Bumblebee Forever - 3d animated model

Bumblebee Forever - 3d animated model 3D model

Unique Photorealistic Transformer Model. Ready to use.

All many objects named.

Layer management.

Many, many, many, many, many, many, many labor hours.

No plugins required.

Very low price.

(some preview images are 1200 x 1200; click to expand)

(model has good animation speed, very realistic, but watching on the website may cause it to slow)

Diffuse, bump, and reflection maps.

Transformation and inverse transformation.

Long walking and running sequence.

Not visible in previews but he kneels and stands.

Unusual rig but animatable.

A frame takes some minutes to render due to raytrace materials, lights and hdri refelection maps, but all that can be changed.

Ready to render.

Approved by VC Standards

When opening or rendering the file, if it says missing external map just ignore it. It´s a bug.

Notes: When you open the file, choose adopt gamma and lut settings, if asked.

Only .max format provided for now.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the site administrator. Thank you.


The FBX file should be placed inside the max folder containing all maps. You really need to download the native max zip file.

The FBX exported file has the same animation, but most of the animation controllers disappear (IKs are lost), and all the bone´s animation frames are keyed. You can, however, rotate the bones and objects. Also, the materials are not applied to objects, but you can apply them manually and the map will show up correctly because all the mapping coordinates are saved.

Some controllers seem to have been converted into objects, but I think you should not delete them because they still control objects, so just make them invisible or non-renderable, or delete most of their polygons.

Finally, the export somehow pushed bumblebee´s lower door grabbers out a bit; you can delete the excess geometry or move them in a bit without affecting the lower door parts.

inder 2023-01-02 12:42:59 UTC
Item rating
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james-e7faf6 2022-12-26 14:33:53 UTC
This is an amazing model with the transformation. There was obviously a massive amount of work put into this. If you're using something other than 3DS Max, there can be issues with the FBX as the author noted. I was using C4D with Octane and had difficulties with the FBX file. However, the author was extremely supportive, and provided me with an alembic file that worked perfectly. I needed to re-assign the materials in C4D, and I used Octane metals with the author's provided albedo maps. I downloaded a trial version of 3DS Max to be able to see where the various materials were supposed to go, as there's a lot of pieces to this model. This is an outstanding model. You'll have a bit of manual work if you've got a different 3D program other than 3DS max, but the end product is awesome. Kudos to the author of this one.
luima 2019-01-17 16:47:25 UTC
Excellent model and animation
Bumblebee Forever - 3d animated model
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Bumblebee Forever - 3d animated model
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3D Modeling

3D Model formats

Format limitations
  • Autodesk 3ds Max 2017 and up (.max)18.4 MBVersion: 2017 and upRenderer: Default (Scanline)
  • Autodesk FBX (.fbx) (2 files)40.6 MB
  • Autodesk Maya (.ma, .mb)72.1 MB
  • OBJ (.obj, .mtl)2.51 MB
  • Stereolithography (.stl)1.6 MB
  • Alembic (.abc)49.4 MB

3D Model details

  • Publish date2017-06-08
  • Model ID#731465
  • Animated approved
  • Rigged approved
  • VR / AR / Low-poly
  • PBR
  • Geometry Polygon mesh
  • Polygons 135,856
  • Vertices 168,176
  • Textures
  • Materials
  • UV Mapping
  • Unwrapped UVs No
  • Plugins used