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Golden Oak

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By Chritsel   |   Watch
Published: September 28, 2015
© 2015 - 2020 Chritsel
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Also: There will be 1080p screenshots of this animation soon!

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ATTENTION! THIS IS A 25MB DOWNLOAD!

Sorry, if that is too much for your connection.


The video quality isn't ideal either, but it's a 100 seconds animation. I had to make compromises and blah blah blah.:crying:


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THANK YOU GUYS FOR ALL THE NICE COMMENTS!! I DIDN'T EXPECT SO MANY SO FAST! YOU'RE TOO KIND!

Sooo, this is my biggest model to date. 
I started it 2 years ago, tinkered with it here and then and actually decided to finish it a few weeks ago.
As you might recognise, this is the tree house library from mlp:fim and it's surroundings.
As always, the style is more realistic than a cartoon, but still not too realistic.

Some facts:
The duration of this animation is 104 seconds.
I's made out of exactly 2500 frames.
The rendertime for one frame was between 10 and 15 minutes.

The background is prerendered, which means the mountains were only rendered once.

The whole project was intended to be rendered in full HD, but that would have doubled the rendertime.
This doesn't mean, you will never see it in full HD.;) 

For the library tree I recreated the leafs of an actual golden oak tree, also known as quercus alnifolia. 

Except for the library and a few small objects, none of the models are really finished. They are more like dummies.
I say this, because I often get asked for models to get released for download. 
In most cases that would be a lot more work, so I can't do it.

If you have read all that, thank you, and why the heck did you read all that?!

Inspired by mlp:fim
Done with Blender, Gimp, Inkscape, Flash CS

Thanks for watching!
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Vasillium's avatar
VasilliumHobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Very awesome! Such naturaly!
Micro-the-Autobot's avatar
If this existed in real life, i'd wanna live there! Amazing and gorgeous rendering :D
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RaptecClawtoothHobbyist General Artist
I have the house models but i cannot find the tents
siIverspawn's avatar
I want to move in.
Tjeb's avatar
The word: epic is in it's place here.
Do I see balloons in the air?

How do you get the controls under your animation? When I upload an animation it is also .swf but obviously without the controls.
I think it is some sort of add-on.
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ChritselHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! 
Yes, these are air balloons.

About the controls:
The buttons and ruler are from the flash library and the logic behind them are done in actionscript.
Tjeb's avatar
Thanks for your answer, but it is to complicated for me.
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XD-385Student Writer
This is utterly beautiful. Truly a work of art. While I am a bit glad Ponyville doesn't quite look like this as this looks more like a bunch of huts set across a field instead of an actual town, it really does give the field of a humble village set in a fantasy epic or even a fantasy adventure game like Skyrim. Really looks like a place you'd want to explore.
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I just found out about Sketchfab, it would be great if this could work with it ^^ It lets you explore through your 3D models with controls and everything. Like this. But I guess it would be too good to be true and as you said this can't be rendered in real time...
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ChritselHobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! Interesting page, you found there! It seems, you need a special format for this and much simpler models. But thanks for the info!
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SilentCartoHobbyist Artist
Wow, amazing work! But you forgot the giant inbound fireball...
GhostGrenade's avatar
Instant watch and fav
stashine-nightfire's avatar
Very very very awsome Rainbow Dash (Scared) Plz 
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Doctor-DerpyProfessional Filmographer
Holy shit!
This is way cool O.O
PokeTheGracefulHyena's avatar
Oh my gosh! This is amazing! La la la la 
SorteKanin's avatar
Cool - you just had to have the lens flare? xD
Makenshi179's avatar
(Why did I read all that? Because I love to read what an artist has to say, and because I'm loving this so very much, that why :D But seriously that's not what I call a long description. I reached the 5000 characters limit on one of my YouTube videos once!)
AllicornzAreAwesome's avatar
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AidanofVT's avatar
Wow. It wasn't until seeing this that I realized: we've never seen (saw; boo-hoo) the back of the library!
Raptor1701's avatar
You really should consider releasing, at least the library, as a download. this looks simply awesome. probably the best version of the library we have.
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