That’s No Moon! An Entirely Theoretical Timelapse of the Death Star’s Construction

The short video below is a remarkable bit of imagineering as it reveals – via the brains of brothers (and big Star Wars fans) Isaac and Benjamin Botkin – how the Death Star could have been constructed. From Isaac:

“This is a personal project that I worked on with my brother. I enjoyed watching a little bit of Death Star assembly in Rogue One, but I wanted to see more. I came up with a very simple method of revealing geometry with Lightwave’s instancing tool, and then started building the underlying parts of the fully armed and operational battlestation. Since there was a lot of procedural animation, I was seeing a lot of interesting shapes appear that I hadn’t planned, but the thing that really pulls it together is the new score by Ben Botkin.”

Press play and look at the size of that thing! Red Leader: Cut the chatter, Red 2. Accelerate to attack speed…

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