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Project Spotlight - April 2019

Discussion in 'Latest Updates and News' started by Landmine, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. Landmine

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    In May 2017, The Hive Workshop ran a paired modeling/texturing contest where 6 teams competed for the best leader unit. While entries ranged from sci-fi to comical, it was the Mo'arg Overlord by FerSZ and Murlocologist thatcaptured first place.

    Today, the Mo'arg Overlord commands a strong presence. He's got a 5.00 rating and boasts an army of 6500+ minions (or downloads). With all the care FerSZ and Murlocologist put into the unit, it's not hard to see why. The Overlord looks impressive and imposing while coming with over a dozen animations including attacks, spellcasting, and victory poses with really nice particle effects that I wish I was able to capture in the previews below.




    One of our goals this year is to start up these spotlights once again. There are many projects available and we want to show off the higher quality ones. Expect to see more awesome projects next month.
    If you have any recommendations on any projects that you feel should be showcased, send me a message.

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    Hands down one of highest quality (and coolest) user-made model I have ever seen! It blew mind right outta my head...

    Btw the pic isn't showing for me...
     

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    No permission to see that. If you uploaded them via Media please make them public.
     
  5. Landmine

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    Image issue should now be fixed. Thanks for letting me know, guys.
     
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    Nice to see project spotlights again. Adds more life to the front page
     
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    Which animation set does it use?
     
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    I read the comments of the model.
    Then took a closer look at the model.

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    The way people are hyping up this model I expected some AAA quality model.
    Still amazed me how much people lower their standards just because something is fan made.

    Don't get me wrong, it's a good solid model. I just don't agree with the insane 'BEST MODEL EVER!!' comments

    Glad spotlights are back regardless, thumbs up.
     
  9. deepstrasz

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    @Chaosy you're always unsatisfied.
     
  10. Chaosy

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    I am not an optimist, no.
     
  11. deepstrasz

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    That's a different aspect. You're just too spoiled.
     
  12. Chaosy

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    Maybe?

    I can find free models in the Unity store that are way better (in my subjective opinion)
    and they get way less praise because it is a competitive market. Which makes sense since the market is simply larger than wc3 modding.

    All I am saying is that I think it is overhyped.
    Overhyped != bad
     
  13. deepstrasz

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    It's Warcraft III, not a Unity game. With Reforged, you'll probably fulfill your fantasies.
     
  14. Chaosy

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    Agreed
     
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    It was good times teaming up with FerSZ. He did a great job with the mesh making 6k polygon model manually using mdlvis.

    Texture was drawn in gimp, the ''old fashioned'' way, with the ~dreaded~ trial and error texturing workflow: gimp->wc3 viewer->mdlvis->wc3 model editor and repeat.

    Unfortunately, some texture parts were rush-drawn because of the contest deadline, also model got somewhat distorted after mdlvis optimization feature was used to reduce filesize. However, in a way it positively added to model's rawness, giving him that romantic mark of the wc3 fan-modeling culture. In honor to the nature of the so called ''inferior'' modeling/ texturing tools that were used to make it, some badly drawn parts actually became the perfect fit. So we decided not to ''polish'' him and leave the model the way it was.
     
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    Could not agree more, the thing that ruined this competiton to me was judges giving 5 out of 10 creativity to other models because they are an 'already established warcraft race' leader, and this model gets 10 out of 10 while being a Mo'arg leader that has got tons of species\models\leaders already in Warcraft lore