March 19, 20116:47 am
Thanks for sharing Chris! this one is amazing! could you tell us which software did you use for the render? I like the little imperfections or lensflare in the camera/glass.
March 19, 20113:10 pm
very cool work, congrats!
March 21, 20114:00 pm
All the 3d was Maya and rendered in mental ray. Claudia and I did the compositing in After Effects. The DOF was done with Frischluft LensCare using some tricky depth passes (due to all the refractions in the piece). We used Knoll Light Factory for the lens flares, but as you noted, we slaved an "glow" layer to the flare position which we used as an "add" blend mode over a dust and smudge layer to get the lens stuff.
I also need to plug Substream Music and Sound Design for the audio. Noel is the lead artist over there, and he is amazing.