This shot was a practice in lighting a cg element to match a film plate with the aid of an HDRI image captured 'on set'. It also served as a turntable for the asset. The original ambition was to have a sequence of shots with an actor's head replaced with this cg one.
I modelled, textured, shaded, lit and comped the shot.
Software used: Maya, Mentalray, Zbrush, Photoshop, Nuke