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Who Designed The CGI Jabba In The 1997 Special Edition?

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Even though George Lucas allowed this in a new hope for some stupid reason, I’m not sure who designed this: A half blind 62year old or a kindergarten kid.

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Who Designed The CGI Jabba In The 1997 Special Edition?

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Who needs to see Rogue One? Just play the first mission of DARK FORCES 😉

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I think Lucas had the idea of what sort of shot he wanted, but Jabba wasn’t designed until Jedi. For the SE he went back and had to use a shot that didn’t quite match the creature.

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I am possibly the only person on planet that loves 1997 version of Jabba more then bluray version. I am aware that it lacks details, and has a more crude shape, but to me it lightning and its shape felt more realistic, blu ray version seams more cartoony. I have to defend myself by saying I am artist, aka not visually illiterate: http://i.imgur.com/KFCkWxq.jpg and 3d artist http://i.imgur.com/RDIfXcw.jpg

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Nandi said:

I am possibly the only person on planet that loves 1997 version of Jabba more then bluray version. I am aware that it lacks details, and has a more crude shape, but to me it lightning and its shape felt more realistic, blu ray version seams more cartoony. I have to defend myself by saying I am artist, aka not visually illiterate: http://i.imgur.com/KFCkWxq.jpg and 3d artist http://i.imgur.com/vorw9DN.jpg

I can see why, but despite the shitty lighting, the model and lip-sync are superior. It’s the same model used in TPM, and it looks way better there.

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@ Wazzles
No doubt that newer model is superior, just seams poorly implemented.

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The whole scene is poorly implemented

^ Needs to pull the stick out.

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Nandi said:

I am possibly the only person on planet that loves 1997 version of Jabba more then bluray version. I am aware that it lacks details, and has a more crude shape, but to me it lightning and its shape felt more realistic, blu ray version seams more cartoony. I have to defend myself by saying I am artist, aka not visually illiterate: http://i.imgur.com/KFCkWxq.jpg and 3d artist http://i.imgur.com/vorw9DN.jpg

Well… I was there, but the more I look at it the worse the 97 version looks. It has better colors, better alignment to the scene, but it is an inferior CG model. The replacement is closer to the original puppet… except in color. My ultimate solution is to rotoscope Jabba and color correct him separately.

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captainsolo said:

97 Jabba over the replacement any day.

True, because the 97 jabba is so bad you instantly know it shouldn’t be in the movie, whereas with 04 you have to think about it for half a second.

^ Needs to pull the stick out.

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I’ll say something sort of controversial - TPM Jabba looks better than both 1997 and 2004 Jabba. Anyone agree?

“I speak Spanish!”

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rodserling27 said:

I’ll say something sort of controversial - TPM Jabba looks better than both 1997 and 2004 Jabba. Anyone agree?

Funny you say something like that. TPM Jabba IS the 2004 Jabba. At least if you want to trust the marketing for the 2004 DVDs

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I would buy it’s the same model, it probably just wasn’t composited/Incorporated as well in 2004.

^ Needs to pull the stick out.

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Actually the colors of the 1997 CGI Jabba are spot-on accurate but the damn thing still looks like crap and it’s extremely hard for me to believe that he’d be mobile. The scene never worked at all and with the Greedo scene that precedes it the Jabba in the hangar scene just doesn’t make any sense whatsoever.

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