1:30 – What is this chubby rain falling onto the buildings around Stark Tower?
White explains that these orbs are a way to demonstrate how they created their digital New York “playground.”
“The approach was to build everything off of real photography. We actually did the largest photography shoot we’d ever done on a city at the start of the project — four photographers working for about six weeks.” The crew captured 275,000 images in the midtown area during that time.
“The rig we used is very much like the Google street view camera, where you get that full 360 degree sphere, except ours are super high-resolution. All the spheres dropping is just an illustration of all the different photography elements we used for textures on the buildings.”
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