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DICE Talks About Photogrammetry in Star Wars Battlefront

by Damian Seeto


DICE has now spoken out how they used “Photogrammetry” in order to make Star Wars Battlefront look as authentic as possible.

In a new blog post, DICE explains how they visited many locations around the world to make Star Wars Battlefront look as realistic as possible. They visited the actual locations the film crews used in the original trilogy.

The captured actual stormtrooper helmets and even giant redwood trees. They are using a technique called “Photogrammetry” to make the 3D models look awesome in Star Wars Battlefront. It’s basically taking still images and creating a 3D model from it. There’s a lot more to it, but this is the gist of it.

The Star Wars Battlefront team were also able to get a hold of a lot of Star Wars props. They took images of X-Wings, Lightsabers, Droids and even Boba Fett’s armor. They used the cameras to take pictures from every angle and in differing lighting conditions. They noted taking images of Darth Vader’s helmet was tricky because it’s “black and shiny”.

The team visited many countries around the world such as Finse, Norway, and Death Valley, California for research on the levels in Star Wars Battlefront. They wanted to make sure levels such as Hoth, Endor and more look just like they did in the movies.

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