Vol. 2 was our first trip out with The Guardians. Visual Effects Supervisor Guy Williams’ team took on the third act, where our unlikely heroes find Quill’s father, played by Kurt Russel (and fleetingly by David Hasselhoff).
The third act battle winds up beneath the surface of Planet Ego, a wildly complex structure made of 3D fractals based on the 'Mandelbulb' art of Hal Tenny. The entire environment was almost impossible to build at the scale and detail that we ultimately achieved, and is an excellent example of the marriage of art and math in VFX.
It was also our chance to create new performances for fan-favourites Groot and Rocket and to create the effect that ‘grew’ Ego's character into his many impossible forms.