THE CHALLENGE – Honda 360VR
The challenge was to create some realistic bright daylight looking lighting in a cramped dark interior in the corner of a factory in the USA. The creation of 360 assets is always a challenge and this project was no different. The task was to create a convincing 360 multi-zone virtual tour of a tiny aircraft without access to an actual plane only a somewhat incomplete interior mockup in a dark factory. I flew to North Carolina in the USA having sourced local lighting and grip equipment and bringing specialist camera equipment for this project.
Working in a dark corner of a factory with limited time, the key to pulling this project off was the crafting of some convincing yet subtle lighting and meticulous attention to detail during the photography phase. The trick was to create convincing daylight within the small space and then photograph the exterior ‘plates’ on location from the exact height and angle, these would be placed in later back at the studio to form the final virtual experience.