- Developer Adityavikram Joshi
- Showcase year 2022
- Programme Computer Arts
The project idea for Before//After is based on an incident that took place in Syria a long time ago. The historic Aleppo mosque was destroyed by a rebel-terrorist group. The mosque's huge minaret and the beautiful architecture of the courtyard were destroyed in the wake. The idea of Before//After comes from finding continual beauty even in the transition of the mosque, a once-beautiful religious place, becoming a burnt, demolished place of worship. The Aleppo Mosque stays beautiful, despite the destruction that was caused upon it. And to best portray its visual beauty, I chose to create a 3D environment moving between how it looked before and after the attack took place.
Before//After is a real-world-based 3D environment which showcases the beauty of emotions through a visual representation of the ' before' and 'after' of a devastating event that took place in the targeted environment.
The biggest motivation to create the project came from the hunger to develop new skills and enhance my 3D knowledge in a new field i.e. environments. I have only been practicing creating prop assets but this project gave me a different opportunity.