Sperm Whale

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Lightwave 5.5
3ds Max 7.0
Maya 6.5
OpenFlight
trueSpace
OBJ
Renderman
Softimage
3DS
3D Model Specifications
Product ID:248369
Published:
Geometry:Polygonal
Polygons:33,072
Vertices:0
Textures:Yes
Materials:Yes
Rigged:Yes
Animated:Yes
UV Mapped:Unknown
Unwrapped UVs:Unknown
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Description
This is an Accurate model of a Sperm Whale
create under the supervision of experts in the feild of whales. It includes an accurate image texture map. The Lightwave version includes an animated boned scene (Bones are what Lightwave use for animation) of the whale swimming under water.

The Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) is the largest of all toothed whales and is the largest toothed animal alive, measuring up to 18 metres (60 ft) long. The whale was named after the milky-white substance spermaceti found in its head and originally mistaken for sperm. The Sperm Whale's enormous head and distinctive shape, as well as its central role in Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, have led many to describe it as the archetypal whale. Partly due to Melville, the Sperm Whale is commonly associated with the Leviathan of the Bible.

Historically the Sperm Whale has also been known as the Common Cachalot. The word cachalot is originally Portuguese (cachalote), probably coming from cachola, a colloquial term for head. Sperm Whales were hunted until recently in the Portuguese atlantic archipelago of Azores. The Sperm Whale is also the state animal of Connecticut, USA.

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