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[Contest] Eggs ahoy!

Ah, it's that time of year again. A time when the snow melts, the sun shines and... the Dread Bunnies pelt us with eggs?! As absurd as that sounds, they need your help. These eggs won't paint themselves.



You have two weeks to design the bestest, brightest, eggiest looking Easter Eggs. The best designs of the bunch will be used as textures for actual egg furniture items for use in the game. Below is a template to illustrate what a final design should look like.



You can design whatever your mind can come up with but the image needs to "wrap" as in the template. What that means is if put side by side the edges would flow seamlessly into each other. The scene also really burns out the details, so make the whole thing slightly darker than you would think. Slightly!

To enter, post your entries in the entry thread here.

- Entries must be 256x256 .png files (use the template as reference).
- Enter as many designs as you like, but only post once in the entry thread. Remember, we're looking for quality, not quantity.
- Keep it simple. Eggs are small, make sure your design shines through.
- The deadline for posting your entry is March 22nd at 4pm Pacific.

Sorry, about that. You can download the egg model here if you have a 3D modelling program and wish to test your texture. Again, you do not need this to enter. It's only an extra for those who have the means.



If you have any questions/comments/what have you in regards to the contest, feel free to post in this thread.
Good Luck!
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Re: [Contest] Eggs ahoy! -- Design Easter Eggs to be added to the game. Deadline 3/22

Wooot Ill start asap
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Re: [Contest] Eggs ahoy! -- Design Easter Eggs to be added to the game. Deadline 3/22

One question, If you win do ye get one of yer created eggs?!?!
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Re: [Contest] Eggs ahoy! -- Design Easter Eggs to be added to the game. Deadline 3/22

You might want to do some warping of that image... it'll come out weird once it's applied to the egg object. (Compare it with Prom's example... the blue bendy border in the middle gets a real stretching, and the upright ovals below it turn into thin, long ones instead of tall, stubby ones.)

The stars might actually result in a pretty cool effect, but the two Ps, between the warping and the stretching, might come out kinda gunky :-/

Edit: See Guppy for rendering help!
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Re: [Contest] Eggs ahoy! -- Design Easter Eggs to be added to the game. Deadline 3/22

I see.


I'm limited in talent so I'll take my chances with it looking ok after modeling. I don't have a 3d modeling program to wrap and check so if it don't work out...o well. While I'm not asking them to refine my work; the powers that be (if they think its worthy) have my permission to adjust it.
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Re: [Contest] Eggs ahoy! -- Design Easter Eggs to be added to the game. Deadline 3/22

Re: My stuff.

Is that too detailed? Also, is there any way of knowing if I managed to get the earrings at the sides without actually buying 3DSMax?
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Re: [Contest] Eggs ahoy! -- Design Easter Eggs to be added to the game. Deadline 3/22

 
Re: My stuff.

Is that too detailed? Also, is there any way of knowing if I managed to get the earrings at the sides without actually buying 3DSMax?

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Edit: actually, you know what? I've got a copy of 3dS kicking around... anyone who wants to see their texture rendered, hit me up.


Send it to Teeg and he'll check for you.
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Re: My stuff.

Is that too detailed? Also, is there any way of knowing if I managed to get the earrings at the sides without actually buying 3DSMax?

I've rendered your first model, Rhodin, and while the hair does line up perfectly in the back... well, see for yourself :-/ (These are exported at low-quality to save bandwith and processing power on my poor, poor old computer)

Accurate size: (What it'll look like in-game)


Blown up size: (So you can see details at this point)

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Re: [Contest] Eggs ahoy! -- Design Easter Eggs to be added to the game. Deadline 3/22

Well I free trialed 3ds max 8 but for the life of me cannot apply the skin to the mesh model.
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Re: [Contest] Eggs ahoy! -- Design Easter Eggs to be added to the game. Deadline 3/22

It's hillarious, which is probably good. It's also probably good that you didn't choose to render Prometheus first. >.>


Well, the earrings are in the right spot, but the rest of the face is too wide.

Also, is it just the low quality or do the spots on the bandana actually disappear? I may need to hike the contrast.
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Re: [Contest] Eggs ahoy! -- Design Easter Eggs to be added to the game. Deadline 3/22

 
It's hillarious, which is probably good. It's also probably good that you didn't choose to render Prometheus first. >.>


Well, the earrings are in the right spot, but the rest of the face is too wide.

Also, is it just the low quality or do the spots on the bandana actually disappear? I may need to hike the contrast.
I had a look-see from the top down, and the spots are indeed disappearing.
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Re: [Contest] Eggs ahoy! -- Design Easter Eggs to be added to the game. Deadline 3/22

Where can we get the 3ds model from?

I have 3ds max with Illustrate! so would just need the model for rendering.
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Re: [Contest] Eggs ahoy! -- Design Easter Eggs to be added to the game. Deadline 3/22

The link was in the original post, so I'm guessing Pro decided to remove it.
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Re: [Contest] Eggs ahoy! -- Design Easter Eggs to be added to the game. Deadline 3/22

 
Where can we get the 3ds model from?

I have 3ds max with Illustrate! so would just need the model for rendering.
There were some un-necessary textures left in the original file, so I think Prometheus has taken it down for a spit-polish.

And I'll slap a "how to apply textures to objects" tutorial on the wiki shortly... have all the screencaps, just need the writing.
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Re: [Contest] Eggs ahoy! -- Design Easter Eggs to be added to the game. Deadline 3/22

 
The link was in the original post, so I'm guessing Pro decided to remove it.


Well if someone has it can they put it somewhere to get it, not really thinking I need to worry about the textures just as long as the .max/.3ds file has the correct lighting settings.

I can remap the textures and account for missing/unnecessary tiles, would just really prefer the model so I can create a grid template for positioning.

I can create an egg, but the proportions used for the sample egg seem disproportionate to account for more surface area.
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Re: [Contest] Eggs ahoy! -- Design Easter Eggs to be added to the game. Deadline 3/22

The issue is that the textures are in his /my documents/ folder, and since he uses XP, the directories it looks in (and reports back as "Hey, have you seen this texture lately, man?") reveal his name and some of his past consulting work... so it's a matter of privacy as well.

Plus it spits out what looks like errors but actually don't affect you provided you only want to play around with the egg, which might put some people who aren't used to 3DS off.

Anyway, tutorial is up for anyone who needs a quick primer.
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The issue is that the textures are in his /my documents/ folder, and since he uses XP, the directories it looks in (and reports back as "Hey, have you seen this texture lately, man?") reveal his name and some of his past consulting work... so it's a matter of privacy as well.

Plus it spits out what looks like errors but actually don't affect you provided you only want to play around with the egg, which might put some people who aren't used to 3DS off.

Anyway, tutorial is up for anyone who needs a quick primer.



Nice tutorial, but doesn't help me with what I am trying to do, guess I will have to wait and see if he reposts it.

To make a distributable model, all you would have to do is remove all the texture mappings and leave it as a wireframe and save the new scene as a .max file and there should be no errors as when it renders it should only render the wireframe.
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Re: [Contest] Eggs ahoy! -- Design Easter Eggs to be added to the game. Deadline 3/22

Awesome PTG!

However, the 8.0 version layout doesn't have a material editor button (where I can find it anyway) and so many options are ghosted out becasue its only a trial version.

I do not recommend users go to Autodesk and download this AdS Max 8 Trial just to see your model rendered. Now I hope it strips clean from my add remove programs.



Thanks for using my skin in your tutorial...the PP logo did turn out; you think?
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Awesome PTG!

However, the 8.0 version layout doesn't have a material editor button (where I can find it anyway) and so many options are ghosted out becasue its only a trial version.

I do not recommend users go to Autodesk and download this AdS Max 8 Trial just to see your model rendered. Now I hope it strips clean from my add remove programs.



Thanks for using my skin in your tutorial...the PP logo did turn out; you think?
At 400x400, yes... at 60x60, probably not ;)
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Re: [Contest] Eggs ahoy! -- Design Easter Eggs to be added to the game. Deadline 3/22

 
At 400x400, yes... at 60x60, probably not ;)




Good point. I'll just cross my fingers.....and toes!
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Re: [Contest] Eggs ahoy! -- Design Easter Eggs to be added to the game. Deadline 3/22

 
 
At 400x400, yes... at 60x60, probably not ;)




Good point. I'll just cross my fingers.....and toes!



I shrunk his screenie of your egg, and I can barely see the logo. It's possible that people with low screen resolutions will be able to see it. At the very least, it has the right color scheme for Easter.
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Yeech. People are reading way too deep into things.

Some people have asked me for the original egg model. I'm refusing all requests, including one or two from close friends, because Prometheus has taken the model down for a reason; no sense distributing a file he clearly doesn't want distributed.

No, I'm not hoarding it for my hearties. No, I'm not using it to work on my own entries. (I don't plan on entering, actually.) No, I'm not using it as a tool to be more or less "sportsmanlike". It's not a personal thing, I'm just not distributing it.

Be patient, I'm sure Pro will have another model along shortly, but PLEASE stop griefing me in PMs. The people who this applies to know who they are. (I mean, ferchristsakes, you've got WEEKS to finish your entries. A few hours of waiting won't kill you.)
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Re: [Contest] Eggs ahoy! -- Design Easter Eggs to be added to the game. Deadline 3/22

The model is back up! I pulled it to quickly check on a few things but everything's good to go.

To answer Kimarick's question, sure, the creators of the chosen patterns will get a free egg with their pattern on it.
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Re: [Contest] Eggs ahoy! -- Design Easter Eggs to be added to the game. Deadline 3/22

does the design have to do with pirates?
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Re: [Contest] Eggs ahoy! -- Design Easter Eggs to be added to the game. Deadline 3/22

I wouldn't think so mate. Anthything that looks good on 60x60 and wrapped around an egg will do. If your looking for tips on what might earn you points...only the judging committee knows that and I'm sure no hints will be provided on how they will score entries. Just make it appealing to the eye, clean and simple, and pray for the best. Good luck mate.
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I updated the mesh to reduce the errors for missing files it throws an exception for the animation sequence, but just continue the render as normal and you should be good to go.

Updated Egg Mesh

It will output the render to C:\TEMP just make sure u have that directory and you're all set.
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This is going to be such fun! But I don't have a 3D program either..O_O
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Which area is the target area front, left, top, or the degree angle?
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If it's going to be furniture, I imagine they'll be taking multiple angles. They'll probably stick to the "front" if there is one, though. (Like on Rhodin's dolls and the familiar series.)
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Re: [Contest] Eggs ahoy! -- Design Easter Eggs to be added to the game. Deadline 3/22

how exacly do u transfere a pic onto a message?
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