I have always loved old fashioned american diners as well as combination of the old and futuristic designs. This project was exactly about it. The peaceful setup also called for making it as a meditative animation loop.
Main inspiration came from aesthetics of 30's in the USA. It is pretty much a recreation of one of the shots from my favourite movie Road To Perdition directed by Sam Mendes.
The goal was to get a strong shape stylization with combination of PBR and stylized shaders.
Modularity and model processing in Houdini helped to streamline the whole process.
Final loop was combination of switching between the still frames and full frame range animation of selected objects. I decided to paint the background sky completely in 2D to support the stylization of the image.
All aspects - Jan Krocak