About the Graphics
Some images were prepared with an animation at BibleWithGames.com. See the Animated Apocalypse at BibleWithGames.com.
The blue vase was modeled with 3ds Max, translated for the Web with the free 3D Translator app, by Seven Thunder Software, then displayed online with WebGL and GLSL shader highlights. See the online Interactive 3D Blue Vase.
The animated flame with candle were prepared with 3ds Max and After Effects. Video of a burning flame was mapped to a flat plane above the candle, in 3ds Max. A projector light creates the flickering light and shadow on the candle. An elliptical mask and music were added with After Effects.
Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; (Revelation 2:1 KJV Bible).
The burning city graphic was created with 3ds Max and After Effects. The 3ds Max fire effect wouldn't render with the large number of vertices required for meshes of many city buildings. Therefore two renderings were prepared. One rendering of the city and another rendering of the fire. Both renderings use the same camera and path.
For each rendering, an animated series of frames were prepared. The final still image was selected from the set of frames composited with After effects.
First with 3ds Max, render animation frames, with an alpha transparent background, of the city. Second with 3ds Max, render animation frames of an animated fire, mapped to a sphere. Third composite the frames with After Effects. Last apply Wave Warp and Gaussian Blur effect controls to the city only.
Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her (Revelation 18:8 KJV).
The Golden Cup was prepared for animation with 3ds Max and After Effects.
In 3ds Max the cup was mapped with a gold reflective material, shiny highlights, and a leaf like bump decal. Creation of visual effects involved adding two fire effects. During the animation, fire effect parameters change, including flame detail, phase, and flame color.
The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries (Revelation 17:4 KJV).