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Star Wars 1313 Tech Will Be Used In Hollywood Films 21 Sep, 2013 / 2 comments

It seems that the Star Wars 1313 project won't be going completely to waste. If you'll remember, the project was a joint effort between LucasArts, Industrial Light and Magic, Skywalker Sound, and Lucas Animation. This joint effort between the subsidiaries apparently harkened back to the early days of Lucasfilm Games, when the charter of the studio was to make experimental, innovative, and technologically advanced video games. We'll likely never get to see the full result of this collaboration, but some of their innovation is going to be used in Hollywood films in the future.

The advanced real-time motion-capture capabilities pioneered for Star Wars 1313 enables the "production company to film an actor and then immediately capture and funnel those actions into a computer-generated character. The result is an instantaneous, photo-realistic computer-generated film that cuts down on production time".

See the technology in action in the video below:

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    Gov. Phatt on 24 Sep, 2013, 02:36…
    It's cool, but guys in stormtrooper costumes filmed on set in 1977 will always look more realistic than any digitally-animated or motion-captured version.
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    DrMcCoy on 21 Sep, 2013, 19:13…
    "Unfortunately, this SME-music-content is not available in Germany because GEMA has not granted the respective music publishing rights."

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