VFX Breakdown – Nissan Stronger for Longer by Studio Blackbird
Studio Blackbird provided the VFX for this Nissan Navara TV spot. Their work involved creating thousands of photo real wildebeest and compositing them into plates, while also comping in elements to make the environment look like an African Savannah.
Blackbird used Yeti for the fur, Golaem for the distant animals, and the foreground creatures were animated by hand with a full simulated musculature and nHair dynamics for the mane. The renderer used was Arnold. For the dynamics they used Houdini and Maya Fluids. Watch the breakdowns and scrub through some side-by-sides: