Tuesday, November 30, 2010

More Toy Robot 3D Model Reproductions Part 2

For some reason every time I finish a particularly complicated robot I choose a simple project to follow, not that it made making this little guy any easier, although I thought he would be. I started this guy on Friday and finished him up on Saturday. When I was researching reference images I found some great shots of this guy on eBay. I have no idea what his name is though??? At first I thought he was broken and missing parts just because his hands kind of looked unfinished like they should have chrome pincers at the ends or something, but nope, that's just the way he's made, in fact he has three other brothers that complete the series but the blue one was the only one I found multiple pictures of him from different angles so I made him. If I can find good reference images of his three brothers I'll make them in time ;)
This model is available on my Turbosquid.

Here is another little project that I've been also meaning to finally get around to is a 3D reproduction of a toy space tank. You can tell this little guy was made shortly after the movie Forbidden Planet with "Robby the Robot". After that film there were a huge amount of space toys released that looked a little like "Robby", this is one of my favorites. As you can see I still have a lot to do like make the treads, Battery compartment cover, bottom wheels, and add fine details like the little metal tabs and then will finally come the Oh so joyous task of UV Mapping... have I mentioned how much I just love that part :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

More Toy Robot 3D Model Reproductions

Finished my toy Thunder Robot 3D reproduction a few weeks ago. He's pretty accurate given the reference images I was able to find through various searches on the big o'l WWW ;)
He's available on my Turbosquid. I made him high definition so he'll be very useful for high resolution 3D renderings. He's got all sorts of very fine details like seems in the tin and little metal tabs, even a detailed battery compartment which no one will probably ever need, but it's there all the same ;)

Moon stroller robot was next on my little evil agenda of vintage toy robot 3D models to make. I believe there were 4 different versions of this particular toy. Some were sold under various name like "Star Warrior" and others. This version I was able to find good reference images of so I made him. He's also made high definition and will be very excellent for high resolution 3D renderings.
Model is available on my Turbosquid.

Next up was this cute little Russian windup robot, another toy that I notice had been released under various names and sometimes with minor changes. He's made high definition with a great amount of detail like the little embossed arrow next to the windup key denoting which direction the key is to be turned and even the what I think is a Russian symbol or marking at the back of his head which can be removed if desired. This particular toy has a very heavy chrome finish that has ripples and bumps in it so I also gave him a bum map to help duplicate that surface effect.
This model also is available on my Turbosquid.

And lastly I created this cute little vintage windup Robot Space Dog also made high definition with a great deal of detail and high resolution UV maps to duplicate the lithograph. There were again several variations of this toy dog but I liked the red version best as it has a "Rover" name plate just under his chin that I really liked.

This model is also available on my Turbosquid. I just uploaded him this morning, I was going to do it last night before bed but I was bagged so he went up this morning instead. Now I'm creating a scene with this robot dog and the Russian windup robot and a glass city in the background, rendering right now, with all that glass in the city that sucker is going to go all day and then some in Bryce 7 :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Latest Projects

It's been a little while since I've updated my blog, with only 6 followers I get a little lazy, for that I must apologise. I've been getting a lot of new 3D model projects done lately, first up in my latest creations is a new cartoon Beaver Character.

I finished him up a couple of weeks back he's available on my Turbosquid

Next project I finished up was a spooky old graveyard just in time for Halloween:
I love this one, lots of cool little details went into this one, a freshly dug grave, detailed old headstones, a spooky looking dead tree, even a brocken iron fence. Model also available on my Turbosquid

Another project also finished up were these tasty looking 3D donuts complete with wax paper, sprinkles, icing and one with a bite out of it, even has some loose crumbs and fallen sprinkles. Model also available on my Turbosquid.

Next up, a barbed wire barricade for battlefield scenes, I've been slowly working on a series of battlefield ellements for dressing up your 3D scenes with. These are simple props that can be copied and pasted and re-aranged a little to make the barricade longer if needed. Model also available on my Turbosquid.

Next up is a project I had been working on a couple of years ago but almost abandoned it because the polygon count was getting kinda nutty, but I picked it up again this past week and decided to finish it up. And this model is now also available on my Turbosquid.

And finally, whew getting there folks for my big blog update. Now this is another project that almost got abandoned because I was having a REALLY tough time trying to create the main body shape of this particular toy robot, called a "Thunder Robot." Yup this was another project that was started a good cuple of years ago that I kept revisiting from time to time only to end in frustration at not being able to get the body to look right, you would think the shape is pretty simple until you actually start working at it, well... maybe for some 3D wizards out there it might have been a snap but I struggled with it, and then only a cuple of days ago I finally had an Ereka moment lol.

As you can see he's only partially finished, I'm hoping to have this one done by the end of the weekend if all goes well. But he's comming along nicely now, he's got all sorts uf awesome details like the little tabs that hold his body parts together, a batter compartment that will actually open, clear plastic parts that lights can be placed inside of, fully animatible limbs, a rotating antena, you name it, this guy is shaping up super sweet. I guess he's making up for all that hair pulling he caused me a cuple of years ago lol

And finally for those that follow my blog for the Zentai stuff, you'll be pleased to hears that I bought a new Zentai suit that is metalic black with a snakeskin pattern on it, vry cool looking suit that I'm hoping to do some shots with soon and after winter is good and over I'll see about doing some outdoor shoots with it.

Well I guess that about wraps up this little report for now, so till next time :)