The purpose of this personal project was to get in to Vray and start exploring how the engine works. I also wanted to test out Bodypaint and see how it was like to paint textures directly on to objects.
The inspiration came from airplane engines, octopuses and jellyfishes. I wanted to combine something mechanical with organic movement and see how it would turn out. Along the way I learnt a lot about optimizing render times, creating an xpresso rig for the robot, and to never switch the GI preset right before rendering.