has posted an interview with Dark Of The Moon ASC Visual Effects Supervisor Scott Farrar. This interview comes just in time for what is being called Transformers: Dark Of The Moon DVD/Blu-Ray Triple Play out Monday, November 28. This newest Dark Of The Moon release contains a DVD, Blu-Ray and a Digital copy of the movie. However there are still no special features on this release. You can view the entire interview with Scott here
. Below are a couple of interesting excerpts.
So new robots come to the fore, the biggest of those is Colossus. The building eating Decepticon was discussed in pre production and became the intimidating centre piece of the final Decepticon/Autobot/Human battle, But what work is involved with creating this beast of a transformer. As Scott nonchalantly states, it is “the largest asset that CGI has EVER built, so large in fact it was close to shutting our computer system down”. This transformer is two and a half times bigger than the Devastator transformer from Transformers 2 and its 16 assets (Head, Body, Tail, Legs x3, Arms x5, Grabber, Arm extensions, and Guts) are formed from 86,823 pieces of geometry and is 68 miles from head to tail. Those mind blowing numbers mean that the CGI artists need to create 1.3 million pieces of data to create this monster, which then needed to be animated into movement
It is these little facts, like the creation of the face of Sentinel Prime, which makes the film so unique, as Scott states “It’s not about the whole musculature area of the face, it’s the little nuanced gliding parts….there are 100’s of pieces of metal moving” and so, as in Scott’s words, “Michael is notoriously slow in selecting his actors for voices” they pitched idea’s for principle character’s and so they pitched Sentinel Prime as Sean Connery, as the picture below highlights.