How Lucasfilm Is Using Virtual Reality to Bring ‘Star Wars’ to Life

The visual effects whizzes behind Star Wars are using virtual reality and augmented reality to make the film jump off the screen.

John Knoll, chief creative officer and senior visual effects supervisor of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), described how his team created virtual sets for last year’s blockbuster movie Rogue One‘s that let director Gareth Edwards virtually map out certain shots and sets. He was also able to moving inside some of Rogue One‘s digital scenes to determine the best camera angles.

Knoll described the ILM’s work while onstage Monday at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colo. In addition to putting the next wave of visual technology to work on the big screen…

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