The mantra behind its 2,623 visual effects shots was “the best idea always wins,” says DeLeeuw. Fourteen vendors were tapped to give life to the colossal project that pitted its famed superheroes against Thanos, an 8-foot-tall villain played by Josh Brolin. Motion-capture technology placed Brolin in the role, where the team used scans and texture photos to create the CG-based character. The size of Thanos was decided from a digital police lineup of sorts in which each character was placed next to one other. “We considered a 16-foot-tall version and even a 12-foot-tall version, but the bigger you get, the less you believe it,” says DeLeeuw.
Source: latimes.com – Los Angeles Times