Behind the scenes of I, Frankenstein's dramatic VFX

The team at Cutting Edge reveal how they created breathtaking visual effects for Stuart Beattie's fantasy film I, Frankenstein.

Despite it bombing at the box office, Stuart Beattie's Australian-American fantasy action film I, Frankenstein boasts some seriously impressive visual effects.

Creative communications company Cutting Edge was responsible for over 116 visual effects shots, including digital doubles, matte painting, wire removals and other supporting effects, much of which can be seen in this cool making of video.

All of the 3D VFX work was completed in Houdini using Mantra for rendering, with Maya, ZBrush and 3dcoat for modelling work. The final compositing stage was handled in Nuke.

However questionable the film's plot may be, there's no denying the 3D and visual effects work are anything short of brilliant.


Kerrie Hughes is associate editor at Creative Bloq. Her employment at Future Publishing began in January 2010 as staff writer for 3D World magazine. Since then, she's written regularly for other publications, including ImagineFX and Computer Arts magazines.