"The realism of the piece is astounding,
and the beauty behind the cutting and
choice of camera compositions is
really what CG artists should strive for --
a complete balance between
the technical and the aesthetic."
- ANIMATION WORLD MAGAZINE
"A computer-generated cathedral
was lined with giant stone slabs, each one polished to a
high sheen that accurately reflects the surrounding
objects. As they fell like dominoes, subject to perfectly
simulated gravity, giant ball bearings dropped from the
ceiling to reflect the whole scene with spherical distortion
as they bounced down the length of the cathedral. It was
an orgy of technical expertise. A thousand Ph.D.'s,
software engineers and punk animators burst into
- The NEW YORK
"Stunning verisimilitude and luminosity."
- INTERNATIONAL DESIGN
"One of the most exciting new areas of lighting research."
- THE HOLLYWOOD
"A landmark in image-based rendering."
- THE ART OF 3-D
COMPUTER ANIMATION AND IMAGING, 2ED.
"Truly stunning and ultra-realistic ... a work of art in itself."
- 3D WORLD MAGAZINE
"Fiat Lux I think impressed a lot of people because it was so hard to tell what was real and what was scientific experimentation, and yet it all hung together so beautifully as a short project. It's just the most beautiful piece of filmmaking, it's just a very, very satisfying work of art."
- SHELLEY PAGE, Dreamworks Animation
"Armed only with a few mirrored spheres
and a digital camera,
Paul Debevec set out to make a film like no
- NEWSCIENTIST MAGAZINE