Since the renders take incredibly long it is only a playblast for now, but this is the finished animation. The renders have the nicely added effect of reflective glass, making the tiger visible at all times:
The first render using maya’s default sun and sky settings:
After some tweeting to get a more subtle result. I like the resulting contrast of blue and orange, so I’ll use it for the finished result:
I might, however, increase the brightness still.