Dump of my attempts to design a robot for my 3D-Rendering class using Maya. I suck at Maya and tried to keep it simple at first before resigning myself to the fact that robots can't be simple and sealed my fate.
I'm no good with robots and mechas and generally hate drawing what I call "non-organics", just one of the many reasons why I'm not as crazy about science fiction as I am over fantasy. The requirements for this assignment: no guns (basically no mindless killing machines), the robot must be bipedal, and the robot must have a function.
I wanted to do a robot inspired by the Ancient Egyptian Gods but thanks to Stargate every idea I sketched so far was rejected under the premise that "it's been done already". Kinda' sucks when your ideas are shot down because of a series you aren't even familiar with.
From top to bottom that pretty much follows all the drawings I've done so far. The thumbnails I worked on tonight and will show my Maya professor tomorrow to see if he approves of any/if any are non-Stargatey enough. I wanted to try and avoid the death!robots that everyone is so drawn to by sticking to Anubis and his embalming hooks, but it eventually became Seth and his scimitars (AKA: a deathbot) before I tried my boyfriend's suggestion and tried some Apis- and Sobek-bots with sickles to represent their function as a harvester (Gods of wheat/harvest/the Nile).
Hopefully at least one will be approved. Really I should have done the thumbnails first and not launched straight into the full sketches.