{{Enemy Infobox
| image=FileWalking mech.jpg|250px
| name=Polyrobo
| affiliation=
| type=Walking mech
| health=
| weapons=
| entity=monster_polyroboHalf-Life Alpha|''Half-Life'' Alpha
| designer=Ken Birdwellhttp//www.bluesnews.com/guide/halflife.htm ''Quake'' derivatives at The Gamer's Guide
| hidep=yes
The '''Polyrobo'''Its entity name is a robot used in a GoldSrc wikipediaskeletal animation|skeletal animation demonstration, designed to stress the engine.


The demonstration was presented to ''wikipediaNext Generation Magazine|Next Generation'' in August 1997. It was intended to show the comparative processor requirements between standard vertex and skeletal animation, the latter being massively less processor-heavy, as demonstrated by Valve.

The robot, based off the Zentraedi Tactical Battle Pod from the ''wikipediaRobotech|Robotech'' anime, having 6000 polygons, chrome textures and only 20 bones,''wikipediaNext Generation Magazine|Next Generation'', August 1997 issue, page 107. danced in a small room.


FilePolyrobo side.png|The Polyrobo.
FileWalking mech3.jpg|Ditto.
FilePolyrobo and HUD.jpg|Ditto.
FileZTBP shadow.jpg|Ditto.
FilePolyrobo dancing.gif|The animation.



==External links==

*{{YouTube|url=XPnMl6y_mTo|text=''GameStar'' November 1997 preview, showing the robot dancing}}

CategoryTechnology demos
CategoryNon-canon games
CategoryPre-release material