Last Days On Mars
The Mars Rovers were of Partial build, with the cab mounted to the back of a truck, driven in reverse. Screen Scene was then tasked with the creation of the rest of the rover around the cab. A significant challenge for our artists was adapting the practical wheel base of the truck with the design of the rover. This meant camera tracking and then ensuring the CG Cab aligned and that the created wheels sat on the terrain. In a number of cases, the live action cab and truck were completely replaced with a fully CG rover with Digital doubles as the live action cab bounced or odd.
The Dust storms were simulated with Fume FX. We looked to real world storms to mimic the look and feel whilst also accounting for the low pressure and gravity on mars.
Screen Scene was delighted to be given the chance to work on such a great project.