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P.K.F. Drone by BenMauro P.K.F. Drone by BenMauro
Spent a little more time on the model based on where the paintover went and did some more finished renderings out of keyshot, this is mostly straight out of the program with a little PS work on the decals etc (though you can do that in the program). Could have taken things further, but that's all the time i had to spend on it this week (and probably all the time i will have for a while).

Again, some sort of a realistic take on a slightly future MGS/Eva/Appleseed/GIS humanoid SWAT robotic soldier for the military. Started to theme it slightly towards a black panther, like in MGS how they theme some of their bosses/enemies/robots after animals like a wolf/mantis/octopus/gecko etc. though once you get into any sort of cat themed cyborgs/robots/aliens you head into Aaron Beck territory who has done a lot of cool stuff mixing those ideas over the past few years as well, so the only relation to a panther/cat that stayed on this is just the decal on the shoulder. ;)

Mostly a technical exercise getting some new processes for building complicated hard surfaced designs and rendering pipelines down for the class next term, took a bit more time than i would have liked messing around with each program and figuring out how to get both to work together efficiently (on a laptop!), but i think for future designs it will be a really effective combination to create some highly detailed renderings very rapidly, when you see your design looking photoreal in real-time in the keyshot viewport.....its very addicting.
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:iconseptimus-oraka:
Septimus-Oraka Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  New Deviant
What this "P.K.F" means?
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bossceo Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Its actually been a while since I looked at a Mech suit and said.. WOW!
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:iconjellylord:
JellyLord Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Really cool, it reminds me of the geth in Mass Effect.
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:iconcr2o3:
Cr2O3 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
WOW pure WOW
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smspam454 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
so clean and well-designed...
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:iconmrdenden94:
mrdenden94 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
cool pic kinda looks like geth tho .... make it even more awesome if you ask me :D (Big Grin) Clap 
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tomgarcia Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I barelly believe that isn't 3D, dude lol. Great concept, I really enjoy the "flat" forms of the limbs, the way that the hands and feet looks like naked parts and ... the heel. Geez, this heels rocks. @___@ 
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:icontenpeoplez:
tenpeoplez Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
it is 3D
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:iconmarboullon:
marboullon Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Awesome piece. Very inspiring!
Not sure about the ammo backpack being cylindrical, though.
cheers!
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:iconskingy:
Skingy Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
So cool.
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:iconasket86:
asket86 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
喜欢!!!!
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:iconbagera3005:
bagera3005 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
it looks like live action evangelion
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:icon5thevagrant:
5thevagrant Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
it just looks so damn menacing
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S1kBo1 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
E.V.A ?
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:iconaviaht:
Aviaht Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh my god this is -so- Metal Gear :D
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ConsPark Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
My immediate reaction was "That's very Geth-esque" and I thought of a real-world version of Legion from Mass Effect. The skeletal hands and feet, sleek limbs and torso, and organic (almost recent Metal Gear techno-organic) all combine to make something that's somehow both aesthetically alluring and terrifying at the same time.
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levitan71 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the military realy should go for your design! :D
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:iconsynaesthetic1:
Synaesthetic1 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Okay, I am now afraid of the darn thing... And that drum on its back will last for ages.
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:iconlord-kothless:
Lord-Kothless Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
IT'S PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!
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Nics-MP Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Gah! Looks like Legion from mass effect! but better!
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leviathondesigns Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Saw this featured on the Pixologic FB page, great detailing man, very sleek design.
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poppadopadum Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
I find that you chose to make the muscles thin interesting. It implies that they are far superior the the muscles produced by nature. Clever, and new to me since I've never stopped to think what a robot that utilises synthetic muscles would look like.
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Xrooven Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love semi-organic mechanics. This is heaven for me. Excellent work :D
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Spoonful0fcats Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Gawd your work is gorgeous
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
NICE!
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Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Filmographer
please work in the videogame business and make these.
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:iconjiyu-kaze:
Jiyu-Kaze Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013   General Artist
he's working on the film industry as a concept designer. (Avatar by James Cameron is one of his biggest deal) and if you're searching for a videogame that has a quite similar design than this one, google wareframe :)
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Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Filmographer
oh awesome! thanks for the info.
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Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Filmographer
holy crap, you keep impressing the hell out of me with your mech work man, holly shiat!
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Finward-Erendash Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student General Artist
I have to say the barrel looks kind of bulky next to the sleek character. Like, he would run around great, but he would get stuck every now and then XD. Though, needless to say, it's an amazing job D:
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EskarArt Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
whhoooooaaa whats your inspiration dude? Looks great, especially what looks like a corporate logo/emblem on the side and the human shape, in a way it kind of reminds me of something out of boston dynamics. Would have been cool to see it with some worn woodland or desert camouflage ;)
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BenMauro Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Metal Gear Solid, Ghost in the Shell, Appleseed, Evangelion, but for this one you can find the majority of these ideas from MGS4.
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Carpathia05 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Why would a drone/droid soldier require a scope on his rifle? Al the optics should be inside his head.
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:iconbenmauro:
BenMauro Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Fair point but there are multiple ways it could be rationalized, the original idea was that they were human minds downloaded into these vessels so it could be that they were designed to function in a similar fashion to human vision with slight augmentations, so maybe a slightly better than human range of vision on their head optics but multiple times zoom on the gun, still needing to hold a gun up to their visual sensors to use the sight to see targets much much further away. I can think of a few other ways it could be appropriate as well (other than it looks cool). :)
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Carpathia05 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Ah. Well played. Theoretically all you would need is some kind of laser rangefinder on the gun which could link to the optics in the head/HUD and it could fire from the hip with godlike accuracy. But it does look cool :)
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DimForce Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the style in which you did the model. It looks very clean and everything flows together in a smooth way. Very nice!
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:iconamakard:
Amakard Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet!
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:iconknightofspades:
KnightofSpades Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
This is really cool.
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:iconcheckityall:
checkityall Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice, looks real and practical. :)
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AShipOfFools Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
That's really sweet man!
I love the 'aerodynamic-like' shape it has got to it.
well done!
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:iconcellester:
cellester Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
love it! wish i had a squad of my own. not sure what id do with them but would be fun to have.
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Stephen-0akley Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sexiness.
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cat-meff Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I only can agree with :iconadammidd:! You are one of the Artists who inspired me to start working with ZBrush!
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:iconadammidd:
AdamMidd Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Nice work Ben, really inspiring stuff :) Those heads are stunning!
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marblegallery7 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
amazing!
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