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Texturing Contest #25 Theme Discussion

Discussion in 'Submissions Archive' started by Heinvers, May 16, 2016.

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  1. Heinvers

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    Once again we've gone through another contest. It would be good to have a discussion for the next one going on.
    You know what to do. Let suggestions rain from the forums!

    Previous themes:

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    Suggested themes:

    Steampunk - is a subgenre of science fiction and sometimes fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.

    Alien/Sci-Fi - could be anything from the deepest oozes of space to the lightest canopy creatures just as long as it looks otherworldly.

    Elemental - creatures of nature/space/universe that have the sole purpose of keeping the original chaotic nature of things.

    Dark Elves/Drow - related to the night and much more elven like spider theme robes(you name it we make it).

    Ethereal - beings that are torn between this plane of existence and the next one.

    Underwater monstrosity - anything from the ordinary naga all the way up to Cthulhu.

    Alternate Life - what if Warcraft Characters had different storylines? Example: What if Arthas has never took the Frostmourne? How would other characters develop?
    Though the idea above requires one to have very deep understanding of the lore.

    Tribal - participants are required to create a tribal themed units. Whether it is the tribes associated with WoW lore, or real life, it is up to discussion.

    Fusion - what happens if a satyr is fused with a gnoll? Create an acceptable concept texture that resembles a fusion between two creatures in the WoW universe.

    Game of throne - because the show is takes and interesting approach towards ancient history and we can do what ever we want with it. On top of that, it brings a more realistic texturing approach.

    Dragon warrior - one could turn a unit into a lizard type creature or take a unit and give him a sweet looking plate armor with dragon designs all over it.

    Double and Down - contestants are to pick any of standard playing or tarot cards, and convert the idea upon a character skin of choice. Such skin can, for examples, be a cruel yet stunningly beautiful Queen of Hearts, a wretched old Ace of Spades, an undead monstrosity representing the Hanged Man, or a building texture of a temple to represent the Wheel of Fortune.

    Pirates - a pirate is a person who commits warlike acts at sea without the authorization of any nation. Yarrr m8!

    Insect/Insectoid - any relate-able creature/being that's insect-like in its nature. Think about the silithid and quiraji for example.

    Retro game re-imagined - Retro games are generally those produced from the 1970s to 1990s. For example, this, this and this. You try to retexture it using a warcraft3 unit (maybe doom guard or Ogre) etc.

    Dual nature - It could work by making two skins for a model or 1 for two different models depending on what that being/person can switch between.
    • For example, think of Jeckyl and Hyde.
    • An orc and a fel orc.
    • A worgen and a human.

    Post to be updated further.
     
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    Ethereal - Beings that are torn between this plane of existence and the next one.

    Underwater monstrosity - Anything from the ordinary naga all the way up to Cthulhu.

    I'm dry on ideas today :S
     
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    I like Ethereal :cgrin:

    Paladin - Heroes that are combined with justice and arrogance. They usually bring a hammer.
     
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    Smithmagic's Soul - Contestants are required to take an already existing artwork of any weapon, and transform the idea of it on a unit model of choice.
     
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    hmm i just kinda thought of this...

    Alternate Life - What if Warcraft Characters had different storylines? Example: What if Arthas has never took the Frostmourne? How would other characters develop?

    Though the idea above requires one to have very deep understanding of the lore...


    Tribal - Participants are required to create a tribal themed units. Whether it is the tribes associated with WoW lore, or real life, it is up to discussion.

    Fusion
    - What happens if a satyr is fused with a gnoll? Create an acceptable concept texture that resembles a fusion between two creatures in the WoW universe.
     
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    we did Diablo, How about Starcraft?
    Some units already have their cameo in Starcraft II (namely the tauren and murlock marines) and vice versa (Hydralisk, Marine, zergling) let's create some more buddies for them
     
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    Can't help myself.

    Pirates

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfol_TLLnIw
     
  8. ~Nightmare

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    League of Legends - contestants are required to skin a ladder model base from any unit from the franchise - be it a skin, champions, minions, etc.

    Void - create a creature from the dimension.

    will add more sooner or later
     
  9. :goblin_good_job:
     
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    Hmm. I like the Drow/Dark Elves.
    But how about Dota 2?
     
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    Insectoids, cyborgs, blaablaaablaaa..

    Or maybe the greatest theme, the most inspirational source that ever existed, the joy of your lives? Me.
     
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    mythologie! = I want to see some norse viking textures or egyptian textures. or maybe aztec looking units etc. DO AT!

    Doodad texture = way to much love has been given to the units and buildings. How about a change? :D

    Tileset texture = same idea as above... the rest of warcraft needs some sweet luvin too!

    Dragon warrior = because why not. one could turn a unit into a lizard type creature... or take a unit and give him a sweet looking plate armour with Dragon designs all over it.

    Game of throne = because the show is dope... and we can do what ever we want with it :D + a more realistic texturing approach.
     
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    1. Heavenly/pure being

    2. Insectoid

    3. Extraterrestrial being
     
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    Pixel Art :grin:
     
  15. Mr.Goblin

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    DUDE! HAHA :goblin_yeah:
     
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    Well. pixel art would've produced some pretty interesting results... if WC3's texture wrapping didn't suck so much balls!
     
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    There's a place for pixel art thingies - we did a mini texturing contest creating UI standard icon borders for an example. Could be interesting to see something similar in the future, such as new hero HP/MP bars.

    We can merge LoL and DotA in one I think, they're the same genre after all and it narrows down to getting a free slot for the 10 options theme poll.

    Another theme suggestion:
    Double and Down - Contestants are to pick any of standard playing or tarot cards, and convert the idea upon a character skin of choice. Such skin can, for examples, be a cruel yet stunningly beautiful Queen of Hearts, a wretched old Ace of Spades, an undead monstrosity representing the Hanged Man, or a bulding texture of a temple to represent the Wheel of Fortune.

    This also made me think of actually stealing the Seven Sins idea from icon contest I suggested a while ago and maybe trying it with skins?
     
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    Seven deadly sins would be awesome, add that to the list and see how it does in this poll.
    Doodad Sets - Contestants are to modify one of the ingame textures that are used on a large variety of doodads (like Doodads0.blp), while keeping a certain theme.

    Sadly pixel art won't work too well on health bars since they get stretched about 90% of the time...
     
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    Dota skins?
    have we come full circle?
     
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    Warcraft themed movie? or how about Warcraft1 - warcraft2 theme :) ?
     
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