Check Out the Elaborate VFX Work That Went Into Avengers: Infinity War's Post-Credits Scene

Captain is a sad Captain.
Captain is a sad Captain.
Image: Marvel Studios

One of the most striking moments (of many) in Avengers: Infinity War is the post-credits scene. We already knew that short, dramatic sequence was shot almost entirely using CGI, and now we’ve got a much better look at how it came together.


That work, along with a healthy amount of other effects work for the film, was done by VFX studio RISE, a Germany-based visual effects studio with hands in a number of Marvel films. Recently, the firm released a VFX reel on Vimeo showcasing their work, including a lot of spoiler-ific looks at how that post-credits scene came together. In a film of wall-to-wall special effects, this work is still striking.

Impressively, according to the studio the whole thing was done in just eight weeks, which, for high-quality special effects, is lightning fast. Check out the whole reel below, which is, warning, very spoiler-heavy. It also includes footage of RISE’s other effects work on the field, including some lovely Wakanda work and Captain Strange’s magic portals.

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I know it will be explained as magic, and therefore it shouldn’t follow the laws of physics but, I just realized that, as soon as your legs go in a dusting, your body should collapse down, and your limbs should fall straight down. Not really like Bucky, but as soon as the lower half of you is gone your upper half should drop. As soon as Cobie Smulders starts to go, her upper half should start stacking down on her ash half. Jackson’s arm shouldn’t have been able to remain up and out stretch, it should have just dropped. But I know... it’s magic.