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Critical Position
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Published: August 11, 2006
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Critical Position is a chess term with this definition: That point in a position when the evaluation will clearly turn to one side’s advantage or stabilize down to equality. In such a position the scales are delicately balanced and the slightest error can lead to disaster.

Modeled and rendered with Mental Ray in 3ds max. Retouching in Photoshop.
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zoom-from-inside General Artist
lllllove it :love:
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Such an amazing picture. :wow:
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about how long was the rendering? It looks like a really good model.
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Spexstudio Digital Artist
Thank you. If I remember correctly it took about four hours.
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faB! wow...weird but cool.
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Brilliant :thumbsup:

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Amazing image! What a great concept. Very well done.

I seriously would hate to play that game... regular chess is already confusing enough.

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That is real nice!!!
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:omg: great scene
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Very good concept. I love it. This is worth a DD just for the Idea itself! Please submit it to Expose Publication, it will get chosen for sure.
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you've a GREAT ideas.i love it. :)
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Nice angle :clap;
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worazHobbyist General Artist
wow, great idea, great work, great piece..
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This is fantastic dude!
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gosh this is intense!
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That looks insanely cool, good job!
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Absolutely wonderful :shocked:
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this is great work :D
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fuelfreak108Hobbyist Photographer
wow that's so cool. whered you get the idea from?
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Spexstudio Digital Artist
Thanks! I never know how to explain or analyse my work, because when images pops up in my head I really don't know were they come from. But if they look nice I try to visualize them in detail, knowing exactly what I want to achieve before I start working on the picture. With this one, I also saw a possibility to read a deeper meaning into it, if anyone likes to do so. After checking the definition of the chess term Critical Position, the name was obvious.
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