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Modeling Contest #26 - STEAMPUNK

Discussion in 'Contest Archive' started by MiniMage, May 10, 2014.

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  1. Kyrbi0

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    Hey, lookin' cool. Minimage must be jealous. :p I like that little 'gear-minigun-seat' that the Goblin in front is using, especially.

    Hey, cool! Haven't seen anything from you in a while, so I look forward to your entry. So far it looks interesting (though something about it seems a tiny bit 'un-Warcraft-ish'... I'm being very vague, so I'm probably wrong, but just my thoughts... :p), and I can't wait to see what the Arms are.

    Oh, sorry, I thought it was a gun. It's not really a big deal to me whether they are guns or tazers or drills or whatever. :p
    That being said, I think you may have missed my point; I don't think they should become more detailed (because as you pointed out, this is a simple-type model (unit or summon; not a Hero or building with tons of polies & SFX & animations); just more "Warcraft-y", which in this case would mean "bigger and more exaggerated. It's hard to explain, but the Wc3-style lives off of massive pauldrons & overly-large weapons & super-huge SFX & giant flowy capes & huge meaty hands, etc... It's just sort of a part of the whole "silly over-the-top fantasy feel". If you're making something that could fit in Wc3 (especially the crazy Goblins :p), that's something to consider.

    On that note, I understand you keeping them small for the sake of realism... But again, 'realism' is often thrown out the window when it comes to Wc3 modeling. A lot of the coolest stuff Blizzard (& our own Wc3-modding guys) have made has been intentionally un-real, and over-the-top.

    Hey, we're not trying to bash a first-contest-goer-guy. We're here to help. : )

    At the root of this issue, I believe, stands the fact that one word can mean a lot of different things to different people; in order to host a contest like this where a Theme is voted upon, decided upon, and then made the "standard" for a contest, the Theme should be explained in clear terms that make the outcome plain, leaving no uncertainty.

    I am not sure this was done sufficiently for "Steampunk". It appears Minimage and others have one idea of "Steampunk", and many others share a different idea.

    If I may submit, I believe their suggestions to you are merely trying to avoid everyone making models that are too "generically Mechanical"; i.e. if your model could fit just as easily in a "Make a Mechanical Unit - Modeling Contest", then that's the issue they see. To some, "Steampunk" is a valid & significantly-different style of "mechanicks"; one that does indeed run (pretty much) solely on Steam Power (so boilers & furnaces & turbines & chimneys & steam/smoke & such), and often has a strong 'Victorian-era' aesthetic (hard to describe, so I'd suggest looking it up; H.G. Wells, big flowy dresses, monocles, top hats, 'how technology would look if designed by 17th century English-men); a lot of the mechanical marvels of the "Leviathan" trilogy by Scott Westerfeld are a great example of the Steampunk genre.

    Anyway, big-wall-of-text aside, I think that maybe the issue some are having with some of the entries so far in this contest. It's nothing personal; but it's an issue that I wish was resolved before people started; that is, a strict & clear definition of terms (in the Theme).

    (On a sidenote, I think big spinning gears will definitely go a long way towards making your neat Terror/Goblin/Death Drone-thing both more 'Goblin-y' and more 'Steampunk-y'. :p)
     
  2. MiniMage

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    Fucking sweet dude. Whoo for goblins. Seriously, I will be using that model when you are done with it. I tried making hoverships multiple times before, but I just never got happy with it. Your model however, is lovely. ;D
     
  3. icewolf055

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    My 2nd WIP, i removed the hood lol. :xxd:
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    Still no armor just yet :D
     
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  4. Pvt.Toma

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    So nuclear reactors work just as fine as long as steampowered? :D
    Except, of course, Thorium-based ones. Let's just talk about nuclear-powered steam stuffs.
     
  5. MiniMage

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    Well, to be fair, a nuclear reactor is essentially a steam turbine with a stronger thermal source.
    I thought I was going to see more submarines because of this mindset of mine. XD

    The biggest difficulty would be to make a nuclear reactor look victorian era though.
     
  6. Misha

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    nuclear? :p that's essentially Gnomish steampunk. a lot of radiation, buzzing coils and steam to have :p Like Gnomeregan
     
  7. grunt

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    my second wip not realy satisfied with the result :(

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    hehe, with sorcereress pose and stature looks ... gay, or like ... Conchita wurst :D
     
  9. MiniMage

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    I have to agree with you there. It's the female body that does it. He really does look gay. XD
    I would suggest broadening the waist and enlarging arms and legs somewhat. Also, the chest area needs to be pushed in. Men does not have boobs.
     
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    I got it XD !! I was sure that there was something strange about it but now I realise :p
    thanks guys !! I'll change that :) !!
     
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    That gentleman has a very waspish waist.
     
  12. Heinvers

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    indeed.
     
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    ''On that note, I understand you keeping them small for the sake of realism...''

    like I Said, the hands and blade needed to stay small so they can slurp inside their arms hatches so the arms can be inside him during burrow. but ok I get most of you're point.

    il work on making the drone feel less star wars ish and more bioshock ish
     
  14. Edge45

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    Since I can't use the Helix
    I'll go with this, the thing I've been working for yesterday
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    MAX Tanki = Mark Avenger X Tanki
     

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    You could combine both by animating the scale of the bone (weapons smaller to get inside, bigger when out to be more visible/warcrafty)
     
  16. Chen

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    Wip Here, Wip There...
    WIP

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  17. Kyrbi0

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    Hey, now that's an excellent idea; decent compromise.

    Y'know, I really like the proportions on that thing. Just nice and zany.
     
  18. Chen

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    Thanky Panky but It's a bit messy.
     
  19. Kazeon

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    win.

    EDIT:
    eh, just to remind you still haven't judges ;)
     
  20. Heinvers

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    Awesome piece -Grendel.
     
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