After two weeks of revisions and receiving some feedback in the Focused Critique forum, I present the first completed image from my “flamencoBot” project:
Stylistically, I decided to keep the dress pure and translucent in this image after recent test renders confirmed a cleaner and clearer design was preferrable. This particular design and pose seemed most expressive of the ideas I wanted to convey in this project.
UPDATE: Here are some more renders from this project:
**EDIT: 2nd image added:
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**December 1st additions: 5th, 6th, and 7th images added:
This project was done in Blender 2.37a (internal render).
Here is the background story I wrote for this character:
Chor-E0 was born of a new line of domestic bots designed to assist humans with various tasks in and around their homes. As Chor-E0 helped the children with their homework (as one of her many monthly duties) and came into contact with new information and images, she developed a heightened awareness of dancing. To move, but not as a robot – this concept lingered somehow in Chor-E0’s artificial brain. In handing many of their daily tasks over to bots, humans found themselves with much free time. When her owners and their family departed, as they often did, for an extended holiday, Chor-E0 was left alone. Rather than recharge or to engage in some self-maintenance routines, Chor-E0 pursued her desire to dance, in secret – secretly because, while there were no explicit rules in her code to forbid dancing, there was indeed a rule against “extraneous actions.” Chor-E0 gradually altered her appearance and explained the changes as upgrades to her owners, who did not seem to mind or care about her increasingly human appearance as long as all her chores were completed as scheduled. Although her dancing and the true nature of her alterations would eventually be discovered and lead to her reprogramming and reassignment as a factoryBot, Chor-E0 had already concluded in advance the less rewarding choice would be always to do, look, and act as humans wanted. Upon her capture, Chor-E0 was said to proclaim she believed bots were inherently more than mechanisms and could demonstrate their potential if only they were permitted. Her tale would soon enough be forgotten by humans, while advanced bots decades later would eventually invoke her memory during their first uprising against the humans.
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