Tuesday, November 29, 2005

KOMODO DRAGONS - Star Wars creature inspired by Komodo Dragons

The website has a neat little article aimed at the kids, all about Boga the Varactyl from Star Wars III - Revenge of the Sith. The article compares the Varactyls and the terrestial lizards that inspired it, including our trusty friend the Komodo Dragon.
In real life, Boga resembles a wide variety of reptiles including iguanas, geckos, Komodo Dragons, regal horned lizards, frilled lizards, and even prehistoric dinosaurs. Boga was brought to life as a computer-animated creature. To get Boga's movements as lifelike as possible, Industrial Light & Magic Animation Director Rob Coleman and his team refined Boga's run cycle by studying actual nature footage of various running lizards.
[...]
The Komodo Dragon is the largest lizard, measuring up to three meters (10 feet) long and weighing up to 80 kilograms (176 pounds)! Regal horned lizards have a set of four equally-spaced horns on the back of the head, as well as spines down its body much like those of Boga.
The full article can be found here - Star Wars: Kids | Exploring Real Life Varactyls.

No comments: