It marks a turning point in the MCU story, paving the way for a new generation of MCU heroes, and deciding the fate of those we have come to know.
Our team created almost 400 VFX shots working under Visual Effects Supervisor Matt Aitken. We were responsible for the entire third act set on planet Titan, the battleground for the final showdown. It’s an incredibly VFX-heavy sequence, about 50% more complex than the final act of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Titan itself is a completely separate world from any we have visited with Marvel before.
Josh Brolin plays the antagonist Thanos—a supervillain motivated by his tortured past. His character is vital to the story and his portrayal needed to hold up in tight shots. Digital Domain was also working on Thanos, so we collaborated with them during the design phase to help Visual Effects Supervisor Dan DeLeeuw find the character he was looking for. Then we built a facial puppet rigged with hundreds of muscle-based blend shape controls that integrated Josh Brolin's features and motion.
We have worked on many Iron Man suits in the past but nothing like the one seen in Infinity War. Stark has developed a new, bleeding edge nano-tech suit that can form different weapons through its nano-parts. Our FX team came up with a recipe of FX driven simulations to create a suit that performed in a believable and interesting way and greatly enhanced Tony’s capabilities in battle.
The final showdown features an extensive array of VFX techniques as our band of heroes throw everything they have at Thanos. Dr. Strange escalates the battle to a ‘war of the wizards’ that required a host of bespoke FX solutions to illustrate various magic tricks that warp reality, unleash powerful lightning zaps, and bend physical space
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