Nissan Commercial

This is a commercial done by RTT in 2012. In this project I was mainly responsible for creating a HDRI tunnel and doing the lighting.

We shot the location right in Royal Oak, Michigan, where RTT offices are. I assisted with the shoot. We used a car with tracking markers, and shot the footage with the Porsche with mounted camera arm on it.


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Ali Jafargholi VFX artist Royal Oak Michigan VFX video shoot in Royal Oak











Having access to the Spherical HDRI images, I was able to create the model of the area that the car was driving into.I created the model based on the Google map aerial image, importing the model into Nuke and projecting the HDRI images on the model. Then I exported the projections to Mari for retouching and blending the projection images together.

Google image for modeling the area. Although, beside using the Google image, I also had access to the precise measurements of the street:


For the purpose of simplicity and eliminating the repetitive process of projection in Nuke, I created a gizmo that gets name of the position from the artist and then creates a set of cameras, called Six Pack.




Eventually, after all projection in Nuke and retouching in Mari, I was able to achieve a modele of the area that includes HDRI images: