***Texturing contest 03 Vote Thread***

Discussion in 'Contest #3: Texture Overlay' started by Snipergen, Aug 1, 2008.

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Who made the best overlay?

  1. NineAxis Entry 1

    6 vote(s)
    14.3%
  2. NineAxis Entry 2

    4 vote(s)
    9.5%
  3. NineAxis Entry 3

    6 vote(s)
    14.3%
  4. NineAxis Entry 4

    4 vote(s)
    9.5%
  5. Mort Entry 1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Mort Entry 2

    5 vote(s)
    11.9%
  7. CHRONOS Entry 1

    4 vote(s)
    9.5%
  8. CHRONOS Entry 2

    2 vote(s)
    4.8%
  9. Youme Entry 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Youme Entry 2

    3 vote(s)
    7.1%
  11. Digital Reaper Entry 1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Doctor Killing Entry 1

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  13. Sgt. Frag Entry 1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Elfworks Entry 1

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  15. Elfworks Entry 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Elfworks Entry 3

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  17. Elfworks Entry 4

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  18. Elfworks Entry 5

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  19. Elfworks Entry 6

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Elfworks Entry 7

    2 vote(s)
    4.8%
  21. Elfworks Entry 8

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. Elfworks Entry 9

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  23. Elfworks Entry 10/11

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  24. Sikyanakotik Entry 1/2

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  25. Sikyanakotik Entry 3/4

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  26. Sikyanakotik Entry 5/6

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  27. Sikyanakotik Entry 7/8

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  28. Sikyanakotik Entry 9/10

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    Vote for 1 overlay that you like best, not the amount, just 1overlay counts. Good luck everyone.
    I hope I didn't forget somebody in the poll. Poll ends in a week.

    DO NOT VOTE BLANK
    - That option was my mistake.

    I would like to add you guys did a great job. These contests are finally taking of nicely.

    Edit: The first Youme Entry 2 should be Youme Entry 1 ofc... can't edit the poll for some reason.

    NineAxis Entry 1:
    http://fabrydesign.com/tf/images/hardhat.png
    NineAxis Entry 2:
    http://fabrydesign.com/tf/images/cornfuture.png
    NineAxis Entry 3:
    http://fabrydesign.com/tf/images/industryvictory.png
    NineAxis Entry 4:
    http://fabrydesign.com/tf/images/agricultureallure.png
    Mort Entry 1:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v13/The_Mortician/HAMMER/syntechdecal01.gif
    Mort Entry 2:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v46/Android5789/hammer/science01.jpg
    CHRONOS Entry 1:
    http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/8631/redtntalphayd7.jpg
    CHRONOS Entry 2:
    http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/4248/rocketsciencesa9.jpg
    Youme Entry 1:
    http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/1958/goldsign02hr0.jpg
    Youme Entry 2:
    http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/2231/patches1and2ey5.jpg
    http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/6821/patches345and6xh0.jpg
    Digital Reaper Entry 1:
    http://img174.imageshack.us/my.php?image=snipertc9.png
    Doctor Killing Entry 1:
    http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii71/doctorkilling/photoshop/industrialpostercopy.jpg
    Sgt. Frag Entry 1:
    http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk59/Schwaa1147/UberCola.jpg
    Elfworks Entry 1:
    http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn204/elfworks_photos/9c50e596.jpg
    Elfworks Entry 2:
    http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn204/elfworks_photos/ff173a77.jpg
    Elfworks Entry 3:
    http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn204/elfworks_photos/18a852ca.jpg
    Elfworks Entry 4:
    http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn204/elfworks_photos/731e2275.jpg
    Elfworks Entry 5:
    http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn204/elfworks_photos/294d297a.jpg
    Elfworks Entry 6:
    http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn204/elfworks_photos/93447b1f.jpg
    Elfworks Entry 7:
    http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn204/elfworks_photos/71d87033.jpg
    Elfworks Entry 8:
    http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn204/elfworks_photos/c773b97f.jpg
    Elfworks Entry 9:
    http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn204/elfworks_photos/c369dedf.jpg
    Elfworks Entry 10/11:
    http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn204/elfworks_photos/4304c47f.jpg
    http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn204/elfworks_photos/45189ad2.jpg
    Sikyanakotik Entry 1/2:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v402/Sikyanakotik/VandalBLU_b.png
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v402/Sikyanakotik/VandalBLU_r.png
    Sikyanakotik Entry 3/4:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v402/Sikyanakotik/VandalRED_b.png
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v402/Sikyanakotik/VandalRED_r.png
    Sikyanakotik Entry 5/6:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v402/Sikyanakotik/VandalSucks_b.png
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v402/Sikyanakotik/VandalSucks_r.png
    Sikyanakotik Entry 7/8:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v402/Sikyanakotik/VandalX_b.png
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v402/Sikyanakotik/VandalX_r.png
    Sikyanakotik Entry 9/10:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v402/Sikyanakotik/VandalMine_b.png
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v402/Sikyanakotik/VandalMine_r.png
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2008
  2. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    fixed blank options. Will vote soon

    edit: aww to many good ones =(
     
  3. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    and youme entry 2 and youme entry 2 please, the first should be youme entry 1:thumbup1:
     
  4. Dox

    Dox L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Wow, the way that turned out it turned Elfwork's 10 submissions into a handicap. they were all great but there can only be one winning submission and people who like his style will be spread out.
    If there is a tie will those two submissions go head to head for a tiebreaker vote?
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2008
  5. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    yeah...the vote should have been just for who made the overall best overlays...
     
  6. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Unless its counted by who gets the most votes spread over their overlays, then its not a handicap to have lots.
     
  7. elfworks

    elfworks L1: Registered

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    I'm actually cool with the current setup.

    It was really a contest for a single poster, and this seems fairer to someone who might have put a lot of time into one poster.

    Mine are all driven by the same design concept, so each individual poster was fairly quick to produce.

    I liked some of the other individual posters, and thought they actually were closer to the TF2 color scheme and period than most of mine were. (I'm still stuck in WWII. I've gotta go more Team Venture in the future! :) )

    Yes, individual votes will be diluted, but I'll at least find out which of my posters people like best!

    P.S. If anyone wants me to reduce the size of my poster entries, I can shrink them down 50%. (They're probably to big for anything less than a 22" monitor.)

    Thanks again, and don't forget:
    Vote Early! Vote Often!
     
  8. cornontheCoD

    cornontheCoD L7: Fancy Member

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    wow I would have made something if I had known about this. was this announcement on the front page? I thought this was the oil pump texturing contest::p:
     
  9. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    I clearly said only 1 overlay counts. This to avoid some people make 100 crappy ones, and to make sure the best overlay wins.
     
  10. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Crickey i don't know which one to choose :/ I like Youme's paint but the "sucks" one is funny too :( The "x" is also neat.
     
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  11. Gadget

    aa Gadget

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    really hard to decide. for me the gilded gold sign is equal to the cornfuture one and the hardhat sign. They are perfectly done and fit with the TF2 style (content, colors and typography).

    Elfworks' content and typography is good but the colors just don't fit for TF2 (too much saturation and contrast).

    I also like all those paint overlays but as they are a little easier to create I don't really consider them for voting although they are very well done.
     
  12. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    you have no idea. They are far from easy, on a scale of 1 to 10 on how simple it was to make the poster and the paint patches, the paint got an 8 and the poster gets a 2, you dont even have to think to do a poster but getting the alpha and everything right on the paint!
     
  13. Gadget

    aa Gadget

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    what I meant was that for a poster you have to think a lot more about it's content and the message it's transporting as well as the positioning of it's elements to create something that makes sense. sorry for not expressing that correctly. for the paint overlays the alpha editing is a lot harder, I know.

    edit: by the way, would be interesting to know how much time each one of you did spend with a single overlay
     
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  14. VelvetFistIronGlove

    aa VelvetFistIronGlove

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    Nineaxis ones aren't bad. Elfworks ones mostly don't seem to fit the TF2 theme, too much psychedelic colour. But his #7 is perfect.
     
  15. 94Sniper

    94Sniper L1: Registered

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    someone should slap them all together and let people download them... not me
     
  16. Vander

    Vander L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Agriculture has allure! FTW!
     
  17. Sikyanakotik

    Sikyanakotik L1: Registered

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    I'm glad people like what I was able to come up with. I don't actually expect to win this thing, but I figured a deadline would keep me honest. I'll just be glad if someone actually uses my submission in their own maps.

    Since I was going for a theme of deliberate vandalism by one team against the other, I went for a rough, quickly scrawled kind of feel. I deliberately used an overloaded brush and heavy strokes to add texture and a rough-around-the-edges feel. The variable alpha channel makes these look even better in-game than on the page. Combine with enemy coloured walls, strewn garbage, and obvious signs of damage and disrepair, and it shouldn't be hard to make a convincing commandeered base.

    From a sheer practical point of view, Youme's second is by far the winner. I can't think of a standard-environment map that couldn't benefit from a paint splash or two. Indeed, this submission directly inspired my own.

    I think Nineaxis may have had too little detail. Conversely, Elfworks has too much, making his posters look too dirty for the environment. Still, they both did excellent jobs, much better than anything I could have done. I ended up voting for Nineaxis #4, for its bold use of colour. Plus, it'd just be cheesy to vote for one of my own submissions.
     
  18. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    I personally think Nineaxis used too much noise, a lower opacity for the noise layer should have done the trick :)
     
  19. Sikyanakotik

    Sikyanakotik L1: Registered

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    Now that you point it out, yeah, I think you're right. At first I thought it was just an artifact of the image compression.
     
  20. luxatile

    aa luxatile deer

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    I think the amount of noise is fine, I honestly see no problem with it.

    Well, I guess this is a kind of thing you'd notice better if you're good with Photoshop and the likes, which I am not. :p