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Luma Pictures Contributed To The Avengers With Nearly 200 Visual Effects Shots

13 May 2012 6:19 PM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The most recent visual effects studio revealed that contributed to special effects of Marvel's The Avengers summer blockbuster is Luma Pictures. Reuniting with Marvel Studios, Luma worked on the movie's Helicarrier bridge, Thor donning his armor and summoning a tornado, and various exterior environments. Executive VFX Supervisor Payam Shohadai says, "For us, the most artistically engaging scene was the wide shot of Thor and Coulson on the Helicarrier bridge at night. This shot encompassed every little detail of the bridge, and required a lot of rigorous lighting and look development to capture a realistic look. The asset was heavy and contained a lot of metallic materials with blurry reflections, which are notoriously difficult to render clean." "This was the third full show for us using Arnold [rendering software], and we continued to develop our tools and techniques around this exciting renderer," added CG Supervisor Richard Sutherland. "To speed workflow »

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