he probably designed it by making a rough sketch of the whole thing with a list of all the details and equipment it has then made sketches for each peice of equipment, then made a low poly model in sketchup, then made its equipment, then cut the equipment off the main model into different smaller projects then begin retexturing the model with whatever seemed to fit, created the textures and skins, and did the same with the seperated parts, finalized the design layout, reconnected the seperate projects to the main model, readjusted the fine details, adjusted lighting and rendering, and then photoshopped it, it seems like a complicated method to work with but its actually a faster method because you cannot maintain a perfect concentration on any one model, eventually you'll start making mistakes that'll force you to have to take a break or rethink your approach in designing the model, but if you had many projects all connected to the same model to work with, you can jump quickly from one to another while the idea's are still fresh and can forget the problems you face in other stages of the model, most times its better not to beat your brain up for ideas and just let it pop in your head, that way you'll get some very impressive concepts and work-arounds for every problem you eventually face.. (or atleast thats how i do it xD) also doing this approach (with a main project and several smaller linked projects) you actually give your pc some breathing room so its not always angry at you for making it do so much lol, you'll see many professional designers using this method as well most recently in the movie transformers karanak: your no ordinary dev-art designer +_+
Ah now that is fricken sick!!!!!!!!! 0.0 I love it! But I should say, I've seen this picture on another website that a guy drew it on a computer like this yr it was posted on that certain site I was looking at, but I have the website on my computer tower downstairs but I have a lot of favorites on my bookmark on my computer and so it'll take a while 2 find it but it'll take me at least 8-10mins to find it. But yea, there was a site that had this (EXACT) same mech but in a different pose that is. But nicely done btw.
wow made in google sketchup, can you send me the download link or send it straight to my email address @firstname.lastname@example.org pls, as per the creative commons license and united states digital millenium copyright act i will not tamper with this model or sell it or upload it to the warehouse
I think the legs are mainly used for it's stationary attacks and are folded in between the threads when it needs to move faster over ground. Legs could be useful too in areas where threads can't thread It could maybe climb up with it's legs. I'm could be totally wrong but anyhow... wow this really is a masterpiece.