Some explanation from Mieszko Lacinski about the project:
The advert was part of our 6 weeks project at university. 6 weeks meant to include 2 weeks of pre-production and 4 weeks for producing including rendering. As we chose to do the advert to be rendered fully using Houdini after a few lighting tests with use of Mantra we knew that we had to come up with a faster way of lighting the advert scenes. At that point I reminded myself about HDR Light Studio that was presented at FMX 2015. We did some tests which turned out multiple of times faster to render and set up. From very high render times they dropped to much smaller ones which allowed us to finish the advert in the end.
Mieszko Lacinski: Modelling; Texturing; R&D; Pipeline Design; Compositing; Render Wrangling
Jeffrey Bryans: Cameras; Lighting; Shading; Rendering; FX; Editing
Number of shots: 12
Pre-production : 2 weeks
Production: 2 weeks
Post Production and Rendering : 2 weeks
Software used: Houdini/Mantra, HDR Light Studio, Blender, Maya, Arnold, Nuke, Adobe Premiere.