“Iron Man 2: Bringing in the “Big Gun”” by Snow, Chu and Smythe

  • ©Ben Snow, Marc Chu, and Douglas (Doug) B. Smythe




    Iron Man 2: Bringing in the "Big Gun"


Project Affiliation:

    Industrial Light & Magic


    Industrial Light & Magic presents a behind-the-scenes view of the visual effects used to create the second installment of Marvel’s blockbuster hit, “Iron Man”. Building on shader techniques developed on the first “Iron Man”, this year’s sequel delivered even more realistic metallic surfaces and featured completely computer-generated suits of armor that are indistinguishable from practical reference suits. The ILM team explains how advances in importance-based lighting and materials rendering made this possible, and they discuss all aspects of the performance capture and key-frame animation used in the production.

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