When brain storming ideas for this years christmas card we saw this image of a standard light bulb. We kept coming back to the bulbs simplistic form and thought wouldn't it be nice if we could have the shape of a christmas tree glowing inside the bulb! using 3d and post production its possible ...
First we create the 3D Environment, and model the details on the bulbs.
Render a Ambient Occlusion Pass. We use this to add realistic grounding in Post Production.
Next step Texture and light it up! and press Render (sounds so simple doesn't it!)
Post Production - We colour grade and add that extra Sparkle.
Render a depth of field pass. We use this as a mask when we blur the image. This gives the illusion of a Macro lens camera.
Using the depth of field mask we blur the final image.
Finally a Happy Christmas and we are done :-)