Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 update 2
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Back in December, I was allowed to announce that I had contributed conceptual fractal images for the Marvel film, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2". Since then Marvel has released two short trailers and one full length trailer from the film. I just wanted to share a few new screen grabs of some of the fractal imagery.

I do want to stress that I only supplied fractal images and some models as concepts. I had no input what so ever on how the imagery was used, and for the most part any fractal imagery you see in the film has been further 'conceptualized' by other artists. For instance, a scene that shows fractal elements will most likely have been constructed from parts or pieces of many different fractal images I sent rather than a standalone fractal image.

I am of course proud to have contributed Mandelbulb 3D fractal imagery for the film, and that it has an important impact in some of the scenes. But a significant portion of the credit also has to be given to the professional concept artists that further developed the imagery into amazing scenes and structures, as well as the Visual Effects companies that bring some of it to life.

 Capture1-1200 by HalTenny

In the above image, Peter Quill (Star Lord) and Rocket look to be jetpacking into battle. Baby Groot is actually on Rockets shoulder, unseen in this image. Whatever it is they are flying toward is based in part on fractal imagery. 

Capture2-1200 by HalTenny

Above is Peter Quill and Gamora on a balcony or patio or something. The railing and chair are based on fractal imagery. The floor is also based on a 2d Fractal Explorer image of mine.

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Above image Shows Gamora being chased inside the mouth of a cave or tunnel by a Ravager ship maybe? On each side of the mouth of the tunnel is some fractal imagery.

Capture3-1200 by HalTenny

In the image above, it looks like Gamora is shooting her big gun at the remains of the ship that was chasing her. I think the entire inside of the tunnel is based on fractal imagery.

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Above is the entire crew inside the tunnel or cavern, which also appears to be entirely fractal based. 

Capture5-1200 by HalTenny

In the gorgeous image above, the structure on the right was constructed from or based on many parts of different fractal images I had sent. It's also possible the round domes are based on fractal work, but it's difficult to tell in this image. 

So that's it for now. Only two more months until the movie comes out. I loved the first Guardians film, and would be hyped to see Vol 2 even if I hadn't been involved. My name should be listed in the credits somewhere way down at the bottom of the art department crew list. (I know a lot of people don't stay to watch the credits, but I will :) )

All images belong to Marvel. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 will be released May 5, 2017.

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WAUthethirdHobbyist Digital Artist
Just watched it for the first time yesterday - as a fractal artist myself, it was awesome seeing all these familiar shapes and formulas being used in a serious production. Amazing job, and your role on the film was well-deserved and definitely paid off.

It was spectacular, beautiful imagery, and I'm happy that someone from our community could help trailblaze a new field in production-quality VFX fractals.
HalTenny's avatar
I really appreciate it and am glad you liked the movie too!
eklektik2xs's avatar
Congratulations, Hal! I had watched Guardians of the Galaxy 2 when it was first released (I'm a huge Marvel FAN!), but only recently became aware of your involvement in the creation of the visual effects for the film. On so many levels, you have my utmost gratitude and appreciation for all that you have so generously shared with the fractal community. Again, thank you.
HalTenny's avatar
:) It was quite an experience, thanks much!
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HerculaenumHobbyist Traditional Artist
Hal    What can i say have followed you for a long time .your success is well deserved. You must be so thrilled  .Brilliant news., from one of our finest.
HalTenny's avatar
That's very kind, thanks much!
Transistor1's avatar
Transistor1Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!!
This is fantastic news!!!
The above images are breathtaking.
I ll watch the movie for sure and keep a very close eye for fractal structures.. 
Many congrats for the beautiful creations and great advertisement of fractal art,  Hal!!! Clap Clap Clap  
HalTenny's avatar
Thanks much, I appreciate it!
firefysh1140's avatar
Congratulations.
A job very well done.  :-)
HalTenny's avatar
Thanks very much!
taria's avatar
tariaHobbyist General Artist
That is amazing, I'm so happy for you to have gotten this opportunity. I can now say I know someone who worked on the greatest film EVER! I just wish Chris Pratt would let me know if he liked my bear. He's a big meany. hahaha 
HalTenny's avatar
Thanks much, it was quite an experience!
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tariaHobbyist General Artist
I bet. 
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CopperScaleDragonHobbyist General Artist
Hal, you are one amazing artist! I am like you, love the Guardians of the Galaxy movie so having your art in the second installment is like a double treat for me. I have often visited your work here and on Facebook over the years and thought to myself that you would be an amazing person to have on the team of some Sci-fi movie art crew. I am just happy that this is really happening now, to the max, for you.  It was something that was meant to be. Congrats!
HalTenny's avatar
Ok so, I just read your signature! lol I was going to ask if you were at DA when we were chatting a few minutes ago! I'll tell ya, it takes forever to make the connections between facebook and DA users from the different names people use. :)
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CopperScaleDragonHobbyist General Artist
CopperScaleDragon has been my online name for many years, it was only Facebook where I was forced to change it.  My original user name there was CopperScaleDragon and I really hate that they were so stubborn about it.  Of course then I found out that they also forced Lady Gaga to use her real name at the same time so I did not feel so bad.  I liked using a non gender specific name in the early days of the net because women were treated with no respect from the population at large then.
HalTenny's avatar
Thank you! It's so nice of you to take the time for the kind words! It was such a surprise to be asked to work on the Marvel film. It certainly eclipsed anything I had ever hoped for :) 
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FarDareisMaiHobbyist Artist
Congrats, that is mad cool! And a lot of it is VERY recognizable too, e.g. the blue apollonian-gasket-esque structure in the upper center of the tunnel/cavern image. :D
HalTenny's avatar
Thank you, I appreciate it!
von-Robert's avatar
Amazing job, congrats!
HalTenny's avatar
Thanks, I appreciate it!
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f--l--A--r--kProfessional Digital Artist
Awesome to hear and see! Congrats!!! :clap:
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