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The Seeker by Punakettu The Seeker by Punakettu
This is the Core commander from the awesome strategy game "Total annihilation". What he is doing in that forest in the middle of the night is up to you.

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After I had rigged the model and made a procedural texture on it that I liked, it was time to try some poses and camera angles. I usually find a good one in no time and then I begin to build a scene around it. This time was no different.

Inspiration struck and I just couldn't stop working on this picture until it was done. About 40 hours put in to it over a 4 day period. I had so much fun doing this scene that I'll probably do another one later with a different setting.



***Updated 17.9.2012***

Changed the material to something a little more metallic
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zergrusher13 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
brrrr...... glad i chose core... this would scare the hell outta me if i was one of those fleshie arm guys
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MrTBSC Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
nice take on the commander ... you think you also do somestuff on supreme commander or the upcomming planetary annihilation?
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Punakettu Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't, but I wouldn't say "no" outright if asked either.
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viberunner Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome work for one of the best games ever made.
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Sechserpackung Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Pretty!
I also like how you made the size comparison with the trees considering a Commander unit is around 20 meters tall :)
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Fangscream Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I like how you worked the design of the core commander. The style is very original, yet still has that "Total Annihilation" feel. I'm really loving the lighting and details. I think you're doing a lot of TA fans great justice. ^^
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Punakettu Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was balancing between making the thing look like the original and fit my usual style. Suppose I pulled it off. I had to stop myself from going too far frequently.

I don't seem to have that much TA fans watching me, but I hope to attract more since I'm not going to stop making TA pictures even though Battletech is my bread and butter so to speak.
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Fangscream Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really awesome of you. And I think you made some very good decisions when it came to reserving yourself from going too far.

There really aren't too many TA artists out there that actually actively make TA art, so I'll definitely have to watch you for more. ^^
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Derrickvi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Oh, memories. I would always D-Gun trees in my way. It's a waste of energy, but it's so much fun!
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:iconpunakettu:
Punakettu Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think everyone does that. =p
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Manlobe Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
That looks great, always played Core. I love the color scheme as well, awesome work on all the little details. I've just found a new Desktop background.
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Naduk Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
played some mass effect lately eh ?
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:iconpunakettu:
Punakettu Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not really
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AB0180 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome, would love to see you do the Core Krogoth. He was always my fav unit.
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shawndriscoll Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work.
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t4n3 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
*jaw drops* This is ...... I'm at a loss. Best pic on Deviant? IMHO May I use this as my new desktop? I Love the CORE.[link]
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Punakettu Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know how could stop you even if I wanted to. :P
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t4n3 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
I'm just the honest type.
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t4n3 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Sorry didn't mean to add a link
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Fenrisian-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing.

I've played that game a bit but I don't have the disc anymore which sucks.
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Punakettu Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can buy the game with all the expansions for a couple of dollars from gog.com
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Fenrisian-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh nice, Thanks.
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Stchurdak Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
the rendered version is awesome! now do the KROGOTH!
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:iconduzloo:
Duzloo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Man, this looks awesome!
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silverhammer Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my, this brings back Memories :D
Totally loved the game, and played it for months, if not longer :aww:

Really nice work :)
Now, do the ARM Commander ;P
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Punakettu Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe I will. =P
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silverhammer Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;P
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SHaDoW-WHiSPERER Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Looking GUUD, looking Guud! The one thing I am curious about is what camera filter did you use to make the HDR hotspots glare? :3
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Punakettu Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a standard mental ray glare filter found under the renderer tab in rendering settings. Then it's just a matter of using a shiny material and a correct exposure setting.
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SHaDoW-WHiSPERER Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Gotcha. I use something similar for making an self illuminated mental ray texture glow.
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Zeroragnarok Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
buen trabajo
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MoonlitCrescent Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Love it, big fan of the game big fan of this. I'd be soo happy if you were to do something with the ARM commander too :dance:
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Punakettu Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd like to do the final scene in the intro so I could fit them both in the same frame. That's going to take A LOT of modeling though. Not sure if that's a realistic plan at this stage.
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MoonlitCrescent Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Yes, now that you've said it you simply must. That would be head splittingly awesome. Take as long as you need of course, but I'd be overjoyed with awesomeness should it arrive :XD:
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