Based on concept art by Malaveldt : [link]
Mike has become my favorite conceptual artist lately. His ideas and art are very inspiring. I wrote him with a request to recreate some of his stuff in 3D and received his blessing, so here's another collaborative work.
Here's a "near-future" piece of construction equipment that utilizes fairly conventional and contemporary technology in an unusual way.
Modeled and rendered in 3D Studio MAX over a 6-day period. Textures were created in Photoshop and procedurally.
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