Pixels: Taj Mahal sequence – VFX breakdowns

Pixels: Taj Mahal sequence – VFX breakdowns

Storm Studios is proud to have delivered a thrilling action sequence for Columbia Pictures’ summer blockbuster Pixels, directed by Chris Columbus.

VFX Supervisor Matthew Butler.

 The team at Storm Studios, lead by VFX supervisor Espen Nordahl, had their work cut out for them when tasked with destroying the iconic Taj Mahal building in this VFX heavy sequence. We had to pixel parts of the building each time it got hit by the “Arkanoid” video game characters. The technical complexity of the effects combined with the photoreal, yet supernatural nature of the shots, was quite the challenge to achieve.

Most of the shots ended up being 100% CG with the exception of the foreground actors. And after countless hours of simulating and rendering, we are proud to say the final shots showcase some of the best work we have ever produced.


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