The hyena that we saw in the movie Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey was very well made and now have been shown how to shot those scenes.
Although it appeared a little bit in the movie, the hyena call Bruce was a friendly pet that was very well designed, it almost looked like it had been shot with a real animal. But, of course, has a trick and Thrain Shadboltthe supervisor of special effects Harley Quinn: Birds of Preyshows the process.
“The production did an excellent job with a German shepherd well trained so-called “Varko” as a substitute for Bruce. This gave Margot Robbie a mate that act, besides providing a reference for performance as well as the lighting. By observing their interactions with Varko, we were able to appreciate how much he was moving the dog’s skin when touching her, as well as the fur”.
As you can see below, Margot Robbie filmed their scenes with a German shepherd, and the hyena was added during post-production. It’s shocking to see how much work was done to create the animal.
It is normal for the pet to appear in a few scenes of the film.
“We we simulate collisions of hands with the skin, which would lead to movements and additional interactions with the fur,” added Shadbolt. “These interactions rendered is endulzarían even more in Comp. The motion vectors derived from the fur in the plate would spur even more movement in the CGI. To help sink the fingers in the fur, also “cheat” a little and use a small part of the fur real dog around the tip of the fingers, to match with the hyena”.
“We actually had to be able to prove that the two were in contact. This process helped it to be convincing“, he concluded.
Let’s hope that if they make second part of Harley Quinn: Birds of Preythe hyena Bruce has more scenes. Although for that you will need more budget. Since it is a quite time-consuming.