Highlights from thirty scenes of National Geographic's Emmy Award winning "Five Years on Mars" 

The photo realism was achieved using a great many, very high resolution textures gleaned from NASA's Mars archives that were patched together and retouched into projection maps.

Several texture painters and animators worked on these scenes.  My primary responsibility was the final look and feel of the scenes, overseeing texture painting, creation of the projection maps and final retouching to keep it all seamless along with render.