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09 September 2002, 05:44 PM
my model of mantide. made with 3d studio max 5 with lighttracer engine.



09 September 2002, 06:00 PM
could we get a wireframe of that please?

09 September 2002, 06:04 PM
hey this totally rox !!!!!!!!!!!!!
how rendertime ?? dof is max one ????

and yes, wireframe ,-)


09 September 2002, 06:42 PM
Yeah ... looks real good, but I'm going to remain skeptical until I see wire frame, different angles and texture maps. Looks like a photo to me.

09 September 2002, 08:29 PM
Originally posted by Kirt
Yeah ... looks real good, but I'm going to remain skeptical until I see wire frame, different angles and texture maps. Looks like a photo to me.

I have to agree. Im kinda skeptical about it also.

09 September 2002, 09:03 PM
Well, this looks and sounds very much like a dragon fly posting we had a week ago. (In fact the same decription is given for the creation)

Sooo...... since this is 99.9% suspect as a photo I'll give gustavo a little time to show the wireframe, and disprove us unbelievers.

Agent D
09 September 2002, 05:12 AM
Well... if that's NOT a photo you did a godlike job on both texturing and modeling. Of course, there are a lot more fakes posted here than godlike renderings, so excuse our skepticism. :p

09 September 2002, 12:04 PM

09 September 2002, 12:15 PM
all right men
Now I'm at home, but Monday when I'll go to work I'll show you the wireframe, another render and the textures.


Gustavo Lamazza

09 September 2002, 12:27 PM


09 September 2002, 12:35 PM
amazing workĦIĦIĦI
I like itĦIĦI

:bounce: :bounce:

09 September 2002, 01:32 PM
DUH! :shame:

Frank Dodd
09 September 2002, 06:51 PM
I agree this is excelent to the point of looking completly photorealistic. Wireframe please.

09 September 2002, 07:31 PM
Dudes, this is sooo fake...
Its exactly like the dragonfly post.
But if u can prove us skeptics wrong, your skill in handling textures, realism, and the tiny nuances is unbelievable.

09 September 2002, 07:39 PM
its not one photo may be a mix of cg and 2d the mantis is screaming image plane to me..if im wrong thats a huge comploment

09 September 2002, 08:06 PM

09 September 2002, 09:18 PM
It's not the textures that really stun me nor the modelling but the lightning, I know not any renderer that can show so subtle and realistic effects in translucency transparency etc...
If it's 3d, I guess you have retouched your render; or then 3dsmax5+lightracer is awesomely powerful. Your image have the realistic touch that 3d graphics always lack.
Eagerly waiting for proofs of your skill. An animation or different views with the same lightning should satisfy us. A wire will not.

09 September 2002, 11:36 PM
As my budy the monkey said : I wait for the wireframe ...

09 September 2002, 12:01 AM
want a wireframe...

Neural Riptide
09 September 2002, 04:13 AM
It's a great image, but I agree with m@. I'd like to see a different angle (same pose) and not a wireframe

09 September 2002, 04:52 AM
Bravo gustavo ;D

09 September 2002, 05:19 AM
Very nice!Is it real? :shrug: :applause: :applause:

09 September 2002, 10:26 AM
I dont think we'll hear something from gustavo anymore, at least not with some proof :annoyed:

09 September 2002, 11:21 PM
if thats cg everyone can hit me


09 September 2002, 11:31 PM
i know it's probably not real... but i just love hitting people for no good reason. so.... *whack*

09 September 2002, 11:46 PM
interesting detail, like the others I suspect it is a fake, and just a photo, but it would be the ultimate compliment if you proved us wrong with a wireframe

09 September 2002, 01:06 AM
Wow, What ........:surprised :surprised:scream: :D

09 September 2002, 01:55 AM
Hehe , no WAY that is 3d !!
Well i'd really be surprised if it was....
Amazing how everybody seems to scream "i want to believe" : we get fooled everytime :-)

09 September 2002, 10:53 AM
Now I show you two news renders and wireframe.

The background is a photo, but the rest is in CG

Take that!


09 September 2002, 10:55 AM

09 September 2002, 10:56 AM
the wireframe in a short animation

09 September 2002, 10:58 AM
a simple ligthtracer

hi gustavo

09 September 2002, 11:01 AM
Wireframe is different from so called """rendered """ shots.
Stop that gustavo , you 're ridiculous.

09 September 2002, 11:21 AM
I wanted to say something but I wont ...

Ok, I will :

What is your interest into making fakes, uh ? Do you think we are fools ? Just look at the spikes on the arm, they don't look like those in your "renders", do they ?

No more comments. :annoyed: :annoyed: :thumbsdow :annoyed: :annoyed:

09 September 2002, 11:28 AM
[Bad Boy Mode /ON]
Is that you on the 6th link of this page ( , uh ?[Bad Boy Mode /OFF]

Why did you do that, could we know ?

09 September 2002, 11:36 AM
Gustavo... go to the hXll!!!
Gustavo... aXX hole!!!
Gustavo... ma vvafffanculo!!!


09 September 2002, 11:42 AM
This is just wrong... is this what you spent your weekend creating?

I mean what's the benefit of trying to fool us? :curious:

seriously, you *really* believe we can't recognize a solid wireframe after the amount of hours 90% of us put in day in and day out?

It wasn't even a good effort I mean

- the jaw is way off
- the head isn't even attached
- the three segments of the legs aren't close to the photo's length
- the wings are waaaaaaaaay to long
- the spikes are wrong

man you can't even mimick the photo...

truly a very revolting and dishonest display to us professionals and other in the field... :annoyed:

09 September 2002, 01:30 PM
I just like to know why the moderators haven't removed this guy from the forums. This is a big waste of time.

09 September 2002, 01:43 PM
@ Gustavo

Well, it took a serious pair of brass balls to try and pull something like this off. Looks like you failed miserably. This is nothing more than a slap in the face of every hard working CG artist here.

Gustavo, just think, from now on everything you say and post will be suspect as a fraud. Not really a good way to introduce yourself to the community. You should have sucked it up and admitted the image as a fake rather than try and string it out.

Consider this thread closed. Any problems, PM me I’ll be more than happy to discuss them with you.