This was my end of year assignment for my first year studying 3d. We had to make a rigid robotic being of some kind based on an insect or animal so i based mine loosely on a a praying mantis.
Rendered it in occlusion and multiplied the colour ontop of that with a low opacity.
All the work was done in Maya, composited in After Effects and edited and mixed sound in Adobe Premiere.
(and a tiny particle bit done in 3dstudio max)