Watch: Cool Visual Effects Breakdown of 'Iron Man 3' Helmet HUD
Earlier this month some cool visual effects deconstructions from Iron Man 3 showed how intricate and artificial some of the scenes in the film were, even revealing effects where it appeared there weren't any (which is the idea). Now a cool new featurette focuses on the heads-up display that we see inside the Iron Man helmet. Most of the time, the cuts are so brief it's hard to soak in all the details that Tony Stark sees inside his helmet when communicating with Jarvis about his suit and systems. It just goes to show you how much time, manpower and detail goes into the visual effects that may be taken for granted. Watch below!
Motion designer and art director John Likens posted this video on the HUD created by Cantina Creative, and generated and rendered from CINEMA 4D. Likens says, " Marvel tasked us with designing all the elaborate 3D head-up displays (HUDs) – a virtual graphical interface that Iron Man sees from within the helmet environment of his armored suits that communicate essential data and statistics ranging from his physical condition to weapon and navigational diagnostics – While putting strong emphasis on the new ultra-high-tech Mark 42 suit, we also delivered upgraded HUDs to match the new suits seen in the film."