Mist of Stagnation - Modeling Contest Created 7 years ago2012-07-02 05:54:07 UTC by Don Punch Don Punch

Created 7 years ago2012-07-02 05:54:07 UTC by Don Punch Don Punch

Posted 7 years ago2012-07-02 05:58:47 UTC Post #307567
Our 1st community challenge, let's see if you have what it takes to get your work in game.
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Please post your WIP here or on the forums you are from. All voting will be tallied up and displayed in all threads. If you have a question be sure to ask, failure for knowing the rules and requirements are on you!

Let your limits be your imagination. Any kind of melee; knife, machete, axe, pipe, dog leg? Whatever you think.

Keep in mind the weapons we have make sense mechanically. No useless gears or gadgets will make the cut.

Good luck!
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-02 06:38:00 UTC Post #307568
Questions
  • where can we view the current weapons for the game?
  • can we submit more than one weapon?
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-02 06:57:34 UTC Post #307570
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-10 02:47:18 UTC Post #307731
Here is a quick update to show some of the WIP's that are entered.

Remember, entried must be in by July 15th.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-07-10 03:11:25 UTC Post #307732
I haven't modeled anything yet, but here is some quick WIP i sketched in ps a couple days ago, all based on common gas pipe:

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I realize they need more styling/flare to match the eloquence of your current weapons, these are only the bare base ideas ;)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-10 03:42:20 UTC Post #307734
they look very cool. I look forward to seeing what you pick
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-12 23:06:07 UTC Post #307843
Here are a couple more WIP/entries:
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Posted 7 years ago2012-07-12 23:40:55 UTC Post #307844
Went to home depot today, and spent a little time with off-the-shelf gas pipe fittings to build my pipe saber:

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It is surprisingly well balanced, and doesn't feel too heavy despite it's looks. I was kinda aiming for a civil war saber, in pipe, tho this definitely needs some refined styling and some brass/wood added to match your theme.

I wanted to build some variants like a club or hammer, but i was starting to get some funny looks using the gas fittings like legos(LOL), so i got out of there. All told, about $50 for all the fittings.

The pipe saber also doubles as a nicely balanced walking stick/sheleighly:
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Now, to model it, and play with some variations =)

Edit
Whoa those look great don punch =)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-13 14:26:15 UTC Post #307848
That looks really cool, I personally like the bladed or brick version.
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-15 01:22:35 UTC Post #307873
Here is another update from the other threads:

Just over 24 hours from the close of the contest. Be sure to get your entries in!
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Posted 7 years ago2012-07-16 00:17:56 UTC Post #307882
Final: PipeSabre/PipeChete

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It could definitely use more styling up, but i'm running out of time, leaving everything to the last minute like i do.

I'll try to finish the brickhammer variation before the deadline!
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-16 00:56:30 UTC Post #307883
I think that is awesome, but to be in the contest you need to go by the rules.

1024 textures: Diff, normal, spec

3k poly limit

If you can make that happen I'd love to see that in the contest!
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-16 00:57:57 UTC Post #307884
okay =)

what does 1024 textures mean? i'll propper it up now and get a poly count ;)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-16 01:05:36 UTC Post #307885
resolution of the texture needs to be 1024x1024
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-16 09:57:09 UTC Post #307887
Well ok, here's what i was able to finish:

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It meets the texture requirement of one 1024x1024 texture, but i have no idea how many polies it would be. it's 1497 faces in hammer, but i know you said that doesn't translate)

Everything is included in the download. If it turns out not to be eligible i understand, and i had a blast working on it either way.

Thanks for hosting the competiton, 'twas fun :P

Edit
After the deadline, i was able to run it through propper, and i think i'm under the poly limit if i'm reading this correctly:
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Again, i understand completely if this is still not eligible. Cheers and good luck to all who entered ;)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-16 10:34:57 UTC Post #307892
shit i wish i saw this last week :(:(:(:(
looks sweet CT
I wanted to participateee :(
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Original Cowboy
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-16 10:42:50 UTC Post #307893
If you are good at max and don't have to work today, i would say get something in soon as you can, and who knows, maybe he'll accept it?

I would have thought Rim would have entered this as well, he could have swept this easy i bet ;)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-16 15:29:01 UTC Post #307902
Thanks to everyone who has entered, there was a lot of cool stuff and there is a lot of talent out there!

I will be updating the vote count from each thread daily:

Osiris Studio Forums:
Interloper Forums:
FacePunch Forums:
Polycount Forums:

Here are the entries that you will be voting on:

Z3RO - The Knuckle Duster Machete
429 polys
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no00dylan - Sam Sternsworth's Steamy Stabber
1760 polys
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Captain Terror - Pipe Blade
2004 polys
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Posted 7 years ago2012-07-17 05:47:17 UTC Post #307958
updated with all votes:

As of 7/17/2012 -6 days of voting left

1st - Z3RO - 17 votes
2nd - no00dylan - 14 votes
3rd - Captain Terror - 6 votes

Osiris Studio Forums: 3 - Z3RO | 1 - no00dylan | 0 - Captain Terror
Interloper Forums: 3 - Z3RO | 8 - no00dylan | 2 - Captain Terror
FacePunch Forums: 6 - Z3RO | 4 - no00dylan | 2 - Captain Terror
Polycount Forums: 5 - Z3RO | 1 - no00dylan | 2 - Captain Terror
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-17 07:09:26 UTC Post #307959
Voting is corrupt as shit, and we don't even have forum poll functionality here. You should judge the entries instead. Anyway, I'll vote Captain Terror.
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-17 17:00:10 UTC Post #307965
How is voting corrupt?
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-17 17:18:59 UTC Post #307966
Everyone seems to love that machete by Z3RO...

Is it just me who thinks that one is the worst?
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-17 18:28:10 UTC Post #307967
Same, the machete by ZERO is nicely crafted and has some really quality textures, but design-wise it's really plain.

CT's pipe blade looks far more original IMO. :)
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-17 18:34:25 UTC Post #307968
Agreed Urby/daubster.

I think people might NOT be voting for the Steamy Stabber because the design is just to weird for them, and they are picking Z3RO's machete as the next-best thing ;)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-17 19:12:17 UTC Post #307969
Well I for one love CT's pipe blade. I'm voting for it.
JeffMOD JeffMODCall 141.12
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-17 21:38:02 UTC Post #307974
How is voting corrupt?
To put it simply, basically members from more popular sites will generate more votes for popular members of those websites.

How many times do you see people asking for people to vote for them without judgement, hell, Rimrook did it the other day!

But at the end of the day, it is your competition and your game, run it how you please.
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-17 21:49:21 UTC Post #307976
There are a ton of active members on these forums though.

Just like any election you have to get out and vote to make a difference.

I can't change the rules at the end of the compo either, that wouldnt be very good for anyone.
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-17 22:56:29 UTC Post #307985
@Jeff: hey thanks man! =)

If you've any ideas to improve it, and/or make it more steampunk and less Mad Maxy, plx let me know, as i'll be redoing this in 3dsMax ;)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-17 23:26:33 UTC Post #307986
actually you have it dead on, Mad Max fused with BioShock is the art style we have.

Practical steampunk instead of fantasy steampunk.
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-17 23:51:56 UTC Post #307988
CapT: The blade itself seems a bit too pristine, and a bit wide at the sharp end. Maybe a bit of rust and a few notches? The hilt is awesome, though. Maybe a couple of scratches or something on the texture to make it look a bit more weathered.

Also, I don't suppose you have a schematic and parts list for the real one you made, do you? I don't know when I'd get the time or money to build one, but I'd love to have one of those babies.

...Minus the blade, of course.
JeffMOD JeffMODCall 141.12
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-18 00:12:48 UTC Post #307989
jeff it's very easy to make, and you could probably just take the image on your phone of the real one to home depot, and just put it together there. (cost about $50 with a mix of steel and galvanized pipe just for looks)

That said, i would be happy to write up a schematic for you if you still would like it ;)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-18 00:13:19 UTC Post #307990
Doubles as a home defense weapon, lol. That thing looks like it would weigh a fair bit when put together. :biggrin:
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-18 00:19:52 UTC Post #307991
you know blitz it does have some heft to it, but it's very balanced and swings around nicely. It would actually make a good real-life melee weapon imo, and man let me tell you if any part of your body got hit with this thing it would be shattered, cuz of that aforementioned weight/heft.

Jeff if you make one, maybe add some joint compound and/or teflon tape, again purely for looks ;)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-18 00:26:58 UTC Post #307992
You could also add the appearance of rust by using a trick I picked up painting Warhammer 40k models. Use ink, not paint. INK.

Ink doesn't go on even and then dry, it stays liquid and fills cracks and clings to meeting edges, accents texture, and then dries there. The water's surface tension causes it to cling before it can dry.

Using a rust-colored ink, like Burnt Umber, creates stunningly realistic and totally harmless rust. Getting orange ink and red ink, and doing red first then orange second would probably look pretty damn realistic, because the orange would cling around the outside of the already dried red.
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-18 00:29:14 UTC Post #307993
Wow blitz that sounds like an amazing technique, ware do you by all the inks?
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-18 00:30:53 UTC Post #307994
I've got the image, but if you wouldn't mind doing a schematic for those of us less mechanically-inclined, that'd be great.
Are you planning on 'copyrighting' the concept/design, or is it fair use? I can think of a couple of fictional-world applications off the top of my head.
JeffMOD JeffMODCall 141.12
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-18 00:45:28 UTC Post #307995
capt, any art supply store. Idk if they have A.C Moore stores where you are, but those are pretty big name and can be found in many malls.

I'd google map search for "art supply".
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-18 01:36:28 UTC Post #307996
yup we have them blitz, thanks for the info bro =)

Jeff
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Are you planning on 'copyrighting' the concept/design, or is it fair use? I can think of a couple of fictional-world applications off the top of my head.
no copyright ;)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-18 03:00:40 UTC Post #307998
updated with all votes:

As of 7/18/2012 -5 days of voting left

1st - Z3RO - 40 votes
2nd - no00dylan - 33 votes
3rd - Captain Terror - 11 votes

Osiris Studio Forums: 3 - Z3RO | 3 - no00dylan | 0 - Captain Terror
Interloper Forums: 6 - Z3RO | 16 - no00dylan | 3 - Captain Terror
FacePunch Forums: 15 - Z3RO | 12 - no00dylan | 4 - Captain Terror
Polycount Forums: 16 - Z3RO | 2 - no00dylan | 4 - Captain Terror
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-18 08:09:24 UTC Post #308001
Captain Terrors pipe thing is awesome!

I think the blade design is pulling people away from it. But it has way more quality than zero's thing.

Voting for CT.
Stojke StojkeOPL - 3
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-18 10:36:10 UTC Post #308004
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lol "nipple"

I'm such a child.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-18 16:14:06 UTC Post #308005
Thanks for the schematics, CT!
no copyright ;)
In that case, I think I'll be opening Blender and trying my hand at crafting one of these myself. Thanks, if I get it working ingame, I'll make sure to credit you for the original concept. :)
EDIT: Basic mesh is done. Render on this page. I made sure to have nipples just for Urby.
JeffMOD JeffMODCall 141.12
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-19 03:14:27 UTC Post #308069
updated with all votes:

As of 7/18/2012 - night -4 days of voting left

1st - Z3RO - 58 votes
2nd - no00dylan - 42 votes
3rd - Captain Terror - 13 votes

Osiris Studio Forums: 6 - Z3RO | 6 - no00dylan | 0 - Captain Terror
Interloper Forums: 11 - Z3RO | 17 - no00dylan | 3 - Captain Terror
FacePunch Forums: 21 - Z3RO | 15 - no00dylan | 5 - Captain Terror
Polycount Forums: 20 - Z3RO | 4 - no00dylan | 5 - Captain Terror
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-19 09:50:11 UTC Post #308094
I am not signing up on another forum just to vote by the way... when I said I am voting for Cpt. T, I wanted you to count it from here.

Edit: probably won't even matter anyway.
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-19 10:04:41 UTC Post #308095
Hey, wait, yeah! You're not counting TWHL's votes!
Alright, I get it. We have no poll functionality here, and you said they'd be tallied up from those threads when voting began.

I'll go see if I can dig up my 'Lopers account. Assuming I can remember the password.
JeffMOD JeffMODCall 141.12
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-19 10:11:12 UTC Post #308096
B'aw thanks guys but yeah, there is zero chance for me to catch up in votes at this point.
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-19 10:19:14 UTC Post #308097
Doesn't mean we can't still try. :P
JeffMOD JeffMODCall 141.12
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-19 22:24:47 UTC Post #308117
Yea just to clairify, the voting threads with polls are the ones being counted.

Just to let everyone know, there will be more community challenges soon, and we have decided the next one will be voted on facebook via likes.
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-19 22:36:21 UTC Post #308118
Nice i'm looking forward to some more challenges, i'll continue my max training then =)

As far as facebook voting, i think it's a neat idea, but maybe also include voiting on the osirus page as an alternative for those facebook holdouts out there?
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-20 04:02:45 UTC Post #308120
updated with all votes:

As of 7/19/2012 -3 days of voting left

1st - Z3RO - 70 votes
2nd - no00dylan - 48 votes
3rd - Captain Terror - 15 votes

Osiris Studio Forums: 9 - Z3RO | 10 - no00dylan | 0 - Captain Terror
Interloper Forums: 12 - Z3RO | 18 - no00dylan | 4 - Captain Terror
FacePunch Forums: 25 - Z3RO | 15 - no00dylan | 6 - Captain Terror
Polycount Forums: 24 - Z3RO | 5 - no00dylan | 5 - Captain Terror
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