I finally completed this animation project, and thought I would share. Hope you like it!
It probably took 2 months to complete from start to finish. It was modeled entirely in SketchUp. Then imported to 3ds Max 2010 for texturing and lighting. It was rendered with mental ray. I used After Effects for the post work and shot editing. It's a composition of 11 different cameras. For most shots I rendered 5 different passes and combined them together in post. People have been asking about my "After Effects" work. I basically use the same process that Alex Roman uses in his Third & the Seventh project.
These are some other renderings and shots from the SketchUp model: