Thursday, July 26, 2012

Lego Mech in Maya 2012

These renders have been finished for a while; I was bored so I thought I'd post them.

Programs used:
Autodesk Maya 2012, Jasc Paint Shop Pro 8, the Internet

Robot model: 104933 polygon faces.

The other minifigure with the mechanical grabber arm is from my very first assignment from INDES 150 at BYU. 587922 polygon faces in the entire scene.

Meet the minifigures! All colors are taken from the official Lego color palette and I tried to model everything after actual legos. For example, the pilot's helmet is the same shape as the lego Star Wars X-Wing fighter pilot's helmet. I used some lattice deformers on the minifigures' limbs. I've noticed the Lego game/cartoon animations use the same effect.

Wouldn't mind working for Lego's animation dept. Some of the videos on their Minifigures Series web site are really lame.