World War II from Space, directed by Simon George and produced by October Films, covers the key political events and battles of World War II, making extensive use of today’s creative technology to deliver the information in a way that will seize the attention of modern audiences.
Executive Producer, Adam Bullmore said; “None of this would have been possible without Prime Focus and it's unprecedented support of a very exciting but quite possibly mad idea unleashed by Matt Robins and myself. So our profoundest thanks go to Parvinder, Will and Simon for getting the whole Prime Focus team to back every part of Simon George’s and October’s vision.”
Led by Simon Clarke, VFX supervisor Graham Stott and motion graphics director Hazel Baird supervised the Prime Focus Broadcast VFX team, devising and creating visually exciting ways to deliver 78 minutes of CG for the 90 minute programme.
We've been simulating some realistic destruction in Houdini using the Bullet Solver with Custom Constraint Networks to Glue the different layers together. Chunks are then broken up based on bend angles, torque and collision forces. This is all exported with our Alembic and VDB pipeline to 3DS Max .