Deviation Actions

XSilverboltX's avatar

The Dinobots are ready

Published:
By
8 Comments
765 Views
The five G1 Dinobots standing on a grassy, weakly treed area.

These five models will be animated for a promo for the Slag-a-Con convention. I took the opportunity to test the vRay grass plug-in and 3DS Max's Foliage Library.

Swoop model by me
Grimlock model by me, built around Kax Blastard's SketchUp model
Slag, Snarl and Sludge models by Kax Blastard
Image details
Image size
1280x720px 744.29 KB
© 2012 - 2021 XSilverboltX
Comments8
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
Phenometron's avatar
They're always ready for Decepticon bashing. :3
WishmasterInRlyeh's avatar
Why not play with materials, in order to make them look more photorealistic?
XSilverboltX's avatar
The trees? Because that would be longer than me making a bunch of trees on my own. That Foliage library isn't too flexible...

If you meant the Dinobots, though... well, because the idea is to keep them as cartoon characters :)
WishmasterInRlyeh's avatar
I was talking about the Dinobots

maybe a couple of good materials and/or textures to make them much more realistic

just a test, and show it to the fans, maybe they would be more amazed than with the cartoon-like materials
XSilverboltX's avatar
Maybe... maybe. But this is what I want them to look like :)
XSilverboltX's avatar
My main reason is that the models would not hold up well to a non-cartoon render right now. Grimlock might since he has decent beveling and such, but the others were made with sharp edges on every polygon because I knew the final product was to be a cartoon like render. The sharp corners catch the Toon line better than a beveled corner, which might not get the black line because it's angle is less than 45 degrees.

When I go for a more realistic look, I'll redo the models from scratch. Most of these are SketchUp exports and I don't think they'll survive more than what I need them for, which is a 1min30sec animation.
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In