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I always liked one particular moment in the Mechwarrior 3 intro... This is my rendition of it.

I've worked on this picture on and off since early Autumn and I'm so glad it's finally over and done with. Sorry I kept you guys waiting for this one for so long after those teaser pictures but I just couldn't get it done any faster.
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Irishpaul Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
Smoke Jag!!
DaLintyMan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
If that's the intro I watched, that Vulture pilot was a moron of the highest degree.
aztecd Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
its perfect
combat878 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
I recreated that scene...I love you...
Look at all the little people...
Onnep-ink Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
love it
Dallenson Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Big Al: He's going critical!


Rkaynjehll Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
sry. gotta kick a dead horse on this one. I totaly remember that scene. And this is one fucking awesome redition of it. Nice work
tristanloriuz Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what is the colour scheme? it pops up everywhere, thanks
MKFan12 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I believe it's the Clan Wolf Alpha Galaxy paint scheme.
KuroTatsu Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Nice. I think my favorite was when the Summoner stopped to look and it seems pay homage to the fallen Timberwolf
eslib Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This 3d? How did you make the texture for the bots!!?
Punakettu Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I put simple colors in 3d and then painted on additional textures in Photoshop after I had rendered the picture. In other words, I cheated a bit. ;)
WerewolfLHT65 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"Big Al, intercept the MadCat!"
"Interception successful!"
"Die Clanner!"
"His reactor is going critical! Ejecting!"

"We're still tracking the Thor, Lance Leader."
"Leg damage is slowing me down, you're going to have to be the bait."
"Understood, Lance Leader!"
"I've got tone!"
"Any time Lance Leader."

You all know the rest... The BEST MW game, Hands down, short of table top. If they let players play the Clans in MechWarrior Online, that game is doomed. Clan Tech is simply too OP. It would be like giving only one faction in WoW PVP gear.
flyboypuoi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"I repeat: The mechs have split up!"
"Copy ground commander, we're on them"
"Fireflies one and two, track the Thor.
...we'll handle the Madcat."
DavidCurser Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
i miss that game
PokeyFluffytail Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
I always liked the shot of the Atlas trying to fry the Timber Wolf with it's chest lasers, before the Mad Dog shows up and goes "Die clanner...", and the mug shot of the Atlas going all out right after. ^^

Also, I hate to break it to you, but the Mechs have split up! D:
malooko Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
would recognize this scene anywhere! One of my favs of the whole series
Stinger410 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Is this available anywhere in a higher res? This is awesome...
Punakettu Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1920x1200 not high enough? It's what I rendered it to so no bigger original exists anywhere unless I make one.
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012   Digital Artist
That is very well done! The lighting, perspective and scale are great! I couldn't fault it if I tried.
iampolaris762 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Personally my favorite part was "Die Clanner!" :)
madcatmaniac Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Amazing, you should make more renditions of the intro, (EX: Madcat meets Atlas, Fireflys attack Thor, Vulture kills Thor.)

It would be awesome to see some MW4 renditions too.

Punakettu Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd absolutely like to more. It's just very time consuming and I've been somewhat busy lately with other things.
Allard-Liao Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Wow! They probably should hire you to work on MWO. I would love to see this kind of detail in it.
-while-jag-rulz- Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
loved that game!!! great rendition!!!
groo567 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought I remembered the Thor being taller than the Madcat
Punakettu Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Originally yes, but mechs were much taller back then. In later years they scaled down the mechs to more realistic sizes and Mad cat became slightly taller as it should be.
groo567 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
ShadowRaven2006 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Man I loved that game. The intro video was awesome. "it is the thirty-first century, and mankind is once again at war...."
groo567 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
I had that entire speech memorized when I was a kid, still remember most of it. xD
Jruskey86 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
*droooool* this is amazing
Crimsonfox64 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Metal... Gear? Nah, its not
EvilCleric Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Badass models mate. Really nice job.
deadborderbob Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Smoke Jaguars. So fierce. So badarse.

So very dead.
EricJ562 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice work!
damonx99 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Man, I still remember seeing this on TV for the commercial. I still have the movie on my SD card so i can watch it. Cool stuff. Great piece man.
waddellt Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011   General Artist
The GOOD mechwarrior game! Excellent work. worth the time you put in!
Trollius2 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Ahh, memories. Yes, this scene impressed the hell out of me awaaay back in the late 90s. Very frightening moment with the rear POV on the 'mechs as they swiveled their torsos back and forth, taking in the plethora of targets, -while said targets were running away as fast as they could. "Ohshit, ohshit, ohshit!!"

Of course as many others here have already stated, your rendition just blows that poor old cutsene away with the amazing detail. Looking forward to seeing more of your work. Thanks for sharing!
GODzillaGSPB Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
This is so awsome! :omg:

Plus I want graphics like this for MechWarrior 5 and the game to be finished yesterday! :D
Darkton93 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Summoner! You have made me very happy!
AB0180 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God I loved that intro, I think I still have the original file ripped straight from the game lol. You captured it perfectly!

here's a link if anyone wants to see it: [link]
Wulthur Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm sorry to let you wait so long for the :+fav: you deserve for that. Great work :thumbsup:
Hjarnidaudi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
My body was not ready for this eye-candy.
Jedi-Raal Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
HOLY I RECOGNIZE THIS! THIS IS FROM THE INTRO OF..oh you already said it..oh well..MECHWARRIOR 3!!!
That poor firefly pilot. died from a full blast to the cockpit. least the thor got streak SRMed in the face.

2 favorite mechs form that whoel thing, the thor and the madcat. madcat +8+ pulselaser + snow environment = serious pain
Tequila628 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
>>I always liked one particular moment in the Mechwarrior 3 intro... This is my rendition of it.

Wow, genius! Man, in my eyes, you're Legend.

P.S. Tho I still can't get MW3 to work. I downloaded it from here [link]
And when I open files of the mounted image, autorun and setup files don't work, when you double clicking it sand clock appear for a couple of seconds and then disappear. Win 7 x64.

I need help so much =((
CabooseLOLOLOL Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awsome :D
Omigir Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
it was at the very beginning, awesome!
AvP66 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I liked the line "Die, Clanner!" even though I am joining Clan Wolf. Wierd.
senwiz Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Very nice image and well worth waiting for. :)
SHaDoW-WHiSPERER Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This looks strangely familiar. ;) I asked one of the guys who originally worked on the the intro and he claimed that a single scene exceded 200,000-300,000 polys with a 20 minute a frame render time and the individual polycounts being.

firefly 43,702

Thor 22,659

Thor damaged 58,731

Vulture 52,138

He did not know the polycount of the Mad Cat since he did not make it and thus did not maintain rights to keep a copy.
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