Robot Joe

A 3D robot I built and rendered using Final Gather with an hdr image as the light source.


Update: I uploaded a couple of the early sketches that Robot Joe originated from here and here.


Update 2: Check out Rude Robot Joe here!

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  • Lawrence Whittemore 9y

    great job looks awesome!
  • Quim Pagans 9y

    great robot! I love hdri!!
  • Amundn 9y

    Cute fella! Love the reflections and the clean surroundings :)
  • jason m w 9y

    Damn, good job.
  • Trevor Nerbas 9y

    very impressive! looks like a real robot! :)
  • Simon Abrams 9y

    Thanks for all the positive feedback - it's encouraging me to actually finish the animation that I had started so many months ago...

    It's a little ironic that this is one of my most popular uploads, and it's not even a photograph (although it does incorporate one). Still... it feels a little like cheating.
  • cyberchaos 9y

    Cute character, and nice render!
  • kingb3000 7y

    Hi FlySi, Very cool robot! I wanted to let you know that we used Robot Joe on our website for an open source chat bot framework called BenderJab ( We referenced your flickr account and pointed people to the original file and the Creative Common license. I wanted to thank you for sharing your work via the CC license and hope you feel this is an appropriate use of "Robot Joe". If you want like us to add anything as part of attribution, please let us know. Thanks again!
  • smiley ;) 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ROBOTS :] 2008, and we'd love to have this added to the group! Plus add any other pics of robots you have!
  • jubylei 6y

    Hey I thought I would let you know that I am using Robot Joe as a desktop image for my eMINTS classroom. The students will be completing a webquest learning how to add and subtract using a number line. We renamed Robot Joe Z-Bot for the purposes of the webquest (Hope you don't mind). My 7th grade students and I appreciate your work and you being so kind as to let us use with the CC license. Our webquest is going to be CC licensed too! There will be a link in the Resource section attributing your work. Nice job! :)
  • Simon Abrams 6y

    @jubylei Thanks! That's really cool - I'm glad you and the students like it. I keep putting it off, but now I really should do something more with him!
  • alexthoth 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Robot Art, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • flickrferret 6y

    Great robot! I am using it on a website for a robotics conference workshop, with a reference to you on the page. Thanks!
  • Simon Abrams 6y

    @flickrferret very cool - thanks!
  • Weaponizer 5y

    Hi, I've used your image as the cover of a short story on my website. Check it out here:

    If you have any objections please let me know - I have credited you at the bottom of the page. All the writing under our site is also Creative Commons.

    Thanks! Your photos are awesome.
  • Ricardo 4y

  • European Parliament 1mo

    Dear Simon,
    Thanks a lot for sharing your nice photo!
    We used your image to illustrate a post on the European Parliament LinkedIn page @ and we quoted you as requested by the Creative Commons attribution.

    Have a nice day,

    EP Web Communication team.
  • Simon Abrams 1mo

    European Parliament Cool! Thanks for letting me know!
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