These are two shots back to back i helped out at on Ridley Scott’s « Robin Hood ». It was more or less a 911 call to help out on Shading and Lighting of the digital bees, modeling of proper matte objects and do tweaks here and there. The foreground bees are mostly hand animated, the flocks in mid air and emitting from the hives are Maya particles. The bees crawling on the ground are part prop, part particles.
Aymeric Aute improved textures and Shaders as well.