How Framestore Built the Crazy City of Knowhere in Guardians of the Galaxy

By Casey Chan on at

Guardians of the Galaxy was so enjoyable because we got to explore an unknown world – devoid of expectation. Take that crazy city Knowhere, which is inside a giant Celestial head, I didn't even know it existed, let alone know what it "should" look like. Here's the VFX reel showing how the city was built.

Framestore, the people behind the effects, writes:

We built Knowhere, our most complicated environment to date, for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy and then staged a dog-fight that explored every inch of it. Here we've linked up all our shots in the 4-mile wide and 1.2 billion polygon world.

Here's some of their concept art for the city:

How that crazy city of Knowhere in Guardians of the Galaxy was made

How that crazy city of Knowhere in Guardians of the Galaxy was made


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