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Red Bull Racing Christmas Party Graphics

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Krupa was hired by Red Bull to prepare a set of videos for their Christmas party!

I have recently delivered a package of graphics for the formula one team Red Bull Racing to use at their '007 / Secret Agent' themed Christmas party. Collaborating with producer Niall Thompson of Dandelion and Burdock in Los Angeles, I worked from my studio in the UK over the latter half of November to produce several loops using Blender for the animation and rendering with a bit of post and editing done in After Effects. We used a model sourced from Hum3d which I worked on to add a driver, animation and change the shaders and some other texturing details with all other artwork being generated in Blender or photoshop.

I used GPU rendering in the main for the first time having taken the plunge with a Founders Edition Nvidia 1070 card just for this project and am finally sold on the concept as it wouldn't have been easy to produce these results in such a short time any other way, I can see another one being purchased soon and maybe a 1080 for the Mac Pro if it can be persuaded to run it...

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Christian Krupa

Animator /Artist / Director working across diverse fields of moving image production.

2 Comments

    • Alexmitchellmus on

      I was very interested in the GTX 1080, but after a discussion with UltraRender, and looking at the Blenchmark scores the 1080 gets, it seems that it is limited by its memory width. There doesn't look to be any performance increase for CUDA in the 1080 v's 1070.

      1070 is totally the sweet spot before the 1080TI comes out any day now! :-) The 1080TI should have a Titan XP style performance spec for Cycles, which would be fantastic, and represent a real game changer.

      Great work by the way!

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