After a long hiatus I got back to good old Blender. A good occasion for this was the latest CGcookie Robot Contest. Therefore I’ve searched through my drawers for mechanical doodles I’ve collected over time, chosen the most interesting and end up creating this little scene:
A smartphone of the “zero” generation (ca. 1950s) meets his contemporary grandson….
A little real-life story behind this image. Since two years I am a member of a railway enthusiasts society which maintains a collection of old railway engines and equipment. One of our jewels is a 60-year old automatic telephone exchange, still in working order. However maintenance of this little beast is at least interesting (a room packed with noisy racks full of automatic switches and relays… and those vintage rotary phones). There are moments when one wish for a little helper which could squeeze in and clean for him those pesky, dust collecting switches. That’s how the idea for the robot has come.
Sorry there was no WIP thread. I will try to fix that by posting next time some images from the workflow (if any one will be interested).
As always, any comments and suggestions will be appreciated.