FX Look Development for a specific shot in the BBC Christmas ident involving falling clumpy snow. Using Houdini’s Grain Solver I delivered a proof of concept shot of the wet snow falling on a test object. The simulation was saved as an Alembic file and imported into 3ds Max where I set up the V-Ray shader for rendering realistic snow.

 

Here’s the whole ident with the falling snow shot at 16 seconds in:

BBC – Christmas – Sprout Boy from Factory Studios on Vimeo.