While it may have its roots in the 80s retro music scene, synthwave, along with its subgenres, has become as much an art movement as anything else, and has informed creative decisions for everything from album art to production design of games like Cyberpunk 2077. A few minutes spent looking at the right tags on Instagram will show you the huge amount of art being created, with the aesthetics covering the dark cyberpunk look, through to the chillwave vibe of neon-soaked palm trees, Deloreans and Florida sunsets.
Much of this art is made in 3D and the wireframe and low-poly look makes it an accessible style to get into.
This issue we explore the world of the synthwave aesthetic, looking at some of the bleeding edge projects, then turning our attention to helping you level up your own skills, with our training section.
We show you how to master your fluid simulations with Bifrost, and create an interior scene in Blender.
Rendering power is something we all chase, so to help you decide on where to spend your cash we have an EGPU group test this month, putting the best options head to head.