Cars 2: Top Secret Technology
Welcome To Porto Corsa!
Porto Corsa is a picturesque stop in action packed spy thriller, Cars 2, where Mater and his best friend Lightning McQueen find themselves fighting for their lives. With its twisty roads and dramatic (and dangerous!) vistas, Monaco was the perfect city for high speed car chase scenes. The city with all its visual complexity presented many technical challenges for modeling shading, lighting, and rendering.
Your Mission ...
Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to view the following video and see all of the different elements that are required to create a stylized Porto Corsa for the big screen.
Pixar's RenderMan Studio
Keep in mind that many of the same "Top Secret Technologies" used for Cars 2 are not secret, and are available in Pixar's RenderMan Studio, allowing any Maya artist to create VFX with Pixar's technology.