the scene was shot with Darrell yelling at the snake and finally
winging his arm toward the marker for the snake with his right
hand as he hides the bottle with his left and drops it to
the ground behind his left leg. In post production, a 3D virtual
snake was added in and animated to appear to strike at the
the point, where Erwin begins to fling his arm, a 3D model
of the beer bottle was added and animated to follow his
hand and arm movement, tumble through the air and eventually
bop the snake on the head.
texture, bump and transparency UV maps were created
from photos of actual rattlesnake hide and applied
to the model snake.
bottle was made green and fifty percent transparent with a
high specularity and gloss. The lable was applied from a photograph
and a reflection map was made from the scenic background to
give the bottle a realistic glass surface.
final stage was to add a motion blur filter and now Erwin
appears to make a one in a million shot to the small head
of the rattlesnake with his beer bottle.