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A contest for player modelers daring them to create the meanest, smartest, toughest character possible be it: human, hybrid, mechanical, alien or animal, worthy of competing in a tournament battle to the end.

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Theme

The tolling of the midnight bell echoes through the moonlit halls of the New York Museum, breaking the silence. For a 100 years, this stone monolith has stood as a testament to human knowledge in all its forms. Ancient tomes and forgotten texts line bookshelves of impossible height, spiral staircases and dust-lined corridors make what was once a place for late-night study into a shadowy labyrinth for tonight's bloody cabal.

The rules of this deadly ballet are simple: A combatant of any race, size or species may enter. Only one may leave. It's going to be a long night at the Library.

Your challenge, should you choose to accept

Design, build and submit to Mod DB & Addon DB your ultimate tournament player model which fits the theme above.

The competition sponsor is Tournament.com, an exciting new service which puts gamers head to head for real cash prizes. Currently in beta, Tournament.com is giving players a $20.00 bonus for signing up to play their favorite games - to get involved check out Tournament.com.

Prizes

The three best entries will receive:


Rules

All entries will be judged by Mod DB and Addon DB staff with visual build quality, attention to detail and suiting the competition theme key assessment criteria.

  • The competition will close on June 17th with the winners announced a week later on June the 24th. The best entries will be showcased in this feature on Mod DB and on Addon DB as the editors choice spotlight. NOTE. date extension given, see here for the details
  • There is no limit on the number of entries you may submit.
  • In any and all cases of dispute the Judges' decision is final.
  • The model has to follow the theme given for each competition.
  • The model does not need to be compiled for a particular game engine.
  • You can not re use old models and/or textures all work must be newly created, evidence of reuse will result in disqualification.
  • Keep in the spirit of things and show off your work in progress shots in the competition forum thread.
  • Evidence of use of image/photo manipulation software to enhance the final render will result in disqualification. Use of such software is only permitted in order to crop/resize images, add your name/e-mail/site/etc., or to add a frame/logo.
  • The theme is inspired by the Matthew Reilly novel Contest - check it out for ideas.
  • Maximum Triangles: 8000
  • Maximum Textures:
    1024 x 1024 Diffuse
    1024 x 1024 Specular
    1024 x 1024 Alpha
    1024 x 1024 Normals
    1024 x 1024 Glow

Entering

All discussion and work in progress shots should be posted in the thread provided here. You are encouraged to submit renders so we can provide feedback and help you mod your way to winning! When your final model is done:

  • Please Zip or RAR your model in .obj format (preferred) along with all the texture sheets and upload it as an addon for standalone games.
  • In the addon description note the poly/tri count, map size and the model format and any other information about the model.
  • In the addon post a final render, GI wire frame, and your final texture sheet.
    Tip: Don’t render a dark skin against a light background or a light skin against a dark one and try to take your time perfecting the model then work on your uv.

Judging

The judging of the submitted models will be done by Mod DB and Addon DB staff.
Judges will choose and will select the top models to receive the awards and prizes. Mod DB staff reserve the absolute right to disqualify any submission that they believe may be in violation of rules.

Mod DB reserves the right to amend any of the above during the course of the contest with or without notice.

Conclusion

Good luck to all participants and may the best competitors win! Also thanks to Tournament.com for sponsoring the event.

The Winners

In the end it came down to 6 entries, which were brilliantly made considering the deadline and the fact that we (in)conveniently lined up the competition during exam time. Choosing a winner was tough as always but in the end the honor went to doncorneo99 who made AKIMBO The African Bush Warrior.

Akimbo

With a dress and fluffy bands to match, this is one creature that has pumped more weights than Arnie and is well deserving of a win. Seriously though the diffuse map is killer: model 9, skin 9, final 9.

SpaceMonkey Shadrian

Second place goes to solvalou who made Space Monkey. Now I’m not sure what a monkey is doing in space and he may look a little chubby, but my mum always told me to watch out for monkeys and this looks like one character you don’t want to upset. Awesome: model 10, skin none, final 8.

Third place goes to Dragonlord who worked his butt off on Shadrian. With 4 eyes and enough spiky bits to poke anything that gets near, I’d say good luck getting away from this bad-guy. Model 8, skin 5, final 7.

Jack PoliceBot Tanaka

Finally massive thanks to everyone who participated and missed out (Jack, Police Bot Roger and Tanaka). If you are after more, tons of work was shown off in the forums.

About Tournament.com

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Comments
RaptorIV
RaptorIV

Darn, too bad i stopped modelling :/

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Karuto
Karuto

Good luck, everyone! :D

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INtense! AuthorOnline
INtense!

indeed - i'm certain we will see some really really sweet player model entries. I've seen tons of great work on the moddb so hopefully everyone has fun and gets involved.

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA

Cant wait to see some of the entries :)

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r4scal
r4scal

sigh i cant model yet ;'(

only texture.

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PhoeniXXX
PhoeniXXX

i working on a human model but its for a our mod so i havent time to create another one -.-

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kinesis916
kinesis916

Sounds cool. Would certainly help with my modeling skills.

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Fell
Fell

ok, so in staying with the theme it has to be something you'd find in a museum, like something historical right?

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INtense! AuthorOnline
INtense!

No - that is just the setting, your aim is just to make a character good at fighting. So make something tough / badass!

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Fell
Fell

cool, i may see what i can come up with

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Nightshade08
Nightshade08

hmmmm.... im surprised Kratos isnt in the picture.

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Aeneas2020
Aeneas2020

do the models have to be textured?

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA

Yes :)

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Aeneas2020
Aeneas2020

hmm i'll see what i can do....got finals so may not have time

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lonewolf807
lonewolf807

Im gonna make bob the builder with a m16 lol

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Snark-Eater
Snark-Eater

I have a feeling we'll be seeing quite a few Master Chiefs, Solid Snakes, and more than one Boba fett I'm sure.

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Natace25
Natace25

If I make a model, one that is going to be in a mod of mine that I've been working on for quite some time now, you guys don't get the rights to use my model yeah?
Because I would love to enter it into the competition, however, I don't want to enter it and then have you guys at moddb pretty much take the ownership rights for my model.

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ahmedhalby
ahmedhalby

you are the worest thing in my life and i hope that you`ll be the worest in the future

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ahmedhalby
ahmedhalby

طظ فى ده منتدى و طظين كمان علشان خاطركم

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ahmedhalby
ahmedhalby

i`d like to play sexy games

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Ronnie42
Ronnie42

I thought that it would be a all out war for all the shooters. cause that would rock like master chief vs gear of war or doom guy vs radien from unreal tournment(original from mortal Kombat)

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taoki_tashiro
taoki_tashiro

good luck everyone
just wait the winner

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