ArchViz by E.Moraza

ArchViz by E.Moraza

Eliana Moraza
by emoraza on 19 Mar 2019 for Rookie Awards 2019

All videos on this entry were made during last year while I was studying my master degree of Architectural Visualization.

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Fragility & Beauty: Short film

I present you my last short film, Fragility & beauty. It’s based on Shiba Ryotaro Memorial Museum by Tadao Ando. In this video, I wanted to create a story and not only make a walk through.

I wanted to create situations that in nature doesn’t have any sense. It's impossible that cherry blossom rain in winter and inside a building.

But, isn't 3d software our way to do impossible things real?

Why cherry blossoms?

They are a symbolic flower of the spring, a time of renewal, and the fleeting nature of life. Their life is very short. After their beauty peaks around two weeks, they drop to the ground falling like snow. Tied to the Buddhist themes of mortality, mindfulness and living in the present, Japanese cherry blossoms are a timeless metaphor for human existence. Blooming season is powerful, glorious and intoxicating, but tragically short-lived — a visual reminder that our lives, too, are fleeting.

How did I do it?

In case you don't know the building, I attach some plans and original drawings (from Tadao Ando found online) for a better understanding of the space.

First of all I analized the building and searched a lot of images, references and the music track that it was gonna be the main structure of the video. After modeling and animating the first drafts, I start to play with lighting, textures and environments.

One of the challenges of this project, was making the shelfs and placing all the books through xRef scenes for helping me to manage the master scene.

In this video I used 3Ds Max and Vray as renderer and for postproduction I used Nuke, Premiere and After Effects.


Finally, I attach my video reel so you can see different jobs that I've done this past year.

So, I hope you enjoy my job and this entry. Thanks for watching!

You can follow my work on instagram (@elliedou) and in my website (

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