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2013 Toyota Avalon: Electric

Recently completed at The Mill is a commercial for the Toyota Avalon called “Electric”. You may recognize this set from a previous piece called “Formula”.

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

Toyota Avalon: Electric

Toyota Avalon: Electric

 

Rendered with mental ray

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:

Behind the Scenes of the Mirror Man

Another commercial using primarily mental ray as the renderer with Unified Sampling at Brute Force settings:

Northfolk Southern

Making of Norfolk Southern

Unified Rendering – Toyota “Built”

Rendered in mental ray 3.9 and Unified Sampling with motion blur.

The portion with the engine block being assembled was 2 hours a frame with motion blur at 1080HD