Iron Man's HUD has always been one of the cooler details in any sci-fi movie. The way it pops up, the way it shields the face, the way it works — it's fantastically unreal and yet completely believable. And the beauty is in its impressive details.
John Likens posted this video breaking down the visual effects of the HUD. Created by Cantina Creative, the HUD was generated and rendered from CINEMA 4D. Likens writes:
Marvel tasked us with designing all the elaborate 3D head-up displays (HUDs) — a virtual graphical interface that Iron Man sees from within the helmet environment of his armoured suits that communicate essential data and statistics ranging from his physical condition to weapon and navigational diagnostics — While putting strong emphasis on the new ultra-high-tech Mark 42 suit, we also delivered upgraded HUDs to match the new suits seen in the film. It was great fun.
Like Google Glass, but way cooler. [John Likens]