In this weeks instalment, we see two more of the Exo suit concept pieces - it's like a sequel you see.
The head close up was done for Weta Digital and Embassy VFX to aid the modelling and texturing of the final model. It shows the mandibles that were there to reflect the alien physiology externally. I figured if the aliens had the equivalent of a 'hand' on their face (the complex crab like feeders as well as tentacles) they would use them for communication - a more complex, maybe pictographic version of our facial expressions.
If that was the case, then this would be integral to them and it would be necessary to make an analogue on the robotic suit too.
It also makes it look 'mean as' and also 'muy alarmante'.
The second illustration was a simple frontal plan view - very quick and dirty but showed the frontal proportions for the modelling process.
There were also side on views, internal views and diagrams showing how the chest opened and the internal system extended out to take in the pilot.
But you can't see those here because I have pasted them in using invisible pixels.
Tune in next time when more pictures of things are accompanied by hyper-nerdy descriptions.