VFX Breakdown – Image Engine’s Work on Power Rangers
Image Engine is a house that probably needs no intro, they’ve worked on many feature films such as Jurassic World, Logan, Fantastic Beasts, and on and on.
One of their most recent films, Power Rangers has been featured in a VFX breakdown. The studio delivered over 300 shots for the Dean Israelite directed reboot.
The bulk of the work was the development of the robot Alpha 5, which the team based off of Woody Allen’s neurotic characteristics and Bill Hader – the voice actor for the character in the film. Hader’s performance capture was also used as reference for the character animation.
The other set piece of the project was the re-imagining of the Power Rangers’ head honcho, Zordon. Clearly a reference to those old Pin Art toys, Zordon was created from a simulated wall of pins with a performance driven by Bryan Cranston’s facial capture data.
Power Rangers also marked the first time Image Engine had used the Arnold Renderer to deliver it’s work by integrating Autodesk’s rendering engine into their proprietary workflows.