Published on April 10th, 2013 | by Egon Stone3
45+ Cool 3D Robot Artworks For Inspiration
Robots are often used to symbolize the future and role they may play can be both good and bad… who knows. Some robots characters are designed as peaceful helpers while others are deadly killing machines! Especially in movies, we have encountered with several amazing and different types of robots over the years – among the more popular are R2-D2, Transformers, Terminator and Wall-E.
Designing robots in 3D animation software is pretty popular and a good challenge to take up. Coming up with a unique robot design can be both fun and time consuming. You need to sketch out many different suggestions and often seek inspiration online in order to come up with a new unique design.
To help you find inspiration for the design process, I have found some cool examples of 3D robot artwork you can use in your research. If you know of other robots that should be on this inspiration list, please tell me in a comment so I can add it to the article. Enjoy!
Robot ChipReader Update – MORE INFO
This robot artwork of a robot chip reader has great light effects and details.
Lost Signal – MORE INFO
Mainly poly modeled in 3ds Max with V-Ray as the renderer.
Robot – MORE INFO
This robot modeling started on lightwave, features added using Modo and finally rendered using the slik and pad kit.
saz-f – MORE INFO
Heavy Machine – MORE INFO
Worker Robot – MORE INFO
A Cartoony Style Robot for CG.
Self Illumination – MORE INFO
This is a 3D animated shortfilm of the character Selfillumination. It tells a short story on how you sometimes have to “change your head” to become really independent.
Old Robot – MORE INFO
A Star Wars inspired 3D model. The illustration is created with 3DS Max and Vray, some compositing done in Photoshop and After Effects.
Lion Robot – MORE INFO
RedBot – MORE INFO
Bot Design – MORE INFO
A bot from scratch. The design was started with paper sketches and placed on 3d modeling. The modeling is done in nurbs with patches, not a single trimm. Rendering is thru Mental ray FG+GL+HDRI.
The Thinker – MORE INFO
This is a revision of an old model made for the monthly challenge of “Robots” at Spanish portal C4Des.com.
3D View Robot Butterfly Wallpaper – MORE INFO
Shutdown – MORE INFO
Robot is created from polygons, plants are particle flow from max. Post-process done in Photoshop.
Noko – MORE INFO
urz-t – MORE INFO
Little Robot – MORE INFO
This model is done with 3dmax9 and vray for render
Robot – MORE INFO
Created with 3DS Max and Final render.
Optimus Prime – MORE INFO
This model is made using Maya and rendered by Mental ray. The picture is then composed within Digital_Fusion and Photoshop.
Robot in Disguise – MORE INFO
Nefinem Pro 3D Robot Front – MORE INFO
Model created in 3DS Max.
iop r-zark – MORE INFO
This model was rendered in an original size of 3000*4000
Contamination – The Warning – MORE INFO
Created with adobe Photoshop with a 3d render template
Doggybot – MORE INFO
The model of the dog was made from a real picture of a dog. 3dsmax and vray for the render
Fabricio Moraes – MORE INFO
Transformer GTS – MORE INFO
A robot in the style of the transformers, composed of agricultural machinery.
Joybot – MORE INFO
This image was created for a step-by-step tutorial to feature in 3D Artist magazine. Base meshes created in Maya, sculpted in zbrush, rendered in mental ray. Textures and a little post-work in Photoshop.
Dazzling 3D Robot Characters – MORE INFO
Droid – MORE INFO
These droid is created by Feng Zhu design sketches. It’s a medical bot with a syringe.
bot4 – MORE INFO
Space Worker – MORE INFO
This is based on a drawing by Kai Spannuth and Mario Leuschner. Created with zspheres.
the five star stories – MORE INFO
This model is created with 3DS Max and Vray.
Mosquito – MORE INFO
Patterned from photographs of real mosquitoes. Model is created with photoshop, 3DS Max and Vray.
Robo – MORE INFO
Modeling done with Maya lighting.
Obsolete – MORE INFO
This model is inspired by Battlestar Galactica and idea of Cylons. Scene created with 3ds max and rendered in Vray for learning/fun purposes.
Gatmek Robot – MORE INFO
This model is inspired by MaK and Team Fortress 2
AO Maru The Friendly Robot – MORE INFO
Robots – MORE INFO
Robot Love – MORE INFO
Wall-E and a girl robot. Created with Photoshop.
bot5 – MORE INFO
3D Robot Graphic – MORE INFO
This 3D robot design was created using Cinema 4D with a HDRI light.
Packbot – MORE INFO
Robot Hopper – MORE INFO
This model is made in 3ds max 5 with brazil RS. Mesh was about 100 mb and divided into separate parts.
system failure 001- MORE INFO
This model is created with Maya and rendered in mental ray.
RoboDog – MORE INFO
Created with maya, mental ray and Photoshop.