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. 

The sound design was created by my very talanted friend Tobias Hellkvist. Take a look at his work here or check out his fantastic music.