June 16, 2012

Creating the Iron Man HUD for The Avengers

The VFX team at Cantina Creative sat down with Adobe to discuss the incredible attention to detail they put into creating on-screen graphics for Marvel’s The Avengers. From consulting with an A-10 pilot about his “ultimate HUD” to animating thousands of Illustrator elements in After Effects, their process makes for a really interesting read. The move to 3D demanded even tighter craftsmanship:

We focused a lot of time on how widgets and graphics would actually function because everything was clearly readable. Everything in the HUD, even down to the tiny micro-text, relates precisely to the current story-point.

Posted by John Nack at 9:34 AM on June 16, 2012


  • SinisterKid — 3:53 PM on June 17, 2012

    Strange… I’m not getting any audio on this video. I can from other videos online, anyone else with this issue?

  • haris — 10:32 AM on September 22, 2012

    You can download layered photoshop template, from like few days ago…It’s really cool, I am playing with it for days now. Elements are layered
    so you can even animate in AE in 3D. For quick mockups just import your photos and done!

    • Jonathan — 2:29 PM on October 04, 2012

      @haris: how do you download it? when I click “download” it basically just refreshes the page. If you could upload the files and send me a link I would greatly appreciate it!!!

    • Jonathan — 10:41 AM on October 10, 2012

      Please help!!!!

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