"In summer, the beach at Scheveningen in The Hague, Netherlands is a haven for beach volleyball, kiting and sandcastle-building contests. As winter arrives however and frigid winds blow in across the North Sea, it becomes the scene of the biggest, toughest beach race in the world, Red Bull Knock Out. In order to race at Red Bull Knock Out, riders have to be brave, tough and quick. Now part of the new World Enduro Super Series, the event will see a mix of determined motorcross, enduro, rally raid and hard enduro riders descend on the beach to tackle the punishing track and see who will still be left standing to collect the 2018 Red Bull Knock Out crown."
As always created with 3ds max, vray, itoo, phoenix fd
This is the largest cgi environment i ever worked with, luckily i build a lot of it 2 years ago for the last event. Therefore the twist this year was to bring the bikes and riders on the track which turned out to be quite a challenge!
Digging through the internet i didn`t found something similar as a reference for the workflow so i decided to do some RnD on my own. With the great help from the vray community i was able to fiddle out the following technique: