • Lifetime (how long it is active)
    • Age
    • Shape
    • Size
    • Transparency

    Extracted from: https://ohiostate.pressbooks.pub/graphicshistory/chapter/19-1-particle-systems-and-artificial-life/  “19.1 Particle Systems and Artificial Life”


Other Information:


    THE UNIVERSAL SPHERES 1986
    The Universal Spheres reflect technical advances in computer graphics as expressed in spherical objects.