I love learning about the tech behind movies so it was super exciting to be allowed to watch how Lucasfilm captured video of Alan Tudyk.
In order to help the actors and have the correct angles they had Alan Tudyk walking around on stilts. Because this robot is tall. This picture doesn’t quite do it justice but you can see his head is above. They were also able to use the shapes you see on the costume. These shapes that are all well know bend and transform as the body movies and we know what the shape is supposed to look like so depending on how it is changed in able, size or form they can then figure out how did the arm move to make that shape which helps them know how to make the CGI figure movie. I think it’s pretty fascinating.
If course they also have to think about metal and how it would or would not move and then they tell the actor not to move in that way because the robot would not be able to move in that way.
Star Wars Rogue One is in theaters December 16th. Less than 10 Days!