Weta has released a visual effects breakdown for their work done for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The video takes us through the process of how Weta Digital brought Smaug, Lake-town, the Lonely Mountain and more to life in epic fantasy adventure.
Middle-earth is a fantastical world of imagined landscapes and many incredible digital creatures. We completed almost 2000 VFX shots for the film, encompassing hero digital performance work, large scale water and fire simulations, complex digital environments, digital doubles of a large cast, and extensive creature work. Take a glimpse at the invention, artistry and innovation that the artists at Weta Digital used to make it all come together in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
It always amazing me what can be done with visual effects these days, and Weta works wonders at it.