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TRON LEGACY
CASE STUDY

Walt Disney Pictures

Produced by Sean Bailey

Visual Effects by Digital Domain

VFX Supervisor Eric Barba

NOTE: The visual effects of Tron: Legacy, featured above, were not produced by Facebank Group, but rather by the legendary visual effects company Digital Domain, in 2010, at that time under the leadership of Facebank founder and CEO John Textor.

The Disney film, TRON: Legacy, stands among the most important films in the history of hyper-realistic digital humans. It was truly a showcase for new technology having featured a number of  cinematic firsts.  It was the first 3D movie to integrate a fully digital head and body to create the younger version of Jeff Bridges’ character; the first to make extensive use of self-illuminated costumes; the first to create molded costumes using digital sculpture exclusively, creating molds directly from computer files using Computer Numerical Cutting technology; and also the first 3D movie shot with 35mm lenses and full 35mm chip Sony F35 stereo cameras.