2018 AMI Online Salon

Punch Mechanism of the Peacock Mantis Shrimp

Project Details

  • Artist(s):  Ryan Ehredt; Huntley, Illinois
  • Client: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Copyright: © 2018 Ryan B. Ehredt
  • Medium / software used: Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Mudbox, and Adobe Photoshop
  • Final presentation format: Informational poster
  • Primary audience: The general scientific community

Project Description

This poster was constructed to provide general information on the mechanisms behind the punch of the Peacock Mantis Shrimp.  The goal is to provide a dynamic scene depicting the punch’s use in nature along with diagrams detailing the mechanical strategies being employed.  The accompanying descriptions are meant to guide the viewer through the diagrams and provide context as to how truly powerful this small creature is.

This moment of impact is meant to attract the eye to the topic through movement and light.  Vibrant coloration of the graphic elements and diagrams was chosen to mimic the extreme coloration of these beautiful animals and provide visual context for the arm’s movements.