How Black Panther's Visual Effects Were Made | WIRED

  • Published on:  5/15/2018
  • Daryl Sawchuk, Visual Effects Supervisor for Method Studios and Animation Supervisor for Black Panther, gives WIRED an exclusive look at breakdowns of the digital Black Panther and Kilmonger suits, and the final fight scene of Marvel's mega-blockbuster. Black Panther is available on Blu-Ray and DVD May 15, 2018.Read more about Black Panther on Lighting and Makeup Were Black Panther's Secret Weapons: Behind the Scenes of Black Panther's Afrofuturism: Black Panther's Success Means for the Future of Movies: More Black Panther? Here are 5 Comics to Read: haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► Also, check out the free WIRED channel on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. Here you can find your favorite WIRED shows and new episodes of our latest hit series Masterminds.ABOUT WIREDWIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture.How Black Panther's Visual Effects Were Made | WIRED


  • TheZoeBig
    TheZoeBig a years ago+1658

    The problem with CGI is that you only notice it when it's bad

  • pen art
    pen art a years ago+1141

    Iron man 1 CGI still surprises me to this day

  • MrGNugget
    MrGNugget a years ago+552

    The CGI in that final battle was horrendous, but everything else was great. Shoutout to them for making Wakanda look like a real place

  • Slyther Studios
    Slyther Studios a years ago+1150

    This was my favorite animated movie of the year! Maybe they'll make a live action version one day.

  • Balta Bueno
    Balta Bueno a years ago+1577

    When a movie uses that much CGI, you might as well call it an animated movie lol
    And I agree with sam Olive: "TBH as good as the movie was, special effects and CGI wasn't the one of it's highlights."

  • Arthur Duarte
    Arthur Duarte 5 months ago+154

    Much of the cgi of black panther was exaggerated, the killmonger and t challa fight scene locked like video game

  • henry frith
    henry frith 3 months ago+75

    when you have beautiful practical suits why don't you use them and build the scenes around the suits instead of giving my eyes an aneurysm. it would have cost less as well.

  • Violet Null
    Violet Null a years ago+502

    Anybody else who isn’t bugged by the CGI?

  • Deion R
    Deion R a years ago+721

    Worst part of the movie was the CGI, that tunnel fight was atrocious.

  • bruce
    bruce a years ago+38

    some of the cg in this looked really bad. like videogame render bad. studios need to try to do as much physically as possible

  • Roentgen8
    Roentgen8 a years ago+165

    Just came for the comments to see if anyone else thought the CG was trash.

  • The Selchies
    The Selchies a years ago+153

    Why does Black Panther even need to be animated? I can understand some scenes where he’s jumping or getting knocked back but when he’s just walking or running? I hope they improve on the sequel.

  • Nick
    Nick a years ago+185

    The CG budget for this movie was $58

  • M3TRO
    M3TRO a years ago+1145

    Controversial opinion: I thought the VFX of Black Panther was one of the worse in MCU, not the places, but the characters and fights.

  • DryAssChicken
    DryAssChicken 1 months ago+9

    It was uneeded to animate his costume 90% of the time. He looked 1000x better in Civil War and that ending fight scene was unacceptable

  • Mathias Voorhees
    Mathias Voorhees 3 months ago+20

    I'm guessing the last battle was made by the same people behind Resident Evil 1.

  • m94h
    m94h a years ago+69

    When LOTR was released more than 15 years ago, with worse cgi but still much more believable and immersive...

  • Luchiop
    Luchiop a years ago+19

    Wouldn't brag about them. Worst effects in a marvel movie so far.

  • SALT!
    SALT! a years ago+18

    I just realised Kilmonger changed his hair further in the movie,so like who did his hair in Wakanda? 😂😂😂

  • Ethém Shallabdullem
    Ethém Shallabdullem a years ago+16

    All good cept for the final fight in the caves, the CGI there was worse then Battelfield 2.