Having cause to leave the house this week, mostly to pick up comics but that is neither here nor there, we noticed that the The Galeries in Sydney’s CBD have been decked out with the Superman costume from Man of Steel.
The reflective glass on the surface of the cabinet made it difficult to take photos, but you can see some of the detailed shots below. What is interesting about the costume is just how much texture you can see on the outfit, and these are things that might literally fly by viewers in the movie. Apart from the “3D digital body scan” of Henry Cavill that made this happen, the metallic piping is quite ornate. (You may also remember our similar coverage for The Dark Knight Rises around this time last year).
More from a press release we received earlier in the week:
The film’s costume designers James Acheson and Michael Wilkinson designed the new incarnation of Superman’s famous suit following several months of development and numerous prototypes incorporating today’s technology: 3D digital body scans, computer design, and the latest in fabrics. Now is the chance to witness history, and wonder at the craftsmanship of one of the most iconic superhero costumes of all time.
Based on the body scans of Cavill, the creators made a full-size replica and added body sculpting, giving them themakings of the under-suit. This was comprised of a thin layer of foam latexwith a chrome finish applied to the stretchy bodysuit. The complex over-suit was then made from a special mesh material, to which was applied a custom print technique to simulate a chain mail design which, when worn over the under suit, effected a metallic look. The computer-generated “S” glyph was produced via a 3D drawing program and 3D printer.
To add to the experience, The Galeries and The Creative Shop (TCS) have developed a unique in-centre experience, providingvisitors the opportunity to take flight in a 3D gesture controlled flight simulator. Using the latest in gesture-sensing technology, Sydneysiders will be able to stand in-front of a huge 4.5m Man of Steel-branded video wall, before extending their arms and controlling their flight path for a bespokemission. There is an added gaming element whereby a set number of Man of Steel symbols / glyphs are required to be collected in an allottedtimeframe.
The exhibit will also include stills from the film featuring the Man of Steel in action.
Walk the red carpet and view the spectacle that is Man of Steel from June 13th until July 12th 2013.
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