For those not here tonight The miracles premiere in Las Vegas, Goose – the cat-like alien that appeared in Captain Marvel and returns inside The miracles – will tower above the city skyline on the outside of the recently opened Sphere.
A collaboration between software developer Autodesk and Marvel, the promo starts with Goose in his cat form before transforming with her detailed tentacles in full screen. It occurs The miracles‘s releasing in theaters on November 10.
Sphere, Las Vegas’ newest entertainment venue, features an exterior covered with a record 580,000 square feet of 16K LED display, while the interior features a record 160,000 square feet of 16K LED display.
The Autodesk/Marvel promo was created by visual effects studio The Mill, using Autodesk Maya 3D software (commonly used by VFX companies) to design, light, rig and animate the Goose character. It was rendered using Autodesk’s Arnold software.
“Working with Autodesk on The miracles activation was an amazing experience,” says Jocelyn Birsch, director of experience at The Mill, who also created the visual collage, using sampled film clips of Elvis Presley, which plays during U2’s current residency at Sphere.
Since opening in late September, Sphere has debuted two shows: U2 residency U2: UV Achtung Baby Live in Sphere and Darren Aronofsky-directed film Postcard of the Earth.
The new promo runs through November 13, marking the kickoff of Autodesk University, the software developer’s annual customer confab for design and content creation, which will take place in Las Vegas.