A still from 'The Croods' showing the main cast of characters and the colourful landscape (2013)
The Croods (2013)
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Mon 02 Jun 2014

Making the world of The Croods

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Making a gargantuan VFX sequence

The Croods transports us to the cave man era with spectacular effects that pushed the genre of animation to another level. DreamWorks VFX Supervisor Markus Manninen breaks down how they blew the world up in DreamWorks hit The Croods. “We took it to a whole other level ... taking a brand new technology enabling huge particle simulations and took it to the max.”  

Together with DreamWorks Production Designer Christophe Lautrette, they explore the magical topsy turvy world of The Croods and how a Designer’s vision can push visual effects in innovative ways.

Christophe Lautrette gives some rare insight into how designers work in the DreamWorks studio in this DreamWorks Animation Masterclass.