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  May 1 2007
Crater Exit
I don’t exactly know where in the movie this will sit. Here we have the LPod leaving the crater and heading for the main laboratory.

The crater model was newly created so I could add detail where it was needed. A great deal of time has passed since the LOR seed landed as seen in the beginning of the movie, so this has the crater being weathered and eroded.

The trick here is to deal with the enormous amount of mesh that the landscape and the Lpod create at render time.
I’ll have to render the landscape and LPod in different passes.

Here is the very first animatic of the sequence