This wasn’t the first time I attempted a hedgehog holo-form for Optimus. Though, it’s plainly obvious that I need work on the quills. They look like they’re sticking out to the side. If anyone can direct me to a Shadow Quillstyle view tutorial, that would be splendid.
Much like the IDW comics, the Transformers can generate a “solid-light” avatar, a “holo-form” made of lights and forcefields that can keep up the disguise more effectively. They can control how the holo-form acts in either mode, but vehicle mode is preferred as projecting it in robot mode is more energy-intensive and it has a tendency to glitch out.