Gli Zymachi combattenti modificano le cellule del sistema immunitario. Qui di seguito dei disegni di studio.
What follows is a one page synopsis of “ZYMACHI, in the Land of Living Machines”, an animation I’m working on. Enjoy.
Professor Kerenskij loses control over a secret Soviet biotechnology lab directed for years. New leadership, a Chinese Multinational, wants him to cooperate with Miss Hu, a Quantum Chip expert. The two scientists harshfully acquaintance during the spectacular close encounter between Earth and a dwarf planet, Nestis, inhabited by microscopic beings. The aliens, who call themselves Cycledwellers, are scattered all over the world, and infect, among others, Professor Kerenskij. Back to the lab, the two scientists work jointly at the true goal of the Chinese: Zymachi, nanorobots designed for genetic therapy. The aliens, that communicate telepathically, exploit Professor’s body as if it were a mine, and sabotage Zymachi, sensed as a menace. In order to protect them, Kerenskij injects Zymachi in his blood stream, but loses contact. The nano machines, incompletely coded, mutate, and form an alliance with Proteena, an outcast alien scientist. Thanks to Proteena, Zymachi guide the immune system against the invaders. A double dialogue is established, on one side Zymachi and Poteena, that recounts the myths and decadence of her people; on the other Kerenskij and the alien telepaths, withdrawn in Professor’s brain to escape immune system. In the middle stands Doctor Hu, assisting infected Professor while attempting to contact Zymachi. Although all kind of malicious attacks arranged by the invaders to weaken Kerenskij’s defenses, contact is established, and Zymachi deliver to humans the alien genetic code, while replicating on Proteena’s body one of the myths of the Cycledwellers: the shift from one sex to the other. This intimate journey will help her to understand the real causes of alien decadence. But there’s no time to sit back, Hu has to sedate Kerenskij, turned into a puppet by the telepaths, and places in his skull a probe that attracts the Zymachi. A ferocious battle takes place, at the end of wich an artifact brain cancer is destroyed. Harangued by Proteena, aliens recognize that the “Mine” is in fact a sentient being. Emerged from sedation, Professor perceives a wider picture: planet Nestis is in itself a living creature, and Cycledwellers work as it’s unconscious brain. Thanks to Zymachi a first contact between two species has been established, it’s time to harvest its fruits.
Zymachi know how things work, but they don’t know what things are. Proteena provides names to things. In one scene she names Zymachi themselves  following a sort of binary system: O=Zero, X=Yeoman, OO=Moon-moon, OX=Antagonist, XX=Charm, O/X=Healer, X/O=Idiot (in a first version names were: Cyclops, Druid, Goggle, Boxer, Numb, Skeleton and Clown). Baptized Zymachi conform their behaviour to the given name.
Finding the word “Zymachi” was hard work, especially because there was another candidate: Placebot, conjunction of placebo and robot. Unfortunately Place Bots are specific codes used in Lotus or Java scripts, so I had to discard the word, and was only left with a logo:
Zymachi communicate with outer world via genetic markers. Learn how to amplify these signals from microcosmos.
Zymachi antennas resonate with appropriate radio waves . Watch a real resonating nanotube, fundamental component of a nano radio.
California researchers Peter Burke and Chris Rotherglen have made a carbon nanotube demodulator that translates AM radio waves into sound, and incorporated it into a complete radio system:
Watch video below for further explanation.
ZYMACHI (or ZIMASHI) are nanoMACHInes with enZYMAtic properties. I’m working on this idea since age of 12, having in mind an animated serie long before computer animation and 3D breakthrough. First step is this illustrated synopsis, in wich the whole story is displayed along with 159 sketches.
Scanning my disk I found this small sample of 3D animation (workflow goes from Autocad to Flash via Lightwave). A microscopic battleship under attack (flash animation, 150KB). Related links: Fantastic Voyage, Nanotechnology.
OMICRON was the provisional name for the ZYMACHI saga. PLACEBOT was discarded too.
To be played repeatedly (mpeg, 457k). No soundtrack.
As visitor’s bandwidth broadens I’m constructing a video section. This is the first mpeg, maybe a little raw. Animation was generated with Lightwave, and it lasts 6 long seconds. An update is expected in the next weeks. (mpeg, 911k) No soundtrack.
Essays of virtual reality (originally produced Oct 1999). All models were rendered with LightWave 5.6. The WaterShade section features shaded Autocad 12 models (1997). Now also the Detail section, witnessing my research on realism in rendering. Special thanx to Gimmo & Dct. Faustus.