We used GPU particles to create the smoke and sparks coming off the alien artifact
At one point, the ship departs, leaving you stranded on the lava planet.
Original concept work for the exploration spaceship in Project: Firestorm
We worked to embed a lot of detail into the spaceship and the landscape to help the viewer be truly immersed in the virtual world of the advertisement.
A first test render of the lava planet landscape with a decidedly less omnious sky.