18. The Next Day Tomorrow
Why see it?
There’s a good amount of VFX sequences within this disaster movie, but none of them beat the brilliant super-sized tsunami which hits Manhattan. Only accountable for five shots within the entire film, Tweak Films drawn out all of the stops around the water simulation for that sequence.
The little studio used graphic designer proprietary water system – a unified dynamics platform which includes rigid body dynamics, fluid dynamics and particle simulation – to produce the ultra-realistic ton. LIDAR models and textures were utilised to construct the town itself, meaning final shots were completely digital, and also the resulting composition would be a masterful mixture of a large number of layers.
The huge storm leads to a huge tsunami hitting Manhattan.
17. Hollow Man (2000)
Why see it?
The video boasts some 400 effects, varying from simple monitoring and bluescreen shots when Bacon’s latex mask is viewed to become empty, right through to sophisticated effects in which the invisible man’s is highlighted only by water or smoke.
That standout VFX sequence, where Bacon becomes invisible, is really a marvel too. Sony’s custom volume rendering system enabled the VFX crew to duplicate a whole body at length, where all of the veins and organs move and react correctly towards the movement from the graphic designer. Overall, Hollow Man’s not Verhoeven’s best effort, however the effects are wonderful.
Invisibility test subject Sebastian Caine’s gradual transformation to transparency, as layers of skin, organs and bone disappear.
16. The Exorcist – Episode 1 (1999)
Why see it?
The Phantom Menace was, at that time, the greatest visual effects project ever carried out. The video needed 35,000 storyboards and 95 percent from the frames have digital elements inside them.
To visualise the succession, ILM spent annually on R&D, focusing on physics systems for that destruction from the podracers along with an Adaptive Terrain Generator, which employed an amount-of-detail system so that it is computer systems could contain the mesh data in memory. Regardless of the film’s (many) flaws, the thrilling 320-shot podrace remains an undoubted highlight from the The Exorcist canon and it is really worth savouring.
A slave boy infested with Midi-chlorians races against aliens within an 800kph hovercraft to win his freedom.