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DEATH OF STANISLAW LEM
Modelling, shading/texturing, Lighting and animation: Polat Yarisci
Software used: Cinema 4D + Physical Renderer + Adobe After Effects + Adobe Premier Pro
Music: The M+M Band, No More Crying
Reference Drawings: Daniel Mróz, Used by permission from Łucja Mróz-Raynoch behalf of Daniel Mróz. Those drawings are here: english.lem.pl/gallery/mroz-drawings/category/37-cyberiad-1972-wl
Also big thanks to Lem`s Estate and Wojciech Zemek


My contribution to Stanislaw Lem, who deceased in 2006. He was the best science fiction writer.
The animation short about one of his books called `Cyberiada` (english name is Cyberiad), a series of humorous short stories. The vast majority of characters are either robots or intelligent machines. The stories focus on problems of the individual and society, as well as on the vain search for human happiness through technological means.

The universe of The Cyberiad is pseudo-Medieval. There are kingdoms, knights, princesses, and even dragons in abundance. Robots are usually anthropomorphic, to the point of being divided into sexes. Love and marriage are possible. Physical and mental disabilities, old age and death, particularly in case of accidents or murder, are also common, though mechanical language is used to describe them. Death is theoretically avoidable (by means of repair), and sometimes even reversible.

For further information please read here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cyberiad
For the animation, I used two types of characters: male and female robot and a giant medieval looking war tank. My references were the drawings made by Daniel Mróz, who also died in 1993, Polish stage designer and artist, illustrator of the science fiction books of Stanislaw Lem. I used two drawings of him about the Cyberiad. All the permissions are granted from both official Lem`s website and Łucja Mróz-Raynoch, who daughter of Daniel Mróz. Very thanks to her.



DEATH OF STANISLAW LEM
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DEATH OF STANISLAW LEM

The 3D animation short about Stanislaw Lem`s death
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