25 best movie CGI effects ever

From liquid metal killer robots to the very first CG animal, we take a look at some of the best eye-massaging visuals from the gates of Tinseltown

Hollow Man (2000)

Hollow Man (2000)

Inspired by the H. G. Wells Invisible Man this Kevin Bacon staring take on the classic was nominated for an Academy Award for Visual Effects – but lost to Gladiator. The scene most notable was when Bacon’s character became invisible and vanished a layer at a time from skin to muscles to veins and then bones. Apparently this scene employed a fancy shader that used volumetric hypertexture shader and 3D procedural noise to peel layers off – pretty standard really.