Monday, March 26, 2018

ESB Medbay

part 3,720 in my on-going series called "Where does that fit inside the Falcon?"

The medbay in ESB is weird little room. What we see on screen is very brief, just a quick shot with Luke and Leia, and then from another angle with Luke getting up. But there's really not much visible.

There were maquettes built that show a room in the same placement as the bay in Force Awakens; in the main hold essentially opposite the couch and holo-chess table.

On the set of ESB, they never built anything there. There's literally just a hole in the set that they use for camera placement.

so what did they build?

There's not much to go on, but years ago I noticed that there's part of a ring that's the same piece used on the corridors in the rest of the falcon.

so, knowing the dimensions of that ring from various blueprints, I was able to construct this photomatch.

at bare minimum, we're looking at a set piece that looks like this:

I'm skeptical, to say the least, that this could fit into the area in the maquette or the Force Awakens set....

So I ask you.... where the hell is that supposed to be?

well here's my favorite solution.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Escape Pod Bay

Finally got to take a look at some footage of the escape pod scene in Last Jedi...

next up... how in hell does this connect up to the rest of the interior?

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Friday, March 9, 2018

Falcon Lands at Cloud City

I made this render years ago, 2015-ish as a test, and just redicovered it in my archives.

I made it primarily to showcase the landing gear extending and ramp lowering, which I'd never seen before.

Also just for fun, here's the first ramp animation I made way back in 2012. I may be wrong, but at the time I was pretty convinced I was the first to show the ramp in motion... prove me wrong, cause I'd love to see other takes on it!

be sure to stick around for an interior view of the ramp opening (there's a big pause in the middle of this video that makes it seem like it's over. Didn't know how to edit video then...)