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praying mantis by mantisfilm praying mantis by mantisfilm
Created in Lightwave 7 and Photoshop.

I did this image for a 3dLuvr contest awhile back and was also featured in the Noir art pack #8. Prints will be available as handouts at the Noir booth at the DA convention.
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Given 2005-06-26
praying mantis by *mantisfilm is a great example of how a talented 3D artist can capture the intricacies of even the smallest forms of life through a render. Take a look and be amazed. ( Featured by bluespeed9 )
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Oskar-A Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
A beautiful piece of work. I am on day two of the 30 day trial period for lightwave and it is nice to see that it is indeed possbile to make something sensible in lightwave. Most tutorials seems to be for older versions and the included documentation is only a description of all the menu items.
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shaq-fu-yung Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So amazing
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Moonlit-Sentinel Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Insect? Or maniacal villain?
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lax80684 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
really beautiful work
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ValentinaKallias Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
hi:)

Your image has been featured in my journal here:


[link]


Feel free to visit, but there is no obligation:)
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Unsweet-Candy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
amazing! I thought it was a photo. Well job, eyes are really great ;)
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:iconprimalorb:
PrimalOrB Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
love it
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:iconwafelo3:
wafelo3 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
great work!
:clap:
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Muhalovka Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
Agree with :butterflytwo:
looks like a real photo, i would mistake it for a photo if not read the Artist's comment o_0

(I'm getting Lightwave soon btw)
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axe1hammer Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
if I wouldn't know that this is a render I believed this is a photo. Really great work!! :thumbsup:
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suzanastojanovic Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
This is cool! Nice work!
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:iconnnofxx:
nnofxx Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
astonishing...

beautiful image / colouring and depth of field.
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GothicBiatch4Life Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
I Think This Is Cute/Funny! Looks Sorta Like A Teenage Mutant Ninja Mantis! LMAO! Lovely Pic!
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:iconridinrail:
ridinrail Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007   Interface Designer
it looks angry! very good!
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:iconvarick-alex-schleen:
Varick-Alex-Schleen Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
Kick ass!
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:iconcassiusthyldinar:
CassiusThyldinar Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007   Digital Artist
Wonderful. The mantis is my favourite insect. I keep finding them everywhere - in my room, around my house, and in the garden. I think I'm some sort of mantis-magnet. :)

Therefore, your image appeals to me in every way, not the least of which is the skill with which you rendered it!

:+fav: !
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DipstickClock Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006  Student Digital Artist
wow! impressive work!! :D
it looks so realistic....
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:iconemeemo:
emeemo Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Who can resist a face like that... ^^ wonderfully done!
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:iconcatmull:
catmull Featured By Owner May 17, 2006
great work!
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:iconmonstaris:
monstaris Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
cooool! i love it
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shockingorange Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2006
i wasn't sure whether this was real or not ... cool
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:iconeattoast:
EatToast Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
wow. that is the closest way to see a mantis. i hand feed mine at home. they're cute!
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:iconchromosphere:
chromosphere Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:clap: beautifully done. this is a masterpiece. :+fav:
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joshj132 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2006
Awesome pic
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:iconfiredaemon:
firedaemon Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2005  Professional Filmographer
I saw this in Expose 1
Great work
x x x
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:iconmanticorp:
Manticorp Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2005
WOW can't beleive this isn't real =)
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:iconibnuyahya:
ibnuyahya Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2005   Photographer
keren dan lucu dan imut
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jonana Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2005
rewelacyjnie dopracowany detal, swietnie ustawione kamera i swiatla.
moze tylko oczy minimalnie sztuczne.
Ale i tak obledny rendering plus postprodukcja ;)
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razwit Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
praying mantis' are the pimps of nature (clearly)
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:iconartbit:
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Breathtaking...
:+fav:
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:iconlongrider:
Longrider Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2005
extraordinary image and fantastic atmosphere,love it.
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linkinpark1990 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005
ooooh *shudders*, kinda creepy..though theyre really interesting creatures, ive seen them on my fench..it looks real, but I read on & it looks as though it isnt :| wow...good job with that then
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Kutsche Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
great work
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Celestial-SeraphiMan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005   Writer
Excellent!
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orenSOB Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2005
iNcredeble!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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GarytheDragon Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005
WOAH that was Digital art??? I thought that was a picture taken with a macro-lense!!!

Wow, that's really cool! Very nice work! =D
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waldemar-pfordte Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005   Photographer
Amazing, but i've always found the mantis as a very creepy creature.


Congrats on the DD... a day late =)
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Nef-JessB Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Did you do the bluring of the arms in photoshop ?
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:iconfrexe:
Frexe Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005  Student Filmographer
holy shit how did you model that with suck great detail?
and how did you make it so cool!?!?
i render all my stuff with lightwave 8, but i model with a different program (wings 3D - [link]) is that my problem? should i be modelling with lightwave instead?

PLEASE GIVE ME AN ANSWER! i really want to improve my skills

cya
Frexe
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whyradiowaves Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005
This looks better than any mantis photo could ever be, and I guess that sucks for the real insect. Haha, extremely well done, my friend. :)
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darthaardvark Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005
Man, this totally sucks. haha, I'm only kidding, this is quite amazing. good job
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DaedalusIkari Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005
Man. I agree with some of the people here - I seriously thought that was a real photo of a praying mantis there. ;_; that is just freaking incredible. :thumbsup:
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:iconlord-mannoroth:
lord-mannoroth Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005
Wait, that isn't a photo? Wicked! It's just too cool to describe with words
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:iconjack22:
jack22 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005  Professional General Artist
What an amazing render! It's fantastic! Well deserved DD!
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mercury-yume Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005
The detail is amazing, and the colour...this is ridiculously good.
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:iconsol-rei:
Sol-Rei Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005   Photographer
Wow! Very impressive! :eyepopping:
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vanilla-yasu Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005
Ah-mazing. He staring right at me... it's really awkward. Gah! So Creepy! I don't see how you photographers do it....
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netarco Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005
Dude! It's not a photo, he MADE this in Lightwave!
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:iconblagus:
blagus Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005   Photographer
Gadamn !!! Didn't believe this is a 3D !!!
Well done, pal ! Very well done...
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stabTyler Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005
that is... INSANE!!
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