To show off their proprietary new Rotary Reactor for batch ALD processing, Lotus AT enlisted Deep Sky to produce this 3D visualization highlighting the machine’s innovative design elements. At the time, the physical reactor had not been built yet, and there was no CAD model to go off of. So, we had to build out the 3D model by taking inspiration from an older reactor design, implementing the new elements based on a written description and 2D drawings.
The video was meant to serve as an introductory message to the new reactor, so choosing a relatively generic animation approach allowed for versatility in design and served to protect IP and trade secrets. But the simplified design still had to be detailed enough for realism and quality, which is where lighting, rendering, and compositing came in.
Client: Lotus Applied Technology
Studio: Deep Sky
Producer: Jared Hobbs
Writer: Anna Koehn
3D Modeling: Geoffrey Nakanishi
Animation: Michael Johnson
Simulation: Esli Becerra
Motion Graphics: Ben Drake