McQueen / Hud Publicity Still
A publicity stillPublicity stills are enhanced beauty shots of key moments from the film. Created from one or more of the film's scenes, they are generally created at a higher-than-film resolution and are modified to better function in the context of a still image. of Doc Hudson and Lightning McQueen, from the Disney / Pixar film Cars. Doc and McQueen were rendered with motion-blur disabled for clarity, while motion-blur was retained for the background elements, the spinning tires and the trailing edges of the cars. Extra dust elements were added to exaggerate the sense of the characters’ speed.
Paintfixes & retouching
Because of the highly-reflective nature of car finishes, higher-resolution publicity stills and personality poses from Cars required a fair amount of retouching, and it was a common occurrence to remove rendering glitches and unwanted reflections from the chrome and glossy flat areas of the characters. In this image the reflection in Doc’s bumper and side panel were simplified, while an extra layer of flying dust was added behind the characters. When necessary, digital paint layers were added to re-establish contact between the tires and the ground.