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DISTRICT 9: Making Of
August 14, 2009

Screenshot of the Exo-suit from District 9

Visual effects were handled by the established Weta Digital (Lord of the Rings, King Kong) in New Zealand, The Embassy (Citroen Transformers, Ghostbusters) and new fx house Image Engine also based in Vancouver. Two interesting VFX World interviews with Blomkamp entitled Neill Blomkamp Talks District 9 & District 9: Bringing Back ’80s Sci-Fi. Visual FX supervisor Dan Kaufman profiled on CGsociety for his work on District 9.

The Embassy District 9 CG Society article detailing CG techniques employed to create the alien’s Exo-suit using Luxology’s Modo The article also mentions that Zbrush, Softimage XSI and Apple Shake were used to complete shots.

Two more interesting CGSociety interviews with Image Engine.
District 9 Part 01 Meet the crew and find out how they worked.
District 9 Part 02 Texturing and Lighting.