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Making Of 'VT-61'

By Victoria Passariello
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Date Added: 21st April 2011
Software used:
3ds Max, Photoshop, V-Ray, ZBrush, Misc
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Introduction

VT-61 is one of the main characters of a short film we are working on. In this section I should explain a little of his life to give you a better understanding of him.

He lives in a planet where only robots can survive and the only way to stay alive is by keeping themselves full of the only energy provided by the nearest star in their galaxy. The VTs are the guardians of that planet; they just protect their most valuable source of life.

There is a more detailed and deep story about him and his environment, but I think this is a good start. He has propellants not to fly but to jump like a jetpack. So, keeping that in mind, let's go and start his creation process.

Concept

First of all, it is very important before starting any 3D work to previously have as many sketches as necessary to be 100% sure you know what to do in 3D. As we always say, "Design on paper, not in 3D". Well, here are some of our sketches (Fig.01) and the final concept painted in Photoshop (Fig.02).

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Fig. 01

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Fig. 02

Base Mesh

Since he is a robot with uncovered mechanisms and pieces, I did some research on the internet and found some pictures of pieces that I used as references for him (Fig.03).

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Fig. 03

I modeled each piece as shown in the following images (Fig.04 - 06).

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Fig. 04


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Fig. 05


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(ID: 207747, pid: 0) Nacho Hm on Fri, 19 July 2013 1:12pm
Great work right here, i suppose is nice to come up with a design and be able to take to this cool 3d robot!! hehe, thanks for share this great and easy to follow tutorial, very helpful. Keep it up!! Nacho.
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(ID: 96224, pid: 0) Plax on Mon, 19 March 2012 9:51pm
Nice work, thanks for the sharing the process.
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(ID: 44157, pid: 0) Ian on Fri, 10 June 2011 6:49am
I wish I could come up with good ideas I feel like I always have trouble with it but good work
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(ID: 163894, pid: 861601) Vitrux (Forums) on Thu, 09 June 2011 8:08pm
Thank you Mateys! really glad that you like it :dance:
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(ID: 44122, pid: 861601) Vitrux (Forums) on Thu, 09 June 2011 8:08pm
Thank you Mateys! really glad that you like it :dance:
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(ID: 42614, pid: 0) Andrea on Mon, 16 May 2011 7:49am
Brava!!! Great concept and great model, I love it!
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(ID: 40761, pid: 0) LG on Fri, 22 April 2011 9:09am
Great Job, thx for sharing!
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