Oct 24, 2013
In this case study you will learn step by step how this image was created, with a mix of 3d, photoshop, and photography. The authors also narrated how everything was done so you can understand all the process. Enjoy!
We were approached by TIM with a big challenge: to recreate a stadium during a soccer match with players on the field being watched by a huge crowd. We also needed to keep a symmetric balance between the two crowds of fans from rival teams.
The first part of productions was to decide how to create the stadium in a way that it wouldn't look like the stadium of either team, making it a neutral ground. After long research for the ideal stadium we realized that the modern stadiums are very alike and we opted to go with 3D so we could actually create our own instead of replicating a stadium that already exists.
Once we modeled the stadium we needed to give it some life by adding the fans making the stadium look as full as possible with both crowds divided exactly in the middle. The result we got using 3D was incredible, we were able to put thousands of people in the stadium making it full capacity. But the scene still needed to look more real so we added some small details using photoshop, using real photos to add details made all the difference. Many small flags, big flags, small colorful papers flying and we did the same with the players on the field.
Now that the background was ready we moved into the second part of the process.
We did a casting to select fans for the photo shoot. The jerseys were blank so the numbers could be added digitally, we also used big flags of the teams. We weren't sure if we should shoot the photos on the studio or outside so we decided that the best place for it would be outside on an actually stairway so we picked the famous "Escadaria da Lapa" that way we could reproduce the same angle and light needed.
After the photos were done we just needed to finish the post production by positioning the models on the stadium and to finish up some last color details.
Hope you guys liked the final result.
CGI - Felipe Eckhardt
Photo - Alexandre Salgado