This is a shot we did for a TV show. We only had 3 weeks to do the entire shot and with very limited ressources. Everything was done in Softimage. ICE was a big help of course. I was the lead artist on the shot. I did the modeling (Implosia), Textures (clever Camera projections and some pre-made matte painting elements from other shots), Simulation (ICE), Shading, Lighting and Rendering (Arnold) and part of the Comp (Nuke). I had help from other people for the comp and the smoke, which was done with emFluid and Fury and a bit of FumeFX.
On average, there were 2 artists working on this shot for the 3 weeks it took to make.
Video available in HD on youtube: youtu.be/1QBTMEvjSwY