Ok so this is something that’s possibly been overdone…(a transforming robot truck)…but I started this project years ago, long before Transformers came out, and it just fizzled out and never happened!
It was going to be a VFX piece with a colleague, something of a viral, of a truck receiving a parking ticket from a traffic warden, then transforming and squashing the warden. For one reason or another (mostly time!) it never came to fruition.
Now, many years later, i’ve been reopening the original files with a renewed enthusiasm to get this piece finished.
I’m still in the 3D stage, although the modelling, rigging and transform animation were complete long ago. I had to produce the transform animation at an early stage in order to design the pieces that all fit together and how it all works. I’m now texturing the model and adding further details…tweaking innards etc…generally improving upon it.
Any critique, suggestions etc, are very welcomed…good or bad…I hope to keep this thread updated throughout the entire process of 3D, moving onto filming and compositing also and will take into account everyone’s advice
I’m yet to think of another scenario besides the traffic warden. And dancing robots have been done to death…! Suggestions for a scenario are most welcomed also!
I’m currently at the stage of adding dust / dirt maps to make the truck look more worn and used. Oh and I hate it’s feet right now…but keeping them ‘stored’ somewhere is a nightmare…
Here’s an animation of the transformation: