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Modelling Contest #25 - Ascension

Discussion in 'Contest Archive' started by Kyrbi0, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. Kyrbi0

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    Contest Theme: Ascension
    Contestants are to take a Unit from Warcraft III and create a model depicting an alternative Heroic version of it. See below for examples.

    Heroes are the heart of Warcraft III. As Champions to each faction, they stand as examples of greatness to which other units aspire. As Paragons of each faction, they symbolize the pinnacle of achievement in their assorted fields. One of Wc3 Modding's greatest and most exciting triumphs comes in the creation of a powerful new Hero, whether conceptually or artistically.

    You the Modeller have the opportunity to craft such a Legend into being.

    In the style of Blizzard itself, each entrants will take a Unit(s), and craft a model depicting it in Heroic fashion. Entrants will be challenged to creatively interpret various aspects of their chosen Unit in order to create unique, useful, and "Wc3-Fitting" Heroes.

    PLEASE READ == Original Contest Explanation/Examples

    Original Posts:
    http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/2210857-post9.html
    http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/2211678-post16.html
    http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/2212729-post26.html



    Human Examples.png Orcish Examples.png Undead Examples.png NElven Examples.png Tavern Examples.png
    Alliance Examples Horde Examples Scourge Examples Sentinels Examples Tavern Examples


    Good luck!


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    Logistic Rules
    • Free Market - Everybody is allowed and encouraged to enter, as long as they follow the rules.
    • Solitary - One entry per user.
    • Under Construction - You must show at least one unfinished preview of your submission, before the deadline, as proof that it’s yours. Also builds interest!
    • Originality - Your submission may not be started/made before the official launch of the contest.
    • Impartiality - Judges may not participate.
    • Timeline - Your submission must be posted before the deadline. The post containing your final submission must also contain the following:
      • Submission - The file in the appropriate format.
      • In-Game Screenshot - An in-game screenshot showing your submission in action.
      • FINAL - The word "Final", so it is easy to Search for, indicating Finality.

    Artistic Rules

    • Mesh - Feel free to use either use/modify In-Game Geosets ("Geomerging") or create your own Custom models, as well as any mixture of the two.
      Animations - Feel free to either use/modify In-Game Animations or create your own Custom animations, as well as any mixture of the two.
    • Textures - Feel free to use/modify either In-Game textures or Custom textures, as well as any mixture of the two. If you use a Custom texture, it has to be at least 90% freehand.
    • Loco-Motion - Must contain the following animations, and more if possible:
      • Stand
      • Attack
      • Spell
      • Walk
      • Death
      • Dissipate
      • Portrait Animations (whether it's for a camera or a separate portrait model)
    • Pest Exterminator - Your final submission must be bug free.
    • Rule-Breaker - No submission may violate any of the site rules.
    • Punitive Measures - If a submission does not follow the model submission rules the creator will be disqualified.
    • Themes Ahoy - 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.



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    1. Judge 1
    BlinkBoy
    2. Judge 2
    Frankster
    3. Judge 3
    HappyCockroach



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    The Judge's score shall be taken out of 50 points for the following categories:
    MESH The geometry of the model, the wire-frame that gives your model a physical form and silhouette. Does the shape look clean or deformed? Are all ends capped, are there any stray faces, etc? Clean, distinctive meshes graded highly; deformed or incomplete meshes graded poorly. 10 pts
    ANIMATIONS The movement of your model. The animations give your model life, character, a personality. Are these animations smooth or choppy; organic or puppet-like? Do the animations deform or clip parts of the mesh? Smooth, life-like anims graded highly; choppy or lifeless anims graded poorly. 10 pts
    TEXTURE/UV WRAP The skin, or texture of a model, expresses many important aspects of the character. Is the texture well made; is it blurry, does it have a pleasant color scheme, does it have detail, etc? Or, if In-Game textures were used, how well was it wrapped? Are there parts that are clipped, misaligned or stretched? Clean, effective textures graded highly; cluttered or haphazard textures graded poorly. 10 pts
    MECHANICS 50% of the "Does it fit in Wc3" criteria (Mechanically). Does this model work in-game in all mechanical respects? Placed next to other War3 heroes, does it fit? I.e. is it visible when imported, is the texture path-name hard to import, are chunks of the mesh loose and flying around, is the texture the correct proportion, is the model a relatively manageable size (in KBs), do all the animations play properly in-game, do all the particles/ribbon emitters work, does it have footsteps, death sounds, portrait model/camera, life-bar in the right place, and so on. Proper mechanics graded highly; incomplete or messed-up mechanics graded poorly. 5 pts
    EFFECTS The ol' "razzle-dazzle". Special effects add a factor of 'shock and awe'. Particle emitters, ribbon emitters, and sometimes geometry (such as shockwave planes or 3d-debris) are part of the animation process, and every Hero needs cool SFX to give them character. Meaningful, aesthetic effects graded highly; tasteless or un-fitting effects graded poorly. 5 pts
    CREATIVITY The other 50% of the "Does it fit in Wc3" criteria (Aesthetically), and the most Subjective of criteria for Judges. Overall, the essence of your model: Is this a creative idea? Is it unique, innovative, or clever? Or, perhaps if it has been done before, how has the creator 'made it his own'? What has he added to make it special, or different from the ones that have come before him? Thoughtful and creative innovation graded highly; insufficient OR over-done & unfitting creativity graded poorly. 10 pts
    70 % of the winner shall be determined by the contest's appointed judge(s).
    30 % of the winner shall be determined by the results of a public poll.

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    1st 50 reputation points & Your Entry on the award icon.
    2nd 35 reputation points & an award.
    3rd 25 reputation points & an award.
    Finished Entry 5 rep

    :BEGINS: :ENDS:
    Tuesday Tuesday Saturday
    JUL
    30th
    SEP
    17th
    SEP
    21st
    2013 2013
    11:59:59 GMT
    You have 7 weeks, 49 days, or 1176
    hours to complete your submission.




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    PARTICIPANT STATUS
    1) Chucky Dying to begin
    Resurrected
    Holier than thou
    ~Really quite 'Bronzed'
    2) BallisticTerrain Going ballistic waiting
    'Dilapidated'? "Grotesque"?? Contest winner, right here.
    Definitely not for the light of heart
    Freaky face
    ~I~ am the Pun-master :p
    Has shrooms on the brain
    A shroom in the hand is worth two in the cage
    Squidward the Friendly Sorcerer
    ... More like "Kerrigan-enough".
    Red Dead Redemption
    Vigilante for the Violently Deceased
    "Warcraft-enough"? Getting there. :p
    I'm Hooked
    "Super long title of length-itude"
    Sittin' pretty
    Rated 'R'
    ~Dude, stop WIPing. I'm running out of things to say. xD
    3) MiniMage Has a Mini idea
    Has a not-so-Mini idea
    ... As well as a not-so-Magey idea
    A Mountain (giant) of Orcish Talent!
    Updated for the Steel Age
    Feeling horny
    Fired up
    ~Wooly Bully! Wooly Bully! Wooly Bully!
    4) takakenji ~"Tak"ing interest
    5) WhiteDeath Isn't sure time's on his side
    Sham-Wow
    Biting the wolf that heeds you
    Polishing the fangs
    FINAL: Lord of the Wolves
    6) Wandering Soul Creep-ing around with ideas
    Riding in style
    'Throne' for a loop // Always has a Plan B
    ~King of Slumberland
    7) GhostThruster ~Might be doing some (aco)-'Lyte Modeling'
    8) PROXY Feeling crabby
    Never mind, he was just TROLLin'
    Slim and dandy
    Bowl-ing over the others
    Never mind, he was just Stealin' our heart
    Dual Wielding (at least it's not Needlers)
    Back; bear-ably late
    Da Astrologer... 'E knows Ur-Sine
    Feather in her cap
    Standing Tall
    FINAL: Queen of Clans
    9) Wrathion Looking for some cooperation
    Leader of the Pack
    The Right to Arm Mages
    ~Sparky-sparky Boom Man?
    10) eubz And this one time, at Bandit Camp...
    ~Frost Wyrm skulls are all the rage
    11) AnemicRoyalty (A.R.) Jem and the Illusionists!
    Evil red mustache
    Jaina Grey
    Jean Grey/Starfire/Your Mother's Drapes Mashup
    Grooving to that Disco Beat
    With Arms Wide Open
    Such a Tease
    Beauty Mark
    FINAL: She whips her Hair back and forth
    12) Kaizer Don't question his originality :p
    Skully McCrotchington
    Crown of Swords
    ~I seriously didn't think it could get *spikier* o_O
    13) JokeMaster ~Body warp finished!
    14) SuPa- Gory hopes
    Has me hooked
    Churning around at the speed of sound
    Have armor; will travel
    FINAL: Lick-i-tung!
    ~
    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

    15) icewolf055 Sphinx eye for a rider guy
    King of the bearsphinx
    Isn't sticking his neck out
    Man up!
    ~Let's... Go... Fly... A Sphinx!
    16) Sin'dorei300 Pop, War-Lock and Drop it (Shamelessly Stolen)
    ~Warlock-tor Who (See Above)
    17) stonneash Moo-ving into the fray
    Sham-a-lam-a-ding-dong
    Been tanning for too long
    Has a 'Staff' Infection
    ~Parasol of Eternal Darkness
    18) Retera 'Kraken' his knuckles
    Bears bears everywhere
    Un-bear-able posture
    ~A bit uncertain; making other people's entries. :p
    19) Jigrael (Tarrasque) Some Enchantress Evening
    A little Shell-Shocked
    Takin' his time
    ~Sinister Shades
    20) Astaroth Zion ~'Tanks' for 'meating' with me
    21) HappyCockroach Giving it a 'Faerie' shot.
    Do you Believe In Magic?
    ~Look, up in the sky!
    22) HammerFist132 ~Pretty high
    23) Kenntaur ~"Reveling" in the newness of it all
    24) NhazUl Showing his Achilles 'Chest'
    Golden Scream
    ~Shield your eyes
    25) Systemfre1 A little (aco)-'Lyte' on the Details
    Bulking up a Bit
    ~Cloak and Dagger
    26) Vermillion Edict Looking rather Skeletal
    Rather Colorful
    Things are getting Hairy
    Quite stand-offish
    Tweakin' here and there
    FINAL: Throne of Skulls
    27) Chen Stormstout His "Necro" is coming to "Lyte"
    Copying; the unforgivable Sin('dorei)
    Put your arm(s) in the air for some High Fives...
    Head and shoulders above the rest
    Ya Got Any Bear Claws? Wait-a-minute...
    Nobody's Home
    It's an... Orc?
    Or... not.
    ~Master of Beasts?
    28) paladinjst ~Sunny Disposition
    29) Deolrin "Fall, like leaves!... in Fall!"
    Barkin' up the wrong Tree
    Quite an arm-ful
    An Unlikely Shot
    Pseudo-Sylvan
    FINAL: Sylvan Remix
    30) *Freddyk Infernus Prime
    Standing on his own two... Wheels
    Wheels for Glory
    FINAL: Some Minor Adjustments
    31) PvT.Toma That Cannon Has a Blue Ball
    Whatever it is, it looks Menacing
    FINAL: Decepticons, TERRORIZE!

    ##) NAME
    ~WITTYPHRASE



     
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  2. Kyrbi0

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    Alright, only cost me my sleep & my marriage, but I finally got this posted up. It's been a long night, so please point out to me any spelling errors & what-not, or anything else that isn't clear.

    Also, reserving first post. :p

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    Something I wanted to do was not only reference In-Game examples of "unit-to-hero", but also existing Custom Model Examples. By no means should this limit people's choices/creativity; instead, feel free to use this as inspiration.

    Long, Image-Heavy Table

    Original Unit Hero Version Author
    Goblin Shredder -> [​IMG] Mc!
    Dark Troll Shadow Priest -> [​IMG] AnemicRoyalty
    Dwarven Siege Engine -> [​IMG] Deolrin & l0w_kwaliti
    Forest/Shadow/Ice Troll
    // Troll Headhunter ->
    [​IMG] JokeMaster
    Pandaren: Storm -> [​IMG] Norinrad
    Undead Necromancer ~> [​IMG] AnemicRoyalty
    Troll Witch Doctor -> [​IMG] Jigrael
    Umm...
    There's an
    Imp-like thing
    somewhere, right? ->
    [​IMG] Mc! & Chriz.
    Demon Doom Guard -> [​IMG] Jigrael (Moyack: Concept Art)
    Human Mage (campaign?) -> [​IMG] Mc!
    Nerubian Queen -> [​IMG] Cookie
    High/Blood Elven Spell Breaker -> [​IMG][​IMG] Deolrin & Linaze
    Night Elf Faerie Dragon -> [​IMG] Tiki
    Human Footman -> [​IMG] Jigrael
    Undead Skeleton Warrior -> [​IMG][​IMG] Jigrael
    (Forest/Jungle) Troll Trapper -> [​IMG] Jigrael
    Dwarven ...Rifleman -> [​IMG] Norinrad
    Green Dragonspawn -> [​IMG] Mc!
    Gnomish Gyrocopter -> [​IMG] Norinrad
    Pit Lord (the campaign unit) -> [​IMG] Jigrael
    Skeletal Archer -> [​IMG] Jigrael
    High/Blood Elf Archer -> [​IMG][​IMG] Mc!
    Water Elemental -> [​IMG] SinisterX
    Nerubian Warrior -> [​IMG][​IMG] Jigrael
    Kodo Beast -> [​IMG] Callahan
    Naga Siren/Myrmidon -> [​IMG] Jigrael
    Goblin Sapper/Merchant -> [​IMG] Pheonix-IV
    Dwarf ... Rifleman -> [​IMG] Norinrad & Jigrael
    Undead Necromancer -> [​IMG] Whitehorn
    High Elven Swordsman -> [​IMG] Norinrad
    Skeleton Warrior -> [​IMG] Callahan
    Nerubian Warrior -> [​IMG] Callahan
    Undead Banshee -> [​IMG] Jigrael
    Gnoll Brute -> [​IMG] Werewulf




    Water Elemental -> [​IMG] Jigrael
    Frost Revenant -> [​IMG] WhiteDeath
    Goblin Sappers -> [​IMG] Norinrad
    Murloc Whatever -> [​IMG] Jigrael
    Skeleton Warrior -> [​IMG] WhiteDeath
    Dwarven Rifleman -> [​IMG] TurieL
    Dire Wolf -> [​IMG] WhiteDeath
    Naga Royal Guard -> [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] Jigrael, Jigrael, Misha, -Grendel, dickxunder
    Night Elf Dryad-> [​IMG] AndrewOverload519
    That Lightning Bolt,
    I Don't Care,
    It's a Cool Model ->
    [​IMG] Jigrael
    Naga Summoner -> [​IMG] armel
    Water Elemental -> [​IMG] Frankster

    ORIGINALUNIT ->
    [​IMG] AUTHOR




    I could quite literally do this all day, for nearly forever. However sleep must claim me. This is a long-standing tradition, and I highly anticipate further advances. :p
     
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  3. Amargaard

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    Yay! I have a request matching this theme, so hopefully I can get one of the participants to make it for me :D
     
  4. BlinkBoy

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    Hmm I would like to judge this contest. It has been a while since I last judged.
     
  5. Kyrbi0

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    Good to get some activity finally. :p

    Excellent! You definitely fit the qualifications. Now I must ask, as a potential judge: do you feel comfortable judging based off the criteria delineated in the first post? I mostly copy/pasted from previous contests but did change some things around, so I just wanna make sure it makes sense & you're willing/able to go with it. : )
     
  6. BlinkBoy

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    I've read it, only a few things have changed since last time. So, yeah, I do feel comfortable with it.
     
  7. BallisticTerrain

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    So when does this contest officially start?
     
  8. Amargaard

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    Soon, hopefully :)
     
  9. Kyrbi0

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    I have to say, though, that since what you're looking for is basically a higher-poly Peon w/ Hero Glow and a few more animations, this might not be the contest your looking for... People here will be taking a Peon and "Hero-ifing" it into, like, an Orcish "War Engineer" or a "Slave Driver" or something. :p The "Unit -> Hero" concept was never meant to be a one-to-one transformation (i.e. Footman + Hero Glow = Hero Footman!). Anyone can do that. :p
     
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    It would be so lovely if we could get this contest started already, I'm dying to get to work !
     
  11. Wandering Soul

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    Same here...
     
  12. Misha

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    Re-inventing the units :) i like it

    I for one would like to see an 'evolved' ghoul

    EDIT: i give this contest a thumbs up
     
  13. BallisticTerrain

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    Alright, so has it started? I already know which unit I'm doing.
     
  14. MiniMage

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    Hm, this does indeed sound interesting. But I suck at animations, so Idonno.
    Would've been fun to have a tag-team contest at some point though.

    Like Mesh Creator + Animator
    Might just be me being lazy though. I just think this idea sounds fun.
     
  15. BlinkBoy

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    Funny I suck at texturing so I've always wanted to participate in a tag-team contest.
     
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    That would be fun.
     
  17. MiniMage

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    Oh well, tell me when this contest begins. I got me an idea what to do for it now. ;P
     
  18. takakenji

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    interesting theme i'll definitely join this time around
     
  19. stonneash

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    Great idea,I love the choices available where you can pick out of a bunch of sources, Heroically improve them with your skills.
    I would like to Judge this Contest, if I lack experience for Judging, then I'll give ideas to people.
    I Vote a for approval
     
  20. AndrewOverload519

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    Hmm, very interesting idea! Could I be a judge?