Stuart Penn

Visual Effects

Guardians of the Galaxy

Director: James Gunn

CG Environment Supervisor

I supervised the development of the Knowhere environment at Framestore. Knowhere is a city built inside the skull of a long dead giant celestial being. The sequences included a high speed dog fight through the city requiring the complete city to be built to a high level of detail. We developed an instancing system that allowed us to use a library of 250 models, 85000 times that expanded to 1.2 billion polygons at render time.

Updated: 11 April 2019  Stuart Penn