As a backdrop for the series "Salve-se Quem Puder", there was the need for a hurricane to hit Cancun.
A large chroma key background was erected in a water park to be used as a set. With the help of water cannons and fans, the actors were able to react and interact with the elements and debris.
Some background images were shot in Cancun, were composited with the actor´s water park footage and more rain and debris.
The City of Cancun was recreated in 3D through photogrametry. In order to simulate the flooding and wind caused by a hurricane, water and wind simulations were done in Houdini. The renders were all done using Maya/Arnold.
The wide shots of the city of Cancun are all full CG.
GLOBO CENTER of DESIGN
VFX supervisors - Bruno Netto, Raoni Nery, Enrico Gigliotti
VFX crew -
Paulo Cesar Duarte,
Danilo de Lucio,
Cuti Dias Artistic Director - Fred Mayrink
Directors - Alexandre Klemperer, Bia Coelho, Hugo de Sousa, João Bolthauser
Maya, Arnold, ZBrush, Flame, Nuke, Agisoft Metashape, Substance, SpeedTree and Mari