This was rendered in mental ray with a complete CG car as before but added lightning as object area lights to get the right feel of light from the contact points.
Special thanks to Brenton for making this light shader for us to use.
You can see the commercial here: Toyota Avalon: Electric
While we’ve been busy, a few good shots have come out using mental ray, including the Mirror Man from Snow White and the Huntsmen.
Take a look at some of the great artist work in these spots:
Another commercial using primarily mental ray as the renderer with Unified Sampling at Brute Force settings: