How do you build a realistic pixie? By building a realistic pixie—then getting rid of it. It’s hard to believe, but the VFX teams behind Maleficent found that fully crossing the uncanny valley requires a pit stop somewhere in the middle: a throwaway CGI render. It’s time-consuming, but as you’ll see in Mike Seymour’s newest dispatch, you can’t argue with the end result.
A series of shots from LasseMaja Stella Nostra – second feature in three part series. Shots broken down into live action, wireframe render of computer generated world and final result.Three features totaling 3.650 visual effects shots.