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Dawn of Glory by biancomanto Dawn of Glory by biancomanto
This was my entry for the Vue Environment Competition 2009 by e-on-software. Unfortunately, this image was not chosen to be a finalist one. I hope you will appreciate it more than e-on software team did.

Vue 7.4 XStream
Daz Studio (Michael 4)
Minor Postwork in photoshop (enhanced contrast mainly and signature) [only after the competition because postwork was not allowed]

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Given 2009-08-15
Dawn of Glory by *biancomanto has a wonderful, evocative atmosphere with beautiful colours and details. ( Featured by joannastar )
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Sometimes I wonder what goes through the judges minds, last year most of the finalists except for a few were incredibly bland and generic as far as Vue scenes go, and this year was the same thing I guess :judge:

I'm surprised you wanted critique, this is head and shoulders above 90% of the Vue art I see around here and even on the Cornucopia galleries too. But I guess a better sense of depth and scale could be added by including one small dead tree in the foreground just to give that some visual interest. However it could potentially draw attention away from the night, which is a small, but significant part of it. But who knows, you could position it so a main branch or whatever is pointing in his direction leading the eye to him :idea:
The direction of the water flow I reckon could be rotated too, here it looks like a rushing river coming from the land towards the front-right, which would be physically impossible, having the function stretched in another direction so it almost looks like its running parrallell to the main land (where the man is standing) would probably be more convincing...Although a more uniform water function and less bump would also work well, suggesting a still lake anyway ;)

Fantastic use of trees though! Normally I can spot a Vue tree from a photo one from a mile away, even considering how fantastic Vue trees usually come out, but these almost look like photo-manips in some places, and that's really good :wow:
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aerilworks Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Really a good image - I like the little details you see on the second look, like the wooden door on the left or even the knight because he's off-center. Like `priteeboy said, the trees look great, the have enormous depth and detail.

And while I like the colorful approach you took on other pics (like the Rome one), the muted colors here work really well and give the whole image a painterly feeling.
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biancomanto Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the detailed comment! (and for the :+fav: too!). By the way, I realy like your "basketball" picture. Your renders are very nice.
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Oldbeho Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
Beh, il lavoro davvero ben svolto, con bellissimi giochi di colore e resa perfetta dei volumi tra chiome degli alberi e siepi varie. Veramente un ottimo prodotto :thumbsup:
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biancomanto Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ti ringrazio!
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Alis86 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Ottimo lavoro, complimenti!

Forse avrei aumentato un pochino di più il contrasto! Comunque sia è veramente una scena stupenda!
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biancomanto Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dipende anche da schermo a schermo, in verità (inoltre ho notato che deviantart aumenta automaticamente il contrasto delle immagini, lo noto soprattutto quando invio roba fatta coi media tradizionali).
comunque grazie per il commento!
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iSkyloft Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oki These trees are simply neat awesome shading awesome colors , I love it!
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biancomanto Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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AmeliaMartin1989 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW brilliant! I thought it might be an image of Excalibur
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biancomanto Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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DanMattia Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Professional Writer
Absolutely stunning.
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biancomanto Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the :+fav:!
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DanMattia Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Writer
You're welcome :D
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Nicole-Lyn2 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
What's wrong with the judges? This is so pretty with the warm lighting and colors and just the overall image. Love it.
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38DDmisswhiplash Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010   Digital Artist
This is a stunning piece of Vue work. A beautiful image in it's own right. It's the best Vue work I've seen on DA, or anywhere else for that matter. I'm so tired of looking at jungles lol. it could almost be a Constable in 3D. Well done. I wish I could do something of this quality.
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biancomanto Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind comment, I love Constable's paintings.
I'm sure you will reach this level of quality, because I'm not a professionist, I do 3d just for hobby in my spare time.
Maybe you know it already, but here are some free excellent tutorials [link]
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38DDmisswhiplash Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks, I've done most of the geekatplay tuts, they're great. I've done the quadspinner ones too! I just can't seem to get that kind of image, maybe my system being to slow? May I ask what kind of system you're running to get that quality of render. I'm running a 64bit dual core AMD athlon 5200, with 4Gig DDR2 ram. I'm thinking of upgrading to a quad core intel I6600, with 12Gig ram. Upping my GPU to an Nvidia to run SLI too.
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biancomanto Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pc consists of a intel i7 965 (so 8 cores), 12 GB ram and a ati 4870 on vista 64. I'm very lucky under this point of view.
In vue the video card is only useful to refresh the 4 views, but doesn't affect render time at all. So my advice is to spend more money on the cpu (the quad core is ok; the more cores, the better) rather than buying a couple of gpus. Hope my english is not ugly.
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lindelokse Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009   Digital Artist
splendido lavoro :clap: un'atmosfera così realistica e allo stesso tempo così evocativa è davvero difficile da trovare in un render! complimenti, DD molto meritata :nod:!
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biancomanto Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
commento molto generoso, grazie!
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21citrouilles Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
Lyrical and dreamy looking. :)
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ereon59 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
this is so great :)
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RA-1991 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
WoW :wow: its ~^*^Amazing~^*^~
too bad for the judges, cuz they don't know what beautiful art is...
A must :+fav: :)
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Peerapat-Sema Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
I love Vue'd esprit program. that's what very nice 3d rendering program. I used to use it in version 3 & 4
but now don't use for a long time.

anyway, your work is very very fantastic and nice :)
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BreakfastHearts Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
this is insane; it's so realistic. @__@
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pxfbird Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very pretty. :) Keep up the good work. :+fav:
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Nebride7 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Beautiful! What a lovely place. It looks so real and surreal all at the same time.
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EvaRocks1019 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Student General Artist
This is amazing, I can't even dream of being this good! :worship:
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crocuta Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Beautiful!! :)
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T7-Productions Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
I love the image but i fell like it needs have alittle bit ore of darker tones! =D
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BlAcK-BlADEn Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Student Filmographer
I love medieval fantasy styled artwork <3

I've always had a hard time making or designing armor for some reason, I just can't get my mind around it D:
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chrisbeaver Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Congratulations; I didn't know that someone could coax something this sumptuous out of Vue :)
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WeilderofExistance Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009   Writer
try a flower factory next time...that might work...57th comment...where is my $57???=P
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velvetsnape Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Amazing!
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teppou Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
wow :o :)
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fluffywhitwhit Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
this seriously reminds me of lord of the rings.
I love it. <3
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Azzsmk Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Excellent, .. ;-)
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el-e Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
amazing work:]
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leftxunbroken Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
this should be a jigsaw puzzle!
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imfuckingawesome Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
awesome work is beautiful <3 :D
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Gorgeous image ! :clap:
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009   Photographer
Beautiful - those judges are pazzo!
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RGzer0 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
If this was not a finalist, I would sure like to see the finalists themselves. This is an amazing, breathtaking piece of work right here. :thumbsup:
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eclectic77 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
That's beautiful!
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E-aura Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Wow! That's amazing! :o
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ManlyStump Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Beautifully rendered, you should be very proud of that.
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duesterheit Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
awesome work. i love that gloom-effect (=
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AnimeKoneko242 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
I can't even... It's so beautiful. I just... :+fav:
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nokki Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful! Just the overall soft feel of the picture is wonderful. I have no idea why they wouldn't choose this to be a finalist. But it is a lovely piece!
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synthesys Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
omg i lovedd itttt
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