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Charge!

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By Punakettu   |   Watch
Published: May 14, 2012
© 2012 - 2020 Punakettu
There was no big idea behind this piece other than I just wanted to make a kick ass picture real quick.

I spent maybe 4 hours in all prepping the scene. The rendering itself took just over 25 hours to complete. Way more than what I expected but that is the price you pay for the nice motion blur effect.

I actually have plans to render a second picture of this scene from a different angle so tune in soon - same mech-time, same mech-channel


***16.5.2012***
Some minor tweaks to motion blurring. Also managed to reduce the render time significantly.

***5.6.2012***
Changed the material on the mech slightly.

***3.7.2012***
New missile effects and some fine tuning on the laser
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1920x1200px 361.62 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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Bartun's avatar
Outstanding work! I've seen this pic on many sites but didn't know it was yours! Amazing!
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ShamedWandererHobbyist Writer
lol I love how you even made him fire in a way that wouldn't instantly overheat his/her 'Mech. XD (Unlike a couple of Warhammers I saw where the idiot pilot was alpha striking. -_-)
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matmax426Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing!
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PunakettuHobbyist Digital Artist
That is my picture in the article. I have no idea why they used it though. I certainly wasn't asked.
DanteRoseDen's avatar
DanteRoseDenStudent Digital Artist
Wow, awesome Timberwolf!  It was always one of the coolest mechs, in my opinion. Beautiful model and rendering!
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CriticalGENERALHobbyist Digital Artist
The TimberWolf AKA "MAD CAT" is still my fav mech of all time. so what if its not as big and powerful as an atlas? its still kicks ass on its own!
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Eric-S-HuffmanProfessional Traditional Artist
just a thought.... since I *AM* the undisputed best Battletech player in North America (I say that with arrogance and pride... smile) I was always wondering about a lil omission when viewing pics of various Mechs especially in combat..
Hang with me here a sec....
I n Battletech the overriding limiting factor against any mech is it's heat buildup... now to dissipate that excess heat all Mechs have complex heat sinks...
Still with me...?
When firing in salvo's ( such as here) or even in controlled placement shots those weapons should be throwing off that excess heat into those heatsinks...
Almost done...
so when showing combat or weapons fire there should some opaque or "shimmering" or some effect of the heatsinks ( and their placement which has ALWAYS been a mystery to me!) disapating that excess or even "normal" heat buildup..

Just a thought..
Midway2009's avatar
Midway2009Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My favorite MECH.
psymonster1974's avatar
A very dynamic pic, great sense of movement, and in terrain made for mechs to dominate all.
MAKS-23's avatar
I hope you made a small snipet video for this 
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PunakettuHobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't, but I could still make one if need be.
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QuesocitoHobbyist Digital Artist
mega cool!!!
dragula's avatar
Brings back memories! Makes a neat wellpaper, too.
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streincorpHobbyist General Artist
YEEEEEEAH! :iconyeehawplz:
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CrazySealPupHobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work, the lighting is perfect!
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squezeetheworldHobbyist Photographer
This ia soooo cooool!!!!
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MKFan12Student Digital Artist
Dude it looks so real!
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jrl3001 General Artist
Epic Win!
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D-PrototypeHobbyist General Artist
Nothing says awesome like a giant fighting robot!
SIERRA-116's avatar
Not just any giant fighting robot. A 75 ton heavy Class "Timber Wolf" Omnimech.
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D-PrototypeHobbyist General Artist
Neato.
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