The Holodeck, As Re-Imagined in 2009

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!]



Having worked with a number of 3D apps in my day I'd be the first in line to buy one that worked like this. I'd sell my home and live on the street if I had to (assuming I could in the current economic climate).