The new Black Eyed Peas music video takes a kind bow in the direction of the fabulous short film PIXELS www.vimeo.com/13362364 by Patrick Jean.
We finished 17 shots for the new video in 3 weeks and took over and redid 1 shot from Asylum VFX that ironically dropped dead on deadline day :(
I did the initial R&D (you might have seen this: www.vimeo.com/14869572), the master particle setup and rendering setup as well as most of the rendering. Particle Flow Box#2's BirthGrid as well as a Particle Flow Box#3's abilities to read geometry parameters and shaders did speed up the workflow dramatically. Fergie's materialization was achieved by John Rand with Krakatoa PRT Volumes and KCMs as well as Krakatoa Particle Flow operators. Renderings done with VRay. Supervision, some 3D and Comp done by Rodrigo Washington/Animaholics.
Full video can be watched on the BEP YouTube Channel: