Satele Shan: Meet Actress Sno E. Blac
If you’ve been following Star Wars: The Old Republic, you’re no doubt familiar with Jedi Grand Master Satele Shan who made her appearance in last year’s “Hope” cinematic trailer, and was seen more recently in the “Return” trailer.
Without question, she’s going to be a major character in the game. We know that veteran voice actress Jennifer Hale will be doing all of the spoken parts, but how did Satele Shan get her look?
Enter Sno E. Blac.
From Sno’s Blog:
“It’s been a year since I first stepped into the studio to get a 3d head scan made of myself after being hired to portray the character Satele Shan in the new Star Wars game Star Wars: The Old Republic. I had to keep tightlipped until the trailer finally got released in summer of this year.”
It’s interesting to note the use of a 3D scanner to capture the likeness of a real actor to portray the digital character. Typically a 3D modeler would create the geometry, and texture artists would use a mix of art and photography to create the look. It highlights the lengths BioWare is going to in order to capture and provide every last detail.
We’re working on getting some time with Sno to talk about her experience working on Star Wars: The Old Republic, so stay tuned!