When you want to be inspired by stunning 3D graphics, you could watch a film with beautiful visual effects. Today I’d like to share my favorite movie posters with convincing 3D characters. There are monsters, beasts, aliens, humanoids, animals, and robots. I’ll concentrate on Hollywood movies and leave out superheros at this time. I also present only one poster per movie to give you variety.
01. The Wolfman: 3D Werewolf
We’ve seen werewolves in movies several times, but the latest is probably the most convincing in terms of CGI.
02. Alien vs Predator Requiem: CGI Alien
The movie sucks, but these legendary beasts still look awesome. And let’s not forget the predators. I could’ve just as well chosen a poster of a predator.
03. 10,000 BC: Smilodon
10,000 BC features three great prehistoric 3d animals: mammoth, phorohacus, and smilodon. They all look amazing but smilodon is my favorite.
04. The Golden Compass: Iorek Byrnison, an Armored Ice Bear
The Golden Compass is full of talking 3d animals. The poster shows Iorek Byrnison, an armored ice bear. The Golden Compass won an oscar for the best achievement in visual effects.
05. The Lord of the Rings: 3D Character Gollum
The Lord of the Rings trilogy is soon 10 years old, but the CGI still looks really convincing. Each one of the movies won an oscar for the best visual effects.
06. King Kong
Perhaps the most believable furry monster seen on the big screen. King Kong won an oscar for the best achievement in visual effects.
07. Where the Wild Things Are: CGI Monster or is it?
Just when I said Kong Kong was the most believable furry monster, I realize there are wild things that look amazingly good as well. However , the monsters are actually actors in costumes combined with CGI faces. Beautiful poster nevertheless.
08. Eragon: 3D Dragon
Eragon brought us one of the best CGI dragons ever.
09. Transformers: 3D Robot Optimus Prime
Transformers was nominated for the best achievement in visual effects. The robots look great and their movement and interaction with the live footage is stunning. My favorite is Bumblebee but in the poster Optimus Prime looks just a little better.
10. Terminator Salvation: CGI Terminator
Terminators looked good already in the 90s. Today, they look even better.
11. Clash of the Titans: CGI Monster
I haven’t actually seen Clash of the Titans yet, but the trailer and the posters make a promise of amazing 3d visual effects.
12. Avatar: 3D Character Neytiri by Zoe Saldana
It was no surprise that Avatar won an oscar for the visual effects. The highlight of the CGI characters was beautiful Neytiri portrayed by Zoe Saldana.
That was my take. Feel free to complete the collection and let me know your favorites!