This is my transformers version of ''bahamut'' (from the ''final fantasy'' series). It was heavily inspired by ''megatron'' (from the ''transformers'' movie). It's fully rigged and can transform from a tank (vehicle mode) to a mecha (combat mode) and vice versa.
It was originally an old model I've reworked on lately, this time it's optimized and re-textured (unwrapped and painted). The final model contains around 140k polys, using 4x2048x2048 texture sheets, and some procedural maps.
The modeling, unwrapping, rigging, posing & animating all done in 3ds Max. Texture creation and post editing in Photoshop.
Link to the transformation video:
Softwares: 3ds max 2008, Vray 1.5 (stills), Photoshop CS4 (stills), After Effect CS4 (animation).
*edit 09/03/10: Thanks guys for ur supports, grateful this piece make it to DD!! indeed i put a lot of work & time on this one, and i'm still having fun with it!
special thanks for shengdaflashpro.deviantart.com… for the suggestion, and artofkerem.deviantart.com/ for the feature, really appreciate it