I would like to create an hybrid model, a droid based on the shapes of a spaceships, something that seems simple, but that is complex and full detailed instead. I worked in the past on some mechs but they were of simple shape and quite all modular. Now I would like to do something different, basing the shapes on these droids:
But with the colours and details of great spaceships such as
I think I could decide a final shape only starting modeling an initial blockout. One of the best works I found is this:
but i think it is quite out of my range for the moment and I would not be able to end it for April but I will use it as inspiration
I looked online for more ref based on the style I chose, and I found really interesting pieces
Adding some shapes for smaller objects, in order to now exactly where to put each single piece, I want it to be massive ** I am just adding some flat colours in phong with high cosine to make it shiny. I will do several colour palettes of my refs before the texturing process of course. Also added a human base mesh on 1 unit scale, so it is 2 meter high and 1 long, so I could find some proportion errors and fixed them. I also used two meshes taken from the free resources of Badking, the two on the back with more polygon density, jsut to have an idea of where i can put the engine and the exhaust pipes. Yeah, the mech is going to be a giant compared to the small human.
RIght Weapon blockout complete, it could seem quite too detailed, but I can ensure that are just simple shapes used as base for what I want to add in future as I want this project to became huge in the time we have to do it, of course
First Blockout complete
As the right robot arm seemed too small to support the weight of the weapon I duplicated and linked it to the first one, adding also an electric cable for the commands and some metal plates as armor. I also completed the left weapon and arm, now I am going to create the other two weapons to create all the variations.
I also did a first colour palette moodboard to better understand which should be the main colours of the final model
Proton cannon on the right, Sniper Rifle on the top, with ammunitions and charger behind, and flamethrower at the bottom left for when the enemies that are too close for a shot from a gunshot.
An energy cannon that does not need ammunition and is particularly precise.
All blockouts together
Adding the cockpit blockout
I am going to complete the second blockout, so the triple weapon as it is the most interesting weapon of the three ones made.
Here the blockout chosen