Star Wars Home Movies : Robot Races R2D2 versus BB-8
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A Robot Race featuring R2D2 from the Original Star Wars ( A New Hope) BB-8 (The Force Awakens)
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More about BB-8 : Idea and design
BB-8's design was based on a sketch by The Force Awakens director J. J. Abrams. According to special effects artist Neal Scanlan, "It was a very simple sketch, beautiful in its simplicity of a ball with this little dome on top." His design included asymmetrical panels to make it easier for the viewer to track motion, because, Scanlan says, "If you had parallel patterns that ran around the circumference, they would be less informative as to the direction BB-8 was traveling".
Abrams also named the character, saying, "I named him BB-8 because it was almost onomatopoeia. It was sort of how he looked to me, with the 8, obviously, and then the two B's." The name was conceived early on in the film's production and was one of the few to remain unchanged.Before receiving his final name, the droid was nicknamed "Surly" by the pre-production team.