New MAN OF STEEL Featurette Takes a Look at Weta’s “Liquid-Geo” Special Effect

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One of the best special effects in Man of Steel was the “liquid-geo”.  It was a unique presentation of information, and it was another way that Zack Snyder gave Krypton its memorable look and feel.  Weta Digital handled the effect, and explained how it came to be through a combination of “animation and simulation”, and that Snyder wanted the technology to have a tactile feel as opposed to the transparent touch screens that have become the norm for futuristic user interfaces.  The new featurette also explains how Weta came to the excellent “bas-relief, Greco-Roman” design.

Hit the jump to check out the featurette.

Via Wired.

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  • MrBurrrns

    Too bad the technology made no sense, as there was a completely real looking hologram of Jor-El standing right next to it… But it looked nice.

    • dothan

      Great point. I thought the Jor-El hologram should have been liquid geo.

  • pinkincide

    Yeah, I couldn’t buy that Kryptonians would be cool with grayscale graphics no matter how much they jumped around.

  • ItsNotaSchooner

    Loved the look of that type of technology. I felt they really nailed the idea of what it is we’re seeing and how it is used in Krypton technology. Very cool stuff!!

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  • Nomis1700

    Kind of a pity we never got to see the Clark putting on the Superman suit… I bet it’s the same way as this technology, as the key was made as well you know. Would’ve been cool to see that.

  • Alan Burnett

    Stop posting about this garbage film. It’s a disaster and there won’t be a sequel. LULZ!

    • nom79

      don’t hate….learn to appreciate!

    • Alan Burnett

      Also, does anybody know if there is a Chris Nolan impersonator that i can hire to come to my house, gather my family in the living room, drop his pants and start pissing in my open mouth while yelling “ACTION”? I’d really like that, in fact, i’m pretty sure that it’ll be the best birthday ever! I’m willing to pay $300 cash. $350 if he can make it taste like asparagus.

      • Get a Life

        What, got tired of drinking cum all your life so you want to move on to piss?

    • Alan Burnett

      You know what i’d rather do than watch this movie? Drink a whole bladder’s worth of piss! In fact, i think i’ll go do that right now! Also, does anybody know if there is a Chris Nolan impersonator that i can hire to come to my house, gather my family in the living room, drop his pants and start pissing in my open mouth while yelling “ACTION”? I’d really like that, in fact, i’m pretty sure that it’ll be the best birthday ever! I’m willing to pay $300 cash. $350 if he can make it taste like asparagus. LULZ! ;-)

      • Griz

        This Alan Burnett guy is twisted. Why did he reply to the same comment twice. He really wants to drink piss.

      • Marc

        yeah he sounds like a will ferrel movie. Actually, thats propably the only movies he has seen in his life.

  • spongefist

    first half of movie 8/10

    second half of movie 2/10

    ‘liquid-geo’ scenes = school art department level look

    Stupid Dr Oc pincers attacking superman scene = 1/10

    The claim that superman saved the world, when in fact he was the single reason that so many died = 0/10

    When Zod and the gang were sent to phantom place in what can only be described as flying dildos probably the funniest movie moment of the year.

    • pinkincide

      Lol, well said on all points. Those pincers pissed me off.

    • Marc

      didn’t you ever notice that brainiac uses the same kind of liquid metal tentacles?

      • Nunegro

        Ahh. Someone else who picked up on that. Not to give those in charge of such things too much credit, but I ttok it as sroundwork for the possibility of seeing Brainiac down the line.

  • John

    The movie was well done.

    If you have problems with the destruction. you must not have ever seen any animated superman episode or comic. people being punched through buildings all the time, if anything Man of Steel is the closest live action representation of the animated series or Justice league we could have asked for.

    let’s assume the there are 7 billion people on earth. and lets say due to Superman and Zod’s battle 200,000 people died… so by fighting and killing Zod, Superman saved 6,999,800,000 people. that’s right, .0002% of the people who were going to die actually did. as his first time fighting supervillians (or at all), I think he did alright.

    • spongefist

      But John, you miss the point. Kal-el being sent to earth in the first place was what caused zod and his merry men to come after him and cause so much destruction. Hence, he didn’t do the human race any favours did he, but bring death and slaughter to half a million. Nice work…

      • Joe

        Well Kal-El didn’t ask to be sent to Earth did he? Hence John’s view is more valid. His presence actually saved more people from death compared with those who actually died.

      • Joe

        Well Kal-El didn’t ask to be sent to Earth did he? Hence John’s view is more valid. His presence actually saved more people from death compared with those who actually died.

      • dothan

        Zod was on two missions – to find the Codex and to make a new Krypton. So even if he found the Codex elsewhere, he still might have chosen Earth to settle.

        As far as Jor-El dooming Earth by sending the Codex there, Jor-El knew Krypton was doomed and there would be no Kryptonians left alive other than Kal-El. It was unforeseen that Zod and the prisoners of the Phantom Zone would be released immediately upon Krypton’s destruction.

        Don’t get me wrong. I still have questions about Man of Steel, such as:

        Why did Jor-El care about preserving the Codex when he himself bucked the system to have a naturally-born child whose genetics would not be pre-determined by the Codex?

        Why did Zod feel the need to “Kryptoform” Earth even after seeing the superior strength and ability of Earth-raised Kal-El? It only took Zod about a day to adjust physiologically.

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  • sense11

    Seen it 4 times, gets better with each viewing

    • poppincherry

      I see that 100 million ad money got you suckered.

      • Joe

        I agree with Sense11 as well. I didn’t like it at first but now having watched it thrice, its actually quite good and bears repeat viewing.
        Nobody got suckered.

  • Marc

    brainiac

    • Old Soldier

      Titano

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