Added by on 2012-11-12

Academy Award-winning visual effects house WETA Digital crafted the scene using a combination of cutting-edge tech and practical techniques. They began by creating a computer-generated model of the silicon suit worn during the shoot. As the Engineer’s body breaks down, the camera zooms inside his body to the molecular level, where we witness the breakdown of his DNA. WETA modeled the fraying double helixes on decayed fish spines, and the oozing black infection on the motion of oils through tubing.