Distant Worlds 2 - Ackdarian Trailer

Slitherine Games hired me to create a trailer introducing one of the alien races in their upcoming game Distant Worlds 2. This is the Ackdarian trailer. Slitherine supplied the ship models but I fixed them up and got them looking good to render well in cycles. They also did all the sound effects, music, and voiceover.

The nebula at the beginning was rendered in E-cycles Nebula and layered over the planets and ships. This was the highest render time per frame of any animation I've ever done: 3 hours per frame on an Geforce RTX 2080.