Blade Runner White Dragon Cut 5 including perfect CG reproduction of Los Angeles cityscape drawn by Syd Mead is going to coming out November 2019.
You can see the perfect CG reproduction of Ridleyville cityscape drawn by Syd Mead on White Dragon Cut. Let’s enjoy the Syd Mead’s Ridleyville in CG.
Let’s take a look at the Ridleyville cityscape on a slideshow.
Ridleyville Map on White Dragon Cut
I have created the map for CG creation of Ridleyville based on Syd Mead’s original illustrations and movie set placement.
Please switch the screen from portrait to landscape view, if you are viewing on a smartphone.
Chew's Eye Factory
The Snake Pit
The entrance to the underground mall
The place where Deckard and Guff took off
The Building where Deckard and Guff landed
The Noodle Bar "White Dragon" and the JVC store
Prototype ANACO MART
Buildings on Ridleyville drawn by Syd Mead and made on CG
Some comparison images of Syd Mead’s illustrations and CG images. I basically created CG images according to the Syd Mead’s illustrations If there is a difference between the Syd Mead’s version and the movie version.
The huge pyramids towering in the back of the city area and the huge buildings towering above them are on the original illustration of Syd Mead.
You are not able to see this landscape on the film of Blade Runner. however you can see a bunch of huge buildings on “Blade Runner Black Out 2022”.
The Animoid Row is in the back of the Center Building.
The characters drawen on the arcade are English characters in Syd Meade’s original illustrations, however they are replaced with Japanese in the film.
Also, there are variety of sign boards of Japanese and Chinese on the wall of building in the film version.
In the White Dragon Cut, I have made modeling of building based on Syd Mead’s illustration, and made the sign borads based on the film.
The entrance to the underground mall drawn by Syd Mead has an impressive yellow object looks like curved LCD panel in the front.
Unfortunately, this illustration was not reproduced in the film. however you will be able to see this scene on the White Dragon Cut.
Some building illustrations, whitch are drawn by Syd Mead, have the decorations with a blue glowing slit on the side of the arcade of the building. the building is where Decard and Guff took off from the Ridleyville in the beginning of the film.
In the film, The decoration was changed to a glowing whole decoration rather than the slit.
Both of the Syd Mead vesion and the film version are side by side on the Ridleyville on White Dragon Cut.