Final Control Point - Detailing Mini Contest 2017

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  1. Freyja

    aa Freyja But why?

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    Final Control Point Detailing Mini-Contest

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    Rules and Information | Upload Thread | Voting Post

    It's that time of year yet again, where you bust out your creativity, break free of the contraints of "layout," "sightlines," and "optimisation" and create the best damn looking TF2 scene you can.

    Last time you showed me your best spawnrooms and intel rooms. This time, I want to see your best set pieces of a final control point. It can be payload, traditional control point or a MVM Hatch, but show me a finale that really wow's!

    Want to combine the two contests and detail your MvM hatch? Go for it!

    To enter the contest, create your best final control point within a 4096x4096 area!

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    Voting is now up!

    Click to Vote!

    A link to download all the maps as a pack can be found here.



    Rules:
    • 4096x4096 size. No height limit.
    • 3D skybox is allowed.
    • Custom content is allowed as long as it fits one of the following criteria: It is made entirely by yourself, or available for public download prior to the start of the contest.
    • Collabs are not allowed, unless you are entering a MvM hatch that is also being entered into the MvM contest and are collaborating on that.
    • No game logic is required, but players should be able to walk around your map and see your work from multiple perspectives. As such, clipping and optimisation is unecessary, although clipping may help.
    • Maximum of two entries per person.
    • You must have at least one spawn point in your map, it doesn't matter where but the player needs to be able to spawn in!
    • Your map must be TF2 styled. (No other valve games/other games)
    • Your submission MUST follow this naming convention: finale2017_<forum name>.bsp (If your forum name is stupidly long, compromise on your name, not the prefix. eg. finale2017_vfig.bsp for Velvet Fist Iron Glove's entry)
      • If you submit two entries, add a _2 to your second entry.
    • Everything must be finished and submitted in the upload thread before the deadline! Upload thread will be up a week prior to the deadline and you are allowed to submit any time within that week, and update your entry as many times as necessary before the deadline.
    • Your map must include a control point in some form. Payload control points or MVM hatches are considered control points.

    Deadline:

    The contest begins as of this post.

    The deadline is 8:00AM 31st July 2017 GMT+0

    Submission Format:

    In your submission (in the submission thread, Will be posted at a later date):
    • A link to your .bsp in the naming format above. Please compress your map also.
    • Please make sure ALL content is packed into your BSPs, but please make sure it follows the custom content rules above.
    • You should provide only one screenshot of your map, taken at the best gfx quality your pc can handle, no HUD elements or player models either. For more information on how to do this, click here.

    Prizes:

    First place:
    $50 USD Steam Gift Card
    1 draw (first pick) from The Prize Pool


    Second place:
    1 draw (second pick) from The Prize Pool


    Third place:
    1 draw (third pick) from The Prize Pool



    FAQ:

    What can we map?
    You can map anything so as long as it abides by the rules, and can be classified as a final control point of a larger map. It can be outdoors or indoors, as crazy as you can imagine, as long as it includes a point or hatch.

    Can we detail an existing point (ie. dev textures)
    Yes, as long as it fits within the size constraints and was made by you (or is free in the orphanage), and has had no previous detail work done.

    Does the 3d skybox also have to be inside the 4096^2 space?
    Yes, the skybox must fit within the limits, however remember that there is no limit to height so you can put it above or below the map safely.

    Is it okay to have props slightly sticking out of the 4096 squared area?
    Yes, however as the containing bounds of your map must contain exactly 4096^2 (or less) area, any prop origins which are outside these bounds will leak! And that won't be good! So keep your origins inside this space for your sake.

    Will sound in the map also be judged as detail?
    The judging process at the end of the contest is essentially players wandering through maps and voting on whichever they liked best in a forum poll. So you should add anything that would help give the illusion of the scene (so yes to audio, animations, etc).

    Can I donate to the prize stash?
    Absolutely you can. It would be much appreciated.
     
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  2. Gorden

    Gorden L1: Registered

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    Oooo
     
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  3. radarhead

    aa radarhead Hands out ratings like cheap cigars

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    Gee TF2M, how come the staff let you have two contests?
     
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  4. Yrr

    aa Yrr An Actual Deer

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    This is my calling
     
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  5. Star Bright

    aa Star Bright

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    Ah, yes, perfect! Distractions from the MvM contest so I can focus on popfiling while everyone else details!


    In all seriousness, this is awesome. I'll probably not take part of this one but best of luck to detailers!
     
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  6. Nicky

    aa Nicky Rotten Tops

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    Was thinking about this while on the toilet, I have plenty of ideas now.
     
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  7. Beef Bucket

    aa Beef Bucket L666: Brutal Member

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    I think it's funny that y'all still use Velvet Fist Iron Glove's name as an example of how to shorten your username when he hasn't been on this site in years.

    Also I'll probably do this.
     
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  8. suber36g

    suber36g L3: Member

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    does the naming have to fit with the map? and does the spawn room counts as part of the 2048^2?
     
  9. Void

    aa Void Local Man Unable To Map, Sources Say

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    The name of your map must fit the rules. Therefore, your submission should be named finale2017_suber36g.bsp

    As for your other question, yes, your entire entry must fit in the space allotted.
     
  10. suber36g

    suber36g L3: Member

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    does the spawn room count as part of the detailing?
     
  11. Freyja

    aa Freyja But why?

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    Only if you want it to.

    The only requirement is that there's a control point or hatch of some form somewhere. I reccomend making it the focus but it's not necessary.
     
  12. fuzzymellow

    Server Staff fuzzymellow

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    Making full-blown maps has always felt so daunting, but the thought of detailing always pulls me back into it! If I learn enough in time I might just have to try this, I've had a few different kinds of fun scenery in my mind for so long now!

    No matter what, I wish nothing but the best to all those that participate! I'm really excited to discover what beautiful worlds you all create!
     
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  13. suber36g

    suber36g L3: Member

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    So the spawn room must be part of the 2048 BUT doesn't require detailing, that confusing.
     
  14. Freyja

    aa Freyja But why?

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    No, you don't need a spawn room at all. And any undetailed parts will likely hurt your map as the idea is to detail a 2048x2048 space...

    All you need is a spawn POINT.
     
  15. Diva Dan

    aa Diva Dan hello!

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    Holy cow, this will be the best summer ever.

    I have a question actually: If you have a finale in your map, or maybe an effect that happens when the final point is being contested, will that be scored?
     
  16. suber36g

    suber36g L3: Member

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    does info_player_teamspawn count as a spawn point?
     
  17. Freyja

    aa Freyja But why?

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    Yes...
     
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  18. Idolon

    aa Idolon the worst admin

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    Everything in your map must fit in the space, detailed or not. However, you are not required to make a spawn room as a part of your entry. You can place info_player_teamspawn wherever you would like: in a spawnroom, on the final point, etc.

    If you build your final control point and don't have the space to fit a spawn room, you might consider creating spawn room doors that don't open to indicate where a spawn room would be while also staying within the bounds.
     
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  19. Viperi

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    Fun.
     
  20. Freyja

    aa Freyja But why?

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    After being showed that the official MvM finales wouldn't even fit within the space bounds I've decided to double the allowed space.

    Please be aware that filling this entire space isn't a requirement and doesn't earn you any extra points, and a smaller detail area can be just as eligible to win.
     
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