One of the things in Star Wars: The Force Awakens that has captured fans’ attention is Rey’s instant bread. The first time I saw it, I figured it was a CGI effect, but on following viewings, I really wasn’t sure because it looked so real.
Turns out, it was.
MTV’s Victoria McNally sat down with SW:TFA special effects supervisor Chris Corbould who revealed that the effect was not only 100% practical, but it took roughly three months to perfect because of all the testing involved.
“You wouldn’t believe how long it took to actually perfect that one, that little tiny gag in the film,” Corbould said. “It started off with the mechanics of getting the bread to rise and the liquid to disappear, but then there was the ongoing problem of what color should the bread be? What consistency should it be? Should it have cracks in it? Should it not have cracks in it?”
“It took about three months,” he added. “The actual mechanics of it was fairly simple, but the actual cosmetic side took a lot longer.”
Sadly, it’s not actually edible. If you want to know the secret, DP/30 got the details during a chat with Corbould and Neal Scanlan that you can watch below.
(via Geek Kay)