First photorealistic CGI fire
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1) The visual effects shots count increased from 77 to over 400, created by 22 companies in the United States, Canada and Japan, requiring 70 people and nearly 11 months to complete. ILM did most of the work, creating 85 shots at a cost of $8.5 million. The most difficult sequences in the film to render included the Violator, CGI fire, Spawn's digital cape, and some of Spawn's transformations, the photo-real, fully 3D creature transformation of Clown, a 5'6" overweight, balding man with menacing face-paint and clown costume, into his disguise as the demonic hell-born Violator (John Leguizamo) - the sequence used a combination of CG hand-drawn animation (without motion-capture or stop-motion) and 3D morphing.
2) Directed by Mark A.Z. Dippe.