A breakdown of the work that I did on Sunken Garden, the worlds first opera that uses stereoscopic projection. In co-operation with Hectic Electric, a Amsterdam based post production company, I created the CG water splashes. The water splashes are created in Houdini and rendered with Mantra in stereoscopic 3D.
The main challenge of the project was the very limiting time and the vast amount of work (2,5 min) that had to be produced. I ended up rendering 10000 frames of 2K water renders with refraction at approximately one minute a frame.
A full article on the matter can be found on my website: http://www.nicknimble.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=127%3Asunken-garden&catid=39%3Afeatured-commercials&Itemid=55&lang=en