Eclipses in Ancient Lore – 360 / VR Video Animation

Sky wolves, star demons, human sacrifice — many ancient cultures spun elaborate stories to explain the phenomenon of a solar eclipse.

An animation made for CNN’s VR Livestream, Eclipse of the Century
Design + Animation + Sound: Jonathan Reyes

Created in Maya, ZBrush, rendered in Octane. Clouds, crowd sim, and fractures done in Houdini.

Additional modeling:
Jessica Tan (Viking Scene)
Bhakti Patel (Hindu Scene)
Additional Sound Design: Will Lee