Abarth's fast-paced thrill ride of a spot has had 30,000,000 hits on Youtube, and it's not hard to see why. The ad features an intricate array of CG roads, cars and buildings – all created by MPC, who also applied the dusky grade.
Practically none of the very high ground roads and loops which we see throughout the ad existed in the real world, so the artists were faced with quite the task of realism. The VFX team drew most of their inspiration from extreme architectures - think large engineered bridges and constructions. In order to help the director - Bruce St Clair - visualise the piece, they started pre-vis before the shoot so that he would know how to tackle certain shots and and what pace, particularly the spiral exit and the wobbly parts of the motorway.
Creating a perfectly realistic double of an existing object was the biggest challenge. The MPC team therefore made a custom shader that had the same physical properties as the real version - the result being a CG car that seamlessly flowed without raising questions.
Bruce St Clair
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