This work – Gauge – is just a random project I did in my spare time, but I have always been captivated by the visual effects in Hollywood feature films. I wanted to create a couple of frames in 3D that looked and felt 100% naturalistic and photographic, just to pay homage to the art of VFX.
The bulk of this project was done in Cinema 4D and rendered using its native Physical Renderer. The scenes were lit with a physical sky, while the depth of field and the subtle volumetric lighting effect were both baked in the render. Compositing and color grading was done in After Effects and DxO FilmPack