The REAL Reason Lucas Didn't Want Digital Yoda To Look Real

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  1. TheRandomMenace Jedi Master

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    Whoever posted that quote yesterday did it out of context. I found the full quote on Time magazine online:

    We love Yoda. So when we heard that the folks responsible for Jar Jar Binks were scrapping the puppet and rendering Yoda entirely on computer for Attack of the Clones, we were skeptical. Why wait for the movie? Just kill us now. Not to worry: the digital Yoda remains remarkably true to the delicate puppetry of Frank Oz, who still supplies the voice. Because the new computer-generated Yoda needed to match the rubber one from The Empire Strikes Back, Lucas wasn't after perfection. "We didn't want to make him look like he was real," he says. ILM animation director Rob Coleman based Yoda's performance on the hand movements Oz used inside the puppet, including the flaws. "When Frank would move the head, the ears would jiggle," says Coleman. "If we hadn't put that in, it wouldn't look like Yoda." Indeed, the 900-year-old Jedi is awfully spry during the climactic lightsaber duel. Get ready to cheer when you see Yoda run.

    In other words, they thought that puppet Yoda didn't look real, so they tried to capture his original essence digitally. Why do people have to scare us into thinking GL is trying to destroy the franchise! ARRGH!

  2. JediKnightPasJoDacle Jedi Master

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  3. TheRandomMenace Jedi Master

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    WARNING: CONSUMPTION JUNCTION OFTEN DISPLAYS MATURE ADVERTISEMENTS ON THEIR WEBSITE. WHILE I AM NOT POSTING ANYTHING INAPPROPRIATE, YOUNG CHILDREN SHOULD NOT FOLLOW THIS LINK. YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE.

    This is a promo for digital Yoda's fight scenes in AOTC. Someone linked me the page because they know I'm a huge SW fan. As I said above^ there is naughty stuff in the margins of the webpage, which I should not be held accountable for due to my above disclaimer^. So here it is:

    http://consumptionjunction.com/feat/cc/detail.asp?ID=9583

    CLICK ON "BADDEST MOFO IN THE GALAXY" IN ORDER TO WATCH THE CLIP.
  4. JediKnightPasJoDacle Jedi Master

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    OK!!! FEW SIDE NOTES!

    A) THAT ROCKED!!!
    B) GOOD SPOT RANDOM!
    C)That May Be Fotage From CII
    D)That Rocked
    E)I AM ALMOST 90% Sure That That Is The New Yoda Trailer For The Movie
    and...
    F) Always good to see porn and Star Wars on The Same Page...I most deffinitly feel a disterbance in the force....George would not approve of this...
  5. Darth-Zod Jedi Master

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    OH, MY!!! THAT WAS GREAT!!! Good call Random! One week to go! I can't wait anymore!
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