Friday, October 25, 2013

Transformers 4 Render Art for Optimus Prime With Teases of Bumblebee and Grimlock

Render art posted on ACToys forums provides the first solid look at Optimus Prime along with bit of a tease of Grimlock's dino mode and Bumblebee. The art suggests that the designs for the robot modes maintain the movie line's complex look yet seems much more streamlined with larger plate pieces that remind me of Transformers Prime. It isn't enough detail to reach final conclusions but so far I am not hating it.

I wonder if streamlining means less complex CGI transformations resulting in budget savings. This isn't to mean the viewer would be cheated visually. For example Optimus Prime in TF1 to 3 was made up of over 10,000 fully realized CGI 3D pieces put together and rendered even those most of those parts are invisible to the viewer. If Prime were "just" made up of 7,000 pieces (or whatever the final number is), I doubt anyone would notice since most of that detail is hidden. Of course this assumes that streamlining means less when require even more parts. So what do you think of the new designs?

(via TFW2005)

34 comments:

  1. Oh, this is going to be bad... just bad. Optimus Prime without the iconic cab window on his chest ? And what's with the knight skirt in his lower front ? He looks totally like a knight in shining blue-red armor. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, I'm just saying to skip the skirt and do something about the missing cab window on his chest.

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    1. I think Bay is into Japanese robots like Gundams and I think they are trying to make optimus look like a samurai warrior or a chinese warlord look.

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    2. This wouldnt be the first Prime without the cab window on the chest.

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  2. i think is fake...the new truck has not much difference from the old truck..same think with bee...and grimlock?come on people steven spielberg create jurassik park in 1993

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    1. Have you even seen the new truck?. Its completely different.

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  3. Aredo smells fan art10/25/2013 4:36 PM

    This is fake.

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  4. Ironhide44:
    Guys, this is the real deal.

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    1. Also, check this out:

      You can hear a Dinobot's roar, most likely Grimlocks!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=o77wWPxebVI

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    2. Ironhide44****

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    3. Martinus Prime10/25/2013 7:37 PM

      I do hear awesome TF sounds, but I do not hear any (metal) dino roars. I don't get what everybody on yt is that exited about in the comments?

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    4. Ironhide44:
      I actually prefer the 'organic' roar, but then again the noise you can hear are just so the extras know when to perform their part and etc... Just like how we heard the name 'Slingshot" when Leadfoot was talking. We just have to wait for everything to come into place.

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    5. the roar is fake it was just edited from the original video.

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    6. @Joseph Huang - How do you know this?

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  5. Martinus Prime10/25/2013 7:34 PM

    Well, I think they look awesome! Even Prime, very samurai like. And Bee's new head does look awesome here, very mean and sleek. And Grimlock looks a bit like transmetal Dinobot from Beast Wars, that's a very good thing!

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    1. Six Pipez
      I agree with you and ironhide. I mean even if it is fake you can tell its modeled after the toy optimus. I don't think its fake, just an early render for a toy box or something. Only thing I gripe about is optimus is a bit too blue. Other than that... I can dig it.

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    2. Ironhide44:
      Yeah, ACToys also gave a background concept art for the first Transformers film, they are a reliable source to back up on.
      For some unusual reason though, Bee's new head shape reminds me of The Flash. Bee seems very sleek and fresh and feels like he is sort of built for speed.
      I agree with you @Martinus Prime, Grimlock does look Beast War type and I like the design too. Also I head they are going to look protoformish, which I am not too worried about.
      Like Six Pipez said, these are only concept arts, but the real design will look similar, with minor changes.

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  6. If this is real...Im diggin it! I love the pipes on Prime's back. I dont mind the blue of Prime...Even the glass in his chest...I dont mind it being there. We get so used to one thing and change is sometimes hard to accept. Give it some time. I was really looking at Bee too and he looks like he can kick some butt! Cant wait to see these in CGI transforming. I still (and hoping like mad) that we will see Prime transform from the old rusty flat nose like the prime in the cartoons...what an ode to the old G1 series...that would be cool!

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  7. fake .optimus prime is the same with fan made from an image by TFW member TunaKaan

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    1. Have you even compared them? I'm not sure this is fan art as well. But this is not the same that TunaKaan made.

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    2. yes mate are they the same think ,with very little differences.this prime is ugly .hasbro has release impressive figures like rotf leader megatron,optimus,jetfire or dotm leader sentinel prime and ironhide.this think is mess

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  8. I think they look sick especially for phase 2

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  9. Personally I kind of hope this is real. I'm a Transformers fan from the 80's and without or without the windshield I think this version is totally acceptable! Really digging the Optimus Samurai look

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    1. Six Pipez
      Ditto.. Prime looks Boss.

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  10. its nice looking

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  11. Six Pipez
    Heads up TFLAMB!!!
    http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-just-movie-31/even-more-images-from-transformers-4-age-of-extinction-hong-kong-principal-photography-178669/

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  12. Ironhide44:

    MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT PEOPLE!! THIS VIDEO IS THE ENDING SCENE FOR TRANSFORMERS 4! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED...All I will say is this, you can hear Optimus Prime's speech at the end....If you want to ruin the ending of the movie go for it!



    Spoiler!
    Spoiler!
    Spoiler!
    Spoiler!





    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Kk8-YsDHJhI

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  13. real bumblebee http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-just-movie-31/transformers-4-age-of-extinction-bumblebee-clapperboard-178675/

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  14. I saw photo of Optimus Prime cyberverse class toy. This picture is truth, but i hate this new model. This is not classic Optimus. Bay wants create Transformers samurai movie. I hate robo samurai movies. Old war weapon Optimus from first trilogy was best.

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  15. In regards to the change of forms to our beloved autobots, It just makes sense, logically speaking the autobots are fighting DINOBOTS, also known as pure metallic badassery, bee alone looks like he could rip through a battalion of decpticons, but i some how doubt that he could beat a dinobot on his own, he'd still need his (personal opinion here) heavily upgraded autobot bretheren. I personally think prime looks like a bad ass but i digress, it's up to you how you feel on his appearance, really though every on should stop Whining about this stuff until you see the movie also to both sixpipez and ironhide44, preach it .

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  16. I think they didn't want them to look to "junk-yardish" but I think they are trying to hard, but really I think they look okay

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  17. change is good

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  18. Bay said everyone is getting a redesign does that apply to ratchet

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  19. if you think about it, TF4 IS being filmed or has the majority of the scenes from Hong Kong/China so the samurai/gundam look kinda makes sense. (being an asian thing) i guess Prime wanted to dress for the ocassion..... :/

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