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    Default mantispa-final(TUTORIAL ADDED)

    I finally finished this image. It is a bit abstract. I didn't follow the mantis's proportions, colours ans shapes strictly. The whole image is 100% Zbrush. Only for the notice in the left upper corner I used different soft.

    Thanks for viewing.

    MantispaFinalSmall.jpg


    big resolution image
    Last edited by vlad74; 10-19-04 at 07:26 AM.

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    that's a really beautifull image vlad. great detailing. how did you get the transparency on the wing? no matter how hard i try, i can't achieve transparency in zbrush. also could you post some different angles of the mantis? or maybe some close ups?



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    the whole picture is beautiful - i like also the stem in the background !

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    Vlad,

    It's Iconic!

    This reminds me of the many, good-old Zbrush posts from long ago. Well conceived, patient execution and follow-through. It glows.

    Very nice piece of work

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    Thank you guys.

    _dado- For the trensparency I used the usual way. The transparent part of the wings is in a different layer. In the render pallete Flatten must be turned off. About the angles and close up . sorry I've converted it to pixols.

    Svengali - thanks.
    Last edited by vlad74; 10-17-04 at 08:31 AM.

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    For new version scroll up.
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    later on i'll post a small tut.

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    wow am glad you reposted this render!! it's much ligher and shows detail (at least on my old tank of a computer) that I had barely noticed before!!

    I for one cannot wait for a tutorial from ya!! I only have one question.....does it also come with the patience needed to follow thru on something like this!

    Just kidding!


    Really I can't wait til ya do another so....while I would love to see a tutorial from ya.......I'd rather see your next work!!

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    Elegant and well composed!

    Bye
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    Hey vald74, really excellent work with great detail!

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    Pilou's Galerie Pilou's Tips Tuts Page
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    Hi guys. Here is a small tutorial I did:

    There isn't anything complicated that's been done for this image. I concentrated on modeling, texture painting and shader tweaking.
    For the lighting - 1 light was used.

    Here is a picture showing the different stages of the modeling.

    1.jpg
    2.jpg

    At stage 7 I separated the mesh(by masking) into 3 pieces for further refining and texture painting. At that stage the mesh was 1 728 512 polys.

    For painting and adding small details I used projection master. The textures's size were 4096x4096.


    mantispaTut2.jpg

    After I finished the the painting I positioned the 3 parts and started on the wings. I combined 2 meshes both created using zspheres. One of them - the transparent one - I put in a diffrent layer.

    mantispaTut4.jpg

    After I positioned the wings I made the background. The grass I did using fiber brush. For the plant I used zspheres. Then I painted the plant's texture with PM.

    mantispaTut3.jpg

    After the final render I loaded the image back to zb and did minor changes of the sharpnes and shading.
    Last edited by vlad74; 10-18-04 at 07:31 PM.

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    Very cool bug indeed and nice tut as well.

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    Default Very nice!

    Well done and thanks for the tutorial.

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