Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes CGI: A Look At 3d Caesar
How did they do that? CGI of course. What most people are talking about right now in terms of special effects at the movies, is the realistic ape Caesar from Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. Its no surprise that this stunning 3d character was created by Weta. Nope, it’s not an actual chimp. Most of you probably realized that by now. It was most likely performance captured and driving a facial rig created by animators. This is far better looking than the young Jeff Bridges from Tron Legacy. At times in the trailer I do see certain aspects that make it look cgi. The most being the baby chimp version of Caesar, but you can’t have everything perfect.
What do I think makes this monkey look so stunningly real? While the body movement that was captured is great, I think that the realism to the eyes is what sells it. You can get the feeling from the photo above that the ape is thinking. That, in my opinion, is something that is crucial if you are going to have a 3d animated character be the center of a live action movie. Here’s a couple of other shots of Caesar and Apes in the film.
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