Optimus Prime and Bumblebee to Receive a Few Modifications

SCI FI Wire talked to Industrial Light & Magic animation supervisor Scott Benza at the Visual Effects Society Awards on Sunday. Benza told the site that Optimus Prime and Bumblebee will get some modifications for Transformers 3. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:

“Our two lead characters, Optimus and Bumblebee, needed to be updated for the next chapter in the Transformers series,” said animation supervisor Scott Benza in an exclusive interview Sunday at the Visual Effects Society Awards in Century City, Calif., where he and visual effects supervisor Scott Farrar were nominees. “Bumblebee’s matured a little bit, so I would just say look for subtle changes to his physique that have him look more mature.”

“[Prime will have] little tiny things that maybe the average viewer isn’t going to notice but probably the fanboys will,” Farrar said. “You actually will run into pieces that are maybe always in the way, and wouldn’t it be nice if that part wasn’t there? Maybe you make a shift in the shoulder, in the chest or what have you. So it might be proportioning, but it also might be for usability, so [the animators]‘ task could be easier, too.”

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Source: SCI FI Wire