The carpenters on Chronicles of Riddick needed custom-made instrument panels for an elaborate cockpit.They also needed a number of futuristic computer screens. The challenges:
- The instrument panels needed to be film-ready and highly interactive, while we were working from concept drawings
- The computer screens had no concept drawings, we were working from square one
- Time was running out
We built 3D CAD files of the instrumentation, integrating dozens of switches, screens, knobs, dials and gauges. Throughout we were double and triple checking the assembly to ensure there was no interference between components. The computer screens were camera-ready and effective on-screen, even without post-production CGI for content.