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Modelling Contest #30 - Portable Buildings

Discussion in 'The Arena' started by Heinvers, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. Heinvers

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    Portable Buildings

    Contestants should create a model of a building, mechanical or not, which has the ability to move - be it through an animation, or an alternate form that walks.




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    • No submission may violate any of the site rules.
    • If a submission does not follow the model submission rules the creator will be disqualified.
    • 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.
    • In order to enter the contest and be eligible to win a prize, contestants must submit their final entry to the Model Resource section. Remember to write in the description "Entry for the 30th Modeling Contest".
    • The post containing your final submission must also contain the following:
      • An in game screenshot showing your submission in action.
      • All files in their appropriate format - any textures and additional effects you might have made, as well as the model itself along with an optional portrait.
      • All custom textures necessary for your model to work properly if applicable.
    • 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.
    • Judges may not participate.
    • Your final submission must 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)
      • Birth
    • Optional Animations could be:
    • Stand Work
    • Attack
    • Decay
    • All the Alternate animations (if morph mechanics are used)
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    [*]First Place: 55 reputation points and your entry on the award icon
    [*]Second Place: 40 reputation points and an award icon
    [*]Third Place: 25 reputation points and an award icon

    [*]Participation & Judging: 5 reputation points

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    Mesh How the mesh looks aesthetically? How are its proportions, its balance and scale? How coherent is polygon distribution? /10
    Skin How good is the wrap? Are custom textures appealing? Or how adequate are the in-game chosen textures? Is it blurry/stretched? Do the tones go well together? /10
    Animations How natural, smooth and appropriate are the animations? If they're custom, how well are they executed? Do they have physical coherence? Do they have character/personality? If they are imported, how appropriate was the animation choice? How hard is it to relate it to the original in that case? /10
    Effects How adequate are the particle/ribbon/etc effects added? Do they contribute to the model? Are they impressing? But are they added in a good measure? Did the model need more? /5
    Mechanics How well does the model work in-game? Are the animations recognizable in-game? Does it feature attachments/footprints/collisions/etc? Is it fully selectable? /5
    Creativity How original is the general idea? How inventive is the execution? Does it fit the theme? Does it fit WC3 environment? /10

    • 75% of the winner shall be determined by the contest's appointed judge(s).
    • 25% of the winner shall be determined by the results of a public poll.
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    At the end of the contest a test map will be put up by the host featuring all the entries, in order to make in-game testing easier and to improve the voting input at the poll. Then, each author will have 72 hours to approve/alter the in-game configuration of their model before a poll is put up.​

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    • The contest shall begin on 12th of December, 2018 and conclude on 1st of February, 2019, GMT
     
  2. Heinvers

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  3. Misha

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    well how interesting xD I already have a structure that moves as an alternate form, that i'm tinkering with.
    but i'm lill too busy to join .u.
     
  4. Heinvers

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    Judge? *uses the force for persuasion*
     
  5. Misha

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    maybe if you miss a judge after the contest ends
     
  6. Heinvers

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    Deal :]
     
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    Since it is a structure, shouldn't required animations include birth, and maybe not attack?

    Will participate if I have the time :)
     
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    I am eager to participate, a good way to spend vacations off time.

    PS: I agree, a building requires birth anim, but because it can be a factory, farm or similar it may not have an attack function.
    Mandatory Anims could go like these:
    • Stand
    • Birth
    • Walk
    • Death
    • Portrait Animations (whether it's for a camera or a separate portrait model)
    Optional Anims could be:
    • Stand Work
    • Attack
    • Decay
    • All the Alternate anims (if morph mechanics are used)
     
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    Hmm, the time allowed is quite short !

    I agree with above posts about anims, Attack anim should not be required.
    Portrait anims should not be required either because it works without, what is required is to have a Camera.
    Anyway, maybe you should just simplify the rules : The model has to work as intended in the game.
     
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    Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeck yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah.

    Very excited for Modeling Contests making a comeback! If only we had more of the best kind of Contests.... >_>

    Very much looking forward to this. If anyone is low on ideas/creativity, give me a ring for all your Jungle Troll-related idea suggestions. ;D
     
  12. Heinvers

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    It literally lasts a whole month. Like how is that short? ;P

    Edit: Attack animation is optional. My bad.
     
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    Buildings tend to be more of a pain than units. Any one of us could pump out a footman in a day or two. Plus, with the holidays right around the corner, worktime'll be short. I'd say the deadline should be at the end of January, not the middle. That should give everyone atleast a full month to work on their entry.
     
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    I see that extensions have grown common around here. A thing I dislike but I'm prone to give due to real life issues.

    Just work on something and I'll grant them if you guys cannot show submissions due to said inconveniences, alright?
     
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    If you don't even like extensions, why not increase the deadline instead (as is being indicated by two of the most-qualified-to-suggest-such users)?
     
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    Final extension given. February the 1st.
     
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    people and extensions.. Ouo
     
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    Um... What?

    It's not an extension if we haven't reached the initial deadline yet. It's just "modifying the End date", which is totally fine (given enough people involved are OK with it), especially so early in the Contest, and especially when people who know what they're talking about ask for it.

    So the new End Date is February 1st, 2019? Cool. No extensions need even be considered yet. : )
     
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    Is there any tutorials on how to convert blender saves into MDX files? If yes, i might try to join with a very inferior awful entry! At least it'Ll be one more entry and some life for the contest!!
     
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    I wish I knew. But I do agree this place does need some more life.