The Scarab robotic platform is an electrical unmanned carrier vehicle. Boosted high frequency steppers for movement and steering guarantee millimeter precision positioning combined with good speed. 360-degree wheel rotation allows movement in any direction at any time. Running on replaceable fuel cells and capacitor grids, with a fast cycle capacitor recharge interface underneath the vehicle. Scarab is able to lift itself over smaller obstacles on the ground. A linear laser LIDAR front and back maintains a free path. The Scarab is constructed from CompAl, a hypothetical mainstay 22nd century structural composite mix of duralium, stainless and carbon fiber, based on technical interannealing of metal and fiber.
Model is rigged to follow a user-controlled spline, with the wheels steering in the path direction. Three files provided: the Scarab following a path, the Scarab base unrigged mesh, the Scarab dismantled against a wall. PSDs included offer great customisation possibilites of dirt levels, bumpiness, reflectivity, colors.
Standard Max materials used, rendered in scanline mode with a raytraced light. Model is medium poly count, good for both realtime and renders. Model is adapted for realtime, with power of two textures, bump, detail, ambient occlusion and specular maps. AO is fully unwrapped in UV channel 2.
FBX has simpler materials, OBJ and 3DS are basic mesh exports.
Concept and design by the artist.
3D Studio Max 9 file.