Jeep - Color Outside The Lines
Jeep - Color Outside The Lines

Jeep - Color Outside The Lines

Project details

Color outside the lines was a spec piece I took part in at Sarofsky. I'm very excited to have had the opportunity to work on this project. My main responsibility was lighting and compositing. This was my first time utilizing tone mapping (filmic) in Nuke, which really helped to keep the details in the highlights and created a more "finished" look in the end.

Lighting & shading was a challenge for the 400+ frame, one-camera-shot sequence. The jeep needed to look good from multiple angles as well as in different texture environments. A base lighting setup was used for the jeep and cyc, then specific rim lights were turned on and off to accent certain moments.
The switching effect between textures was kept as procedural as possible in Maya. This allowed for textures to be swapped out easily up until the very end. At first we utilized some alBendColor utility nodes, but about half-way through discovered a nasty memory leak and had to revert to using the standard layered texture nodes. Overall, the sequence took around 2 Hours per frame.


  • Production :

    Sarofsky Corp

  • Lead Creative :

    Erin Sarofsky

  • Executive Producer :

    Steven Anderson

  • Producer :

    Bryan Haney

  • CG Supervisor/Creative :

    David Hyatt

  • Finishing/Color :

    Cory Davis

  • CG Artists :

    Brent Austin, Dan Bruce, Duarte Elvas, Alex Kline, Tanner Wickware

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