Salam. Since I’m studying in industrial design, I like the idea of transformers, which make a robot out of products, or vice versa, a product out of robot. In this entry, let me share few cool resource for Transformers robot design and behind the scene stuff.
Designing the Robot
Alex Jaeger was the Transformers Visual Effects Art Director. He studied in automotive design in Detroit. Basically, he produced lot of sketches to design the Transformers robots. The picture below illustrate the transformation of Bumblebee in manual sketch. (Source)
Transforming the Robot
Ben Procter is the Lead Robot Illustrator for Transformers. In this video, it shows how he transform the Optimus Prime from the Peterbilt 379 truck. You can watch this and more from Youtube or just watch the entire collection of his fine rendering in his Portfolio.
Rendering the Transformers in 3Ds Max
For the Transformers game, the model is created in Maya and it was rendered using Vray Renderer in 3Ds Max. Sounds familiar isn’t it? But rendering them is a tough job. Read more about it here.
This movie really inspires me despite all those nasty poor review. I hope I can get a hang of Transformers by playing the games. I really has fall in love with Transformers. How about you?
P/S – Just realized that everything was a 3D render. Nothing real about Transformers.