Solenopsis Invicta 'Red Fire Ant'
3D Model Details
Product ID 154
Geometry Polygonal Quads only
Polygons 28480
Vertices 28579
Textures Yes
Materials Yes
Rigged Yes
Animated No
UV Mapped Yes


3D model of Solenopsis Invicta 'Red Fire Ant' created in Maya 2013.
Real-world scale.
Clean topology with quad polygons only.
All objects properly named.
Model fully rigged and ready for animation.
Please watch attached video with rig preview.
Also rig's readme file attached.
No third party plugins were used, fur created with standard Maya tools.

Create new project. Copy .mb files to scenes folder, textures to sourceimages folder and owerwrite renderData folder from archive to projects folder.
Sometimes Maya not update relative path for fur maps and automatically convert them to absolute, you need to check and fix them manually.
In Attribute Editor open Fur properties.
Expand: Details -> Base Color -> Maps
Click on path and delete everything before renderData - this will make file path relative.
Scroll down and repeat this operation for all fur maps
Make sure that you checked all files connected to Fur, you can see all of them in renderData/fur/furAttrMap folder.
FUR_README file added to archive.

Fur connected to 4 objects, please check each:
body, lmandible, rmandible, mouthplate

Model Exported to .obj format (without fur)

Fire_Ant_pose1-10.mb using Fire_Ant.mb as reference.

Faces: 28480
Vertices: 28579
body_diff.jpeg (4096x4096)
body_opacity.jpeg (4096x4096)
body_normal.png (2048x2048)
zstudiolight.tga (1024x1024) environment map

Rig description:
Main_Control - controls whole model position and rotation
Body_Control - controls body position and rotation
Head_Control - controls head rotation
lantenna_Control1-2 - control left antenna
rantenna_Control1-2 - control right antenna
Upperlip_Controls - control upper lip rotation
Mouthplate_Controls - control mouth plate rotation
llip_Control - controls left lip
rlip_Control - controls right lip
lmandible_Control - controls left mandible
rmandible_Control - controls right mandible
Back_Control1-3 - control back rotation
Belly_Control - controls belly
Sting_Control - controls sting
lfleg_Control1-2 - control left front leg
lmleg_Control - controls left middle leg
lbleg_Control - controls left back leg
rfleg_Control1-2 - control right front leg
rmleg_Control - controls right middle leg
rbleg_Control - controls right back leg
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