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 ago2012-07-20 10:33:52 UTC Post #308121
B'aw thanks guys but yeah, there is zero chance for me to catch up in votes at this point.
You mean.. Z3RO chance! cough

Also, +1 for the good Captain from me. Z3RO's is a bit plain, and I can't understand why no00dylan's stabber has a steamer on it.

I think you would've gotten more favor CT if you blurred those grossly aliased hammer-edges.
TheGrimReafer TheGrimReaferADMININATOR
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-20 10:44:45 UTC Post #308122
You mean.. Z3RO chance! cough
Oh Grim...

Clearly I have more willpower than you. :P
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-20 17:30:38 UTC Post #308125
Yeah, on all the other forums ppl were confused why all the votes went to 'a blade with half a gear slapped on to it'
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-21 04:09:56 UTC Post #308145
updated with all votes:

As of 7/20/2012 -2 days of voting left

1st - Z3RO - 77 votes
2nd - no00dylan - 50 votes
3rd - Captain Terror - 17 votes

Osiris Studio Forums: 10 - Z3RO | 10 - no00dylan | 0 - Captain Terror
Interloper Forums: 13 - Z3RO | 18 - no00dylan | 4 - Captain Terror
FacePunch Forums: 27 - Z3RO | 16 - no00dylan | 6 - Captain Terror
Polycount Forums: 27 - Z3RO | 6 - no00dylan | 7 - Captain Terror
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-22 23:30:13 UTC Post #308289
Last day of voting, polls close in less than 24 hours!
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-23 07:23:54 UTC Post #308299
In the face of massive futility... I VOTE CAPTAIN TERROR!
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-23 07:31:43 UTC Post #308300
What a lovely avatar! =P
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-23 13:42:03 UTC Post #308307
I vote Cappy as well. The rest just look too weird and / or plain.
Suparsonik SuparsonikWho writes reality?
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-23 16:19:28 UTC Post #308313
updated with all votes:
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As of 7/23/2012 -Final count

1st - Z3RO - 89 votes
2nd - no00dylan - 53 votes
3rd - Captain Terror - 19 votes

Osiris Studio Forums: 11 - Z3RO | 10 - no00dylan | 0 - Captain Terror
Interloper Forums: 14 - Z3RO | 19 - no00dylan | 5 - Captain Terror
FacePunch Forums: 31 - Z3RO | 17 - no00dylan | 7 - Captain Terror
Polycount Forums: 33 - Z3RO | 7 - no00dylan | 7 - Captain Terror
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-23 16:31:28 UTC Post #308314
Gotta love how the most boring model out of the three won.
Suparsonik SuparsonikWho writes reality?
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-23 16:45:49 UTC Post #308315
What do you expect? Boring motherfuckers vote for the boring.
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-07 02:24:36 UTC Post #308818
Part 2
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With all the great ideas that came about last time, let's see what we can do with something a bit more unique.

Design and model an explosive device. This can be anything from a grenade, to a time bomb, to a landmine, or more...

Let's see the steampunk mad scientist in you come alive!

Voting this go around will be tallied by Facebook photo likes, with alternate voting available on the Osiris Studio forums.

Have fun creating and we look forward to seeing what you come up with!
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-07 13:02:01 UTC Post #308830
Man. Whenever these come up I always wish I could model.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-07 22:00:25 UTC Post #308839
You said it, Urby.

I really wish I could find something to just help me.

I mean, I know the basics, the tools, but I don't know how to use them to make something as complex and big as a model.

I can make an icecream cone, a straw, and a very simple desk made of blocks.
Dimbeak DimbeakRotten Bastard
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-07 22:55:32 UTC Post #308842
Lern by doing is the best way. The learning curve is a bit sharper than mapping tho(i need to finish figuring out uvw unrwap/mapping myself really badly).

We are all spoiled from using hammer becasue it is so dam easy to use ;)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-08 00:17:35 UTC Post #308843
Come on guys. I learned Blender in a single semester, surely you could learn some form of modeling software in no time at all!
Sort of. I sort of learned Blender.

I may enter this. Maybe. Probably not.
EDIT: Nope, didn't read the fined print. Not eligible until well after the closing deadline.
JeffMOD JeffMODCall 141.12
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-08 01:51:57 UTC Post #308845
idk jeff, i would not recommend blender to anyone(especially a newb), it's so fucking weird. (i'm sure it will improve much as they continue to update it)

I think i may actually try to do this one in milkshape maybe; it's been a while, but i remember it being very easy to use, and i'm sure it's been improved since last i tried it.

I like max but damn it's expensive. I've heard good things about XSI and digital sculpting with Zbrush, but never tryed either yet..
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-08 02:35:38 UTC Post #308846
Quick CT, make your pipesaber into a bomb!
Suparsonik SuparsonikWho writes reality?
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-08 03:16:37 UTC Post #308847
noah! i can haz The TRUE HOMIE Holy Hand Grenade?!? ;)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-08 05:35:37 UTC Post #308850
Blender? Its not THAT weird....it's....unique.
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-08 10:59:54 UTC Post #308860
Blender's... unconventional, but once you get the hang of it it's quite an efficient workflow. You just need to learn the hotkeys.
JeffMOD JeffMODCall 141.12
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-08 14:40:57 UTC Post #308872
I really wish I could find something to just help me.

I mean, I know the basics, the tools, but I don't know how to use them to make something as complex and big as a model.
Practice and get some skill.
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-08 16:02:42 UTC Post #308873
Yeah, just go with something you want to make, model it, then do it again and again. One of my first actual models was a Glock 17. Thing sucked. So I redid it. Was better, but still not so good. So I did it again. I tried to get it into Half-Life as a viewmodel. Failed. But someday, I'll remodel it, and try to make it a viewmodel again.
And then there are the three times I made this single shot beauty;
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Should probably finish the current iteration of it, get the trim modeled on. I think that's about all I need to do, meshwise, contrary to the WIP shot I just posted.
EDIT: Oh jeez, sorry to hijack the thread.
JeffMOD JeffMODCall 141.12
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-15 08:09:37 UTC Post #309079
BUMP!

Rimrook you gonna enter this? I would think you could take this contest down without breaking a sweat?!

Jeff: looks neat sir! reminds me of my brown bess i tried a long while ago :)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-17 09:43:22 UTC Post #309122
Also Don, you might consider starting a new thread for this ;)

I'm gonna try working on my hand grenade design today after work if i can..
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-17 10:54:41 UTC Post #309123
My idea would be an ornate glass ball full of nastiness rather than a conventional grenade. Two liquids sitting in separate compartments which create a powerful explosive when they mix. You throw it and it detonates on impact.

Can't model though. :(
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-17 12:44:26 UTC Post #309124
do some concept sketches and hire a modeller to model it up for ya. Maybe rim would be interested in doing it for a modest fee, and a stake in the $100 prize. (if you win)

actually, i'd be willing to model your idea and unwrap it, if you agreed to paint it maybe. get on pm if you're interested in moving forward with the idea ;)

i'd love to do this, but, if i were you i'd try parenting to rimrook first, because he's pro, and you'd almost certainly win =)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-18 00:50:19 UTC Post #309130
1 week left

Here are the current entries:
"Z3RO" said:Alrighty here's something I've been working on The Stability Deregulator (aka press button and things blow up, if you can think of a better name let me know :V)

Instructions
Place on object (or Person)
Run to the hills
Press button.
Watch things go boom.

High poly.
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Stay tuned, more to come!
"- Livewire -" said:Yo! This is my entry for the contest. :)
1) Drew up some ideas on paper, you don't want to see these :shock:

2) Blockout that basic idea in Max.
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3) Expand on idea.
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4) Expand abit more.
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5) Turn into a lowpoly.
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6) Normals and AO.
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7) Texturing to come.

I'm going to Leeds music fest in 4-5 days, I probably won't be happy with the textures at that stage so please judge accordingly! If people like this I'll be more than happy to continue work on the textures when I return. :)

Cheers!
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-18 02:40:28 UTC Post #309132
wow cool stuff! i think zero's trigger device(with the key) is a raelly cool idea =)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-18 09:51:39 UTC Post #309137
Heh Sorry Live but I like the key bomb also. Quite imaginative!
Habboi HabboiSticky White Love Glue
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-18 13:36:18 UTC Post #309138
Why are there two keys?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-18 14:32:28 UTC Post #309139
Know what Livewire's needs?

An olde stylee incandescent tube bulb to show when it's armed.:
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Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-18 14:45:21 UTC Post #309140
Why are there two keys?
Aesthetically it looks cooler, practically it could be justified as a spare key.
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-18 20:46:47 UTC Post #309145
Well you couldn't lose the main key, they're on the same keyring. And if the main one breaks, it'll break in the lock, which a spare key can't help very quickly.
I realise this is nitpicking.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-18 21:18:23 UTC Post #309147
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-18 21:42:57 UTC Post #309148
That looks gorgeous.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-18 21:50:45 UTC Post #309149
I'll abstain from drooling comments until I see what textures Zero can fork up.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-19 07:57:08 UTC Post #309151
Well you couldn't lose the main key, they're on the same keyring. And if the main one breaks, it'll break in the lock, which a spare key can't help very quickly.
I realise this is nitpicking.
I did considered this and my only justification was if they bought the product and were too lazy to separate the keys.

Also saying if the key breaks in the lock was stupid, that's an inherent problem for all locks.
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-19 08:56:53 UTC Post #309152
I just meant the two things that would render the one of those keys useless is losing it or breaking it, and both have flaws in the concept of a spare.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-19 09:51:37 UTC Post #309153
when you buy the ignition switch from the manufacturer, it always comes with 2 keys(keep one at home and one on your person) ;)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-19 10:22:38 UTC Post #309154
BUT THEY'RE ON THE SAME KEYRING D=>
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-19 10:42:36 UTC Post #309155
You're bringing up the same arguments that I have already covered.
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-19 10:58:31 UTC Post #309156
It's brand-new, out of the box, he hasn't had a chance to secrete the extra key someplace else yet =)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-19 11:23:28 UTC Post #309157
I guess I'll just have to accept that.

I don't know why this is bothering me so much. :P
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-19 11:39:50 UTC Post #309158
<tasteless "yer mum" joke once stood here>
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-19 18:02:59 UTC Post #309159
Wasn't expecting Don to post that picture, that was just me showing him what sorta direction I'm going in, textures in that picture aren't even a completed first pass.

On wednesday I'm off to a music festival for like 5 days, so I'm trying to get it done without rushing.
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-20 13:08:18 UTC Post #309177
2 new entries coming along
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and
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Posted 7 years ago2012-08-20 15:58:44 UTC Post #309181
The old brass whistle is an excellent touch on that first one.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-20 20:05:04 UTC Post #309187
Posted 7 years ago2012-08-20 20:22:21 UTC Post #309188
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