Avatar Interface Design—Neil Huxley
Inventing Interactive has an incredible interview with interactive art director Neil Huxley who was hired by VFX house Prime Focus to design all the interface elements for the futuristic displays. Avatar was Neil’s second movie to work on VFX after Gamer in 2009, and prior to that he had primarily art directed movie title screens and created educational interactive work for museums and galleries.
All of the scenes were created using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects and then incorporated into 3ds Max and Maya. In all he had 7 months to create the visuals for the movie along with a team six After Effects animators and a few cg artists.
After Avatar picked up an Academy Award for visual effects I’m certain Neil Huxely’s work will be in high demand.