I am Helmut and I work since 2 years at Scanline VFX. I guess I had good luck to get this job, because I am self taught and I had always a tendencie to work with open source tools (wich is not common in the industrie, as you may heard of). I had some experiences with Maya, but I never tackled a huge task in it, so Scanline was kind enough to provide me a copy of blender to work with in the beginning. I want to share some stills (and maybe later a video) of the shots I was working on.
first Show: Jim Button and Luke the engine driver
I redesigned the emperors ship. Some of the more complex shapes (as the wood carving on the sides) was done in ZBrush.
Here I used Blender to place around basic geometrie for the snow patches in the lower part of the picture. Further sculpting was done in ZBrush.
I hope you like the stills, I was great fun to work at it.
Have a nice day