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Special-Texturing Contest - The Fantastic Adventurer UI

Discussion in 'The Arena' started by Zwiebelchen, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. Zwiebelchen

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    UI work is the courtesy of Mike(Creative Mints) from Pinterest.


    The Fantastic Adventurer UI

    Design a full game UI in a general fantasy adventuring setting.
    Materials for the frame background could be parchment, stones, wood, iron, steel, bronze, copper, etc.
    Possible decorations could be anything that fits an adventuring theme: potions, swords, shields, arrows, bags, tools, compasses, scrolls, etc.

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    • The UI should fit a general RPG theme without any particular focus on a certain climate.
    • The UI must fit a fantasy setting.
    • The UI must have at least all 6 of the primary elements (UITile01, UITile02, UITile03, UITile04, InventoryCover, TimeIndicatorFrame.
    • The UI must be made from scratch and specifically made for this contest. Submissions of existing work are not allowed.
    • Derivative works are allowed as long as there is a significant amount of changes applied to make it look unique and recognizable. Recolors of existing UI are not allowed.
    • The UI must follow the rules for resource submissions on Hiveworkshop.
    • If you enter for the prize money, you must have a working Paypal account.
    • You must submit your final entry to the Skin resource section and make a post in this thread declaring it your final entry and include a link to the resource section.

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    • First Place: 150$ (Sponsored by Zwiebelchen), 150 Reputation points, your entry on the award icon
    • Second Place: 100 Reputation points and an award icon
    • Third Place: 50 Reputation points and an award icon

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    • Zwiebelchen
    • Mr. Vacant

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    Execution Overall artistic quality of the entry /7
    Uniqueness The idea behind the entry /3
    Completion If your UI contains all secondary UI elements beyond the big 6 aswell /5
    • The winner shall be determined by the contest's appointed judge(s)
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    • The contest shall begin on July 11th, 2017 and conclude on September 27th, 2017, GMT

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  2. Zwiebelchen

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    Currently looking for additional judges here.
    -will happen only if we exceed 4 finished entries.

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    Contestant WIP Entry
    ~Nightmare 1 2 Click
    Just_Spectating 1 2 3 4 5 6 Click
    Naze 1 2 3 Click
    trebla ratilla 1 2 3 4 5 Click
    Kwaliti 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Click
    Wildfire 1 2 3 4 Click
     
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  3. The_Silent

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    The 'UI' and the number part of the title is not working.
     
  4. ~Nightmare

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    Looks interesting. But I don't have a paypal account :( (the prize is juicy)
     
  5. Heinvers

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    This will be a separate contest and will be titled accordingly.

    Usually in texturing contests, we go by these criteria not what's listed on your post:

    Shading Does the unit fit into the WCIII lighting environment? Is the source of light consistent? Does the unit have a realistic 3D shape enhanced by the shading? Is each individual part shaded according to the material? /30%
    Concept Does the design of the unit suit the model it is wrapped on? Has the author come up with creative ways to change parts of the model into something new? Does the unit fit into the style of WCIII? /40%
    Details Does the unit appear blurry and bland in-game? Are the details appropriate and realistically placed? Are the materials in use easily recognized? /30%

    • 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.
    As for rep, given the money prize, I think that something like 15 10 5 rep for top 3 should suffice if you're intent on keeping it.
     
  6. Zwiebelchen

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    If your home country is part of the EU, I can also directly transfer the price money free of charge. If you live outside of the EU, unfortunately, Paypal is the only option for me.

    @Heinvers: These rules only work for units. I don't think they could easily be applied for something like a UI - but feel free to make suggestions here on how to reword them.
     
  7. ~Nightmare

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    Sadly I'm outside EU. :xxd:

    I really think that since this is a UI contest rep should be higher because there's a lot of work than a usual unit texture work. Also time could be given much more. The criteria for judging should also be altered.

    My eyes hurt when I saw the 50-50 judge and poll.
     
  8. Heinvers

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    @~Nightmare yes but he also offers money. So I think that's a good compromise.

    I think we can ditch the public poll and make it 100% judge score. After all, this is a Special Texturing Contest not a regular one.

    Not having something with the public but an UI isn't that easy to triangulate even if we tend to consider it just a skin.

    @Zwiebelchen ?

    We need to sort this aspect out before it can be moved to the main Arena section regardless of the starting date.
     
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  9. Zwiebelchen

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    Sure; I changed the submission to be 100% judge.

    About the dates: Basicly, I want this to be 1 month from start to finish; the dates would have to be adjusted depending on when this actually starts.
     
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    I like the idea of the contest.

    It is common for Hive contests, that the resources are uploaded to their specific resource sections,
    might want to add that to the rules.
    Unless you meant that this is a contest paid by you because you want the resource for your own project alone....?

    It's your money and therefore your decision, but how about splitting it up a bit?
    Like, 100$ for first place, 50$ for second place.
    That way, at least the second place would get a bit too for his entry.

    Just a suggestion, your money, your call.
     
  11. Zwiebelchen

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    I just thought it would be fair if the winner takes it all. But if people like it, I can split it up.

    And no, the intention for this was not to hog the results. The winner is allowed and encouraged to upload it to the Hive's resource section.


    I still need at least another judge on this before we can start.
     
  12. The_Silent

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    The money shouldn't be the incentive, but icing on the cake imo. Therefor I see no reason to split it up. Furthermore, it just creates more of a mess once you have to send to multiple people in different countries, etc.
     
  13. Heinvers

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    I have fixed the formatting and missing letters. @Zwiebelchen I am ready to fire this. Are you ready?

    About the second judge, do not worry. I will either offer help or find somebody.

    @Zwiebelchen !
     
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  14. Zwiebelchen

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    Sure, let's go!
     
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    What Time is it?
     
  16. Heinvers

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    Just about today.
     
  17. The_Silent

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    I assume it is only medieval fantasy?
     
  18. ~Nightmare

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    It started today (July 11) but on the op it is July 5. I am most likely 70% can't join too busy at work. But the cash prize is triggering me to join (want to buy something out of it), but I don't have a paypal and I am living in Asia. :xxd:

    Good luck to whoever joins and hoping for some exceptional entries!
     
  19. Heinvers

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    I forgot to edit that. Fixed!
     
  20. Zwiebelchen

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    Great to see its running now. ... can't wait for the submissions. :D

    It's weird that we don't have any UIs in the database that aren't dedicated to some certain tileset or race. I hope this content will create some UIs that are more broad in their possible uses.