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Modeling Contest #34 - Seven Seas

Discussion in 'The Arena' started by Mythic, Dec 10, 2020.

  1. Mythic

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    Create a unit at home at sea. This includes deep sea monsters, sea gods, merfolk, buccaneers, sailors, vessels, and everything in between. Classic/SD submissions only (MDX800).



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    • No submission may violate any of the site rules.
    • All submissions must follow the current theme. If any model does not fit, a moderator will tell you as soon as possible as to avoid confusion.
    • You must show at least one unfinished preview of your submission, before the deadline, as proof that it's yours.
    • Your submission may not be started/made before the official launch of the contest.
      • Using parts of Blizzard's Classic WC3 meshes and transferring in-game classic animations are allowed, however.
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    • Judges may not participate.
    • Your final submission must work in-game and be bug-free.
    • Teamwork is not allowed.
    • Must contain the following animations, and more if possible:
      • Stand
      • Walk
      • Death
      • Portrait Animations (whether it's for a camera or a separate portrait model)
    • Heroes must include a Dissipate animation
    • Feel free to ask if you have any questions regarding the rules.
    If a submission does not follow the model submission rules, the creator will be disqualified.

    Breaking any of these rules may lead to punishment in the judgement score, up to disqualification from the contest, depending on the weight of the issue. In case of doubts towards a certain rule, you are very encouraged to discuss it in the contest thread, so judges and others may help with sorting it out.





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    • 1st place: 55 reputation points
    • 2nd place: 40 reputation points
    • 3rd place: 25 reputation points
    • Entry: 10 reputation points
    • Judge: 10 reputation points per entry
    The three winners will receive an award icon representing the winning entry.



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    Mesh How does the mesh look? How are its proportions, balance, and scale? How coherent is polygon distribution? Is there an overreliance on in-game SD meshes? Do the shapes complement the model's theme? /15
    Skin 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? /15
    Animations How natural, smooth, and appropriate are the animations? Do they have physical coherence? Do they have character/personality? How well are they executed? Does the model have enough animations to function properly? /15
    Effects Were the particle, ribbon, or mesh effects made in good measure? Do they contribute to the model? Are they impressive? /10
    Integration How well does the model work in-game? Does it feature the necessary attachments, footprints, sounds, and collisions? Are the attachments obscured? Is the model fully selectable? How well does the it fit in the game environment? /15
    Creativity How original is the general idea? How inventive is the execution? How creatively does the model interpret the contest theme? /20
    /90

    Results calculation

    • Judgement: 70%
    • Poll: 30%
    FinalScore = (30*Reached_Votes/POSSIBLE_VOTES) + (70*Average_Judge_Score/POSSIBLE_SCORE)




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    The contest shall begin on 10th December 2020 and conclude on 1st February 2021 GMT (day is included).



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  2. Mythic

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    I'm totally in!
     
  4. The_Silent

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    Yo-ho-ho mateys! I'm in too!
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    Leaving a footprint here! Sea and fire are my love!
     
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    Awesome guys, lets create something cool :)
     
  7. Mister_Haudrauf

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    I wonder, if someone tries to recreate "the Flying Dutchman" or "the Black Pearl" from Pirates of the Caribbean.
     
  8. Archian

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    The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.
     
  9. Kyrbi0

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    While it wasn't my personal fave, I could tell there was a lot of excitement for Seven Seas, which is exciting in and of itself. And to be fair it's really wide open; so many good options! Deep Sea/Coral/Typhoon Elementals, giant Krakens, Troll Pirates, Goblin Buccaneers... The list goes on. ; )

    Looking forward to seeing the results.
     
  10. Asssssvi

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    I'm participating.
     
  11. loktar

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    I'll join if I can think of a good idea.
     
  12. DerekX

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    Can it be a re-skin? Or does it have to be an entirely custom model?
     
  13. Mythic

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    It's not a texturing contest, so entries do have to be custom models. Parts of in-game SD Blizzard material may be used, but overreliance on them will result in lower scores.
     
  14. Stefan.K

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    Just to be clear, are we saying fully custom texture work will be graded more highly overall than fully in-game texture choices?
     
  16. Mythic

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    Apologies for being unclear - I was referring to meshes.
     
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    Capitan Morgan

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  18. Archian

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    But why is the rum gone?! :peasant-cheers-back:

    Nice WIP. A bit high poly for SD isn't it?
     
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    Thank you, and why not:peasant-smile:
     
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    I appreciate this model as a Rum drinker myself, in fact I've got a bottle of Morgan's on the cabinet next to my bed atm. Was planning to go as him for Halloween before all the celebrations got cancelled.