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Hugh Jackman and the hidden art of his digital double in Logan


Daily Hive | December 11, 2017 | Original Article

Logan may have been Hugh Jackman’s last outing as the iconic Wolverine in the X-Men series, but he went out with a bang, thanks to Vancouver’s awesome visual effects artists.

The R-rated movie is set in 2029, and follows an aging and alcoholic Wolverine/Logan, as he cares for Professor X, who is suffering Alzheimer’s and seizures.

Of course, you expect bloody violence to ensue. But what you won’t expect is that some of that violence was portrayed by digital humans created here in Canada.

To find out the hidden art behind Hugh Jackman’s digital double, Daily Hive spoke to Martyn Culpitt, VFX supervisor at Image Engine in Vancouver.

“It did take us to a new level of digital human creation,” said Culpitt. “This is the closest we’ve ever got to a human for any work that we’ve done.”

Culpitt said their work to bring the digital double to life began with Jackman’s head. Or rather, the head of an animator at Image Engine.

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