The Razorback Bike Model

The Razorback; a sword-wielding robotic riderless motorcycle. It sounds like something from a childhood Saturday morning cartoon… but deadly. A motorcycle designed for killing and driven by a computer; Razorbacks are truly the stuff of nightmares. Daniel Suarez’s Daemon describes these machines, and I am attempting to bring one to life in 3D.

Here’s an index of the Razorback posts on this blog along with the duration of the respective videos:

  1. Introduction – 10:55
  2. Removing Components – 40:28
  3. Flywheel Housing and Sword Blades – 23:52
  4. Steering Mechanism – 30:26
  5. Steering Mechanism Linkages – 29:08
  6. Steering Servo Brackets and Kickstands – 29:04
  7. Kickstand Pivot and Ram Brackets – 38:35
  8. Start of LIDAR and FLIR Instruments – 22:18
  9. Robotic Arms Shape and Layout – 17:29
  10. Robotic Arms Base and Rough Shape – 30:49
  11. Blades Mounting System – 24:53
  12. Blades Shape and FLIR Adjustments – 20:37
  13. Instruments Tweaking and a Test Render – 29:34
  14. Refining the Robotic Arm Base – 46:01
  15. Refining the Lower Robotic Arm – 33:33
  16. Refining the Upper Robotic Arm – 31:58
  17. Tweaking the Upper Arm and Kickstands – 38:17
  18. Splitting the Upper Arm Into Two Parts – 22:52
  19. Joining the Upper Arm to the Wrist Pivot – 22:07
  20. Hazcams and Hazcam Brackets – 33:47
  21. Starting the Armor Plating – 23:29
  22. Continuing the Armor Plating – 19:25
  23. Mounting the Rear Shock – 21:01
  24. Adding Antennas to the Rear of the Machine – 30:01
  25. Adding GPS Antennas and Brackets – 20:13
  26. Detailing the FLIR Turret – 28:52
  27. Adding Detail to the Instrument Brackets – 35:54
  28. Adding an Armor Bracket to the Lower Cowl – 20:03
  29. Setting the Thickness of the Armor Panels – 29:23
  30. Adding Cabling for Some of the Sensors – 37:28
  31. Refining the Kickstands and Adding Hoses – 24:30
  32. Adding XPresso to the Kickstand Hoses – 16:35
  33. Breaking the Symmetry of the Arms – 22:27
  34. Adding Bolts and Clamps to the Kickstands – 30:45
  35. Refining and Smoothing the Kickstand Brackets – 37:26
  36. Creating Brackets for the Infrared Arrays – 23:26
  37. Adding the Tires and Creating Basic Materials – 33:34
  38. Adding Materials to the Brackets and Instruments – 21:01
  39. UV Mapping the Side Armor Plates – 27:25
  40. Painting the Main Armor Plates – 32:27
  41. UV Mapping the Large Arms – 20:15
  42. UV Mapping the Upper Small Arm – 26:35
  43. UV Mapping the Lower Small Arm – 24:24
  44. UV Mapping The Large Arm Base – 28:50
  45. UV Mapping the Arm Base Pivot – 18:23
  46. Combining The UV Maps Into One Texture Space – 21:50
  47. Painting the Mapped Arm – 17:40
  48. Mirroring the Right Arm and Texturing the Rotor – 20:41
  49. Posing the Machine and Setting Up a Camera – 28:27
  50. Adding Detail to the K.E.R.S. Housing – 24:02
  51. Additional Detail for the K.E.R.S. Housing – 23:43
  52. Adding Battery Terminals – 22:24
  53. Creating Battery Cables – 10:48

Other ways to see the videos

The Razorback Playlist on YouTube