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Old 09-30-2009, 07:45 PM
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Default Halloween Prop Modeling Competition


Rules:
  1. All models must be complete and delivered by October 21th, 2009.
  2. All props must be Halloween-themed.
  3. You can submit multiple props, which will be considered an addition to your entry.
  4. If multiple props are submitted, please submit them all together, in individual folders.
  5. All props MUST be submitted by the creator. Plagiarism and theft are not allowed.
  6. The ZP Team reserves the right to modify, publish, and/or redistribute any entries submitted.
  7. Budget limitations:
    1. 500-2000 tris per model depending on complexity
    2. Diffuse, Specular, Normal, Exponent Mats can not exceed 1024x1024 but are allowed multiple Mats depending on complexity
  8. Submissions requirements:
    1. Submissions must include all source files (this includes .max/.ai/etc) as well as materials used.
    2. A render of the item(s) should also be included with these files.
    3. Bonus points for those who go so far as to put their models in-game (Source). Those submissions should also include .smds and .vts files, as well as an in-game screenshot.
    4. All files should be compressed and emailed to zombiepanicissues@gmail.com.
    5. All models must be submitted by the deadline (October 21th, 2009).
  9. Judging criteria:
    1. Judging is based mainly on quality of the model, texture, and other aesthetic qualities.
    2. Judging is also based on creativity, and originality.
    3. We will also be judging how closely the prop fits the theme.
    4. Bonus points for multiple props.
    5. Bonus points if the prop(s) is/are complex, elaborate, and/or animated (You spent time on it).
ZPS with the help of NOESIS Interactive will announce the winners on Halloween so good luck everyone

Prizes:
1st place: $200 US + 3 NOESIS Interactive Digital Tutorials of your choice (Value upwards to $150)
1st runner up: $50 US + 1 NOESIS Interactive Digital Tutorials of your choice (Value upwards to $50)
2nd runner up: $50 US + 1 NOESIS Interactive Digital Tutorials of your choice (Value upwards to $50)
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:19 PM
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Does Blender 3d engine work with this?
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:27 PM
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Ideally it should be a medium where you can export the model you're making to an .smd file so it can be compiled into Source. Blender does have an smd exporter so you should be fine with it.

You should also be able export into a filetype that most other 3d editors can read (.max, .obj, etc), so it just makes things easier on our end as well!
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:33 PM
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Note that we really, really, *really* would prefer models that are ready-to-use for source.
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:47 PM
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I'd like to remind everyone that if you DON'T win you can still be a good sport and donate them to the community
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Old 10-03-2009, 03:37 AM
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I *might* try this
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I'd like to remind everyone that if you DON'T win you can still be a good sport and donate them to the community
If the prop is good enough, we might distribute it with the mod anyway. The rules give us the right to, and if it's that good, people will want to use it. We might as well facilitate that right.
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Old 10-03-2009, 08:05 AM
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This may seem a strange question, but what exactly is a Halloween theme?

As in, would any type of monster, horror, or autumn setting also be considered Halloween themed? Or do you want something that is strictly around during Halloween but not the rest of the year?

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I would say anything in the vein of autumn could work, but Halloween is definitely about dressing up and being scary. Think about Halloween decorations, costumes, things you see during the season.

I definitely see a lot of autumnal decor during Halloween, so I wouldn't hold it against you if you went that direction. But to be safe, you should probably do a bit of both, since we're looking favorably on those who do more props.
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:42 AM
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Oh lawdy, I'm about to destroy this competition.

[EDIT]: I can participate, yeah?
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