The rendering process has been very hectic and chaotic mostly due to the computers being a bit difficult.
They seem to crash whenever we need them the most!
Luckily, not everyhting we needed to render was animated. Only the gun itself is animated and it took ages to render! The backgrounds were only one frame each, so they were done relatively quickly.
There has been a lot of ups and downs during this rendering process. It seemed like one day we got bad news, and thought we were doomed. Then the next day we would recieve good news! And its been going back and forth like this for a couple of weeks.
The rendering process has been long and boring, but quite a bit has been learned.
We used render passes on everything, mainly to have control of everything in toxik. So if anyhting needed a bit of a tweak, we wouldnt have to render the whole thing all over.
Nothing creatively challenging in this rendering business, but its def. an important part.
But now that whole jazz is over with, so were moving on to compositing which should be more fun!