Channel 4's new 4seven ident offers a logic-defying, bird's eye view of Birmingham's Spaghetti Junction
Unlucky, Eratosthenes. It turns out Earth is flat after all ... At least it is in the folded world of Channel 4's new 4seven ident, in which a camera pans 180 degrees above a busy motorway.
Using over 1,000 photographs of Gravelly Hill interchange taken from a helicopter, the 3D team was able to build a topographic base for the landscape.
Maya and Nuke
The photos were then projected on to further geometry – either imported from Maya or made entirely in Nuke – to dimensionalise the scene.
The road and cars were built and animated in Maya and the piece was then composited entirely in Nuke, adding things like clouds and ripples in the lake.
These elements combine bring the scene dizzyingly to life: