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Bannockburn: The English
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Published: October 4, 2018
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The English had crossed the river Tweed, with King Edward leading, the High Constable, Hereford and Gloucester as his chief officers. A hundred of the greatest lords and barons with their levies had been assembled. 

The next and probably last quality gate before the main picture, this was an experiment on fitting and positioning a lot of people into on scene. Additionally I added a couple of heraldic designs for the English side.

Now since :iconporrette: always guesses characters faster than I can render them, here is another question to solve:

Update to the question: This was a single render of about 10 hours and 2500 iterations. Sorry for the wild goose chase, but I was so astonished that everything fitted in, that I had to ask this ;)


-> Updated the picture, because I was not happy with the sharpness. This picture really changes depending on monitor and size, drives me nuts ;)

Special thanks to:
Fireflightt -  Simple Crown - 3D Model - ShareCG
alninja - Lance da torneo - Poser - ShareCG


As always DAZ3D plus Iray, some minor post work.
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IMAGE DETAILS
Date Taken
Oct 4, 2018, 9:55:51 PM
Software
Windows Photo Editor 10.0.10011.16384
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MrKn33l's avatar
MrKn33lHobbyist General Artist
amazing image, so much of your work is just amazing.  
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Magnus-StrindboemHobbyist Digital Artist
:D so let's do some more! -: I am an Artist :- 
Slauer's avatar
SlauerHobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not saying this often enough but I adore Your renders! :D
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Magnus-StrindboemHobbyist Digital Artist
Long time ago, I actually did draw quite a bit. Just as well that render technology became available in time so nobody has to face those misdeeds :D
 
But honestly, it's great to hear that somebody likes the stuff coming out of my head. I think DA is just a cool place to get a look at other people's art. And you've got some pretty neat stuff going too, thinking of the work for Bloody Mess alone Dance! 
KatarzynaKostecka's avatar
Amazing atmosphere, such an eerie effect to it. Stellar work!
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Magnus-StrindboemHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :). Yes it may be a bit eerie, not intentionally, but it foreshadows the events to come.
KatarzynaKostecka's avatar
My pleasure! Oh, not at all. I ment it as a compliment! I love this kind of atmosphere. It's very Shakespearean, I would say.
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Catweazle01Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tolle Athmosphere. Hier könnte ich mir auch eine battle-scene vorstellen: Heroes contra Orks oder sowas.
Na gut ... vielleicht ohne Regen ;-)
So eine Szene braucht doch irre Speicher, oder?
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Magnus-StrindboemHobbyist Digital Artist
Ja, die eigentliche Schlacht kommt noch (Bannockburn halt), und das war so etwa das was ich in den Speicher der Karte bekommen habe, immerhin, damit hatte ich gar nicht gerechnet. Hauptsächlich G2 und Prop-Soldiers aus 'A distant army approaches' Set. 
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Catweazle01Hobbyist Digital Artist
dachte ich mir. Das hab ich auch
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Magnus-StrindboemHobbyist Digital Artist
Ich war am Anfang etwas entäuscht von dem Set, aber nach etwas Arbeit und Experimentieren hat es sich als ziemlich nützlich erwiesen...
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Catweazle01Hobbyist Digital Artist
die sind ja Low-Poly. Also bestens geeignet
Zincau's avatar
ZincauHobbyist Digital Artist
excellent atmosphere and render. Just perfect!
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Magnus-StrindboemHobbyist Digital Artist
:happybounce: although every time I look at it I see more stuff to improve ;). Something that reallly bugs me is the sharpness / focus gradient. Did you ever experiment with the Lens parameters?
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ZincauHobbyist Digital Artist
no i didn't. Because i consider Daz as not a fully Professional 3d software. So, if found issues or something which i don't understand, i manually fix them by PShop.
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Magnus-StrindboemHobbyist Digital Artist
I see. I actually modified the focus and blur with PS in postwork... but it still bugs me :( (Sad) :o (Eek) 
Zincau's avatar
ZincauHobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha. Probably there should be way. Pros know that. But fixing manually comes more handy to me..
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Andrey79Professional Digital Artist
Great work! Thumbs Up 
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Magnus-StrindboemHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! More is to come when they arrive ;)
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Ardoric-ArtHobbyist Digital Artist
I not only see a fascinating image, I also learn a bit of English history
very good :D (Big Grin) 
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Magnus-StrindboemHobbyist Digital Artist
So do I, even though I knew the events quite well, I still learned a lot of stuff during the research for the pictures, and even something as dull as a heraldry roll can become a stunning tale in itself if you got a certain background to draw on.
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Ardoric-ArtHobbyist Digital Artist
It inspires me what you tell me, take details about the story to create images 
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kittenwyldeHobbyist Digital Artist
This is completely awesome!
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Magnus-StrindboemHobbyist Digital Artist
Great to hear, I'm still overwhelmed by the response!
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