Lux Aeterna

I’ve really enjoyed watching the short animations of Cristóbal Vila. Over the past few years he has put out a whole series of interesting short animated videos. His visuals are always striking and dynamic, using a continuous panning and zooming effect. They are mostly done using 3D modeling software but the textures and lighting are masterfully executed. The music is tasteful and the message is always illuminating. These are suitable for repeated viewing. Enjoy!


“January 13, 2013 · My new animation “Lux Aeterna” is finished at last. We travel with the light on its way from the most distant galaxies to the smallest raindrops.” -CV



A journey of light, from distant galaxies to small drops of water.

— 3D animation by Cristóbal Vila ·

— Music theme “The Gift” by Jóhann Jóhannsson:

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In 2012, he made a respectful tribute piece to M.C. Escher



A short movie inspired on Escher’s works and a free vision on how it could be his workplace.

— 3D animation by Cristóbal Vila · More info about this movie:
— Music theme “Lost Song” by Ólafur Arnalds:





In 2010, Cristóbal Vila created another amazing video that further elaborates on the synergy between science and art.



Short movie inspired on numbers, geometry and nature

— 3D animation by Cristóbal Vila ·
— Music by Wim Mertens – “Often a bird”
from the album “Jardin Clos”, 1996



There is a great write-up for this one in the On Being blog. It’s entitled “Mathamatics In Sunflowers“. They found this video helpful when trying to visualize the role of mathematics in nature, and other abstractions…


Finally, another one of my favorites is Cristóbal’s 2005 work inspired by Persian Architecture.



Animated film inspired by Persian Architecture.


— 3D animation by Cristóbal Vila ·
— Music by Philip Glass, Foday Musa Suso, and Omar Faruk Tekbilek


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