You know what gifs are, right? Animated images on a short loop, sometimes annoying, occasionally funny, and every now and then quite breathtaking. Gif stands for “graphics interchange format”, and their ubiquity is based on the fact that almost all servers support them, and they don’t take up much memory. For some inexplicable reason, everyone pronounces the hard “g”, but the correct way to say it is with a soft “g”, as in “jif”, according to the inventors. Go figure.
I’ve tried to make gifs, it’s not that easy Which is why the work and creativity in these, by Hugo Germain (aka “Graphonaute“) leaves me open-mouthed.
Full-blown 3d effects, on gifs? CGI rendering, on gifs?
Amazing. And he’s 18 years old. Take a look at his website to see more, they’re all very surprising.