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A dark and stormy Knight

cyberknight1133
Member Since Aug 10, 2005
77 Images, Last upload Sep 17, 2012

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The idea for this image started when I noticed that everyone had really spiffy avatars, while mine was kinda, well..."lame" as my son would say.

The next step was finding Merlin's cool helmet package one day when I was surfing the galleries. Then came the long, painful process of finding armor that was cool looking, yet still was appropriate for a great helm. One of my pet peeves is seeing a great helm from the 1100's or so matched up with a set of Gothic plate from the 1400's. Might as well give 'em a set of revolvers from the West... Lourdes Norman outfit and Tabbycat's tunic mats gave me a good start (even though I retextured the tabard, I used Tabbycat's mat as a starting point.)
Although this was an incredibly frustrating experience, I learned a lot along the way.
Firstly and most importantly...AS GOD IS MY WITNESS, I'LL NEVER DO A HORSE RENDER AGAIN...
What a pain! M3 apparently has legs too short to reach the stirrups, while simultaneously having arms too long for the reins.
I also figured a workaround for adding multiple textures in Vue to an object that only has one material.
So,here it is, painfully posed and extensively retextured. I haven't changed my avatar yet, because I'm not quite happy with it yet (maybe it'll grow on me) I would certainly welcome any suggestions.
Production Credits
Merlin_Studios - Medieval Helmets, Medieval swords
Details
Uploaded
May 31, 2009
Gallery
Vue
Genre
Fantasy
Size
210.5 kB
Dimensions
1500x1200

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Image Comments


May 31, 2009 10:57:13 pm
Very cool work!!!!

by bimm3d Homepage »

May 31, 2009 11:57:14 pm
Stunning work, great lighting

by frikfoto Homepage »

Jun 1, 2009 12:00:00 am
NICE scene ! :)

by Imaginatos Homepage »

Jun 1, 2009 2:32:55 am
Very good character and outfit. Very good POV and pose.

by ragouc Homepage »

Jun 1, 2009 3:16:41 am
Excellent crisp render, really well done. 5*

by bigbraader Homepage »

Jun 1, 2009 5:10:21 am
Very nice render, the pose, colours and lighting are all excellent, well worth the effort!

by Merlin_Studios Homepage »

Jun 1, 2009 5:30:29 am
Well, it looks awesome so all the hard work you put into the image was worth it...even the horse...:-) Great job!

by Rainastorm Homepage »

Jun 1, 2009 9:25:21 am
I too like the color and lighting in this.

by Brian S. Homepage »

Jun 1, 2009 11:25:25 am
Striking work!

by Flint_Hawk Homepage »

Jun 1, 2009 3:40:14 pm
excellent scene, pose and pov!

by necrophage Homepage »

Jun 1, 2009 4:06:02 pm
Great image, the effort on the textured was definitely worth it.
For your avatar you might consider a 3/4 angle, in this image the helmet is straight on to the camera which flattens it a bit for me

by timspfd Homepage »

Jun 1, 2009 4:06:23 pm
Fantastic knight work, i love it.

by M2A Homepage »

Jun 1, 2009 4:33:51 pm
Very cool image! Excellent work!

by kftate Homepage »

Jun 1, 2009 5:31:31 pm
awesome!

by rikomortis Homepage »

Jun 2, 2009 12:28:05 am
Remarkable pic! Very well done!

by Darkwish Online Now!   Homepage »

Jun 2, 2009 9:51:44 am
extraordinary piece. love it!

by Cosme..D..Churruca Homepage »

Jun 2, 2009 5:40:20 pm
Very nice image. Great character, horse and armor! Excellent render.

by Miska7 Homepage »

Jun 28, 2009 11:06:32 am
Very cool! The armor is fantastic! Nice sense of depth here too!

by ccbig Homepage »

Jun 29, 2009 5:19:27 am
Wonderful scene the tones are amazing superb work...

by katy555 Homepage »

Jul 2, 2009 6:53:55 pm
A fantastic - direct image. Very powerful.

by e-brink Homepage »

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