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Creating a CG Hugh Jackman realistic enough to convince an audience
How Image Engine created an ultra-realistic CG Hugh Jackman for Logan
Creating a CG human realistic enough to trick viewers into believing they’re watching the genuine article is something of a holy grail for CG artists.
It’s well documented that people are very good at spotting a fake, and if something is even slightly off, you risk losing the audience in an instant.
So there’s a lot at stake, and it’s a treacherous tightrope to walk - as the team at VFX studio Image Engine is all too aware.
In the video below, they explain how they used Nuke and Mari to create a full, digital double of Hugh Jackman for Marvel’s Logan, photorealistic to pore-level detail.