Advertise here.

iron_man_2_holographics.jpg
I have not watched the film "Iron Man 2", starring Robert Downey Jr., but I am glad I watched the short documentary movie (below) summarizing its extensive VFX effects. From dense information dashboards over 3D architectural holograms to highly responsive real-time 3D interfaces, the movie demonstrates some impressive futuristic views of intuitively manipulable depictions of data.

In fact, it is somehow remarkable to notice how the featured 2D screen layouts seem overly cluttered (well, except of a visually-clashing YouTube movie embed), in contrast to the 3D holographics that seem to successfully exploit the scalability of space. My personal favorites? The life-size table of Mendeljev and the surprising hologram 'throw' ("SCORE!").

For those interested, there are plenty of early concept renderings available here, here and here. Alternatively, one can also explore some high-rez screengrabs and behind-the-scenes footage at the website of the special effects designers, Prologue Films [prologue.com].

See also:
. ooo-ii: The Design of the Star Trek Movie Information Displays
. Mark Coleran, Visual Designer
. Stranger than Fiction Movie Infographics
. An Inconvenient Truth Infographics

MORE

iron_man_2_holographics4.jpg

iron_man_2_holographics5.jpg

iron_man_2_holographics6.jpg

iron_man_2_holographics2.jpg

4 COMMENTS

these are definitely the most beautiful infographics I've seen in a movie since "Stranger than Fiction"...

Tue 03 Aug 2010 at 9:43 AM
pascal

Multi-Gesture!

Tue 03 Aug 2010 at 10:07 AM

Reminds me of the ARI in Heavy Rain, except much nicer to look at.

Wed 04 Aug 2010 at 9:40 AM

I dig that a lot.

Tue 14 Sep 2010 at 4:41 AM
ADD A COMMENT
Commenting has been temporarily disabled.