Tyco Smaas - Sensormatic


Particles as security

I was brought on to help with this Sensormatic spot. My main focus was the one-shot of the store in the center of the piece, but I also worked on the splash screen and the rocketing up.

Using Xparticles, i made the beam split into particles and integrate into the store with inheritance. Then those same particles expand out and connect to show the cloud analytics. Finally, the camera exits the store and before the rocket launches, “smoke” fills the store like space shuttle exhaust before launch.

This piece was mainly rendered within Arnold, and due to the number of elements and particles, render-time instancing was critical to making scene files workable.

For the splash screen, my favorite part is the bit of anticipation right before impact. It really makes all the difference.