To document our process (but mainly to give everyone good laughs) we had a few guys running around with cameras during the production. And this sneaky MakingOf video is what came out of it. Guerilla style (except when staged) and full of insights.
Photoscanning of nearly all objects, Octane and Arnold rendering, Softimage ICE for a few shots, Houdini for a few others and heaps of Cinema4d for all of the rest gets the shells flying and glowing. Add a bit of WorldMachine for landscapes (and ZBrush and Modo for cleanup and retopo) and you've got our pipeline for this piece.
A big thumbs up to the crew who worked their fingers to the bone to pump out all the renderings.
Direction & Technical Direction:
Manuel Casasola Merkle
Direction: Christian Tyroller
Creative Direction & Concept:
Moritz Schwind, Ingo Walde
Composer / Sound Design:
Concept & Research: Elisabeth Schlichtner
Marcel Dolschon, Matthias Zabiegly
Modeling / Sculpting: Jens Kindler, Lars Korb
Simulation: Michael Haupt, Fuat Yüksel
3d Artists: Leonhard Akinbiyi, Simon Fiedler, Achim August Tietz
Compositing: Tobias Müller
Photogrammetry: Gotoxy AV Media - Sven Fiebiger, Frank Zwick
Additionally Photogrammetry: Ava Kalf
Barbara Casasola Merkle, Denise Matthey, Victoria Voss
Makeup Artist: Eileen Richter
Catering: Anja Sobawa
Production Baby: Luzie Casasola Merkle