Turtles or tortoises?

Here’s a little bit of fun I had recently with a different take on the Hare and the Tortoise.

I created everything for these shots, including modeling, texturing and shading, rigging, lighting and animation. In creating this sequence I broadened my knowledge of Mental Ray and its shaders as well as getting to spend a bit more time with Nuke. The 3D was completed in Maya and Zbrush, while I used Nuke for the composite.