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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....
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    Really good model if you ask me. Natural motions and nice use of textures. Unfortunately I don't think TC would work with the cactus texture.
    I like this.
     
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    kinda reminds me of the one that wouldn't leave my room :/ 4/5
     
  3. tee.dubs

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    don't be silly! a baby is not a bug as it is grows up into a big human, unless it is cursed with dwarfism at birth.
     
  4. Misha

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    bug discussion closed :smile:

    now off to model.
     
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    He walks a bit fast but the movements are perfect and the ones who have already seen a real mantis may agree that the attack animations match perfectly what a real mantis would do, attack slam is a perfect mantis catching an unaware insect.
     
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    Seems very usefull, and has great animations. It's head looks a little weird though.
     
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    Maybe add an additive green glow on top of the eye texture. Try Textures\GreenGlow3.blp.
     
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    love the way you got the stand - 3 just right.
    great use of ingame and great anims
     
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    The model is amazing, you just need to improve skin
     
  10. Misha

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    ...... why aren't the "praying" arms elongated to the right size yet? Such short ones do not belong on a praying mantis. >:/
     
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    I think the word you're lookin for is "preying" arms... :crazz:
    Unless you pointed to the possibility that the mantis is religious.
     
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    "Praying Mantis" is actually just another name for a Mantis.
     
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    exactly
     
  14. tee.dubs

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    This mantis, in particular, is especially religious.
     
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    what did you update?
     
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    not much at all, just recalc normals and a green texture on the eyes. sorry but i really don't have the modeling skill or the patience to make the forearms bigger, as it would muck up the rest of the anims. i would've loved to though
     
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    Its looks nice :)
     
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    Praying Mantis is an awesome insect! Great model, but give it longer pincers and a longer body will make it like better. :grin:
     
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    wow its the oldest model yet to be moderated...