8H3D came to me wanting some 3D content to help demonstrate their Lenticular Screen technology (kind of like those 3D movies but without needing sunglasses). They provided a storyboard of 9 scenes and a special digital camera setup from which to start from.
I gathered reference for the generally low-poly style I was going for (I knew there would be a LOT of rendering) and upon approval crafted over 9 scenes of 3D content for use on their screens based based on the storyboards they provided. Each scene needing to be rendered 9 times which was a technical challenge. Most of the scenes were simple 3D text/title cards - and frankly look terrible without the screen - but with the screen you get a nice parallax effect.
Each time I rendered and combined the scenes (using their proprietary video combiner) I had to check how it looked on the screen. Sometimes it would appear out of focus because the content came to close to the cameras, and other times I wouldn't get a strong enough effect because it was too far. This constant testing was very time consuming to start with, but once I got the distances figured out in Cinema 4D it ran smoother.
All the 3D graphics were made with Cinema 4D, using Adobe After Effects for compositing and the Premiere Pro for the video editing/exporting.
"We loved the content you made for us, but more importantly it helped potential investors to understand our technology." - Neil Yashin, Founder of 8H3D