HD Modeling Contest #3 - Poll

Which contestant's entry should win the contest?

  • Vendro the Wind Mage

    Votes: 10 9.6%
  • vindorei

    Votes: 32 30.8%
  • liptonite

    Votes: 11 10.6%
  • Fugrim

    Votes: 13 12.5%
  • Symphoneum

    Votes: 9 8.7%
  • Raddazong

    Votes: 8 7.7%
  • Mr Ogre man

    Votes: 33 31.7%
  • Bagysta

    Votes: 19 18.3%
  • Barorque

    Votes: 42 40.4%
  • ChangAn

    Votes: 8 7.7%
  • Superfrycook

    Votes: 7 6.7%

  • Total voters
    104
  • Poll closed .

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Contestants were to create a HD model that is related to an Undead theme; that is, not necessarily the Undead race from Warcraft, but any Undead entity e.g. humanoid, creature, entity, a combination of mech and dead flesh etc. The key element is that your entry pertain to the Undead theme i.e. reanimation, either by the powers of light, darkness or science.

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    If you're aware of ip-sharing with any voter, for any reason, you should contact the staff.
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  • Voting for yourself is not allowed, and will lead to a malus by 5%.
  • Participating in the poll does not explicitly safe one from being disqualified.
  • Judges are not allowed to vote.
You are very welcome to make a short statement what you like the most, so contestants get a bit of public feedback!

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  • 1st place: 750 experience points
  • 2nd place: 600 experience points
  • 3rd place: 450 experience points
  • Entry: 150 experience points
  • Judge: 25 experience points per entry
The three winners will receive an award icon representing the winning entry.

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ContestantsEntries

Vendro the Wind Mage

vindorei

liptonite

Fugrim

Symphoneum

Raddazong

Mr Ogre man

Bagysta

Barorque

ChangAn

Superfrycook


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MeshHow does the mesh look? How are the balance and scale? How coherent is polygon distribution? Do the shapes complement the model's theme?/15
SkinDoes the model have custom diffuses, ORMs and/or Normals? How good is the wrap? Are the textures appealing, or do they look blurry/stretched from the default game camera and portrait? Do the tones go well together? Is there sufficient contrast? Do the Normals and ORMs create proper lighting for the model?/15
AnimationsDoes the model have custom animations? How natural, smooth, and appropriate are the animations? Do they have character/personality? How well are they executed? Does the model have enough animations to function properly?/15
Integration/
Optimization
How well does the model work in-game? Does it feature the necessary attachments, footprints, sounds, and collisions? Does it have a working FaceFX? Is it optimised for minimal disk usage? Does it have enough Team Colour?/15
ThemeHow well does the model follow the contest theme?/15
EffectsDoes the model make use of emmissives, effects, ribbons, or additional custom models (i.e. projectiles/spells)? How well are they implemented? Does the model make use of fresnel, visibility or other .mdl edits?/5
CreativityHow original is the general idea? How inventive is the execution? How distinct is the model from the original assets?/20
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  • Judgement: 70%
  • Poll: 30%
FinalScore = (30*Reached_Votes/POSSIBLE_VOTES) + (70*Average_Judge_Score/POSSIBLE_SCORE)



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The poll shall conclude on 25 Sep, 2022 GMT (day is included).


Assigned Staff: @Archian

Contest Thread | Results
 
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Honestly, the quality standards for this contest are through the roof.

Choosing 3 models was heartbreaking as I feel like each of them has a fine visual design and implementation (and lots of different maps can benefit from them).

Thanks a lot gentlemen (and ladies maybe?) for these wonderful additions to the Reforged custom model roster, it definitely helps keeping Warcraft 3 and the Reforged map making motivation alive.

Love you all <3
 
The most well-executed technically model of the bunch is the Tauren Death Knight.
But I vote for The Green Knight because it is most loyal to the undead theme, while standing out as having a style most divergent from the WC3:R style shared by the rest, but doesn't deviate significantly from WC3:R art style, so it still fits in a map well.
 
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This is the hardest vote I've ever made in a contest on the Hive in my 14 years here. All of these entries are balls-to-the-wall FANTASTIC, and choosing just 3 should be considered a crime. Seriously, everyone did a fantastic job here and I do NOT envy the judges. Huge apropos to all contestants!
I ended up going with Barorque's Dreadbull, liptonite's Countessa Bloodletter and Symphoneum's Green Knight. I wish you all luck and I thank you for your contributions to the community, keeping Warcraft 3 alive. :thumbs_up:
 
The poll is now closed. Thanks everyone for participating.

The results will be posted once the judges are done voting.

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