Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo.
A global landmark in the shaping of the Cyberpunk genre, and a watershed title for the medium.
I got my hands on the tankōbon(s) more than 20 years ago and those pages upon pages at the end of the third one depicting the destruction of Neo-Tokyo stayed with me ever since. Pages of stunning destruction, leaving me in awe.
This is my generative take on the subject. An attempt to evoke the power of that one panel in a cohesive collection.
Everything procedurally generated at runtime.
You can find more info on the composition here : https://ulucode.com/wp/takashis-death/
Export a PNG capture at various resolutions by pressing the number keys 1 to 9 (top row or numpad, and only in live mode, after pressing "open"). Resolutions ranges from 720 to 7680 pixels ( height ). I recommend starting with "4".
More features are available, but a decent GPU is recommended:
- Press "space" to toggle an animation on/off
- Press "u" to Unlock the camera. You can then :
. Mouse left : Rotate
. Mouse middle/wheel : Zoom
. Mouse right : Translate
. "r" : reset camera
. "a" : change antialiasing quality : 3 settings in rotation. Try this if your framerate is too low.