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Special Effect Contest #5 - Highway to Hell

Discussion in 'Contest Archive' started by Mythic, Jan 1, 2020.

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  1. Mythic

    Mythic

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    Contestants must dive into the depths of the infernal realms, and return with two effects, tokens to their inner darkness. By demons be driven!




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    • No submission may violate any of the site rules.
    • 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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    • 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 formats - including any textures you might have made.

    • You must show at least one unfinished preview of your submission, as proof it is yours.
    • Custom textures that aren't edits of in-game ones must be at least 60% freehand. Contestants must present at least one WIP of said textures.
    • Your submission may not be started/made before the official launch of the contest. This includes any animation, meshes, or textures made by other users before the official launch of the contest and material made by users not participating in the contest.

    • Judges may not participate.
    • Your final submission must work in-game and be bug-free.
    • For convenience, you may isolate certain animation phases of your effect (see Death Coil Missile and Death Coil Special Art).

    • Feel free to ask if you have any questions regarding the rules.
    If a submission does not follow the model submission rules the creator will be disqualified.
    Breaking any of these rules may lead to punishment in the judgement score, up to disqualification from the contest, depending on the weight of the issue. In case of doubts towards a certain rule you are very encouraged to discuss it in the contest thread so others and judges may help with sorting it out.



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    • 1st place: 40 reputation points.
    • 2nd place: 25 reputation points.
    • 3rd place: 10 reputation points.
    • Entry: 5 reputation points.
    • Judge: 5 reputation points.
    The three winners will receive an award icon representing the winning entry.



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    Aesthetics Are the effects impressive, and made in good measure? How is the attention to detail? /25
    Animations How natural, smooth, and appropriate are the animations? /15
    Creativity How inventive and original are the ideas? How much skill do the effects demonstrate? /20
    Integration How well do the models work in-game? Do they have fitting sounds? Are they excessive to the point of hindering visibility? /15
    Theme How well do the effects fit the theme? /15
    /90

    Results calculation

    • Judgement: 70%
    • Poll: 30%
    FinalScore = (30*Reached_Votes/POSSIBLE_VOTES) + (70*JudgeScore/100)




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    The contest shall begin on 10th January 2020 and conclude on 14th February 2020 GMT (day is included).



    Assigned Staff: Heinvers

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  2. Mythic

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  3. Veronnis

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    <-- Quite likely to join.
     
  4. xYours Trulyx

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    @Mythic thanks for the :peasant-notify:

    Will participate
     
  5. Heinvers

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    Will be approved once the 10th of January hits :]
     
  6. xYours Trulyx

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  7. Heinvers

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    Approved! Good luck people.
     
  8. Fang

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    Subscribing...

    Good luck everyone! I'll look forward to the entries ^^
     
  9. xYours Trulyx

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    Great! I'm thinking about making an SFX with this guy's head being summoned.

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  10. JetFangInferno

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    Will be participating ;) Been a while.
     
  11. Mythic

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    Kinky. :)

    Glad to have you, man! Welcome back! :D
     
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    Get ready for some tough competition :p

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  14. Mythic

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    Mesmerizing. :eek:
     
  15. Heinvers

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    Great. Do your best JFI :]
     
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    So I realized I suck at this a lot more than I thought, but here is my first WIP. The bubbles pop, but I don't have a gif :p
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  17. xYours Trulyx

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    I'm thinking about making a BattleRoar-like ability SFX, and another one with shields rotating around the caster.

    Here's the first WIP of the Battle Roar one. I call it Gatekeeper's Pact.

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    Looks good but has to be more visible. The big sphere/explosion is being taken in by the big circle. David's star and the circle of cirlces around it suddenly shift position to the left at the end. The dissipate FX is either too small or too dark to be seen clearly.
     
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    So I've got this but I don't know how to make it do what I want. Does anyone know how to force a particle (the hands) to always face straight forward (would be invisible if viewed from directly above) instead of angle with the camera? Also, is there a way to tell the particles to render in layers? For example, bubbles, then hands, then puddle - so that the hands never end up behind the big puddle?
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    Good luck everyone!

    But don't forget to abandon hope! :P
     
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