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Upwards Shimmering Portal Structure

Submitted by Retera
This bundle is marked as substandard. It may contain bugs, not perform optimally or otherwise be in violation of the submission rules.
This is an upward facing version of the Shimmering Portal that can be used as a building that was created upon request by Kam. Thanks to Kam for the idea!

It also has an embedded portrait to make it look good as a Structure.
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Upwards Shimmering Portal Structure (Model)

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General Frank
Might be useful for people, but edits are too small to meet approval criteria.
  1. stan0033

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    So you just took the model of blizzard, changed some colors and rotated it? eh....
     
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    Not bad for a simple model
     
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    RETERAAAAAA

    Awexome to see you uploading again, man. Definitely seem useful. @Kam has the best ideas, doesn't he? : P
     
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    Could be useful as a boss aura/attachment. I dig it.
     
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    After downloading this I noticed it lacks attachment points and collision shapes. May I add them and send the modified model to you for re-upload, @Retera ?
     
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    With some changes it could be a really useful model for a lot of maps! I hope you are gonna make them :)
     
  7. Retera

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    @Cuore Sure about the attachment points and collision shapes. I just based it on whatever the existing portal model had.
     
  8. General Frank

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    Might be useful for people, but edits are too small to meet approval criteria.
     
  9. Retera

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    Along with adding the sixth crystal crystal into the model, and team color crystals, I spent an immense amount of time writing a computer program to generate this model from the standard portal by rotating it's internal animation data to face a different direction so that it is truly an upward facing portal, not just a portal which had it's root bone rotated or something. So, it seems a little bit like subtley large edits, but I can see where you're coming from.

    Considering these edits are small to you, I'm actually curious, do you have modeling software that could rotate a rigged wc3 model with it's animations to face a different direction? It might be worth it for me to investigate more existing alternatives to writing my own code.
     
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    The result however is important: The model is just basically a rotated version, that's all.
     
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    "Retera's Private Model Dump Thread"...

    Wait, isn't "might be useful for some people but not good enough for..." usually the rationale behind "Substandard"?
     
  12. General Frank

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    Yes, so what's the matter anyway?
     
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    Ah, I didn't see the rating & thought you were saying "approved" as in "approved at all", i.e. was going to be rejected. My bad.
     
  14. Retera

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    We're still at an impass where I have to run a piece of terrible, hacky code called ShimmeringPortal.java next time I want to rotate the axis of rotation of a bunch of quaternions :/

    Anyway, sounds good. Thank you guys for the replies
     
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    Great idea!
    I suggest removing the color layer over the portal. The original portal has only the purple effect in the middle, which is enough in my opinion.