Image Engine makes the alien credible

Robert Dow

A custom IK solver is the secret behind some of Hollywood’s new class of other-worldly CG characters.

In the world of computer graphics for entertainment, a key but little-known element in the creation chain is the IK Solver. An Inverse Kinematic solver is used to rotate and position linked elements. The Solver places control elements, which govern transformations and movement. Several software houses make them, and they are not cheap. Read more on Graphic Speak