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Alpha Centauri: University Base (Short Film)


In the 21st century, situation takes a turn for the worse. Civilization is crumbling, the Earth is dying. In 2060, United Nations sends a colony ship - U.N.S. Unity - to a newly discovered planet orbiting Alpha Centauri's primary star.

Among the small group of colonists to leave the ravages of Earth is Prokhor Zakharov, a brilliant scientist desperate to flee the chaos of his motherworld to start anew beneath an alien sky.

This is his story.

Ratimir Rakuljic writes:

A huge fan of 'Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri' game, I've made this short film to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

It was done entirely in my gradually diminishing free time :) I hope you'll enjoy it (and - if you're a fan of Civilization/Alpha Centauri games, you'll have a field day in catching the references):

Modeling and most of the animation is done in Blender, while character animation (utilizing a combination of motion capture, performance capture, and keyframe animation) and some of the environment work was done in Unreal Engine 5. Both Cycles and UE5 were used for rendering.

About the Author

Ratimir Rakuljic

Director, Animator, and CG/VFX Artist with 15 years of industry experience spanning feature films, episodic television, and advertising, including both live-action and animated projects.


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