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Published on April 10th, 2013 | by Egon Stone

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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

Robot_ChipReader_Update_by_Bergie81

This robot artwork of a robot chip reader has great light effects and details.

Lost Signal – MORE INFO

lost-signal

Mainly poly modeled in 3ds Max with V-Ray as the renderer.

Robot – MORE INFO

robot

This robot modeling started on lightwave, features added using Modo and finally rendered using the slik and pad kit.

saz-f – MORE INFO

saz-f

 

Heavy Machine – MORE INFO

heavy-machine

Worker Robot – MORE INFO

worker-robot

A Cartoony Style Robot for CG.

Self Illumination – MORE INFO

self-illumination

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

old-robot

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

lion-robot

RedBot – MORE INFO

redbot

Bot Design – MORE INFO

bot-design

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

the-thinker

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

3d-view-robot-butterfly

Shutdown – MORE INFO

shutdown

Robot is created from polygons, plants are particle flow from max. Post-process done in Photoshop.

Noko – MORE INFO

noko

urz-t – MORE INFO

urz-t

Little Robot – MORE INFO

little-robot

This model is done with 3dmax9 and vray for render

Robot – MORE INFO

robot[1]

Created with 3DS Max and Final render.

Optimus Prime – MORE INFO

optimus-prime

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

robot-in-disguise

 

Nefinem Pro 3D Robot Front – MORE INFO

nefinem-pro-3d-robot-rfont

Model created in 3DS Max.

iop r-zark – MORE INFO

iop-r-zark

This model was rendered in an original size of 3000*4000

Contamination – The Warning – MORE INFO

contamination-the-warning

Created with adobe Photoshop with a 3d render template

Doggybot – MORE INFO

doggybot

The model of the dog was made from a real picture of a dog. 3dsmax and vray for the render

Fabricio Moraes – MORE INFO

fabricio-moraes

 

Transformer GTS – MORE INFO

transformer-gts

A robot in the style of the transformers, composed of agricultural machinery.

Joybot – MORE INFO

joybot

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

dazzling-3d-robot-characters

Droid – MORE INFO

droid

These droid is created by Feng Zhu design sketches. It’s a medical bot with a syringe.

bot4 – MORE INFO

bot-4

Space Worker – MORE INFO

space-worker

This is based on a drawing by Kai Spannuth and Mario Leuschner. Created with zspheres.

the five star stories – MORE INFO

the-five-star-stories

This model is created with 3DS Max and Vray.

Mosquito – MORE INFO

mosquito

Patterned from photographs of real mosquitoes. Model is created with photoshop, 3DS Max and Vray.

Robo – MORE INFO

robo

Modeling done with Maya lighting.

Obsolete – MORE INFO

obsolete

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

gatmek-robot

This model is inspired by MaK and Team Fortress 2

AO Maru The Friendly Robot – MORE INFO

ao-maru-the-friendly-robot

 

Robots – MORE INFO

robots

 

Robot Love – MORE INFO

robot-love

Wall-E and a girl robot. Created with Photoshop.

bot5 – MORE INFO

bot-5

3D Robot Graphic – MORE INFO

3d-robot-graphic

This 3D robot design was created using Cinema 4D with a HDRI light.

Packbot – MORE INFO

Robot Hopper – MORE INFO

robot-hopper

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

system-failure-001

This model is created with Maya and rendered in mental ray.

RoboDog – MORE INFO

robo-dog

Created with maya, mental ray and Photoshop.

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Egon is a web and graphic design blogger! He likes to write about and share all kinds of design, tips and tricks.



3 Responses to 45+ Cool 3D Robot Artworks For Inspiration

  1. konrad says:

    worker robot is massive

  2. Awesome collection of 3d robots artworks, i loved Optimus Prime one the most.
    Thanks for sharing…

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