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Modelling Contest #25 - Ascension

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

  1. Chen

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    Last WIP. Hope I can finish it.
     

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  2. Kyrbi0

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    ~one day left~

    Please be aware, everyone, that we are reaching the FINAL DEADLINE.
    One Day Left
    (feel free to enter your specific time-zone into an online clock-thingie to figure out exactly when it ends for you specifically).

    ~~~

    Dang, really sorry to hear that. :< I was looking forward to the first flying Hero.

    Well, in that case, I think "the more the merrier" when it comes to judging (or at least, "the more judges; the more even the scoring should be"). While it may take a bit longer, I think it will be worth it. I've already updated the first post; anyone have an issue with it?

    Um, you exported the WoW/campaign-screen Rexxar? I don't understand... If you just go back to something you have already done work on, I'm sure you'll be able to find inspiration & finish. That owl-bear-bear thing looked promising...

    Al-right! I'm glad you didn't give up, man. This gal is coming along quite well. In particular, I'm glad the bark-arm worked for ya. :p The bow is super-schweet (like limbs torn from an Ancient of Lore), the SFX are snazzy, and the face/head look sufficiently "ragged" (wild).

    She's missing just a little something, and I have a few thoughts... One thing is the SFX on the bow-arms. TC would be cool (like the Dark Ranger), but in the case of "generi-color", I'd say you should really try and pick a color that symbolizes "fall", & the natural decay associated with the season. Is it possible to have it change colors, like springing forth as bright green, then turning darker & finally fading to an umber orange? Like spring->summer->fall? That would be sick.

    But first I guess I'll answer the question:

    Nah man, I don't think so. I actually think it adds a nice bit of contrast. The only thing I can think of is (like the SFX suggestion), is it possible to have the green leaves of the Arrow turn Fall-Orange as they fly through the air (or go from quiver to bow)? That would really help hammer in the theme.

    Also, if she's going Bark-skin, I always envisioned it as sorta halfway between Elf and Treant. She sh/could have root-tendrils coming from her feet, like she's partway to being an Ent herself.

    It feels like she's missing some 'weight' or 'nurnies' or something, esp. around the legs & chest... I get the leaf-bra, but meh. Your original idea, like a belt/satchel of potions & brews, would give her some nice asymmetrical weight on that side. Let me know how the circlet/broach/necklace works out, also.

    Also, I'll be sad if that cloak doesn't become a 'cloak of leaves'. :<

    Now about the quiver... I'm sure you have some plans, but looking at that green-leaf-arrow gave me an idea... So, like, it would be cool if instead of a straight-up boring "quiver", she instead had (what amounts to) a thick, living tree limb on her back, adorned with several small green saplings. She'd reach back & (rip off/coax off) a living sapling, turning it into an arrow. That would explain the whole "decaying arrow" thing. It would also flow nicely with the NE/autumn-emissary deal, IMO.
    Ooh ooh! That's not a bad idea... So going along with the "adventurer-mage, wild-woman" thing, you could feature this "tree-limb-quiver" as an alternative melee weapon. aka

    SHILLELAGH

    yeah, that's right, I went there.

    So she sits and strafes at ranged targets, then has (alternate form/melee attack?) with a kick-bum shillelagh action!

    Man, that's just a fun word to say. "Sh-ill-lay-lee".
     
  3. Tarrasque

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    I think I'm out too =(
    Anyways it was too much pressure. Ill finish it this week though.
     
  4. Deolrin

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    Current name is "Sylvan Sentinel". :p

    It *IS* teamcolor, silly. :p

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Or, well... The effect itself is white, as a neutral color, but it is covered and surrounded by several teamglow planes. It should look even more teamcolory in-game, but I haven't checked it yet so I can't be sure.
    I've tried several one-off colors, such as a pale green, orange, blue, pale teal\blue, cyan, and even gray, but all of them looked off when viewed at from the wrong teamcolor.

    Uh, that does not sound possible, no. :p
    It might be, but it would probably require a lot of effort and thinking for something that I don't find very important...

    I went with autumnish arrows. I think they look better:

    [​IMG]

    I've actually considered that myself, but I ran into a lot of trouble trying to remodel her feet properly, and as the current situation has it, they're wrapped up in bandages or something like that. I think it will look awkward having root tendrils coming out of that...
    Plus, she's kind of already got the bark arm for that. :p

    I agree, but I'm afraid that's a bit too much effort considering the amount of time I have left. Plus, it will undoubtedly clash with the leaf-bra and whatnot. She's supposed to look wild, natural and unkempt, the only exception apparently being her fancy moon cloak(more on that later), and I think refined leather sashes wouldn't help that cause. Besides, I'd rather keep her interaction with animals(again, leather) to a minimum - she's supposed to represent the forest, as in trees, and having that supposedly fur loincloth(I'm actually not sure what it is - it's on the Ancient of Lore's cloak, either way...) is already more than enough.

    ...Plus, she's got a massive bow and arm - I think those should be her defining features. Overcrowding her with details won't be very good, I think.

    Me too. :(
    It was one of the very first things I tried, but the Ancient of Lore's wrap is a bitch to work with. I tried to wrap it to his beard, and then to the other alpha-able orange leafy bit, to no avail. I ended up scrapping the idea completely, but I wanted to do something different for her cloak... And that's why she has this sort of double moon cloak thing:

    [​IMG]

    That's a really cool idea, but there's no space on her back for something like that. Whatever quiver I go for will have to be floating slightly behind the cape(much like in, well, every video game ever...), or face clipping issues with her cloak and hair. Besides, I'm rapidly running out of time and that sounds like a rather complex idea. I'm contemplating between just a piece of wood with more leaves attached to it, or maybe more of that leather\fur stuff from the Ancient of Lore, this time covered by leaves.

    Now that's just crazy... :p
    There's no way in hell I have enough time for that. Plus, her alternative animations are already taken. Barkskin, remember? :p

    And finally...
    Could we possibly get a few hours\days of extension? At least 'till the end of the day?
    I've been working all day yesterday on the model, but I don't know if I can really finish it in 4 hours. Plus, I think some other people would benefit from it(Jigrael, Chen, PROXY, maybe SuPa- if he decides to finish his portrait?).
     
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  5. JokeMaster

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    Ok i'm oficialy out running into constant problems has ruined all may plans and i'm seriously reconsidering of reinstaling all my software on that dumb laptop of mine. Anyway i'll finish the model just not for the competition
     
  6. Chen

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    When is the next contest?
     
  7. Deolrin

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    Alright, so I'm assuming the deadline is in 12 hours, and not right now, but just in case it isn't - I'll submit my unfinished model(only lacks the barkskin stuff). This is my final submission for now, but I'll be working on the barkskin version(which is almost done) and will submit it in some hours.
     

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  8. Freddyk

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    I improved little details on my entry this morning (well it was the morning for me in France), see model page.
    So i make this post just to make sure you will consider this last update as my final entry for the contest.
    Good luck to every contestant!
     
  9. PROXY

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    After 20 hours with no sleep, school and other stuff, I try to finish my model if Oinkerwinkle doesn't fuck it up.. :/

    Edit: So well, jeah, somehow managed it ^^

    Finished.PNG

    Don't blame me for the lame animation set decision, didn't find any other that looked good on a troll female and the ones who did didn't work so jeah. I edited it although so it looks good and not like throwing missles anymore.
     

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  10. Astaroth Zion

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    I didn't manage to finish my model for this contest.

    Great entries from other contestants, cheers for your good work.
     
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  11. Kyrbi0

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    What do you guys think? Extension, or no? Generally I like the idea of "sticking to the guns", & we already have several quality entries... But if this could be really beneficial, I wouldn't mind extending it a few days or something.

    ~~~

    My condolences to all of you; sorry to hear that. Thanks for joining & keeping things interesting, though; and we all look forward to seeing your finished products later on!

    @Jigrael, I may have gotten a hold of some concept art for that "jungle troll town hall" we were talking about...

    Excellent! Glad to see you finished, man (though not at the loss of sleep...)

    Overall it's quite nice, though I feel that it still lacks a bit in terms of "presence" or "weight". Reminds me a bit of a unit. However, that could be any number of things, and time runs short.

    Ah, ok, cool. *sniff* Not bad, but me & ToB agree... "Autumn Emissary" is teh shoes. :p

    Huh. Guess I mis-read; I thought you had stated a desire to make them TC, but then decided against it. Cool.

    Meh, they do look pretty cool. (I realize(d) that what I was suggesting is really more a matter of editing the arrow model, not the Hero. Custom projectile, anyone? :p)

    Hmm... I suppose. I didn't exactly mean that it had to be leather & fancy and stuff, though. While I agree with the "not too much detail", I still kinda wonder if a "side-belt" of nature-stuff wouldn't be a good idea... Perhaps a Satchel filled with tree-seeds. I dunno, just seems empty on that side.

    Could be a satchel made of wood... Certain trees have soft, pliable bark that people make clothes & stuff out of.

    Well, size wouldn't be an issue; it would be the same size as the quiver you were going to put on there anyway (just a few things sticking out, instead of sticking "up-out" like a quiver).

    True, time is an issue. However, given more time (i.e. post-contest)... Also, I'm fairly certain models can have more than one set of "alternate" animations. One can just set them to whatever, as long as the Object Editor correctly points to them (or triggers). Or what about "Alternate Two"?
     
  12. eubz

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    No extension for the deadline?
     
  13. BlinkBoy

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    I wouldn't mind giving one week since there's so many people that got in a bit late. Ofcourse, if no one has a problem with that.

    What do you guys think? Extention or screw them?

    Anyways: @Kyrbi0 organizes this so he should give the call.
     
  14. Kyrbi0

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    Exactly what I was saying above.

    However, question is: who are we talking to, exactly? Who's the "authority" on this matter, and is anyone else going to jump on & weigh in?

    If the answer to the first is "me" (weird), and the second is "meh, maybe, maybe not", then Sure. What sounds reasonable; a few days, or one more week?
     
  15. BlinkBoy

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    It's a bit hard to say I haven't any problem with that. From what I've read you haven't as well, we need to make a fast decision so ask the other 2 judges. If they agree it's fine.
     
  16. Kyrbi0

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    I can PM have VMed the other two, but with no telling when they'll be on, I will assume responsibility for the decision: [rainbow]Yes[/rainbow] extension.

    Final thoughts: a few hours, days, or an entire week?
     
  17. SuPa-

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    I'm fine either way but if you do decide to do an extension (which looks likely), I'd say make it a week. A few hours is pointless and a few days, while potentially helpful, might not do too much good since it's during the week when most people are busy.
     
  18. BlinkBoy

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    I say: Seven days, it should end on the 24th september 11:59:59 GMT. Participants who have submitted their models already should also be able to revise and improve their entries if they feel like.
     
  19. Direfury

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    Three days sounds good enough.
     
  20. BlinkBoy

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    It's better to give them the weekend, as Supa said, most people are busy during the week and can only work during weekends.