ESPN came to us wanting a refreshed theme from last year's ESPN College Basketball Promos. We took last year's style and updated it with a more "photo real" look using Vray rendering engine. We also introduced a Banner themed opening with an exciting camera move to the court. The end page goal was to achieve a photo realist wood court with an interesting camera move. We also created a wood floor theme lower third for the spot. As lead 3D Artist, I was responsible for animation, cloth simulations, texturing, lighting, volumetric lighting, effects and rendering. Once this was completed, we handed off the elements to Flame/Smoke artists who composited the 3D elements. Every week we delivered new banners for each event to keep the promos updated. Currently airing on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU.
Software: Maya, Vray and After Effects