This is my submission for the Kitbash 3D Mission to Minerva challenge.
I have been experimenting with NPR styles lately and have been really enjoying learning new techniques for my pipeline. For example previously I was adding black outlines using "Find Edges" or the Red Giant "Sketchify" add-on, but this time around I used a levels crunched ambient occlusion pass.
For a little extra style I ran the animation through Stable Diffusion to create more of a painterly look. I tried not to overdo it and used strategic masks/mattes to add the effect where I wanted it.
I'm happy with how this turned out, especially since I've never designed/ animated a 3D robot before.
I wish everyone good luck in the challenge!