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The Dragon Battle by AdamTLS The Dragon Battle by AdamTLS
FINALLY finished the Centaur-Dragon Battle WIP ( [link] ).

Download for 3820x2160 monster size. :D

I originally started this scene on April 1st, 2010! Over a year ago! I finished the posing and layout on April 14, 2011. ^_^ All said and done, it's only about 18 hours of actual work (across 4 different "spurts" of working on the scene.

The final render took 5 days 18 hours and ~4 minutes. Yikes! Next time I swear I'll remember to cheat the shadows on the trees. >.<

Other trivia:
6ish hours of postwork.
17 DAZ Scene Files were made
11 mask files generated
21 separate renders (across the entire development timeline)
Final Save File Size: 74.6MB
Final Render Size: 15.25MB
RAM Usage During Render: 6.64GB
Photoshop PSD Size: 459MB
Total Verts in scene: 4,308,201
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:iconjamminwolfie:
jamminwolfie Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow you did an awesome job here, this is just awesome! What render engine did ya use?

...wolfie
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:iconadamtls:
AdamTLS Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DAZ Studio's built-in renderman engine of course. :)
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:iconjamminwolfie:
jamminwolfie Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GOOD! It's going in the Daz3DelightExp group!! hehe :D
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:iconadamtls:
AdamTLS Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, sure.

Btw, this is that multi-day render I was complaining about in my journal. ;)
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:iconjamminwolfie:
jamminwolfie Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And that's how I found this image lol, simply looked at your last render done and noted your comment :) Looked like a lot of work!
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:iconkerya-alexis:
Kerya-Alexis Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Great composition!
All those days rendering ... wow, you are patient!
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:iconadamtls:
AdamTLS Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I can't believe I let it finish either. ^_^
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:iconwulfghost:
wulfghost Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Thats one hell of a render, you really do have to view the full size image to see all the detail, I just wish I could get the dragon to look like that in my renders.
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:iconadamtls:
AdamTLS Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it! I tweaked the surfaces on the dragon's main textures. Mainly increasing displacement and adjusting specularity.
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:iconchellethecat:
chellethecat Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
This is one of your best pieces if you ask me. The details are amazing, and I love your magic effects (one day I'll figure out how to do that). Just love this one.
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:iconadamtls:
AdamTLS Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you have a particular one (or even all of 'em) that you'd like to know how to do I'd be happy to tell ya!
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:iconchellethecat:
chellethecat Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Hey, any tips and tricks you'd be willing to share, I'd be willing to try and learn! :XD:
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:iconadamtls:
AdamTLS Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sent you a note! :)
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:iconsparkycc:
Sparkycc Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! The detail in this is amazing! I've never seen anything like it.
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:iconadamtls:
AdamTLS Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a great compliment! Thank you!
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:iconcreativesam:
creativesam Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
Worth the wait!

Sadly I can't even attempt something like this on my equipment that I have given the specs listed. The Great Recession lingers still.

It looks like reinforcement for the embattled dragon maybe on the way?
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:iconadamtls:
AdamTLS Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've always felt that Wyverns (which is what that is, though I know it's hard to tell) were the vultures of the dragon-like family. He's just waiting around to see if he can get a free snack. LOL.
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:iconcreativesam:
creativesam Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
:-)

I should have guessed as much, it is the way of the world.

A very dramatic scene.
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:iconadamtls:
AdamTLS Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still didn't get it quite where I wanted it to be with postwork (mainly trying to figure out how to "tear up the ground"), but I was running out of steam. Heh.
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:iconcreativesam:
creativesam Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
You might try the poke thru effect of two geometries intersecting each other. If you have a soil colored texture disc intersecting the grass/ground plane, it might have the desired effect, poking through in various places, simulating torn ground.
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:iconadamtls:
AdamTLS Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not a bad idea at all. I might have to try that next time.
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:iconpeterrama:
PeterRama Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
This rocks!
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:iconadamtls:
AdamTLS Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D :D :D

I'm pretty happy with it!
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something-wild Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool bud:)
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:iconadamtls:
AdamTLS Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconneilv:
NeilV Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great image Adam it came out very nice
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:iconadamtls:
AdamTLS Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tyvm!
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:iconzethara:
Zethara Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011   Digital Artist
Wow, Adam, that is just amazing! I hope others are downloading this to see the fine details in the huge version... Smaller just doesn't do it the justice it deserves! :clap: I'm glad you didn't cheat the shadows on the trees... =D
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:iconadamtls:
AdamTLS Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm pretty happy with it! But man that render time was killer!
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NoirVoodoo Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing! :D
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:iconadamtls:
AdamTLS Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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NoirVoodoo Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome! :D
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