The animators of Avatar 2 tricked James Cameron into believing that some shots were practical

Much of the magic of Avatar: The Way of Water that rubs your eyes in disbelief stems from its ability to convincingly blur the practical and digital – and the animators at Wētā FX did such a good job in this department that director James Cameron was often urged to approve shots completely computer generated.

In an exclusive interview with TechRadar, Daniel Barrett, Senior Animation Manager at a New Zealand visual effects company, revealed that he and his team were sometimes forced to ignore Cameron’s desire to keep things as practical as possible to keep things real. some shots.

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