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Bahamut v.02 - robot mode

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Published: July 15, 2010
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This is my transformers version of ''bahamut'' (from the ''final fantasy'' series). It was heavily inspired by ''megatron'' (from the ''transformers'' movie). It's fully rigged and can transform from a tank (vehicle mode) to a mecha (combat mode) and vice versa.

It was originally an old model I've reworked on lately, this time it's optimized and re-textured (unwrapped and painted). The final model contains around 140k polys, using 4x2048x2048 texture sheets, and some procedural maps.

The modeling, unwrapping, rigging, posing & animating all done in 3ds Max. Texture creation and post editing in Photoshop.

Link to the transformation video:

Softwares: 3ds max 2008, Vray 1.5 (stills), Photoshop CS4 (stills), After Effect CS4 (animation).

*edit 09/03/10: Thanks guys for ur supports, grateful this piece make it to DD!! indeed i put a lot of work & time on this one, and i'm still having fun with it!

special thanks for [link] for the suggestion, and [link] for the feature, really appreciate it :)
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backlashtheautobotStudent Digital Artist
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DerpNerp67Student Traditional Artist
holy shit....this is by far way better then both inspirations and is the best, BEST transformer and dragon EVER. i want to see vehicle mode now :3
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guessgodStudent Filmographer
i just love you :* btw did you use wacom or any g-pad ? or just the mouse ?
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acestProfessional Digital Artist
thanks, i made this one when i didn't know how to use wacom yet, so it was mouse all the way to texture and post editing
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unicorbluepowerStudent General Artist
Good, the machine moster is wonderfull. I love create animal with mecanics parts. Su ddenly, you would create a pegasus robot!!!!
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MadScientistCompanyProfessional General Artist
you should name this one "Behemoth"
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MilmanKingHobbyist General Artist
Oh my god , this awesome metal Bahamoth is just AMAZING ! I can't believe you actually did that !
How long does it take to make something like that ?
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acestProfessional Digital Artist
thanks, this took me quite a while, 6 months on and off :)
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ht743Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this so bad... Great job 10/10
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This would make Metal Godzilla piss in his pants
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neutrallee General Artist
Metal Godzilla goes to the church OF this guy.
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Thats Fu*king BADASS
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acestProfessional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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that is sick! ^w^
(as in F***ING AWESOME!!!)
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ManWithTheMetalArmStudent Writer
OOOOOO! Very Transformer-ish.
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Es increible !!
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FreeStar24Student Traditional Artist
Great job! Very creative!
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So this is what happens when final fantasy meets transformers, nice!
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ChojinRyu750Hobbyist Writer
freaking sweet
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hey your art is awesome! If you have time check out my t-shirt designs, and if ya like any vote :) thanks

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KuRo-04-TsuKiStudent Digital Artist
Will there ever be a tutorial? xD
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That is just way too cool.
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