vfx making of
Sometimes really new is well forgotten old, Neill Blomkamp shows us these words in action. And represent us Chappie movie in most cases by repeating the main plot of the old blockbuster story about Pinokio. The main difference of all of this is a modern interpretation of this story.
On all effects in the film works vfx company Image Engine. And show us that doesn’t matter how an awesome, boring or awful film could be, but the effects should be brilliant. In the film, we could see a lot of effects like explosions, gunfire, dust and painted backgrounds, but without a main character director cannot bring to live the entire film.
Chappie was completely done by Image Engine. For creating the robot, they use one of the most popular approaches in our time and generate character Chappie fully in CG. A huge part of work was done by roto-manipulations for cleaning frames from the actor-character doll.
One of the man important parts it’s a movement. For getting more realistic steps and walk through of the Chappie were used mocap or motion capture technology's. Main difficult was in natural lightning with reflections. By this Image Engine brings to the screen extra realistic movements. It was a great idea to allow human actor feel itself like a human. And Chappie got a human behavior. This gives Chappie identity and brings him to us like ones of the actors crew on the frame.
Watching on the final shot even a movie fans couldn’t believe that the character it’s not a real. Image Engine makes a great job and allows being alive new character-Chappie.