Star Trek TNG's holodeck is a staple of geek lore, but its interface was designed 20 years ago. Bruce Branit's World Builder is a short much along the same technological theme, but made today.

After one day of shooting, World Builder was in post production for 2 years. Despite its extremely small artistic team (essentially one guy), the first half of the piece deploys some really believable visual effects to establish a sort of virtual reality version of Illustrator or Maya.

The clip, be it a tad long for internet perusal, is a real pleasure to watch. Load it up when you have a few minutes to dedicate to your imagination. [Thanks Helen!]