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Published: December 22, 2009
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I wish you all a wonderful christmas and a happy new year.

About the image:

actually I wanted to finish this project as a day version of a big historical marketplace with much more people and activiy next year. But then I tested the wip scene with a new lscript I wrote for saving lightsituations, and I liked it so much that I decided to create a winter/christmas version of this image.

The people are actually lowpoly characters I created a few years ago for a private 3d-game project. The have around 1500-3000 polygons each, most of the are rigged, but I also used a few groups of freezed peoples in the scene.

The Scene contains 3,9 Million polygons,399 Objects and 474 Lights.

For placing all the lights, I wrote a small lscript wich can place the lights onto the polygons of a Object. So you first create one polygon for every light in a building, and save your polys with same name as the object + "_lights". Later, the lscript will automatically load this object and places light on every polygon in your "light object"...

I made the image look very much blue and orange to reach a good cold/warm contrast... Of course I know that this looks not soo real, but my main goal here was a good mood, not realism.

The christmas tree is of course more something like a "joke". The scene represents a fictive town of the 16-17th century.

Specially for this scene I modeled a few new buildings you can see on the right side... Some of them are french (16.-17th century I guess), a few others are german "Backstein-Gotik" buildings from 14-17 th century.

The church is a mix of notre Dame (side), Westmister Abbey (front) and a few german churches.

As always, I created this image with Lightwave3d.

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Image size
1280x720px 534.83 KB
Shutter Speed
0/1 second
Focal Length
24 mm
Date Taken
Dec 22, 2009, 11:35:53 AM
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Comments (486)
Miarath's avatar
Miarath| General Artist
Wonderful details! :love:
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BeakTVArt's avatar
BeakTVArt|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really amazing, great work :)
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ihatzi's avatar
ihatzi|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice work, love it!

You gotta get your stuff onto RenderHub : www.renderhub.com/galleries

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bijutoha|Professional Digital Artist
Surprised to see your art work. What the tool you are using to discover it?
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Gwendolyn1's avatar
Gwendolyn1|Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg this lights! Amazing atmosphere love it :D
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BenFlex's avatar
BenFlex|Professional Digital Artist
Well done.
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Avarus-Lux|Hobbyist General Artist
that cathedral looks really good as do the market stands.

as for realism, the color looks good enough for fire and oil lanterns, maybe a bit to bright but thats about it.
i am missing oil/carbide streetlights, then again, that may be a bit too modern (1800's ish... this looks about 1600/1700's ish).

in any case, great render/artwork.
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Jrydland's avatar
amazing work, thank you so much
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wolfsbane6's avatar
Incredible image!
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BillyNikoll|Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Clap 
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TheStrangeGirl091200's avatar
What a beautiful atmosphere!
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SharpEyLogic|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitely my type of place. No cars, no roads, no overly modern stuff. Just some old medieval market in the glow of Christmas  
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fireunicorn64's avatar
This is gorgeous! It also looks like the church in the center of Old Town in Prague
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Eidolon1|Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful scene there.
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Icesturm|Student Digital Artist
It looks great, I love the snow!
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JassysART|Professional Interface Designer

Congratulations! Gold Cup (Animated) by Lacerem for the The Best by KmyGraphic EyeCatchART of this week by :iconeyecatchart: Bouquet by KmyGraphic
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RKsaikia's avatar
RKsaikia|Hobbyist General Artist
Breathtaking!:) (Smile) 
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JohnMarchant's avatar
Love those Medieval Buildings
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Al2017's avatar
Al2017|Hobbyist Photographer
Very good!!! :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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MRJelveh|Professional General Artist
holy shit
i have seen this view in my dream
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Poses17|Hobbyist Digital Artist
You really hit the mood. I'm enjoying a lovely summer day, but this makes me want to jump through a portal for Christmas in this town.
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RockBarnes's avatar
Total Super!
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