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FXGuide has a detailed breakdown of Independence Day: Resurgence, including Image Engine’s key contributions: the aliens, interior mothership environment, and holding prison.

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Hear from VFX Supervisor Martyn Culpitt and Look Development Lead Mathias Lautour about how Gaffer contributed to the process:

The rendering and shading environment is based on Image Engine’s open-source node-based framework Gaffer, embedded inside Maya using Caribou, their host-agnostic Look Development & Lighting engine… With Gaffer and Caribou, they are able to drive 3Delight using a great layered based approach to shading, which allows considerable artistic flexibility using their now extensive shader library.

Head on over to FX Guide to read the full article.