Composited VFX shot. Models and particle physics in Maya.  Rendered in Mental Ray. Composited in Nuke. Audio editing in Blender VSE.

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Compositing Breakdown

Composited Layers.

Nuke Compositor Node Network

Set Staging in Maya

Limiting the modeling to the bare essentials that will appear in shot.

Close up of the hero prop.

Rain particles set up.