X-Men: Days of Future Past

Wolverine is sent back in time to prevent a tragic event from occurring, to prevent both human and mutant extinction. Cinesite created effects for the prologue sequence for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST.

Cinesite’s main shot was an epic twenty second aerial fly-through of a dark and moody, apocalyptic New York, with the camera moving out of the clouds, through a hole in the Empire State Building to a mutant internment camp in the Central Park area.

Initially, the team rendered a few detailed frames from the long shot in order to gain concept approval and work out which areas needed most work in terms of modeling, texturing and layout. The full 500 frame version, completed in just three months, includes 58 separate building models and a mass of environmental detail. The city was rendered using vRay, with volumetrics like fog, mist, smoke and haze added using Renderman.

  • Release date: 22.05.2014
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • Director: Bryan Singer
X-Men: Days of Future Past