Clash of the Titans

In this retelling of the classic story of CLASH OF THE TITANS, a battle between the gods might destroy the world. Perseus leads a band of men on a mission to defeat Hades and seize power from Zeus.

On his perilous journey he is attacked by Calibos, whose hand is severed in the fight and reforms into terrifying Scorpioch creatures. The bulk of Cinesite’s work was involved in creating almost 100 shots involving these creatures.

The six versions of the creature which we created range from 15 to 60 feet tall, and it was necessary to get the relative speed and agility of each just right.   In addition to the fighting Scorpiochs, the team created tamed versions, carrying Perseus’ crew on their backs.They were initially modeled in Mudbox, with animation completed in Maya and rendering in RenderMan.

Another challenge was to simulate the dust that gets kicked up during the action scenes – there’s no shortage of dust, sand and light gravel in the desert, but CG creatures are surprisingly light-footed!

  • Release date: 02.06.2010
  • Studio: Warner Bros.
  • Director: Louis Leterrier
Clash of the Titans