Official Valve Contest - Team Fortress 2: Polycount Pack

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by Acumen, May 24, 2010.

  1. Acumen

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    Apparently there's another Valve-Contest starting over at the everamazing folks of polycount.com

    Team Fortress 2: Polycount Pack:
    http://www.polycount.com/team-fortress-2-polycount-pack/

    Contest Progress can be followed in here , once it kicks in:
    http://www.polycount.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=47

    Basically you're meant to create 3 items (weapon, hat, building) just like the contribution stuff in general but with some extra prices. I thought even though there's not too many modelers around, we could all follow the awesomeness of these talents, cause they have provided A LOT of the custom hats being released by valve so far - maybe you recognize some of them in here:
    http://www.polycount.com/forum/showthread.php?t=69164

    RULES:

    * You must be a member of Polycount
    * You must create a Work In Progress thread in the Contests and Challenges Forum for your entry and must show your progress from start to finish
    * All work created MUST be your own
    * You must be able to supply all source files of the finished products
    * You must create a minimum of three items for only one particular class
    * Items must be themed to Team Fortress 2 and should fit in the Team Fortress 2 universe and time period (e.g. No clown suits for the Heavy Weapons Guy!)
    * Contest deadline: 00:01 PST, June 28th, 2010 (5 weeks after the start date!)



    Well, just wanted to inform you good people of some cool new stuff coming up in the near future :)
     
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  2. drp

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    Just want to clarify. Is this an official Valve contest? Or an official Polycount contest? Both?
     
  3. Acumen

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    it's a team effort.

    can just quote what the site says:

     
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  4. drp

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    awesome. thanks for clarifying.
     
  5. Mr.Blob

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  6. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    But... that's what was said about the regular contribution system. And a lot of the things that have been added through it are totally not cohesive.

    So if they were the ones that made dumb stuff I am probably not going to be pleased with the outcome.

    Further, isn't Polycount one of THE few places to go if you are a modeller? i.e. the probability of submissions coming from someone who is a member there is by default really high and meaningless?
     
  7. Icarus

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    Oh wow, they made most of the contribute items :O
     
  8. Acumen

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    i really don't understand why you're such a grumpy old man ;)

    from the FAQ:
    it's just harmless fun :)
     
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  9. Bad Vlad

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    I wanna make a pope hat for the Medic.

    ...
     
  10. HeaH

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    Update on 12th July!

    Also, awesome
     
  11. Pooluke41

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    Someone needs to make a Napoleon hat for the Spy, if they do I have to be the Co-owner...
     
  12. Bad Vlad

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    Does this come close?
     
  13. Pooluke41

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    To, Close.. And I saw the New announcement, I was like 'OMG ENGI UPDATE' but no.... it was this...
     
  14. drp

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    and their site is down :(
     
  15. Bad Vlad

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    Because the announcement caused heaps of users to view it, melting their server down.

    At least I got to view it before that happened. Thanks for the news TF2maps!
     
  16. The Political Gamer

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    Suddenly I am very temped to take up modeling.
     
  17. Zwiffle

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    Yeah this is a perfect excuse to dust off my measly modeling skills and put them to use. Finally I have a chance to undo the horrors of the Sniper Update!
     
  18. Ravidge

    aa Ravidge Grand Vizier

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    I have no doubts this will produce 80% complete garbage, 10% decent stuff and 10% great/amazing things.

    I really DO hope people put effort into this. Polycount is known to make great models and generally be a great modeling community, but I fear that the steamforum morons will turn it into a shitfest of box models on sticks.
     
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  19. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    ....no, it says the winners will be announced. It doesn't say anything about an update.
     
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  20. Icarus

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    ...This is for the Polycount Pack update... not the engy update