kristian glenn's growth is a short 3D video exploring self-doubt

kristian glenn's growth is a short 3D video exploring self-doubt

3D artist and motion designer kristian glenn’s ‘growth’ is a concept-led, self-initiated video project. incorporating graphic, typographic and 3D simulated visual effects, it tackles the feelings of self-doubt involved in creative processes and challenges within a highly rhythmic yet fragmented timeline.

rampant growth systems



‘the concept of growth is explored visually with procedural particle growth systems and organic, self-replicating forms, but also conceptually — the piece was a challenge to my own development’, explains glenn. ‘my experimentation throughout the project can be seen in the process video.’

ideas – an iteration of a theme throughout the piece



ultimately some of the feelings made their way into the work, as themes of frustration, repetition, and self-doubt. using a range of software — cinema 4d, marvelous designer, x particles, octane render — the 3D imagery is complimented with rapid and non-linear type elements, which help tie together all of the themes of the piece.



runawayy thoughts and ideas — a visual representation


video by kristian


a result of some visual experimentation — tying 3D knots




experiments with graphic patterns across a swirling, three-dimensional surface


an additional experiment with marvelous designer and typographic elements


tangling — questions of adequacy and ability


representing colliding and conflicting thoughts, this sequence was created with marvelous designer


a crop of the swirling particles rendered with redshift


an exploration of the textures and forms of ropes


designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.


edited by: maria erman | designboom

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