Avatar 2 animators tricked James Cameron into believing some photos were practical

Avatar 2 animators tricked James Cameron into believing some photos were practical

Avatar 2 animators tricked James Cameron into believing some photos were practical

Much of Avatar: The Way of Water’s eye-rubbing-in-disbelief magic stems from its ability to convincingly blend the practical and the digital – and the animators at Wētā FX have done such a good job in that department that director James Cameron was frequently misled into approving fully computer-generated photos.

In an exclusive interview with TechRadar, Daniel Barrett, senior animation supervisor at the New Zealand-based visual effects company, revealed that he and his team were sometimes forced to work around Cameron’s desire to keep things as practical as possible in order to keep the realism of certain shots.

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