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Modelling Contest #25 - Ascension

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

  1. Direfury

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    Thats all finalizing stuff, incase you didn't understand what I was asking for.
     
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    1) Nothing in the rules states that that is required. More importantly/easily, you can tell just by looking at the Thread Title: "MODELing Contest". : )
    2) Of course it is! Again, not in the rules, because that'd be silly & impossible to moderate; technically *every* idea comes from someone else.
    Some people just like to think of stuff themselves, but some of the coolest ideas come from collaboration (which gives me an idea for hosting the next Hero Contest...)

    I would love to see a well-done & much-needed "Runemaster" unit, and Tauren's (or Dwarves) would be the perfect fit (do Wildhammer Dwarf!). However, if you're still looking for ideas:

    Heck yeah you better. :p

    Awexome. That show-case pic is much better. Quite an impressive contender!

    However, I have to ask... Just what is your fetish with Wolf-heroes? First the super-cool "Werewolf" hero, now this... Did you seriously have to make another laudable-lupine? :p I'm running out of room in my projects for such heroes, and running out of ideas for wolf-based abilities.

    Al-right.

    So first off, I love what you're pulling off here; as you've described, you've really steered clear of the all-too generic "GGGRRR IM A BIG SKELLY WARRIOR" concept and leaned more towards a true "Warlord", a reasoned, powerful & calculated foe. Most importantly, you've really communicated this raw "controlled power" concept that is one of my absolute favorite "feels" in a character (see 'Protoss Archon', 'Combustion Man', etc. I'll write a blog-post eventually...). His Death & Dissipate manifest his impeccable honor & unconquerable pride... His attacks & spells just exude "I am in charge". His Spell Channel is one of my favorites (see above; love the "just barely floating above the ground" thing). Second only to a beautiful vision of "ascendant glory" found in the Dissipate anim. Verah Noice.

    However, I have to admit that for all his splendor, extensive animations, beautiful mesh & smooth textures... He is lacking somewhat in the "Wc3-fitting" side of things. Again, no artist here, but he just seems too realistic. Would fit somewhat better in Diablo, methinks, or something of that caliber.

    Not sure how to fix that, exactly (and even if you did, I would keep this version for uploading to the Resource section; it's killer. No pun intended). But the fur might be a place to start; it looks somewhat off. The skull's head could use more definition (bigger, cartoonier brow-ridges & eye sockets, perhaps), and ... yeah. Less smooth-ness in the textures?

    Keep it up.

    I Am...
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    Oh
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    :<

    Seriously, typing in "wolf", "worgen" and "werewolf" in the [Search] bar of the Resource section shows upwards of 30+ Wolf-based Heroes. Not only that, but we've already had 2 other people in this very contest doing a Wolf-based hero. (1 finished, the other changed his mind).

    Again, I Am...
    [​IMG]

    The... Wolf? Maybe the Druid of the Claw if you really needed to?
     
  3. HappyCockroach

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    just did some progress on the wrap and started texturing... but i guess ill have to rearrange stuff, because the wrap is tight and the resolution is quite bad right now, even at 512x512...

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Direfury

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    If you interpret it loosely enough, you could base it off the Druids of the Claw, as some kind of off-shoot. Druids of the Fang or something, y'know.
     
  5. HappyCockroach

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    i was just thinking about the name i'm giving it, and started jumping randomly from page to page until i found myself reading wow lore (despite my prejudice with it) about the fairy dragons being guardians of the 'emerald dream' (a 'place') - and i was coming to a name which is druidic along that emerald dream atmosphere.

    emerald druid, emerald guru... or something else, that could depict a faerie creature that is ancient, spiritual, serene and prophetic.. if anyone has a suggestion that isn't prawnosaurus i might take it.
     
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    Dream Keeper
     
  7. Direfury

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    Dream Weaver?

    So I'm having some issues with ingame testing. The skull geoset isn't appearing ingame, no matter what I try to do.
     
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  8. PROXY

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    Fast internet again bitches. Let's see if I can get it going.
     
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    wow, lotsa good stuff. i haven't checked this thread in a while
     
  10. Direfury

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    Alright, so I've decided that I'm not going to touch the textures anymore. If there are any changes other than that, that are desperately needed, I'll update the model. If not, this is my final submission.

    I suggest using the Death Knight as a base unit, with a few minor tweaks, such ase reducing his size to about .70, and lowering his death time. After looking at him ingame, abilities such as Cripple, Bladestorm, Death Pact and Bash fit him wonderfully.
     

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    ... Um. I think Vermillion was referring to our conversation with Cromox about a worgen/wolf hero-base; I don't see how your hero has anything to do with Druids or Claws. :p

    That being said, excellent question. Good diving into the lore for a name... And "Emerald" is just a scwheet word. "Dream Weaver" and "Dream Keeper" are both great. "Emerald Guardian"? "Emerald Watcher"? "Slumber Emperor"? lol.

    :'[
     
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    Attempting the forest troll again. I just love this face too much to let it go.
     
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    Al-right! Glad to see you back, and even more glad you stuck with the Troll.

    Please let me know what you got in mind; I'd love to help out. :p That being said, while I love the face, that bear-head seems really out-of-place; I can tell the difference in the high-quality Rexxar bear-texture & the regular-quality Naga Summoner-texture.
     
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    I think the only reason that's happening is because of the stretched eyes.
    P.S, I really hope you're gonna cover 'em up with some yellow eyes later and add some glow. ^^
    Looking sweet so far, though!
     
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    indeed. dont know why i thought it was to me.

    emerald is quite shitty, yes. and weaver, keeper, guardian, are too arcane and humanly. i want something more tribal and/or spiritual and with an uncommon pronounce... like vizier, or guru. i guess it'll come up to me at some point..


    i like it too. don't let it go. :)
     
  16. Direfury

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    So I realized that I forgot to add attachment points, of all things. I'm going to update my submission tomorrow with those added.
     
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    Previousversion
    Well it's supposed to be kinda this:
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    Yep, indeed, gonna do that later. Thanks :)

    Thankies.


    Edit: bitchesbelike.PNG
     
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    Another two set of questions:

    1.How can I add pictures that is not a attachmentand also teach me to the showable and hidable images (sorry for the bad english).
    Example:
    And my First WIP:

    (image)

    Hope I can finish it before the deadline.

    2.If my hero is an undead, will be it's dissipate is undeadish (will not raise)?
     
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    @HappyCockroach How bout' Fay Vizier, Fey Dreamers?

    Posting to get that black dot in the thread icon. I really like the models being made here, good luck to everyone. :3
     
  20. Kyrbi0

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    Lol.

    Alright, that's cool. Glad you have a distinctive "feel" in mind for the theme. However...

    ? I said "Schweet", as in "Sweet", as in "Good". I love the word 'Emerald', especially for this guy; it's got a good number of syllables, is very visually evocative, and just rolls off the tongue. :<

    "Vizier" is pretty cool too (although I can't think of it as anything but "evil vizier", like Jafar or that guy in the Thief & the Cobbler, and I'm not sure if "evil" is what this guy is going for for). "Emerald Vizier"?

    "Spirit Watcher"? bleh
    "Aether Prince/Vizier/Guardian"?
    "Feylord"?

    Interesting model. Looks good, so re-creating that isn't a bad place to start... After that, I think your only/biggest challenge (perhaps your only challenge overall in modeling :p) is turning that unit into a Hero.

    Lookin' better so far.

    I'm not sure if I understand your question... If you're trying to add pictures to... a post? Then either Attach it (use the paper-clip icon and upload it either from the Internet (URL) or your computer (browse thru files)... Or you can simply attach it directly as an img with the [img] tags (look up the "BBCode" link at the bottom of any page). Take the URL (from the Internet) of your image and put it between "img" tags.

    2) Not necessarily (see Vermillion Edict's), though I think that'd be a nice touch.

    Keep up the good work!