***Mini Mapping Contest 04 VOTE Thread***

Discussion in 'Contest #4: Mapping Prefab' started by Snipergen, Sep 15, 2008.

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Prefab Building Contest. Favorite?

  1. VelvetFistIronGlove

    6.3%
  2. Snipergen

    7.9%
  3. TheDarkerSideofYourShadow

    7.9%
  4. Dox

    1.6%
  5. Fearlezz

    7.9%
  6. Youme

    15.9%
  7. TheDarkerSideofYourShadow - 2nd entry

    12.7%
  8. Gygrazok

    12.7%
  9. Sgt Frag

    1.6%
  10. Tigger

    1.6%
  11. Banni

    1.6%
  12. Vander

    1.6%
  13. elfworks

    19.0%
  14. MangyCarface

    1.6%
  1. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    **This thread has been dugg! You can digg it here and help us get to the front page!**

    Thanks for all your great entry's, I've seen ALOT just magnificent buildings and scenes, just amazing. So now it's voting time, and prepare for the next contest I will organize later.
    Don't vote for yourself because this time votes are public >:)

    Original thread:
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=3150

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    VelvetFistIronGlove
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/velvetfistironglove/2749764852/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/velvetfistironglove/2749764954/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/velvetfistironglove/2748929893/

    Snipergen
    http://dumpedimage.com/images/4thbggok93smza160mj.jpg
    http://dumpedimage.com/images/otpdz58i84e0xc6dmwgu.jpg

    TheDarkerSideofYourShadow
    http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l...s/Mini Mapping 4/contest_4_ds_entry_10000.jpg
    http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l...s/Mini Mapping 4/contest_4_ds_entry_10001.jpg
    http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l...s/Mini Mapping 4/contest_4_ds_entry_10002.jpg

    Dox
    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/ParadoxContemplation/blu_labs0001.jpg
    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/ParadoxContemplation/blu_labs0002.jpg
    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y111/ParadoxContemplation/blu_labs0005.jpg

    Fearlezz
    http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s193/kimpan794/tf2mapsentryfearlezz0000.jpg
    http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s193/kimpan794/tf2mapsentryfearlezz0001.jpg
    http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s193/kimpan794/tf2mapsentryfearlezz0001.jpg

    Youme
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/28746141@N08/2828532771/sizes/o/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/28746141@N08/2828532773/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/28746141@N08/2828532775/

    TheDarkerSideofYourShadow - 2nd entry
    http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l...s/Mini Mapping 4/contest_4_ds_entry_20000.jpg
    http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l...s/Mini Mapping 4/contest_4_ds_entry_20001.jpg
    http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l...s/Mini Mapping 4/contest_4_ds_entry_20002.jpg

    Gygrazok
    http://xs231.xs.to/xs231/08360/vxl10000936.jpg
    http://xs231.xs.to/xs231/08360/vxl10001488.jpg
    http://xs231.xs.to/xs231/08360/vxl10002506.jpg

    Sgt Frag
    http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk59/Schwaa1147/blu_SgtFrag_01.jpg
    http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk59/Schwaa1147/blu_SgtFrag_02.jpg
    http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk59/Schwaa1147/blu_SgtFrag_03.jpg

    Tigger
    http://pics.livejournal.com/hmace/pic/0001bt4d
    http://pics.livejournal.com/hmace/pic/0001f0sx
    http://pics.livejournal.com/hmace/pic/0001f0sx

    Banni
    http://banni.f2s.com/tf2_mapping/contest4/compound_290008%20(7).jpg
    http://banni.f2s.com/tf2_mapping/contest4/compound_290008%20(4).jpg
    http://banni.f2s.com/tf2_mapping/contest4/compound_290008%20(4).jpg

    Vander
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3291/2845004810_61180f1698_b.jpg
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3197/2845004758_7d257d4116_b.jpg
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3140/2845004686_fe58820bc1_b.jpg

    elfworks
    http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn204/elfworks_photos/TF2_MiniMap_Contest/4e313269.jpg
    http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn204/elfworks_photos/TF2_MiniMap_Contest/3b60d668.jpg
    http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn204/elfworks_photos/TF2_MiniMap_Contest/6a8dd31f.jpg

    MangyCarface
    http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/360/entryb0003ou8.jpg
    http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/490/entryb0002uh0.jpg
    http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/6263/entryb0001mr0.jpg
     
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  2. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    Youme, TheDarkerSideofYourShadow, Sgt Frag (although less good lighting but still pretty good), Banni (also quite good but a bit small and blocky), and elfworks are the winners for me, and I think' i'm going to vote for youme. Elfworks was extremely close and I'm sure you'll get votes from other people too, but my vote this time goes to Youme.

    Again, you all did great work and I bet you learned alot from it!

    I made an ugly mistake that I wanted to try but it didn't turn out like I hoped: the roofs are models :(
     
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  3. Dox

    Dox L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    I wish I could change my vote...
     
  4. 00000000000000000000000

    00000000000000000000000 L4: Comfortable Member

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    Youme, you are insane... in the membrane. :p
     
  5. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    I hope you clicked wrong because... well voting for yourself in a contest... :sleep:
     
  6. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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  7. Sgt Frag

    Sgt Frag L14: Epic Member

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    Well, I gotta say I liked them all so it was a hard choice.

    But I voted for Gygrazok, I liked his scene and the water wheel.

    I can't say I studied the lighting to much on any of the pics or even my own entry (it came down to just finishing). But it was fun and along with the Alpine theme has inspired me to start on another project.

    Thanks for that lighting link Youme, I haven't seen that yet.
     
  8. MangyCarface

    aa MangyCarface Mapper

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    My entry seems a little underrepresented in the picture department, I did post 3 or 4 pictures of it...
     
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  9. Vander

    Vander L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    If someone could critique my entry I would be most grateful. I know that it's a bit dark, but what can be done to improve the lighting, etc...?

    Really looking forward to seeing what I can do better the next time.
     
  10. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    Weird mangy, on my PC only 1 image showed? PM me on steam with 3 links.
     
  11. laghlagh

    laghlagh L6: Sharp Member

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    elfworks one was the only original one.
     
  12. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Define original, I think you've got the wrong definition... And we're not going for originality, we're going for best fitting the red/blu theme ;)
     
  13. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    My vote goes for Gygrazok. His entry has a good combination of style, lighting, and attention to detail. I can see using that structure in a number of different environments. Which is not to say that the others aren't top notch as well, lol. I downloaded all of the entries in the previous thread as they were submitted, and I have not been disappointed. All of the contestants have earned a hearty kudos :)
     
  14. Bun

    Bun L1: Registered

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    Voted for Snipergen. Everyones was great, but I just liked it in a way...
     
  15. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    + front page poll and news incoming!

    great work everyone, i am highly impressed.
     
  16. Sgt Frag

    Sgt Frag L14: Epic Member

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    Well, looks like I'm losing right now :crying: ( <lol) so I might not be a good source of advice but here goes...

    As far as I remeber the club you were modelling does look like that. Been along long time since I saw that movie.

    I'd say it's a really solid base structure but could use alot of details. I'd say it mostly just looks unfinished.
    the ground displacement could use shape. even if it's just a tiny bit.
    You could add a little more wood trim to the building maybe, just a few strips of another color to break it up.
    some barrells and junk laying around, you have alot of open/plain ground space.

    I think the one thing that does bother me is the lower stairs. Not the design reallly as I know you were trying to match something. But the tex alignment.
    You should shift the tex on every stair. maybe rotate 180 on a few.
    There's that ugly stripe that runs straight down all of them. It really stands out and draws attention.

    -------------------
    OK, I offered critiques so if anyone wants to critique mine :)
    (already mentioned was that I probably should've put a little more into lighting)
     
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  17. Tigger

    Tigger L2: Junior Member

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    Actually I do have more pictures: Tigger's Blue Garage

    Also I would like to get some feedback on my building. I was trying for a desert, small town blue building feel. Route 66 and all that.
     
  18. MangyCarface

    aa MangyCarface Mapper

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    This is tough. I may have to rip into some of the vmfs to check out the precision and craftsmanship, though I suspect Youme might win out there. Close calls, really not sure who to pick, wish we could do a "Top Three" or something :p
     
  19. Dox

    Dox L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    changing my vote to: TheDarkerSideofYourShadow- entry 1
    From: me... clicked the wrong thing.

    I can do that, right? Its totally official looking ^^
     
  20. TheDarkerSideofYourShadow

    TheDarkerSideofYourShadow L10: Glamorous Member

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    For me, it was a toss up between Fearlezz, Gygarzok, and Sgt Frag. Sgt Frag's looks like something straight out of badwater, and I like the way he layered the buildings so that there are many different levels too it. Gygarzok has a very nice set up, though it looks like you can see the rock behind the tallest building through the window, and I think something would need to be done about the grain elevator. Fearlezz has an awesome building that fits the style perfectly. In the end, I had to just flip a coin (figuratively speaking of course, I don't have any 3 sided coins around).

    Also, now I've got to make a map that incorporates my first entry, youme's and mangy's together. Maybe a hydro_2... :-D


    Overall, great contest. Happy we got so many entries there in the end. How long is voting going to continue for?