German filmmaker Nicola Piovesan designed and made this awesome Cyber Octopus for a film project entitled… wait for it… Attack of the Cyber Octopuses!

“Attack of the Cyber Octopuses” is a retro-futuristic cyberpunk short film. The aim is to recreate the look and feel of the Eighties Sci-fi classics, without using CGI nor chroma key. Therefore it’ll be shot in real locations and use various original miniature models and handmade props.”

Click here for part 1 and here for part 2 to learn about how this cyber cephalopod was made.

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Here’s something neat to look at!

The view on the left is the shadow map! The game renders it from a camera in the sky and saves it as a depth map, where darker colors are closer and lighter colors are farther away. It’s red because it uses only one color channel for efficiency!

Every time the scene is drawn, it draws the view on the left in the background. Then the main renderer does some magic to get a value similar to what the shadow map has, and if the shadow map’s value is darker, it signifies that the particular section of the map is in a shadow!

It’s magic!