These three versions of the Sentinel ‘skin’ texture show the evolution towards Mystique-like blades. Rendering each of the Sentinel's 100,000 blades, and enabling them to adopt mutant powers, required entirely new software. “We realised early on that the tools we had in-house wouldn’t cut it,” says Stopsack. The result was the Katana Scene Graph Generator, a tool that enabled each individual blade to be animated and controlled. “It all gets rather complex,” he adds.
Credit: Maciej Kuciara