Autobots must escape sight from a bounty hunter who has taken control of the human serendipity: Unexpectedly, Optimus Prime and his remaining gang turn to a mechanic, his daughter , and her back street racing boyfriend for help.
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We are proud to present a sampling of of ILM’s visual effects work for Michael Bay’s ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’. This reel represents a fraction of the work created by over 400 artists, scientists, and engineers backed up by a world-class production team.
The film’s Visual Effects Supervisor, Scott Farrar, was honored with the Hollywood Visual Effects Award on November 14, 2014.
Creating the Knightship for “Transformers: Age of Extinction” was an immense challenge for the visual effects team due to it’s massive scale. In fact, the Knightship is over five times larger than the worm-like drilling robot that appeared in “Dark of the Moon” which had previously held the record at ILM for most complex model.
Visual Effects Supervisors, Scott Farrar and Mohen Leo along with Creature Supervisor Michael Balog discuss the challenges involved in bringing this creation to the big screen.
I once again had the pleasure to work with Atomic Fiction. This time on Transformers 4. Now htat the DVD is out I can finally show it.
Mega res head of Ratchet as well as match moves were delivered. Rest was done in 3dsmax with a TP system that fuels the torches, emits sparks based on FumeFX heat and the type of metal the torches hit. Each element had to be rendered individual and in stereo for Stereo3d compositing. That’s 5 elements per torch, 4 or more torches each shot through 2 cameras in VRay. The sparks had to match the sparks in the plate. One of the biggest challenges was the interaction with the Ratchet model. It was VERY detailed and high res, custom collision objects had to be created and the model thinned out for fluid dynamics. I originally did more shots than what you see but they ended up on the cutting floor.
Fabian helped with the intial RnD while I was still busy with another movie 🙂
Hope you like it.