The Avengers

So, The Avengers (Os Vingadores) was finally released in the USA over the weekend and WOW! It’s now officially THE BIGGEST OPENING WEEKEND of ALL TIME, setting many new records!!!! I can’t believe how good and entertaining the movie turned out to be and I’m so proud to have had the chance to be part of it. This was a massive effort, so I want to congratulate everybody out there who helped to bring this movie to the silver screens around the world. You all should be very proud.

There are many people I can thank right now, but I’ll just send a special shout to my friend and model supervisor Gio Nakpil, who was extremely generous, trusting me the fine detail of the Hulk and Banner Digital Double. Jason Smith and Jeff White for being such great VFX supervisors, great listeners and for trusting us so much. Steve Walton, for being a great teamplayer, taking my displacement maps to another level and painting beautiful maps to make the Hulk shine on the big screen. Last but not least, to Cyrus Jam, the lookdev artist who made the Hulk look as good as it looks, adding body hair, dealing with the displacement maps, SSS etc. The final result looks absolutely STUNNING. Thank you guys.

Here’s what I did on this one:

– Hulk – beautifully modeled by Gio Nakpil, I was in charge of all fine detail work, including detail transfer from actual scans to conform to both Ruffalo’s Digital Double and the Hulk model. I also created a vast ZBrush skin brush library that I later used to texture both characters’ full bodies, including pores, wrinkles, veins etc. I also did custom ZBrush work on the three biggest close-up shots involving the Hulk in this movie (custom displacement maps for custom facial expressions).

– Jumbo – I modeled the giant metal monster eels that bring the Aliens to Earth. I modeled all the hard surface and organic parts, did the ZBrush detail work on the organic parts and created the facial shapes. Aaron McBride designed Jumbo.

– Captain America Digital Double – I modeled the character and costumes, except for his shield. The new body topology created for him was done by Jung-Seung and myself and became the new basemesh standard, used as a starting point for all Digital Doubles. I also created a small library of hero facial expressions used during Captain’s action scenes.

Other:

– Loki, Thor and Hawkeye Digital Doubles – Lenny Lee and I were in charge of tweaking those characters to help getting a closer  likeness at the end, by reworking their faces, costumes and/or body proportions.

– Footsoldiers (Aliens) – modeled by Patrick Gagne. I only created the base facial shape library, but I believe it wasn’t used that much at the end, since there are only a few shots that reveal their faces.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/marvels_the_avengers/

Cheers,
-Kris

32 Comments

  1. Klaus (doisk)

    Nossa Antro… sem palavras, parabéns, você merece !!!!

  2. Roberto Kazuo

    Caramba. Fala sério, olhando os seus trabalhos dá até vergonha em pensar em postar os meus!!!! rsrsrsrsrs. show!!!!

  3. Hi Kris! Really amazing work as usual. I was watching and proudly showing my family your interview @ ILM making of Avengers today… We are happy you represent so well the talent of brazilian artists out there. Thanks for your classes last year (via visualarium)! Keeping posting your amazing stuff! Cheers!

  4. Antropus na boa o seu trabalho é ultra insano, espero me tornar nem que seja uma faísca do que você é hoje :)

  5. Rato de Laboratório

    Caracas hein Antro, tá cada vez melhor hein. Parabéns!

  6. sortvik

    Started in 3D world few months earlier. But recently was looking at work of others and thought “i could do it in time”. And then i found your works….i can’t do it even 100 years. I thought there are more then 100 people team working on visualization and thats why movie works look that good. But it appears that you as a single unit of that production machine can produce such quality work… I am speachless.

  7. Até onde eu sei, aquilo foi maquiagem, não 3d… mas posso estar enganado. Não foi feito na ILM.

  8. Parabéns Antropus pelos excelentes trabalhos, sempre inspiração pra mim e com certeza pra outros artistas 3d! Keep rockin!!!

  9. Juggernautbr

    Antropus,quem modelou o rosto do Thanos?foi vc?
    em q se inspirou?ele está com uma aparencia próxima dos quadrinhos,mas n está ainda como esperamos…
    pq ele n poderia ser totalmente feito em cg,pois pelas mãos q aparecem,é como se tivesse um homem comum até, fazendo o papel…vc n poderia dar um toke nos caras pra repensarem o thanos.afinal ele é um vilão do caramba pra n ser bem representado nas telas?
    n é uma crítica ao seu trabalho,q admiro mt,é um lamento de fã,grande abraço, parabéns pelos sucessos !

  10. Muito inspirador Kris!
    Meus parabéns por sua trajetória até aqui!
    E meus desejos que continue indo além!

  11. Alex Antunes

    Desde seus primeiros trabalhos e tutos no 3d4all até sua ida para USA que eu sabia o quanto você ia longe! Parabéns pelo seu trabalho é um orgulho ter um brasileiro talentoso representando o Brasil no mundo.

  12. Muito obrigado, Rodrigo!

  13. Thank you Lars!

  14. Eduardo! Valeu brother! :D

  15. Muito obrigado, Londero!!!

  16. Meu velho, sem palavras para descrever a perfeição do teu trabalho. Meus parabéns. Estou engatinhando no 3D, faz 1 ano e meio que comecei a trabalhar nesta área e é fantástico. Teu trabalho é inspirador.
    Abraço.

  17. Kris, sem palavras cara. Sensacional! Fiquei feliz de ver também nesse filme a tipografia “Arame”, utilizada no sistema gráfico interno do IronMan, criada pelo nosso colega lá do DI/UFSM Dimitre Lima. Parabéns e obrigado, vc é uma referência! Demais. Abraços, Rodrigo.

  18. Lars Stranden

    Been following your work for years, and when I heard Jeff White mention your name when interviewed about the Hulk I can’t say I was surprised :)

    Absolutely stellar work, made me go straight into zbrush hulk mode as soon as I came home from the show :) Loved it.

  19. Que foda rapá! muito orgulho disso tudo, parabéns, massa saber da tua participação, o filme é divertido pra caralho… Vou ver de novo e prestar muita atenção nas suas partes. Abração

  20. Just wanted to say what a fine job you and Gio did. The ILM team and the MANY other VFX houses that helped work on the movie have set a new bar for visual effects in the industry and movies.

    Bravo team, bravo!

  21. Manô

    Caramba! Um amigo meu me passou o seu site, e caramba! Você manda muito bem, e trabalhou em vários dos meus filmes favoritos! (Tá, dois: o labirinto do fauno e Rango). E você é brasileiro! Uhul :)
    O meu sonho é trabalhar com cinema, espero que consiga ter tanto sucesso quanto você :)
    Sério, parabéns por ser fantástico, e keep rocking!
    Manô

  22. Jose Ivan

    Dude… i just want to say the you are AWSOME… i’ve look your work since a “long time ago” and your work just continues to impress me…

    im a compositor and my dream is to someday get to where you are!

    Keep rocking the world!

    Cheers!

  23. Thank you Julien!

  24. I really enjoyed the movie, each character gets a good part, eventhought we can clearly see that Rober D Junior is the big star of the movie and Hulk the mascot.
    Hulk looks great, far better than the 2 others versions, and Mark Ruffalo did a great job on Banner.
    Super VFX, you guys at ILM are doing an incredible work, congratulation.

  25. Valeu André! Olha, apesar de ter trabalhado nele, foi só mesmo detalhamento. O basemesh foi modelado pelo Gio. Eu também estou me cocando para esculpir minha própria versão do monstro ;)

  26. I was talking to the guys at work last week about the work done in the Hulk. Not that the 2 earlier versions were bad, they were great, specially the second one, but I really loved to see the comics proportions I see in the face treated in this realistic design, the small nose, the great space between the nose and mouth, the eyebrows that big, it is much more like the best designs I have seen in the comics, plus the realistic work so it does fit in a real film! Great accomplishment, I did not see the film yet, going tonight, great to know you worked on this one too my friend! Almost started a bust of him after I saw some of the pictures, just too have fun.

  27. Glad you enjoyed it, Bob! The team did an amazing job, specially Gio.

  28. Truly was amazing.. Saw it last nite and all i could say was wow!! The hulk was magnificent.. :)

  29. Thank you David!!! :-)

  30. The movie was amazing!! I love the hulk!! Congrats!

  31. I’m glad you liked it man! Sure, as soon as it’s released I can post a little bit more info on the stuff I worked on.

    Cheers,
    -Kris

  32. Saw it last night & it truly is superb.

    Can’t wait to hear more about your work on it – The Hulk is SO good that words fail me… Absolutely stunning.

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