ILM Art Department

Dagobah is a big planet covered with thick clouds. What are the odds Luke landed his aircraft exactly where Yoda was?  Luke didn't know where he was going: "I am not picking up any cities or technology. Massive life form readings, though. There's something alive down there.”  Despite being unclear where to go, he was clear on his intention - to find Yoda.  What if master Yoda sensed Luke's arrival and guided him through the formation of clouds where to head his aircraft? Or maybe it was Dagobah sending him clues where to steer to meet Yoda... 

The moment Luke gets clarity where to head on Dagobah


Because imagination is not bound by the laws of physics, Houdini nodes are designed to manifest any idea. Masqueraded as a small box, a node is a massive digital temple. If you dive inside, you will find yourself in Tesla’s lab, a modern Hogwarts’ library, or Einstein’s study, a place that contains a wealth of leading edge research in alchemy, mathematics, physics and biology.



Prior to meeting Yoda, Luke's expectation of greatness and what makes a Jedi was connected with one's ability to fight or operate heavy machinery. He called Dagobah "a slimy mudhole". Both of these views transformed. "Wars do not make one great". Yoda teaches Luke mastery of thoughts, feelings, focus and commands Luke to "feel the force around you. Here, between you and me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes... even between you and the ship. Jedi uses Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack."

The moment Luke realizes "luminous beings we are"

Pipe an idea into a node and it travels through a tapestry of carefully crafted mathematical equations, refined lines of code woven elaborately like a Persian rug, to evolve the geometry of an idea further. An idea exits a node completely transformed, enhanced with new attributes, ready for further evolution. Networks of nodes look like constellations of stars forming a galaxy, a digital nervous system that is giving an idea its shape, motion, character, life.