Man of Steel -Oil Rig Scene – VFX Breakdown VFX Done By Scanline VFX

Man of Steel -Oil Rig Scene – VFX Breakdown VFX Done By Scanline VFX

Man of Steel is a reboot of the Superman film series that portrays the character’s origin story. In the film, Clark Kent learns that he is a superpowered alien from the planet Krypton. He assumes the role of mankind’s protector as Superman, making the choice to face General Zod and prevent him from destroying humanity.

Box office: 66.8 crores USD Film series: Justice League Budget: 22.5 crores USD (2013)

VFX Done By Scanline VFX completed around 90 shots for about 4 different sequences. The tornado sequence, the oil rig destruction, the X-Ray vision, flashback, and some smaller one-offs.

Chad Wiebe -VFX Supervisor

Chad Wiebe -The oil rig environment was a huge undertaking. The oil rig model itself had immense amounts of complexity and details that you would find on real-world rigs, so keeping in line with that was crucial. The only part we received lidar for was the helipad, so the rest of the oil rig had to be built from scratch.
The helicopter was built using a previous model which was of the same type of chopper, modified to match the lidar we received of the chopper used on set.

Oil Rig Scene – Man of Steel

VFX Breakdown

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