Vox Garbles – vox@mechamedia.cc

TheyFriend – Synthetic Love

In this Spotify canvas for TheyFriend’s Synthetic Love, I was commissioned to melt a gold heart behind a CRT monitor. The design incorporates the dial layout from the Chernobyl control room and news coverage of the disaster.

All the models in this scene were downloaded from Sketchfab. I modded the TV texture to play the video, engraved and retopologized the heart which was animated using shape keys and random drop off, and animated the lights with a noise texture. I also created post-production FX to mimic CRT, VHS, and nuclear distortion.

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