BURJ DIAMOND TOWER
180 DEGREES FILM FOR THE CURVED WALL
I was working as the lead Compositor on this project. One of the key challenges was importing the 180 degree camera settings from V-ray- 3ds Max to the at the time beta tester version of V-ray for Nuke. We ended up beiing the first studio in the UK to use V-ray for Nuke in a commercial production. Some of the shadows in this film are added with V-ray for Nuke and the compositing had to be done via a 180 degree Vray Nuke Cam.
After the project I needed to see if there was a better way to render diamonds than using Vray. I tried a few engines and techniques. Mental ray did the best job I found.
One of the key challenges on this Project was Preparing the Data for the Helicopter shoot of Dubai's skyline. We had to make sure that the views would match the future real-life views as exact as possible. Further more there where some restrictions as to which angles of the skyline we were allowed to shoot. So the Film had to be planned around this limitation.