Puma - Combat Exosuit Staff Pick

  • September 29, 2011
  • Blender 2.5x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: Hulis
  • License: CC-BY
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I made this exosuit for the military vehicle contest. The idea behind this was to wildly build upon the already in existence exoskeleton(s). I hope this is not too sci-fi for the competition :)

The model has a simple IK-rig that covers the most common movements, might require some tweaking to get it perfect, but overall it works fine.

All textures are 100% hand painted.

Unfortunately I had to reduce the texture sizes massively in order to avoid uploading a 400mb file. Be ware of many many small files.

Feel free to use it for whatever you want.

The scene is separated in to the model itself with a background plane on one layer, rig on another and the quick environment on another.

Also this is my first blendswap model! Yay! Would be awesome if someone found a good use for it :) Stay tuned for more blends!


  • poifox profile picture

    Man, this is top notch!

    The rig needs a lot of work but the design and modeling is great!

    Thanks a lot for sharing! :D

    Edited September 29, 2011
  • turquoiserabbit profile picture

    Definitely top notch. I love the spooky looking background scene too.

    Edited September 29, 2011
  • metalix profile picture

    Awesome work on this, Thanks for sharing

    Written September 30, 2011
  • Ionic profile picture

    Well great work! :-)

    Written September 30, 2011
  • well Dunne Productions profile picture
    well Dunne Productions

    awesome work!!! more more more please!!!!!

    Written September 30, 2011
  • hjmediastudios profile picture

    Did you texture paint this in Blender or use another program?

    Written September 30, 2011
  • Hulis profile picture

    Thanks for the encouraging comments, appreciated :)

    I used photoshop for the texture painting. I've only used blender texture paint to get rid of seams which is something I'm planning on doing for this one as well when I find the time.

    Written October 01, 2011
  • Mutte profile picture

    very nice, thanks for shared :]

    Written October 01, 2011
  • RedCoreStudios profile picture

    this is cool!! Totally epic!

    Written October 01, 2011
  • JnZ profile picture

    It's Ghost in a Shell time!!! GREAT!!!

    Written October 14, 2011
  • RNS profile picture

    Wow! beautiful work,however it rendering time is longer then it ,expected I will study it and do some reverse engineering.

    Written November 03, 2011
  • Hulis profile picture

    Sorry for the late reply, been busy :)

    @Blaine Heiser: I did the armor plating by simply doing the flat pieces and then extruding along the normals and after that I did some re-arranging to get the shape I wanted. I haven't really used the solidify modifier since for example in this case I find it much faster to just extrude than go through the menus and add & apply the modifier.

    @RNS, I can't say much about the render times. It is rather long yes, so if you find something I've missed please let me know :)

    Edited November 06, 2011
  • rich profile picture

    Here's a promo animation I've just put together with this model. Hope you don't mind the subtle changes I made to the textures and model :)

    Written February 05, 2012
  • rich profile picture

    Here's a promo animation I've just put together with this model. Hope you don't mind the subtle changes I made to the textures and model :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6LnBKJTOcE&context=C32a57d4ADOEgsToPDskJLC4KIuyXcfnLR5NmnVnC0

    Written February 05, 2012
  • rich profile picture

    Thanks, I used this here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=878pi0OUWf4&feature=youtu.be

    Written February 21, 2012
  • amogh profile picture

    can anyone give me the face count and how much big is the .blend file only?

    Written July 19, 2012
  • Juniversal profile picture

    Bad ass mech. Love it...

    Written July 25, 2012
  • rich profile picture

    Check out this student film some friends and I put together at college, Thanks Hulis for the great model! :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=altw40Nm4QI

    Written August 10, 2012
  • theparodypirate profile picture

    i need the node set up for the motion tracking and the options for it. i got my footage tracked and i cant get the suit to appear in the render window and be with my footage

    Written November 03, 2012
  • naram profile picture

    nice really cool

    Written January 19, 2013
  • GameSmithStudios profile picture

    Awesome model love it

    Written February 05, 2013
  • drowlandii profile picture

    here is a proof of concept for my upcoming feature. we used your model and i re modeled it a bit. please let me know your thoughts.


    Written August 21, 2013
  • seujose profile picture

    Hi. Textured in Mari. Rendered in Vray https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/n7MnCWddK_sVQwxtg3Y5YNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

    Written September 01, 2013
  • seujose profile picture

    Full size (4096x4096) https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80252600/mech_a0046_tonemapped.jpg

    Written September 01, 2013
  • jzp706 profile picture

    We are looking for a vehicle and armour modeler for a game project we are working on. If you are intrested we would be extremely honored for you to join our team.

    If interested, contact: Jacobpaul76@gmail.com

    Please Consider

    Written September 13, 2013
  • seujose profile picture

    Your model has been featured on Verold http://studio.verold.com/projects/523bd6907087f40200000111

    Written September 21, 2013
  • seujose profile picture

    http://www.blendernation.com/2014/02/07/puma-exosuit/ Hulis, an interview about the Puma

    Written February 07, 2014
  • ericblender7 profile picture

    its goood good job....cheers

    Written July 17, 2014
  • ZENOPHOBE profile picture

    THANK YOU! I love the concepts of pulley & hydraulic armatures, Clockwork & steampunk mechanisms the Macro or Micro the better. I'm just beginning to learn blender. 5 months in on my own tutorials only. give it time and i'll post my first. thanks to sites & folks like you. keep up keeping up!

    Written May 28, 2016
  • kristian645 profile picture

    you are a good man,to allow people to use your hardwork for anything they like

    Written September 15, 2017