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Marvel Fact Files. The Giant Octobot brought to life with CGI

Background

There are two different versions of the Octobots, the main one is a little metal ball with tentacle legs, which are controlled mentally by Doctor Octopus via a remote control. They can also be used to attack, to perform different tasks and be attached to a person, they can make him/her obey its orders.

The other type of Octobot is a giant metallic submarine type robot, which can be used to attack huge constructions.

 

The Client

Eaglemoss Collections is the UK’s leading publisher of partworks and collections. They have more than 70 titles running worldwide equating to more than 200 editions worldwide. They have more than 25 licensors including Disney, Marvel, HBO, and Universal. They are passionate about developing unique and innovative products. They won the Disney Award for Innovation and Excellence and the Warner Bros Golden Bunny award for Product Design.

Marvel Fact Files are a magazine series which detail the fictional universe featured in Marvel Comics publications. The magazine collection is published in the UK by Eaglemoss Collections starting in 2013.

 

The Challenge

The Octobot and smaller Octobots have had a number of varied representations in Marvel comics over the years. The key starting point with creating the imagery was to study all the available reference material. This clarified consistent and important elements and scenes to focus on to then bring whole vision of the complex together.

 

The Solution

Through the set of computer-generated images, the Marvel story of The Giant Octobot is now reborn with all the drama it truly deserves. All the key aspects in the original comics are now considered and brought together rationally into the various scenes. The large Octobot robot and inset views were modelled in 3D using software Cinema 4D. The final rendered files were retouched in Photoshop to add further depth and atmosphere.

 

  • Categories: 3D Visualisation / Creative Illustration / Image Retouching / Print Design