Posted Nov. 14, 2016

Marvel’s latest comic book hero to receive the big-screen treatment is Doctor Strange. The creation of artist Steve Ditko, Strange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) is a master of ‘black magic’, armed with magical objects and a pet cloak, he defends earth against other dimensions.

Dr Stephen Strange is a brilliant surgeon, whose career abruptly comes to an end following a tragic car accident. Unwilling to accept that his life must change, Strange becomes obsessed with healing himself. Finding no solution in science, he travels the world searching for an answer that might bring him relief. His journey takes him to the temple of the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), where his discovery of magic begins.

Method simulated the car as both a rigid body dynamic (RBD) simulation with cloud sims for the airbag and Strange's wardrobe. The car was simulated in Houdini and then rendered in a hybrid system of both Mantra and V-Ray.

Chad Wiebe, Visual Effects Supervisor at Method Studios