Official Star Wars Site Shows Wookie Mocap

by malducin

The official Star Wars site, besides revealing the complete title for Star Wars Episode III, has posted quite a bit of info regarding the Wookies that'll appear in the film, including a report on the motion capture session.

Doug Griffin, of ILM's motion capture department, explains that the setup uses 16 infrared cameras (probably a Vicon setup), capturing at 120 fps, on a small stage where Michael Kingma, the 6'11" Australian basketball player recruited for the role of Tarfful, performs the actions.

Also one of the Hyperspace reports from Comic-Con (where the Revenge of the Sith subtitle was announced) contains a section with 43 concept art pieces of Wookies and their world of Kashyyyk.