Forgive me if I sound crazy about this, I swear I’m not lol. I remember a couple years ago watching breath smoke test for the the first few minutes of dialogue on Hoth. I thought it was a cool new effect and added a sense of coldness to Hoth. It was on Youtube. I assume it got taken down due to copyright. I was expecting when first watching ESB:R then nothing. So I was just wondering if anyone know’s why this didn’t make the cut, or maybe it was for another fan edit ? Other then that it was amazing through and through. 9 years of work defiantly paid off and it showed.
I vaguely remember Ady addressing this a couple times years ago. Essentially, the gist of it was that after deliberating on it for a bit he felt that the effect wasn’t realistic enough, and subsequently felt it was too distracting and dropped it. I certainly recall that the YouTube video noted it was an FX test that may or may not be used in the final product and nothing more.
Of course, stuff like this is always interesting to track IMO, especially with a project with such a long gestation as ESB:R.