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01 January 2005, 10:54 PM
This is a work inspired by different pieces of the Persian Architecture. It’s a free interpretation because I have not translated a known and unique building. I have taken ideas and concepts from here and there, mainly from different temples in the irani city of Isfahan. The main dome is based in the structure of the “Moder-É Shah” and the columns and vaults are inspired by the “Mosque of Iman” but ornamentation is invented.

My main tool has been Electric Image Animation System in a Mac G4 733.

You can find THE MOVIE and more images, wireframes, wip, making-of... in my site: (

01 January 2005, 11:21 PM
Absolutely stunning.

01 January 2005, 12:02 AM
Oh my! :eek:

The picture is beautiful as it is, but the movie on your website is just amazing!

Five of the yellow ones from me! :D

- Jonas

01 January 2005, 07:12 PM
oh man, thats beautiful. I want to know more of how you made it, especially with the textures. Have you drawn them by yourself, and if so, how long did that take you?

I have been thinking of making something similar a long time but with a touch of northern viking art. So I'm curious of how you made this one.

can the clip be downloaded?

edit: found the making-of.

01 January 2005, 11:44 PM

Cristobal you keep amazing us!

Thank you for sharing


01 January 2005, 10:10 PM
Thanks for your kind words, friends.
Thorulf: yes, you can save the movie to your hard disc (I have not included any kind of protection against that…)
Best regards.

01 January 2005, 08:41 AM
wow this is gorgeous I've always loved the persian styled ornamentation. Amazing. Incredible use of geometry. I'm not much of a math man but is that Euclidian? The shapes are perfect. Wow

The music is Very fitting. Wish I could visit it

01 January 2005, 08:26 PM
This is so beautiful - the way you get from pure geometry to this rich ornamentation - wow! I also enjoyed the making-of - thanks for sharing.

01 January 2005, 01:48 AM
unbeliveable. :cry:

01 January 2005, 02:52 AM
I loved this and I loved Snakes too. But I missed the sense of an everflowing, constantly unfolding experiment. The bulk of this one was just a fly-through, and if there was something going on under the pretty picture it was not communicated in the movie alone.

01 January 2005, 06:32 PM
just awesome!!

02 February 2005, 12:38 PM
"i started to my journey in isfahan..."
i remind a a song about isfahan::D
this is perfect...

02 February 2005, 02:53 PM
That's amazing!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

02 February 2005, 01:09 AM
you were inspired by the gods,i am unconscious :cry::cry::banghead::surprised:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

02 February 2005, 02:15 AM
i was so curious to know how did you make the initial lines' growing? could you explain a little bit? thanks a lot!

02 February 2005, 06:14 PM
man, if you literally painted every piece in that wonderfull work, then you are a god, even if it was scaned, its still insane, great work man, incredible

02 February 2005, 06:42 PM


02 February 2005, 03:42 PM
Fantastic a piece of works. Love it that texture patterns. Brilliant! :scream: :thumbsup:

02 February 2005, 01:37 AM
I'm also curious about how you did the growing mesh at the biginning and also the spreading texture... Could you enlighten us with your wisdom?

02 February 2005, 10:56 PM
this should be frontpage ya know?

02 February 2005, 08:50 AM
great job! :thumbsup:

02 February 2005, 12:25 AM
for me that living in isfahan, it's just amazing.

nothing to say . just after seeing your art work i decided to visit it again & again.

thanks Etera.

02 February 2005, 04:48 AM
breathtaking :thumbsup:

(the whole site)

02 February 2005, 08:03 PM
Wonderful work - very inspiring! Thank you.

02 February 2005, 10:47 PM
Hey there Eterea, nice to meet you. :beer:

A few Months ago i watched your Escher Movie and thought that Style is just amazing. I grew up with Escher. I did his geometrical Corpses out of Paper (we had a Book with samples.) He was always my favorite drawing Artist. And the one Question that always bugged me was; what would Escher would have done with a Computer.
Your Animation was the closest conversion of the Escher Style in the third and fourth dimension i've seen until now. :) I love the Style. You're used that much it in Isfahan too. I love teh movement of the Camera, the Timing, the Textures and oooh, the Reflections. Geometric, artistic, beautiful.

Just keep it up and post again. :thumbsup:


04 April 2005, 02:08 AM
Looks nice, you can tell a lot of effort has been put to it but to be honest I've never seen Quran Writings on a floor, some people might find this offensive!

04 April 2005, 11:23 AM
Great work, absolutely stunning. How big are the textures(resolution) and how many were used?

Just took a look at your website: great breakdown of how you went about creating this masterpiece. True skill.

04 April 2005, 04:27 PM
Wow, nothing else needed, just wow :bowdown:

04 April 2005, 06:02 AM
wow, moving.
great way to show your work.. usually im not that intrested in "copied" artwork to 3d, but this video was great.

04 April 2005, 08:26 AM
wow. intricate. fractal. trippy. Like a movement from the visualisation of mathematics to the mundane perception of the ordinary world - and then back again.

04 April 2005, 09:31 AM
Amazing work! I like this style. Lines. Textures. Ornaments. Music. Mood. Very very athmospheric.

04 April 2005, 09:40 AM
This is most impressive. I especially like the way the lines start to "grow" to form the structure... wow !

04 April 2005, 11:50 AM
Man this needs to be plugged to the frontpage pronto

04 April 2005, 11:39 PM
wow..good job:thumbsup:

04 April 2005, 11:58 PM
wow, crazy amount of detail. really really amazing. I checked ur traditional art as well. Truly amazing artist!


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