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Giant Ants?
Posted: 24 February 2013 09:50 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi guys,

Does anyone know of any sources for giant (or small but detailed enough to be blown up) ant figures? I have some renders of people fighting off giant ants in mind that I would like to make, but have not been able to find anything suitable…?

I know the Daz store here has Andre the Ant (but it’s a cartoon), and the AN Terra product (but those are weird blue alien-looking Ants) - I am really looking for something that looks more like Earth ants.

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Posted: 24 February 2013 10:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Turbosquid has ants, ant spiders ... all kinds of stuff both free and $. click here

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Posted: 25 February 2013 01:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Actually, if you’re looking at doing still shots, the basic DAZ Ant isn’t too bad once you replace the existing textures.  http://www.daz3d.com/ant Here’s a quickie render I did with a leather and snake-skin shader combination stuck in StoneMason’s Dark Alley. 

And if you’re doing animation… change creatures to something easier now, while you still can!

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“And on the subject of bundles, exactly WHY does the M5 Pro Suite have a V5 DRESS and the Troll in it? Exactly what kind of “pro” IS M5?  Apparently one who likes to dress up in drag and go cruising down in the red light district of lower Middle Earth.”

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Posted: 25 February 2013 02:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Patience55 - 24 February 2013 10:12 PM

Turbosquid has ants, ant spiders ... all kinds of stuff both free and $. click here

Thanks, i’ll check it out.

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Posted: 25 February 2013 02:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Cybersox13 - 25 February 2013 01:34 AM

Actually, if you’re looking at doing still shots, the basic DAZ Ant isn’t too bad once you replace the existing textures.  http://www.daz3d.com/ant Here’s a quickie render I did with a leather and snake-skin shader combination stuck in StoneMason’s Dark Alley. 

And if you’re doing animation… change creatures to something easier now, while you still can!

grin Just stills, thankfully, I haven’t moved onto animation yet. Cheers for the pointer.

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Posted: 25 February 2013 06:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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This one is small - but free: http://www.fast3d.co.uk/ant/ant.htm

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Posted: 25 February 2013 10:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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The AntFarm (who else?) offers Frida’s Ant Fernando at a relatively modest price. It’s a little weird-looking, but could be retextured to look more terrestrial.

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http://bytescapes.com/            Bryce/Carrara/Reality galleries and resources

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Posted: 25 February 2013 01:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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angusm - 25 February 2013 10:19 AM

The AntFarm (who else?) offers Frida’s Ant Fernando at a relatively modest price. It’s a little weird-looking, but could be retextured to look more terrestrial.

Thanks - couldn’t believe how much turbosquid are charging for Ants! :-0

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Posted: 25 February 2013 02:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I have used this one. http://www.daz3d.com/a-n-terra

 

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Posted: 25 February 2013 08:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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bleybourne - 25 February 2013 01:47 PM
angusm - 25 February 2013 10:19 AM

The AntFarm (who else?) offers Frida’s Ant Fernando at a relatively modest price. It’s a little weird-looking, but could be retextured to look more terrestrial.

Thanks - couldn’t believe how much turbosquid are charging for Ants! :-0

I always sort the search results by price, then the free ones show first wink
And yes, some of their models get very expensive. There was once upon a time a free item in there, sadly it was only in Max and I think I deleted it because I couldn’t find anything to open it. It went up to $10,000 in price. Seriously. So if something in there is free and you think you want it, snag it fast.

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Posted: 02 March 2013 07:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Man, ideas can sure be contagious.  I received the Mars Attacks artbook* as a gift a few weeks ago, and looking through it brought this thread back to mind… so I pulled out the scene I did at the top of this thread, added another layer of shaders to the lowly DAZ Ant, and knocked out a little tribute to THEM.  This is a straight out of DAZ render, with no postwork except to convert to jpeg.  (Man, I LOVE DS4.) 


*The CARDS, not the movie.

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“And on the subject of bundles, exactly WHY does the M5 Pro Suite have a V5 DRESS and the Troll in it? Exactly what kind of “pro” IS M5?  Apparently one who likes to dress up in drag and go cruising down in the red light district of lower Middle Earth.”

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