“Grunt” Robot for AR App

“Grunt” Robot for AR App

 The “Grunt,” a type of robot character for a new augmented reality app called Ether Drift being developed by Flarb LLC. Flarb will create physical and digital characters by 3D printing the models as part of the manufacturing process.

“Grunt” Robot for Flarb LLC from Spencer Boomhower on Vimeo.

Flarb supplied the concept art and ZBrush sculpt, and I retopologized the model, created UVs and textures (using the amazing dDO), rigged it and applied some motion-capture animation I had around, and hand-animated the ears to perk up and retract, giving the bots a bit of quirky personality.

Here’s the Unity3D Web Player. Unfortunately this player no longer works in Google Chrome, but should still work in Firefox and Safari.


Finally I exported it to Unity3D where I created shaders for use with the (also amazing) Marmoset Skyshop.


Then came weapon and color variations, again making great use of the flexibility afforded by dDo.



Here are the bots in action, within the AR app: