Merry Christmas Lights


Merry Christmas everyone! May your days be merry and bright!

Modeled and rendered using Blender and the "Cycles" render engine. Multiple passes were composited in After Effects and lens flare was added using the Video Copilot "Optical Lens Flare" plugin.

Special care was taken to ensure efficient modeling and short render times. A string of only 4 lights was modeled and then repeated using a dynamic array modifier. Each frame of the full render with ambient occlusion took under 30 seconds to complete, while the keying pass took less than 5 seconds per frame. Go Blender go!