- Visual Effects
Created as a first previs test for Escape Artists at Sony Studios for the upcoming movie FALL FROM GRACE. Release date still unannounced.
The story of a great war in Heaven with wars of black couds of evil angels and the white angel being fought in pure levitaional space with no boundaries. The previs was to shot a levitational fight scene between Michael as an archangel with 6 wings fighting Satan with 12 wings.
Each wing has 560 joints controlled by about 20 handles. Therefore Saturn’s wings have over 8,000 joints with 240 handles. It is an extremely complex rig allowing the wings to bend into any shape while keeping the geometry of each wing from collapsing so that the feathers slide under and over each other. This sample uses just one band of feathers whereas the final wing would have three layers. Here’s a rough look test we did. Again it’s a previs so still low quality and missing a lot such as the hair and second and their layer feathers.