MPC Brings the Apocalypse to Newest ‘X-Men’ Installment

mpc x-men apocalypse

MPC Brings the Apocalypse to Newest ‘X-Men’ Installment

Working closely with production VFX supervisor John Dykstra, MPC completes more than 990 shots for 20th Century Fox’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ including the Cerebro Room, Archangel’s wings, Mystique’s body blades, Nightcrawler’s ‘Bamf,’ and the film’s epic final battle sequence.

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

MPC completed around 992 shots for X-Men: Apocalypse. Working closely with production VFX supervisor John Dykstra, teams in Montreal, Bangalore and London created the epic Final Battle Sequence, the Cerebro Room and multiple Mutant Powers including Archangel’s wings, Nightcrawler’s “Bamf,” Magneto and Cyclops’ city destruction powers, Mystique’s body blades, Jean’s Phoenix, Storm’s weather control, and Psylocke’s psionic sword and whip.

The biggest and most challenging sequence was the final battle in which the X-men fight against Apocalypse and his four horsemen. MPC was tasked with creating (and destroying) a full 3D digital replica of Cairo, Egypt. Based on reference photography of the area, modellers built a library of roughly 60 buildings using Maya and ZBrush and textured them using MARI and Photoshop. Layout then used in-house tools to build up a detailed 3D map of the center of the city consisting of around 150,000 individual assets, while the outskirts of the city were created as digital matte paintings. MPC’s FX artists then created a library of the devastated elements of the city.

Related link :


Leave a Reply