This shot is a composite of effectively three separate paintings compiled for the purpose of this site;
The first is of the central mountain feature onto which a 3d render of Helium
City is superimposed. The second is of the background image behind (click down on the image above to see). Both of these images were then projected onto 3d geometry in Nuke from the first frame.
The third matte painting shown at the bottom of this page was then projected onto the terrain geometry from the last frame due to the parallax created with camera travelling a fair distance in the shot. Mouse over the bottom image to see.
Original dmp size: 3 separate projection paintings with a pan & zoom amounting to 16000 x 3112.
(mouse over for 3d)