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Blue Bot

PINK and BLUE is a live action / CGI short film, that is the brainchild of James Parris, director of Paper Tiger Films in Los Angeles. I was tasked with creating the model for one of the characters, "Bluebot".

BLUEBOT is a toy robot who represents the sort of toys boys should play with. He has a loud, brash personality and a handy dandy arm canon for keeping the law in the "Blue Zone".The challenge for this character was making him look like a real working toy, with seams and screws and "working" body parts that articulated like a toy would. There were a few interesting "range of motion" hitches that called for slight reworks to the original design.
SOFTWARE USED: Maya, Vray, Photoshop.

BlueBot concept Artwork by JASON PICHON

BlueBot concept Artwork by JASON PICHON and lineart by JAMES PARRIS

Somewhere along the production we added a working arm canon that was designed to fold and fit into the forearm cavity without resizing. (see above two images) The challenge was making the pieces fit in the forearm and still create enough impact as a believable toy weapon.

Another Challenge was discovering that the original concept design did not allow the head to move up and down without interpenetrating into the body.