No longer known by his code name of “Uber” we now know who Andy Serkis’ character is in The Force Awakens…and he appears to be CG!
StarWars.com updated with a feature on the Vanity Fair article, and they revealed a photo of Andy Serkis in motion capture gear. Their caption reveals his character’s name:
“A previously unpublished photo of Andy Serkis, also sporting mo-cap gear for his portrayal of Supreme Leader Snoke”
I’m sure he’s wearing all that motion capture gear and tracking info because his character is a practical effect.