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ROV by dangeruss ROV by dangeruss
Some more near future sci-fi. Here is a Remotely Operated Vehicle used for deep sea exploration and perhaps salvage work.

Based loosely on a concept sketch by Ben Proctor, this combines his basic design with more real-world robotic and propulsion technology for a more believable appearance.

3D Studio MAX - Vray - Illustrate (plug-in) - Photoshop
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lowlevel21 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
i love this piece, it has that borderlands apeal...but MUCH MUCH better!!...i need to get my hands on that plugin, great job!! have a new follower :)
Liquid-Grievous Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
does Vray - Illustrate exist for maya? great work
dangeruss Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This particular plug-in is only for MAX. There are other NPR (non-photo-realistic) render apps that are Maya compatible though. Even the toon shader in Mental Ray can produce similar results with some effort
homj Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
i like your sci-fi art a lot! you're very talented! keep up with that ;)
karanua Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good play on words the "Deep-See" given the optics on this probe. Quite an amazing model too.
Labicko Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
The design is excellent for some movie but actually this ROV would not survive one dive :)
You can not control it to precise underwater and it is often that it hits some underwater structures, that is why they build them in reinforced cages.

This is the ROV I did in 3D, it is actually a 3D model of Sub Atlantic ROV : [link]
I am working now on design of cooler looking ROV but the one which can actually be built and used.
dangeruss Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Why so serious?
Labicko Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
I did not say that the design is bad, I like how it looks. I just say that it can not be built in real life because there are some restriction if you are designing something like a underwater ROV. Otherwise it looks very good excellent for game and cartoon industry.
MDARTZ Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the detailing. And it is believable. I am just an newbe at this stuff but I am an artist and can't wait to get to this level. Very Nice.
bluenova25 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
i thought they had 2 arms:? also i dont quite see the turn props:P:meow:
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