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Giant Mantis

Submitted by tee.dubs
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
Well here we are, finally. a big ol' mantis good enough to eat. Requested by Trillium, and i hope he enjoys it. Uses ingame textures and custom anims, 484 polys. Don't bother pointing out the terrible uv mapping, it was the best i could do with ingame textures that i could find. However if you have any suggestions about how to improve it, or would like to reskin it for me, or could find some appreciation for the job i actually did, i would be very happy in that case.
ENJOOOI. Credits would be nooice as it took some time to make.

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EDIT: Recalculated normals and fixed up the uv.
Special thanks to HappyCockroach and Zerox for explaining normals to me, and Cavman for vital feedback. THUNK YUS xoxo.
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EDIT2: Attachment points. (Hands right + left, Head, Overhead, Chest, Origin)
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EDIT3: Recalculated normals again, added an additive green texture over the eyes like thrikodius recommended, certainly looks better. THUNK YUW xoxo.
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EDIT4: Used oinkerwinkle's mdl-finalizer to recalculate normals this time, fixed the hole in the neck, and optimized using ghostwolf's optimizer.

Keywords:
Mantis, Insect, Giant, Green, Camouflage, Delicious, Scary, Praying, Prey, Religious, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Rayquaza.
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Giant Mantis (Model)

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21:09, 7th Oct 2009 Pyritie: Lovely. Just recalculate the normals. 16th Oct 2009 Pyritie: The normals still look the same to me. What are you using to recalculate them? Also it looks like you accidentally welded the wrong vertices here....
  1. Bloody_Turds

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    the coloring is just a little off (not the uv), maybe you could add a geoset animation that tints it slightly greener? XD
     
  2. Misha

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    i think the praying "legs" need to be a lill longer than that, and the anims fixed to fit that, but.. even without it, this is a neat model C:
     
  3. Zenyl

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    Super Job!

    I simply just love it! Great work!:grin::wink::thumbs_up:
     
  4. Jack_Sparrow93

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    Looks nice, gj! It looks a bit like a pokémon, no idea if it really exist (I hote that didn't insult u ^^)
     
  5. Upgrade

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    Cool one you made there :D!.
     
  6. Kuritany

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    Cool, I realy needed an mantis! I think it needs a better texture. 4/5
     
  7. Emm-A-

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    lol guys! A matnis IS NOT a bug :D

    But wow, its amazing how the animations show the behavior of a real matnis, only the attack 1+2 animations look a bit unreal, but still ok.

    Maybe you could try to improve the proportions of the legs and lenghten the feelers a bit? Like here: http://beatcrave.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/pm_brm_022609.jpg
    Cause the "attack" legs of a mantis are the biggest ones...
     
  8. SomeRandomDeleted Dr. Cabbage0

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    Wow you got the first comment & download, you are awesome! O_O

    Congratulations Zerox !!!1111!1!1one!!11
     
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    Whoa, this reminds me of that PS1 Game "War of the Monsters"!
    It's an awesome game, so is this model.
    Maybe... a red one too :D?

    Gratz, you have just posted something useless and off topic!
    Ask a reward for it.
     
  10. Misha

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    Where the heck did you read that epic and embarrassing lie?? O___o not to mention a fail to spell "mantis"

    yes, by all biology books, A mantis belongs among insects.
     
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    Yet to try it in game, but looks pretty nice from the picture! Now I just need a fujian white crane, southern china tiger, a yellowish monkey, and a green snake and Ill be all set!

    Yes I'm obsessed with implied movie XD
     
  12. Emm-A-

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    Yes, mantis belongs to the insects, but its like the same thing as the group "bugs", there are bugs, butterflies, mantis etc etc
     
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    Giant praying mantises (?). Perfect for RPG maps.
     
  14. Misha

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    well a mantis has a cover over the wings.. although it ain't hard as beetles have..
     
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    Dont know why exactly the mantis is a single group, but you can search for it, it doesnt belong to the "bugs" Maybe a 16S-Rna Thing. They arent the only insects with this "hard cover". Also the Hymenoptera, (sry dont know the english word for it) and a few others have it...
     
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    IMO, a bug is a small critter that is an insect or arachnid, or for more open-minded folks, lizard or bird, or even a small cat. But you seem to know your stuff so i'll take bug off the list :D SMOOOOILES.
     
  18. Stanakin

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    So basically, any small animal is a bug? Is a baby a bug, too? Is someone with dwarfism a bug?

    ...
     
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    Awesome, nice anims. 5/5 +rep
     
  20. Emm-A-

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    Haha i laughed when i read your comment xD

    *g* i hope this was sarcastic, dont take it off!!!
    Im sure that, if people search for "bug", they could find use of your model!

    Well, lets end this "bug"-discussion :cool: really good model overall. As i said, i think its great, that it shows a quite real behaviour!