Prepare to unleash your creativity and forge your name in the annals of Warcraft III history as the Hive Cup 2023 Melee Mapping Contest #9 roars to life!
The Hive Workshop, has recently unveiled its highly anticipated event, the Hive Cup 2023: Melee Mapping Contest 9. The competition aims to bring together talented Warcraft III map designers from all over the world to showcase their skills and creativity in crafting unique and captivating melee maps.
Building upon the success of previous tournaments, the Hive Cup continues to be a significant event for the Warcraft III modding community, promoting innovation and fostering a sense of camaraderie among its participants. This year's contest promises to be no different, with exciting challenges and a prestigious platform for participants to demonstrate their mapping expertise.
Aspiring map designers will have the opportunity to create their own melee maps, focusing on strategic gameplay elements, balanced terrain design, and immersive environments. With the freedom to explore their creativity, contestants can develop captivating landscapes, intricate pathways, and innovative strategies that challenge players' abilities.
Participants will be judged by a panel of esteemed Warcraft III veterans, renowned for their extensive knowledge and experience in the melee scene. The judges will evaluate the entries based on various criteria, including gameplay balance, aesthetics, map flow, and overall design quality. The winners will receive recognition, valuable prizes, and an opportunity to showcase their talent to a wide audience.
The Hive Workshop community, known for its vibrant and supportive environment, encourages participants to engage in lively discussions, share progress updates, and provide constructive feedback throughout the contest. This collaborative atmosphere fosters growth and facilitates the exchange of ideas, making the Hive Cup a truly enriching experience for all involved.
Registration for the Hive Cup 2023: Melee Mapping Contest 9 is open, and eager map creators can submit their entries until July 30, 2023 with a possible extension depending on the amount of entries. The contest rules, guidelines, and submission details can be found on the official contest thread.
Warcraft III enthusiasts and fans of custom maps alike are eagerly anticipating the outcome of this prestigious event. The Hive Cup 2023: Melee Mapping Contest 9 promises to bring forth a new generation of talented map designers and showcase their remarkable creations to the world. With the support of the Warcraft III community, the contest aims to further fuel the passion and dedication that has made Warcraft III a timeless game.
Calling all talented 2D artists and Warcraft 3 enthusiasts! Hive Workshop, the renowned hub for all things modding and custom made content, is thrilled to announce the launch of the next Texturing Contest #32. Prepare to unleash your creative prowess and join the vibrant community in a quest to bring your favorite Warcraft 3 unit models to their "Final Form"!
The Theme: Final Form
In this exhilarating contest, participants are challenged to take an existing model within Warcraft 3 and transform it into its elite counterpart. Are you ready to breathe new life into the game's iconic heroes and fearsome creatures? This is your chance to showcase your artistic talents!
Competition Details and Guidelines
The rules are simple but crucial: select a classic Warcraft 3 model of your choice and retexture it to its Final Form. Let your imagination run wild as you enhance the details, colors, and effects, giving your chosen unit an awe-inspiring upgrade. Show the world what the pinnacle of power and elegance looks like!
To ensure a fair and exciting competition, here are the essential guidelines to follow:
Contestants must be registered members of the Hive Workshop community. Don't worry if you haven't joined yet; it's easy to become a member and take part in community events! Sign up here!
Retexturing should be the primary focus of your submission i.e. no model edits are allowed. Create a new skin and add any modifications to the texture that will make your unit truly stand out through clever use of texturing techniques.
Remember to provide a before-and-after comparison image (WIP), showcasing the impressive transformation you've accomplished in the contest thread.
Submissions should be uploaded to the Hive Workshop's Skins section before the deadline, which is August 23, 2023. Your entry must include "Texturing Contest #32: Final Form" in the description to be considered for the competition. Late entries will not be accepted, so mark your calendars and don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity!
Rewards and Recognition
Hive Workshop knows how to honor talent and dedication. The top winners of Texturing Contest #32: Final Form will receive an array of impressive rewards, including:
First Place: A prestigious winner's badge and EXP award, a special demon rank on the Hive Workshop forums (two wins is required), and an exclusive feature on the front page to showcase your awe-inspiring creation. This along with a featurette on Hive Workshop's YouTube channel and other social media for more exposure and recognition.
Second Place: A shiny medal and EXP award, recognition on the forum, a special demon rank on the Hive Workshop forums (two wins is required) and an opportunity to display your talent to the Hive Workshop community on Hive Workshop's YouTube channel and other social media sites.
Third Place: A proud medal and EXP award, a special demon rank on the Hive Workshop forums (two wins is required), acknowledgment on the forum, and an opportunity to inspire aspiring artists and modders. And a featurette on Hive Workshops YouTube channel and other social media sites.
Furthermore, all participants will gain a solid EXP award, including valuable feedback from their peers and the chance to improve their skills through friendly competition and constructive criticism. The Hive Workshop community is supportive and filled with like-minded individuals eager to share their expertise.
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Don't let this opportunity slip through your fingers! Dive into the realm of Warcraft 3 and bring your favorite units to life in their Final Form. Push the boundaries of creativity and craftsmanship, and be part of the legacy of talented modders who have thrived on the Hive Workshop.
So what are you waiting for? Get your artistic tools ready, summon your creativity, and embark on an exhilarating journey to shape an elite unit of Warcraft 3. Participate in Hive Workshop's Texturing Contest #32: Final Form and let your skills evolve together with your entry!
We're excited to share the entries for Hive's Texturing Contest #31: Repurposing!
Below you can take a closer look at some of your favorite classic custom models... with a fresh new spin!
As always - big thanks to everyone who participated and breathed new life into these fantastic resources!
Don't forget to vote for your favorite entries in the poll!
Looking forward to more epic texture competitions? Come chat with us in the Texturing Contest #32 Theme discussion thread!
Calling all 3D artists and digital sculptors! The Hive Workshop, renowned as a hub for creative masterminds, proudly presents its highly anticipated 5th HD Modeling Contest, and this time, it's all about monsters! Brace yourselves for an exhilarating challenge that will push the boundaries of your artistic prowess and immerse you in a world of mythical monsters and eerie tales.
The theme for this year's contest is "Creep Camp." Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create 3-4 HD unit models that belong to the same "monster family" or Creep Camp. This contest presents a unique opportunity to showcase your skills and give life to creatures that will leave the community in awe.
What's even more thrilling about this year's HD Modeling Contest is the incredible lineup of prizes that await the winners. This time the prize pool has been increased to unprecedented heights! Not only will you have the chance to gain recognition among your peers and industry professionals, but you will also have the opportunity to win BOOSTED rewards.
The three winners will be receive an impressive reward of increased EXP, award trophies, along with a feature on the Hive Workshop YouTube channel, where your talent will be admired by a vast community of artists and enthusiasts. Notice that winning a contest also unlocks Demon Rank icons (at least two wins are required).
But that's not all! Even those who don't make it to the top 3 spots will have a chance to shine. Special recognition will be given to outstanding submissions, highlighting the unique creativity and technical skill displayed by these talented individuals - including a solid EXP boost.
Participating in the Hive Workshop's 5th HD Modeling Contest offers far more than just the prospect of prizes. It's an opportunity to challenge yourself, grow as an artist, and become part of a vibrant community of fellow creatives who share your passion for digital art and creature design.
Moreover, the contest provides a platform to showcase your work to potential clients, employers, and collaborators, and could open doors to exciting opportunities in the industry. Gaming Companies and talent scouts are known to peek at our community's creations - you never know who else may be watching
To participate, simply upload your final entry to Hive Workshop's HD Model resource section. Remember to write in the description "Entry for Hive Workshop's HD Modeling Contest #5". To learn more about the contest rules, guidelines, and submission details, visit the official contest thread.
Mark your calendars, as the deadline for submissions is August 7, 2023.
So, let your imagination run wild, sketch out your ideas, and start sculpting! Unleash your talent and bring to life the monstrous inhabitants of the "Creep Camp." The Hive eagerly awaits the creatures you will create. Remember, in the realm of 3D artistry, the possibilities are limitless. Dare to dream big, embrace the challenge, and let your creativity shine through!
Good luck to all participants. We can't wait to witness your mastery!
🔨 Hive's 3D Viewer has been updated! 🔨 It now supports MDX1100 which should fix a lot of issues when viewing HD models in our 3D Viewer. We encourage you to check it out for yourself and report any issues you find in the Site Discussion board.