Took 4 hours to render the still. Looks good.
Brought it into Motion instead of AE or Shake as Motion has some complete UI animated graphics that I can just add without too much effort.
Added some live elements from Detonator HD, some Bad TV filters to grain it all up and look like crap space footage!
Did a test export and is looking okay. I think I will add the 'Rovers' shadow and possibly a hint of a solar panel.
Need to go back to the film to see the timings and tidy the edit up to match. I need to show the Mars footage on the Mac screen I made up for the Census clicking page with the two actors faces 'screened' onto it like a reflection.
Then it's done!!
After much research and playing about, I have finally started a render of the Big Ben in Mars scene!
Created a matte painting of sorts of a Mars landscape using actual NASA images of Mars. Made it twice a long as required so I can move it a little in Motion or After Effects. It won't have any parallax doing it this way but seeing it's supposed to be a bad camera on top of a rover I think we can get away with it.
Once the render has completed - leaving it over night at least - going to add some real dust falling from parts of the Big Ben model, as well as some atmosphere etc to bring it to life.
It will need some colour correction as well - basically a more orange/warm colour and then some UI graphics and it should be done.
After spending the time to render out the fence and the background separately from Cinema 4D, and as image sequences; brought them into Shake to composite.
Added a Saphire Cloud node for some atmosphere and a subtle Saphire Lens Flare. Added some rack focus by using a ramp and blur node.
Finally added a very low amount of film grain and overall blur.
Had to rework the position of the Motion sequence so the two NASA logos work better in a film dissolve transition.