Sunday, January 24, 2010
Difficulties arose during the creation of the mantis. One of them, as you can see by the picture was the rendering of the mantis. I have no idea why the front legs look like that or how to go about fixing it. The rest of the issues came about in the modeling aspect of the mantis. I had to scrap my first attempt due to a fault from the first hour of modeling. In the second mantis I got to a point where I couldn't scale anything. Something which I'm sure is a quick fix but not knowing how to fix it really doesn't help. Needless to say, it caused some problems down the line. Aside from that and a few other missteps I was able to finish the mantis. I'm rather pleased by how it turned out, it looks kind of menacing.