Yes you read that right, we got our first final renders coming in, and they look awesome.
Francesco modeled the basic shape and mechanism (yes, it's rigged) for the train.
Andy added some more details and shading.
And also made some pretty neat snow for closeups.
Pablo setup this shot and even dared to use Cycles zoom motion blur, and it turned out just fine! Was afraid of the amount of samples needed but render.st handled it swiftly.
Check the video above to see the animation progress , but also go to the Reels folder to see the animatic (full of spoilers). In the weekly video above there's the rendered version of that shot as well. Would put it here but a simple gif wouldn't do justice!
Hope you like the progress so far, thanks to all Blender Cloud subscribers for making this happen, you're awesome! * taps 1800 people in the back *