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Video: Digital Domain’s VFX work on Tron: Legacy

Monday, January 10th, 2011 | Posted by Jim Thacker

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Check out this rather nifty eight-minute VFX breakdown showing Digital Domain’s work on Tron: Legacy. The video is different to the Tron footage on the Digital Domain website, but it opens with the DD logo, so we assume it comes from the studio itself.

Tron: Legacy itself has just made it into the last seven for the Academy Award for best visual effects, and is widely tipped to reach the final shortlist of five.

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  • rob

    Despite the facial mocap technology for Clu being (supposedly) significantly more advanced than that used on Avatar or Button, it still doesn’t read anywhere near as well as either of those films. A lot of the expression was lost. It was a shame and really destroyed the suspension of disbelief for me.

  • Laz

    @rob stop trolling for no reason at all ,Tron is not a cartoon ,if you took the time to study expressions in “real life” you’ll notice the massive lack of expression in people faces ,they almost look like zombies ,even when you would expect exaggerated expressions you find that they barley move their faces

  • Steve

    Clu didn’t work. Whatever the technical reasons may, or may not, be, he didn’t look REAL.

    And when a CG character put opposite real actors, and worst of all opposite the actor he’s supposed to be a younger version of, that CG character had better be up to the job.

    Clu wasn’t. The Uncanny Valley has been crossed a few times, but not this time.

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