Huds & Guis

IRON MAN 3 : HUD + GFX Process reel

The guys at Cantina Creative have been busy! Here’s a process montage of the HUDs from Iron Man 3, which gives you a closer look into the detail of the designs as well as an insider’s look of how they were developed.

There were a lot of new things featured in this latest installment of the Iron Man series. For example, it was really interesting to see the scene featuring the external HUD as I had previously wondered how the Iron Man HUD would actually appear beneath the helmet so this was a unique glimpse of what’s happening under the hood.

The introduction of the shelf device within the HUD design of the main suit was cool too, as it served like a stage for all the signals and information to play out on and created a sort of anchor or reference point for all the other graphics.

Of course I also love the customisation of the different HUDs for each of the different model suits. That would have been a hell of a lot of fun to design! The curved lines in the MK33 Silver Centurion suit was a stand out for me, it was very different to previous Iron Man HUDs that we’ve seen.

So are you sick of Robert Downey Jr’s face yet?

Check out the Iron Man 3 HUD + GFX process reel
Here’s a great article on the VFX of Iron Man 3 by fxguide

6 Responses to “IRON MAN 3 : HUD + GFX Process reel”

  1. This movie was awesome!

  2. Fabiola says:

    Hi. I would like to say to you something about Iron Man 3, which it is about the holographic interfaces. The holographic UIs are designed for Fuel VFX, where they also worked in The Avengers movie too, especially in the design of some UIs such as the Stark Tower UI that you mentioned in your website. Here is a link about their work: (In this article only there are screenshots, but you can see the bigger picture)

    How Fuel VFX worked in the Avengers movie, here they are some links to some articles about their work in this movie:

    And a final note: Fuel VFX also worked in the movie Prometheus, making some holographic UIs and other things. Here it is a link to an article about their work in this movie:

    What do you think?

  3. CanadianGuy says:

    Love this article! the vimeo link goes to a private video tho… is this a geographic thing?

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