An all-new behind the scenes Rogue One video shows an alternate death for everyone’s favorite new droid, K-2SO…
There is no doubt that Alan Tudyk’s K-2SO stole every scene he was in, in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. And when the droid was killed, many Star Wars fans (okay, maybe just me) shed a tear at his passing. Now, thanks to an all-new behind the scenes video from ABC News, we have what appears to be an alternate death for Kaytoo, as well as an interview with ILM digital artist, Landis Fields. Here’s the video:
As you can see, Alan Tudyk seems to be simulating Kaytoo’s death, by taking blaster fire, as he advances on his attackers. In Rogue One, K-2SO dies after being swarmed by an overwhelming number of Stormtroopers.
K-2SO was a completely digital character based on a motion capture performance from Firefly actor, Alan Tudyk. The probability spouting sarcastic droid was the work of the extremely talented concept artists, animators, and digital artists at Industrial Light and Magic. Artist like, Landis Fields, who helped build the lovable droid BB-8 from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
"“It’s a huge team. For Kaytoo, they knew that they wanted to have the footprint look like something that wasn’t just a man in a suit. Star Tours has this motion base that basically allows the ride to move and simulate the feeling of gravity. So, we wanted to pay homage to that. Everybody liked it. So, after the motion tests, we integrated it into the shoulders and the hips, actually.”"
According to Fields, he and his team built many of Kaytoo’s complex moving parts — including wrist, knee and elbow joints — in a 3D computer program. After that was completed, texture and paint was added to the 3D model, and the final movie version was ready to film.
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