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Eadu Imperial Turbo-Laser Turret

Turret design for Rogue One. I originally did had what we called the squashed version and then we decided to scale it up since the design got lost pretty quickly once we set it up on the scene, specially since the color scheme was close to the rocks from the planet. The practical set was not part of the turret until I came up with the of idea of combining the Turbo-Laser with the bunker structure; originally it was remotely controlled. The director thought it was a simple but practical solution and made more sense in a scene that followed were a TIE Fighter crashes on the viewport.
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Art Director: Yanick Dusseault
Developed at the ILM Art Department
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 2016 © Lucasfilm

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First approved iteration

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Final approved version

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Raw render with alternate front

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Raw render with alternate front

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Raw render with alternate front

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Raw render with alternate front

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Outside of Turbo-Laser had to match inside practical set

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Turntable of first approved iteration

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Turntable of approved version

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Final movie frame

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Turntable of textured asset

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Even though the squashed version wasn't used in the final movie it was reused and adapted for Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire