With a terminatory twist. I got this idea after watching the intro scenes from T1. For some reason I found the filthy, dark, wet, night-time downtown L.A. shot through a blue colour filter somehow fascinating. Of course I wanted to recreate that scenery and environment as a scenebuild.
I would have used some L4D ‘Street’ models if I had had them, but for some reason I lost most of the L4D stuff a while ago. Had to use CSS and HL2 models instead. The other problem was with the cop car, as I didn’t have any 80’s police car models, Dodge Diplomats to be specific, and the L4D police cars I had were way too modern. The solution: took one of the L4D cars, put cop car lights on it and edited it a bit.
TL;DR: I got inspired by a movie.
The whole thing is a scenebuild. The whole thing. All of it. Always and forever.
If someone wonders, the lightning on the left is from an off-screen Time Displacement Portal (The weird thing guys from the future arrive in). The cartoony look was intended, as almost all 80’s lightning effects looked like that. The reflections are a bit off, but it’s too late to do anything about that.