Mater personality pose
Pixar’s Creative Services produced a number of personality posesA personality pose is a custom high-resolution image of a character from the film. These publicity stills convey a sense of the character’s attitude and persona, and are used to promote the film by the studio and its marketing partners. for the Disney / Pixar film Cars, such as this one of Mater, Lightning McQueen’s friend and loyal sidekick. Beginning with a custom pose provided by the animation department, I lit, rendered and composited the preliminary image. Further enhancements and paintfixes were applied in Photoshop.
Paintfixes & retouching
The high resolution of personality poses necessitated a generous amount of retouching in Photoshop to take the initial rendered image to a final state. Click the images below to compare the raw render with the finished image.