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Mini-Modelling Contest Theme Discussion

Discussion in 'Modeling & Animation' started by Pharaoh_, Aug 25, 2012.

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  1. InfernalTater

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    More tree models are always good, but that would limit the participants too much.

    Vehicles are too complicated for a mini-modelling contest. They're great, but don't fit it too well. Maybe for a modelling contest, but not mini-modelling.

    Golems, again is too limiting for a contest.

    But wards is a nice idea, it would leave lots of room for people's creativity, allowing all of the submissions to be unique, while also providing useful models for the community afterwards, and wards is fitting for a mini-modelling contest.

    So, at the moment the ideas I've seen from others so far that I like for this contest best are wards and traps. Perhaps this could be combined into one theme, such as "Deployable abilities" or something, where users create stationary deployments such as wards or traps.
     
  2. Rypleys

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    I suggest to make the contest based on a type of model that is rare to see in this site.

    For example: How many Razormane units have been created here?
    So the next contest theme could be Razormane themed.

    In this way we will be improving the variety of the database and encouraging map makers to make maps using more stuff such as new races.

    What do you think?
     
  3. InfernalTater

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    That's a great idea, but it sounds too limiting on the style of players. Maybe a creep race modelling contest or something (for all creep races), but that would need to be for a modelling contest, not a mini-modelling contest.

    I'm hearing so many good ideas for regular modelling contests, but people keep forgetting this is a mini-modelling. I sure hope people are writing down all your ideas for later contests.
     
  4. Kyrbi0

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    So... Necropost, but what kinda timeline exists for this contest? Is there an existing contest that has to finish first?
     
  5. JesusHipster

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    Remaking a model of existing warcraft unit/hero, i'm here to vote for this.

    Trap is accepteable too:-0
     
  6. Dakadoon

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    I like the traps and wards themes, but, just to throw another idea out there, how about furniture? If models were edited to have sitting animations then a chair or a couch with an attachment point may prove very useful
     
  7. bisnar13

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    yes, how about furniture?
     
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    Maybe because its too simple that's why they dont do this contests? But, your right! I love kyrbi0's idea because it gives advantages to people who are just starter in modelling... like me!:grin:
     
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    How about animals... I really love the animals especially the crustaceans.
     
  10. Pharaoh_

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    Okay, so what is the most wanted theme for the next Mini-Modelling Contest? :)
     
  11. Tarrasque

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    Peon unit + transferred animations anyone?
     
  12. Deolrin

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    Hardly sounds like a modeling contest to me. :p

    Pharaoh_, there are plenty of popular ones. I suggest a poll.
     
  13. HappyCockroach

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    decent theme.
     
  14. bisnar13

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    The problem with that is only few know how to animate
     
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    I think we have a lot of ancient kind models, and that means cannons, catapults, farm, so I was thinking somethink new like metro or jeep, airplane, military base, ferari, special agent, mostly that kinda models will require to be done from scratch.
     
  16. skrab

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    Ships?
    They don't require a lot of animating. Maybe just Death or small details.

    EDIT:
    Or another low poly contest. Maybe 400 triangles only or less (better).
     
  17. ThisPOT

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    Something that is truly missing on the hive:

    Robot Base + Attachment Pack Mini Models!


    Suggested Rules:

    1) Base Model - Chassis (Main component, can be on wheels, a walker, etc.)
    Must have those attachment points: Arms- 1-4 / Armor)

    2) Attachments 1-4 - Arms (weapons, tools, shields, etc.)

    3) Body - Armor (Stands on the Chassis, and holds the Arms)


    Tell me what you think.
    Could make a hella fun bot arena game with this after ;)!
     
  18. Tarrasque

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    well thats why its says transfered animations, I think theres a even a tool to make animation transfers you just need the bones to have the same names.



    I like ThisPOT theme too but thats probably too much for a mini contest.
     
  19. HappyTauren

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    it's actually fine, the hardest thing about it is th concept. And a couple of technical quirks... Yeah, not so easy.
     
  20. bisnar13

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    any updates?
     
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