Eco-Bot Beetle

This is a prop I made for a new project series, Eco Bot - the idea was to combine my love of Robots, Droids and Mechs with Ecosystems to create a robot character using mechanics & nature.

As well as creating an interesting robot prop, I planned to create a tutorial with CGMA to teach students different parts of prop modelling, including modelling, texturing, animation, rigging and presentation. Part of the class will be released for free. You can find the link to sign up here -

All modelling was done with Blender, baked in Marmoset and textured using Substance Painter. The presentation was done using Blender.

I really hope you enjoy the work and the tutorial, and if you decide to take my course, I can't wait to see what ideas other artists come up with. I wanted to credit all the other artists and artwork that inspired me and helped influence my design! Big shoutout to all my friends who gave me feedback.

In the early stages of my design I also used this model - as a starting point for my blockout, I used quad remesher to get basic shapes for the blockout to save time. Then I remodelled this later for the final model, so I wanted to credit the original author here as well.