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Imagine Engine’s Awesome VFX Breakdown Reel for Chappie

Imagine Engine helped turn actor Sharlto Copley (District 9) into the robot Chappie for director Neil Blomkamp’s film. Using performance capture equipment to track Copley’s every move, Imagine Engine was able turn man into machine with flawless precision.

Imagine Engine's work became more widely know with Blomkamp's first film, the visually stunning District 9. They've put their stamp on a wide variety of critically acclaimed films, from Zero Dark Thirty to Lone Survivor. 

Imagine Engine’s work has also been seen in the recent mega blockbuster Jurassic World, and they're also a part of the highly anticipated upcoming films Deadpool and Independence Day: Resurgence. You can check out the films they’ve worked on here, and watch their breakdown reel for their Chappie work below.

Featured image: Sharlto Copley was Chappie. Courtesy Columbia Pictures. 

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