Helicopter Takeoff


Helicopter Takeoff

The Helicopter takeoff was one of my longest private VFX Tests Shots i have done. Everything started with the 3DWorld Issue 117, were I found a nice ADAC "Christoph 5" Rescue helicopter. I took it from the CD, checked the model and started playing around with model and shading. The first idea was to put it an a green grass area with moving grass when the heli takes off. I started some test. But i stopped it, coz it was a bit to expensive for rendering at home. Coz i dont wanted that my machine is rendering weeks. ;)

So I thought about something different and start building something around that looks like a heliport. I put more and more detail in and added more and more stuff. In the meantime i did some rendering tests, precomps and did some look dev.

At the end I did all this stuff. Modeling, Texturing, Shading, Lighting, Rendering, FX, Animation, Camera and Compositing.

Special Credits goes to Marco Windrich who did the radio mast in the background and to Dirk Bialluch who provide me a soundedit for the background sound.