Blitzen Benz

By Playground

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Date Added: 30th June 2013
Author URL:
http://plgr.cz (opens in new window)
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jan.rambousek@plgr.cz  
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Prague based agency Playground have reimagined in stunning detail the moment Bob Burman carved through the sand of Daytona Beach, smashing the land speed record.

Now, for the first time ever through their innovation in CGI, Playground, like Burman, have readdressed what we thought could be achieved with technology.

The shot, originally captured in1911, shows the famous Blitzen Benz car topping a speed of 228.1kmph. The team set their standards high, defining the width of their visual at 15000px, a target that required several detailed visual references. Getting the car to look perfect as it tears past the camera was crucial, a challenge that led the team to the Mercedes Benz museum in Stuttgard in search of a replica to model from.

The level of perfection in the work ranges from the blades of grass visible through the sand to the specks of oil running down the side of the car, details that were made possible with extensive use and knowledge of light mapping.

�The environment in the original photograph was sunny, so lighting was quite simple. We used free HDR map from hdrlabs.com that contained similar lighting conditions to what we needed. HDR map was the only source of light in the scene for its richness.� � Petr Milerski / Head of CGI

The work demonstrates a never before seen level of detail and innovation. Watch for the Silver Arrow as Playground�s poignant use of the Bob Burman world record shot shifts our view on how quickly we�re moving towards the possible.

Full hires image download available now at http://blitzen.plgr.cz
For more information about Playground, visit http://plgr.cz
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