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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:
Shqippy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Nice job, at first I thought it was actually a photo...
maxxdamage01 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work! I like it and I envy you. Love the detail level :D keep it up!
ersvfx Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Reminds me of Little Geek and Big Geek from James Cameron's Abyss. The only thing I might gripe about is the use of the bubbles. I know it helps to sell the idea of the subject being under water, but they somehow feel out of place with the rest of the piece. Maybe fewer bubbles. Great work though.
SDGstar1 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I have personally worked for Oceaneering (world's largest deepsea/diving company) here in Houston, TX and several other Oil and Gas Engineering Gig's. this is quite accurate to concept capabilities from the Electronics Control Module connected to the drive motor and gear/bearing for the pivoting multi-camara head......the external cabling/hoses are fastened with much more sofisticated fiber/metal pin connectors......and most of all the cage and overall body has to be more structurally capable of handling depth pressure's and/or bladder's for large internal compartments such as the box with the crappie logo.....
our industry now send's these little expensive box's about 12,500-14,800 ft deep. At last I checked my ECM on the FSSL control pod held the record at 15,982 ft.
dangeruss Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting. Thanks for the comments. I'm shocked that you say it's accurate. I did the barest amount of research. If I had imagined that these sort of things went as deep as you say, Id have done somethings differently. I was guessing 5000 feet.
GC-TheMotionPicture Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
Outstanding. I'd love to see your design work featured in a movie.
Imperator-Zor Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Reminds of the better aspects of seaQuest.
sabre1hb Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Oddly enough, my favorite part of this picture is the "Komatsu" logo on the side.
I'm odd, I know.
sykosan Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Great design and render !
SpectralCircle Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Student General Artist
Such an amazing work, i have never seen a piece so good in this style, great work man...
t-Pee Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
Great concept and I love the detail work.

It seems like the top 3D work on this site was rendered with VRay. I cant get anything close with Mental Ray. I think u have to be a Senior Mathematician minoring in Rocket Science to get good renders with Mental Ray. :)
dangeruss Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Mental Ray is "fast" or can be if used efficiently, but there's just too much farking around to get good results.
dmaland Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice, especially with the NPR giving the design such strong lines!
ekhnaton2001 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Go ahead
randychen Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, Isn't Komatsu a company makes forklift?
dangeruss Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
The Company engages in other business, such as industrial machinery and vehicles, logistics, electronics. I.e.: Forestry Machines, Forklifts, Large Printing Presses, Sheet Metal Fabrication Machinery, Milling Machines, Eximer Lasers, and Robotics.
konceptsketcher Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist the amout of detail!
QUESTPACT Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009   Digital Artist
i love all the gemoetry and shapes on this piece...really inspiring :)
EnzuDes1gn Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
I love the effect of this, the colors and design look great :)
ninj4-z3k3 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
Great design, love the render style. I really like how ... functional everything looks
kenji-dude-guy Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks really awsome, I love the real attention to detail, especially the Dangerous Machinery warning lables that are pretty much on most things these days, well done.
Dionicio Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice, I was initially disappointed because the thumbnail made it look like a sketch and I thought this was in the wrong category lol. But after viewing the full image the crisp lines give it away--not a bad thing per se, the shading still looks excellent and convincingly like a drawing. The model looks well constructed and has a believably realistic design too.
The-Blound Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
Well done my friend!! :hug:
cer3al Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009   Photographer
nice work... but that arm must very much longer =)
CheetahQueen Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
coohoowl =p
Siwons Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
Look's very nice but (IMO) it's should be more globular (I don't know it's correct word).
freexinshadows Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
really nice work. The Cell Shading effect ist amazing.
Do you know if this plug-in exists for Cinema 4d? Thanks :)
HESAM222 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
very nice....
and perfect render
popoff Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
I have always liked your 3D sketches :+fav:
congrats for a cool work :clap:
xXJohnnnYXx Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist
cell shading ! sweet :D ..
JAck-Bu Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009   Digital Artist
Looks very nice.
Can you say me which Plugin you use?
dangeruss Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I listed it in the description - Illustrate
spittty Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
interesting, the plugin effect looks awesome
djSeragaki Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Awesome. Like how it's still in your render/toon style.
keptin Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
One thing that's bugging me is the shader drew a poly/object outline over one of the cables (near the top-forward white pod thing). Otherwise, it looks great. I love the design.
almughtasi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
really nice.
gamma Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
I like it, but I'm not seeing what's futuristic about it. Pretty sure we have those now?
dangeruss Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Google ROVs - they look much less cool than this - basically a boxy tube cage and some tanks and motors stuffed in there.
pavel89l Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great stuff.. :wow:
Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Man! This is excellent. :)
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