SAN FRANCISCO--On March 4, "Pirates of the Caribbean" director Gore Verbinski's latest film, "Rango," will open in theaters everywhere. Starring Johnny Depp, the movie is a Western that's 100 percent CGI. It's the first-every fully animated film for the Industrial Light & Magic visual effects house. But with Verbinski's direction, ILM set out to create a style that made the animation look like it was live action.
As part of his Road Trip at Home series, CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman visited ILM last week to find out how to make a digitally animated film look like live action.
This is one of dozens of character cards that were created to allow the teams working on "Rango" to get a sense of the characters they were dealing with. This is the card for Rango.