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See how Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 came to life in this brilliant VFX breakdown

by Danny Zepeda | October 1, 2017October 1, 2017 9:00 am EST

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hit theaters back in May and was a raucous good time. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s already out on Blu-ray, check it out. There is some impressive CGI work in it, including an adorable Baby Groot, who pretty much steals the movie.

Framestore posted a video outlining what went into creating the sprawling world with many digital characters. Most of the marquee scenes like the Baby Groot opening number and the Yondu and Rocket walkway were pretty much all CGI save for a few aspects. Framestore worked with visual effects supervisor Christopher Townsend to make 620 varying shots come to life.

One of the most fun scenes is the Baby Groot dancing sequence. We already knew director James Gunn was responsible for the choreography in the scene, but seeing it transform from him jumping in an empty studio to Baby Groot is something.

To make these characters transform from storyboards to believable characters requires a ton of detail. The video delves into the different layers of one such character—Rocket Raccoon. In the movie, you just see a furry creature, but Framestore created a 3D map of his muscle tissue and skeleton to make get his movements right. It’s quite impressive.

Check out Framestore’s visual breakdown in the video down below.


Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...