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Too bad, Twilight is preoccupied with her studies. She could meet some interesting ponies instead.

This is, what I imagine, the backside of the castle could look like with the town in front, built on a terrace on the mountainside.
And Yes: Twilight doesn't know her friends yet. So this must be pre-show, I guess.

As always done in Blender(2.65), rendered as one single image in Cycles.
Textures made with Inkscape and Gimp2.
Post-work with Gimp2
I used Textures from [link] . Big thanks to the respective artists.
Mlp:FiM by Hasbro

Thanks for watching


ADDENDUM:
More than 24 hours up. Time for a little secret.
But first I'll answer one faq:

Q.Are there all of the mane6 on this pic?
A.Yes.
If you have trouble, finding them, then:
1st: download the full version!
2nd: Investigate the monument in the middle! It shows, where you can "see" them.;)
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:iconfrostfauna:
Frostfauna Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
The only reason I found this picture is because I searched for Candy Apple on derpibooru. I'm so glad I did because I seem to have found an incredible artist.
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:iconchritsel:
Chritsel Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha. Thanks!
I know, there are a lot of tags on this one.
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:iconmarc-moses:
Marc-Moses Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
I really want to go there! It looks so real
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:iconmarc-moses:
Marc-Moses Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
I really want to go there! It looks so real
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:iconferexes:
Ferexes Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh my god

THIS IS ART
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ABronyAccount Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Holy carp! Everything from the positioning of the mane 6 in relation to the sculpture to the dirt lodged in the carpet pile! That's attention to detail even Twilight could appreciate!
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KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Reminds me of two levels from Sly 4.
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d0ntst0pme Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Christ, this has to be the single most detailed 3d render of a pony town I have ever seen. I can only imagine what sort of effort this took. My deepest respect.
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Suukorak0 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*jaw drops* ...
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...
ookay.
Absolutely amazing! You could probably use this setup for a dozen different scenes and angles!
And if somehow art like this made it into a game... well...
Let's just say that I would have some serious sleep deprivation.
Anyway, yay for you. Well done. Have my yes. All of it.
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LetsEatHay Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The detail in this is incredible!! Just saw this featured on EqD. I'm on my phone atm; can't wait to get home and check this out on the big monitor.
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DiegoACM Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
OMG i like your work, amazing :O
please, teach me
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:iconchritsel:
Chritsel Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
Well, I don't give lessons.;)
But if you want to know something special, i could help. 
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MLPquang20-c Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student General Artist
I can't believe Twilight missed something like this before the show.

Good thing she finally realized that Friendship can lead to something like this.
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GabrielFrag Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This was fun, i think you should even have put in a pony that resembled Waldo for the ironic fun of it. XD
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:iconkyvannshrike:
kyvannshrike Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
I actually would welcome a 3D rendition of the ponies if Hasbro decided to go that route, if and only if they put this much detail.
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:iconrksaftsdplz:
rksaftsdplz Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student Filmographer
you used Blender on this!? Holy fuck! Dude teach me QvQ
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grimnir11 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First I found Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash, the last was Rarity, and the monument helped with her. Awesome work and very well idea!
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:iconlunicaura106:
LunicAura106 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Found them all, but I couldn't understand that monument :dummy:
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:iconchritsel:
Chritsel Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, there are six satellites around the central planet.
Each of them connected to this planet.
Through a line.

Does that help?
Or does it confuse you even further?XD
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epik22 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Six? I thought the one shown in the episode only had five around the center.
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:iconchritsel:
Chritsel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really?
I guess I adapted it then.
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:iconlunicaura106:
LunicAura106 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013

Well, the lines that support them seem to point toward them...

What about that?OMG MOAR POEMS! 

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:iconchritsel:
Chritsel Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You got it;)
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:iconlunicaura106:
LunicAura106 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
:faint:
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:iconphoenixdash:
Phoenixdash Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG, think about a game with these details
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:iconwait0wat:
Wait0wat Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Scenic.
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SpykeTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I spent a good 10 minutes trying to find the mane 6. All in all, this is a beautiful image.
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:icontoxicitzi:
ToxicITZI Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Wait... There's 2 Twilights! :o You've created a time paradox!
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:iconchritsel:
Chritsel Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
2 Twilights?! Do explain!
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:icontoxicitzi:
ToxicITZI Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Well, look closely on the left from Rainbow Dash, see whose head is protruding out of the window.
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:iconchritsel:
Chritsel Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a similar color scheme. Not Twilight;)
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:icontoxicitzi:
ToxicITZI Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
It still looked almost exactly like her.. plus, I don't remember a single pony having a similar colour scheme from the show. :I
But, if you say so, I guess you could be right. You did draw this entire canvas after all. :)
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ma71063 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
I Found Celestia At The Castle
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:iconmikeandtom:
MikeandTom Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist
I... CAN'T FIND... FLUTTERSHY!
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:iconchritsel:
Chritsel Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's in the background more on the right a little secluded.
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:iconmikeandtom:
MikeandTom Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist
Aww, nuts. She was like, right out in the open. Can't believe I found Rainbow Dash faster than her... X)
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:iconshadowmewtwo:
ShadowMewtwo Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is that..a Pegasus version of Spike?
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:iconchritsel:
Chritsel Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not intentionally. I was just mixing color schemes for BG ponies. Later I noticed that I hit Spikes scheme randomly, but decided to let it be.
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ShadowMewtwo Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought that was Derpy in front of Applejack, but after a closer look I saw that it's not. Found the rest of them though.
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ShadowMewtwo Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've found Twilight, Derpy, Sweetie Belle, Lyra and Applejack.
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erowa Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
wow
well done /)
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:iconchritsel:
Chritsel Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(\^u^
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MirceaKitsune Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
That is incredibly well done... amazing!
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:iconmikk-i:
Mikk-i Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow! This is just amazing. It's so unbelievably beautiful! I love looking at all the little details. :)
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Destructz Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
it looks awesome!

How much time did you need for all the models and material assigning?

And how the hell is this image this clear? i mean there are SOME cycle-related errors (grain) but not a single firefly on first view and everythings pretty much crystal clear!

What clamp did you use and how many cyles? (and how much meory did that use, it looks really high-poly?)
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:iconchritsel:
Chritsel Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The modeling took like 80 hours(A rough estimation.Could as well be a little more). Render took 12 hours with about 500 samples.
Memory usage was at 6-7GB.

For the fireflies: The best method to avoid these, is to avoid material, that reflects or breaks the lightpath, like glass or water.
The windows in the pic for example are fake-glass, which is basically a light transparent mirror.
In my case, that was enough to do, to reduce the white dots to a minimum. The rest was done in postwork.

What I also found out,which helps, is to avoid multiple lightsources. More light mostly means, more dots.
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Tyraka628 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, too bad all this isn't available for Garry's Mod! Or is it?
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:iconinkless-pencil:
Inkless-Pencil Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's like a game of Where's Waldo...
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:iconcopanel-cp:
Copanel-CP Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Very wonderful landscape!!!It looks so real! :O Maybe you will create games using your amazing skill of 3D digital modeling.
I just love it very much!
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rederci939 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
I... just no words. It's too amazing. Y_Y
This, along with the stunning Mane 6 models, and the beautiful Rainbow Dash one... just, wow.
Thus, for your dedication to cartoon equines, I hereby present you with the prestigious
Triple Moustache of Honour. :iconspikemoustacheplz::iconspikemoustacheplz::iconspikemoustacheplz:
Only 2 have received it before you, so wear it with the utmost pride, good sir!
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