Tuesday, September 8, 2009
TF2 - DLC Optimus Prime 01
Prime Time! This was an awesome assignment. The real Prime, as a real truck, with all the real world detailing I could fit. Again, looking to the toon and toy for inspiration, but also having the benefits of the real truck to work from as well. I kept it as close as possible to the real truck, and added in the Prime details where needed, like the yellow vents, etc. Gave him some mudflaps, and other tiny details.
I left the cab and drive train pretty much alone in the side view, but added some mass to the back of the cab, and the hitch area got a lot of beefing up to account for the leg mass. Put some branding on the tires, 'Primetime Shipping Co., Cybertron Autobot 84,' and a ton of nicks and scratches to punch up the battle weary warrior look.
Of course, in the game, there's no trailer, but I had blocked it out for approval before I found out. So after I was done with the project, I finished it for free - just in case they found they could use it. I couldn't leave him unfinished, and if anything, it's good for the portfolio!