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Melody Song-[AtN Fanart] by Shastro Melody Song-[AtN Fanart] by Shastro
It has been almost 30! days since the last [WIP] of this image, and in total probably 60 days have passed since the blender file was opened, I have learned loads, and have been given much help and advice throughout the process, from a variety of people, though a special thanks goes to dpplad and the folks in the AtN adpating to Night SFM project they have given me great advice and put up with many many many WIPs more than any of my watchers had too. 

I hope you enjoy it since it was quite special for me to make.

It is based off of panel 2 of this AtN comic page: www.adaptingtonight.com/comic/…

Made with Blender and Photoshop!

Render Information:
- Rendered in Cycles at 1500 samples, used Sheepit Render Farm

Changes Since Previous Version: 
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Basically everything :P



Commissions Coming Soon! and a potential Patreon!



Thanks so much as always and remember to Stay Awesome! 
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Mackeroth Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hm... you need a way to texture the fur properly. The hair and environments are so realistically textured and lit, but then the ponies' fur is just smooth block colour. It's just something I noticed in all your works. I have no experience with 3D modeling, so I probably sound like a total uninitiated layperson, but just in case you hadn't realised yet...
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Shastro Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm working on the fur, its definitely something thats quite difficult to pull off, getting it to look right and along with the technical implications. Fur is basically just really challenging, and thats why its not in my works quite just yet. I've given some thought to it, but mostly I've just not taken the time to experiment with it properly yet. 

Soon I plan on figuring that stuff out, I think It might give my renders a unique aspect to them.
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IG-64 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 3, 2015   Digital Artist
I've done some experiments with fur. You're right that it's very difficult to pull off. I've come close, but it's always just slightly wrong looking. I won't say it's impossible for it to look good though, so if you do decide to try that route then I wish you luck. Great job on this render btw. Send me a message if you wanna chat.
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Shastro Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure! If you'd like me and some other 3D artists have started forming up a G+ group! plus.google.com/u/0/communitie…

Though it has Blend in the name, its for all 3D artists (though we prefer non- SFM artists) 

We got weekely and monthly challenges, so it should be neat to see where it goes.
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JetPowerFIE Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The fur/skin (depending on your approach) is the toughest part of this whole photorealism from a cartoon conversion approach.  Do you be accurate and make it fur or do you try to keep with just a flat tone that we're all used too?
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elcomepollos Featured By Owner Edited Oct 24, 2015
Beautiful
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Shastro Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You!
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EqDBot Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015
This Deviation was featured in the following Equestria Daily Post www.equestriadaily.com/2015/10… Thank you for providing pony material for all of us to enjoy :) (This bot is unofficial, it is NOT affiliated with Equestria Daily. If you do not wish to get these notifications anymore, please just block this account.)
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Helmie-D Featured By Owner Edited Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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Shastro Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;^; 
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Des-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Student Filmographer
Absolutely stunning. :)

I love your choices in texture on this one.
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Shastro Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You Destro! 

I'm just happy I found a website with such good free textures :) Made my life easier
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Zoomguy53 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
Wow, this turned out better than expected. Very nice work!
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Shastro Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You!
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TigerGeekGuy Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
Nice!
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Shastro Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You!
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AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Wow... this is just gorgeous! The hair looks so slick and lovely; the detailing on the textures of her coffin and the floorboards and such... It's just so pitiable that Melody has been robbed from her family so suddenly...
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Shastro Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You so much! I'm very happy that people like it! It is quite sad what Melody's family had to go through ;^;
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JetPowerFIE Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm still waiting for the massive comment explosion once this hits EQD.   

"Brave yourself; you about become very popular. "

Guess that quote (hint: Only those with insurance!  Oh, wait I forgot. Everybody come on. )
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Shastro Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha! I sure hope so, that would be a nice surprise :)
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JetPowerFIE Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
But hey, 61 today ain't bad!  We're gettin' there!
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Shastro Featured By Owner Edited Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its not bad! Though I'll still be happy whether or not this image becomes popular, art has to come first, views, watchers, and favs second. 

Yet i still refresh my da every 5 seconds XD

i'm happy that people seem to like it though :D :D
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JetPowerFIE Featured By Owner Edited Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I'm inflating the numbers, as I keep checking back to watch the influx. 

Also, render time?
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Shastro Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah! If it counts mine it would be HUGE! 

Thanks for taking so much interest!

I'm not sure about the render time, i used a renderfarm so I have no idea any technical specs nor any time frame, especially since this render farm is community ran, meaning that I used a variety of other peoples home computers to render.
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RubyW32 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh WOW this looks so cool! /)*3*(\
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Shastro Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O///O Thank You! :)
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Thespahthatspies Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finally finished, huh...Well, it looks great, as to be expected, but the lighting seems a bit...off to me? I can't quite put my finger on it though
In any case, nice job man :)
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Shastro Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The lighting has to be the thing that has troubled me the most, but I just had to get it finished. 

Thanks You :D
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Ractrin Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just can't leave this page without favoriting... To me the pic is "meh, another pic." but reading through this picture's history... knowing the amount of time spent on it and hours spent learning to make it as i flipped through the past WIPS... I have to give you a fav and comment.  Because I know what it's like to spend time on a pic, and learn so much... just for people to pass on by... I won't be them, you've worked to hard on this picture lol.
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Shastro Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm happy you appreciate the effort I put into this image, its the longest running image I've ever made and I'm proud of its progress, even if the end result isn't quite as far as I wanted to take it :)
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Ractrin Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I'll be honest, even if the image doesn't appeal to my tastes, it is still a great image. And if this isn't as far as you were wanting to go with it, then that means one thing; there's still room to improve!
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Shastro Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah, this image is no where near the skill level i want to reach, I plan on continuing at this pace of learning for years to come, hopefully becoming a very skilled 3d artist by the end of it :)

Thank You for taking some interest in my work, even if it isn't your personal preference.
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Ractrin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're quite welcome ^.^
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JetPowerFIE Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
There it is! (Shhhh...I got a early peak at this :D)
Jaw dropping gorgeous!  Those cloth patterns and the wooden floor absolutely push this to the next level, excellent work!
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Shastro Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much Jet Power :D
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Itsosukimayu Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015
Wow! You really did a great job on this, and you got some really realistic textures in there. I'm no critic or anything like that, so I can't properly express what you've done right, just that comparing this to the last WIP, it is a definite improvement. Very beautiful. ^^
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Shastro Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You Very much! I'm glad you like it, I'm pretty happy with the improvement its made over the past month
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