This is a piece I did for a pitch, working for 422 south.
Undiscoverd Egypt (http://www.vimeo.com/7515983)
We had very little time to turn it around and a client brief that made my supervisor blow a few fuses.
I suggested that it could all be done quite quickly in Terragen 2 / Maya, and set up some tests.
It's always a challenge, doing seamless space to Earth shots, but this also had to a hit a specific area and uncover a vast array of buildings (in time to the music). Really enjoyed working on this shot, it was just a shame I had so little time, it would have been nice to add a bit more spit and polish.
However, it did have the desired result, as it's been successful in helping our client secure funding for a major international production.
Hope you enjoy it.