Allan McKay breaks down the visual effects process and share with you a lot of insights into the production process, from his perspective, as a VFX Supervisor – discussing the visual effects for 1999’s The Mummy. This is both discussing how a lot of shots were created then, as well as touching on updated technology ‘now’ as well.

The original movie’s visual effects were created by ILM (Industrial Light + Magic) using tools like Maya and various proprietary tools (Comptime, Carrie etc).

Whether you’re using Autodesk 3DS Max, Houdini, Maya or other tools – many of these techniques are easily achievable these days with a bit of knowledge behind you. What I want to discuss is a lot of the creative process, as well as technical feats at the time of the movies release. And how things have changed now as animation and vfx technology as updated over the years.


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Making of The Mummy - Breakdown by Allan McKay

Making of The Mummy – Breakdown by Allan McKay

Making of The Mummy - Breakdown by Allan McKay

Making of The Mummy – Breakdown by Allan McKay

Making of The Mummy - Breakdown by Allan McKay

Making of The Mummy – Breakdown by Allan McKay

Making of The Mummy - Breakdown by Allan McKay

Making of The Mummy – Breakdown by Allan McKay

Making of The Mummy - Breakdown by Allan McKay

Making of The Mummy – Breakdown by Allan McKay