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Canterlot Castle by Chritsel Canterlot Castle by Chritsel
I'm glad, that this is finally done because I really lost motivation for this recently. Especially the rendering with my slow machine was quite the mood-killer. But enough whining. Here it is!
What do you think?
It's a bit edgy here and there but dont look at that;) I wanted it to look plastic but not realistic, so i didn't use too many bumpmaps and gloss and stuff in order to keep the cartoony look.

Tools I used:
Blender, Cycles
Inkscape, Gimp2
Textures from [link]

mlp:fim by Hasbro

Thanks for watching!
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Kabutomania Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I have the model Download?
Im working on a First person mlp game
CNClouddrop Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Student Filmographer
the map is so incredible! i love it!
Hart-Fort Featured By Owner Edited Mar 27, 2015
I really like castles, I have used this as my desktop background on my computer several times already.
Meet-the-Ponies Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Is there an actual 3D model for this?
Marc-Moses Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
I should go there
RedLotusPony Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful art!
Gretsch1962 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you should like work with Hasbro and make a 3D game about MLP
EnderShadow47 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
credechica4 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
is it possible to 3d print this as a small model? like 6 inches?
Chritsel Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am no expert in 3D printing, but from what 3D prints I have seen, I guess, it could be possible.
But this model here isn't finished anyway, so printing would be difficult.
credechica4 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i know i was just thinking about the possibility of it because i have a project i had in mind for a while. an mlp chess set the set will have a board that is like a mountain and at the edge of each corner is  buildings from each cities and towns of equestria canter lot, ponyville, crystal empire, and clouds dale
photonman62 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Don't know if you know about this, but in a little-known interview Lauren Faust mentioned your work as one of her favourite types of fan-art and said it's "much more beautiful than just being photorealistic".
Chritsel Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you serious?
Is that recorded?
Chritsel Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the link.
I'm not sure, she's talking about my work here.
Isn't that the interview, she did for the BronyDoc thing? Didn't that happen like in the middle of 2012?
If so, she can't possibly have seen my pic before.
photonman62 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
This interview was done at the very end of 2012, and I know she was shown this particular piece soon earlier. I don't know who did the balloon, though, it was shown alongside your Canterlot so I thought you did both.
Chritsel Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you know for sure, that she has seen my pic before, then she really could mean it in the interview.

Though, I know there is an artist -don't know his name-, who made an image of canterlot and a balloon in very realistic style .
However, I don't know if she's seen that.^^;

As I said: Could be mine, that she's talking about, but I'm not 100% certain.
photonman62 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
I can guarantee you that she was talking about your Canterlot, but I have no idea who did the balloon. Both were presented to her as part of a sample of various styles of pony art.
Chritsel Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm, I guess I can believe it then. I mean, it's not like I don't want to.:)

Well then. Thanks for the info. I'm happy, she liked it.
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Firiel-Archer Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
That is epic.
I've played a little with 3D modeling, but this is way better than I could have done at my current skill-level, and the detail is so close to the original, and the waterfalls look real... When I try to make falling water, it always comes out plastic. :p I definitely admire your skill and dedication here.
XarakNightshadow Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
look awesome

will u release that mdl(blend) ?
Chritsel Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have still two projects going on with the model. After that, I will probably upload it.
vernes Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
I will take it, with my hands, and I will put it here, in Everquest-Next Landmark.
And I will stink at it, but I will have tried at least.
XarakNightshadow Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
curious to see next piece ;)
Krysnha Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
NIcely done thanks for the work
matty4z Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
wwwooow! 0_o'
epic id like to see more work like this plz ^_^
Akili-Amethyst Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning. Droolingly stunning.
Phaedrolous Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! I am impressed.
wow that is........ for lack of a better word astonishing well done :)
MysteriousAnimatorX Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Nicely done!
Vasillium Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! Epic!
madcomputerscientist Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Artist
Emperordaniel Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Looks fantastically awesome and cool. :wow:
Striker-666 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
I agree with my DA friend ~darkoverlords.
I wish I could go there (if it was real) and meet Princess Celestia.
josethclay Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you ever get the chance.....TAKE ME WITH YOU PUUUHHLEEEEZE
Supercooper17 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
darkoverlords Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
I so wish this was real right now (along with Ponyville,the Crystal Empire,etc.).
SrMario Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this is so amazing!!!!!! O.O!!!!
schneelocke Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Sweet. :) Great work!

(Sorry, I know this'd deserve a much longer comment given all the work that obviously went into it, but it's 1am and I'm tired. :) )
Angie103 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student General Artist
dream-chylde Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
That is really fantastic. The details are great, really spot on looking for the texture and modeling work. I'm sure a lot of work went into this, so extra thanks for finishing and sharing such a lovely piece of work like this. ^_^
Derpwave Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! I fooled around with blender recently, but I could never imagine even starting such a big and complex project, not to mention the effort to come up with a working 3D model based on the 2D show models.
OrendiLaran Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Soooo beautiful! I want to live there *----*
Miles002 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
that's a beautiful castle indeed
metapsionic Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
I likes it!
FiMvisible Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Plain awesome. All that rendering was truly worthy. ;)
TheMAM Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is just fantastic. You can't find quality 3d art like this nowadays. :D
MrSevens Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work. Will you be releasing this model for download?
Eventorizon-AJSB Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
This is just brilliant on so many levels! I am going to have to give Blender a go, I am fed up of Rhino and Solidworks; takes for ever to make anything!
Doctor-G Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy Celestia! This is Fantastamazearific! :wow:
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