Worthwhile Contest - Hot Air Balloon Design Contest!

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Worthwhile Contest - Hot Air Balloon Design Contest!

Postby Dare » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:51 am

The idea of this contest is simple, anyone can enter! I'm sure many of you will find this contest rewarding and fun.

You must design a balloon using the template given, and that's about it!

Design it however you want, with whatever you want. It can be as simple or as complex as you like. There will be prizes!

Scoring:
?/85 | Your balloon design - I am judging on creativity! I want to see something spectacular.
?/15 | Your basket design - you must design a basket as well. Can be simple wooden texture if you want.
Extra points awarded for accessories! Examples include ragdolls and sandbags.

Rules:
1) Balloon is not functional for a reason. Do not make it fly or attempt to put an engine on it.
2) Nothing inappropriate on the balloon. No nudity, no sexual references.
3) Don't worry if you are not artistic, I will be gracious.
4) Feel free to put any accessories on the balloon!

How To Enter:
Simply add scene response to the given scene:

Rating: rated 5
Filesize: 253.28 kB
Comments: 2
Ratings: 1
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If you do not add scene response, your design will not be marked.

Prizes:
If you win, I will make your balloon fully functional and upload it with your name and credit.

Bonus! If I really like your design, I will build any aircraft of your choice!

Scoreboard:
1)TC42 - 109/100
2) Someone Else - 27/100




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Re: Worthwhile Contest - Hot Air Balloon Design Contest!

Postby Rrobba » Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:55 pm

Must it hover or glide?
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Re: Worthwhile Contest - Hot Air Balloon Design Contest!

Postby Someone Else » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:10 pm

Robba wrote:Must it hover or glide?


I doubt it... read rule number 1.

But, there is a small chance I will enter. I will probably make the actual balloon lighter than air so it floats and I will add a simple air friction engine on a pivot to power it.
Why? BECAUSE I DO NOT CARE ABOUT RULES THAT ARE THERE FOR NO APPARENT REASON HAHAHA! :twisted:
But, really, why is that rule there?
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Re: Worthwhile Contest - Hot Air Balloon Design Contest!

Postby Dare » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:53 am

Someone Else wrote:
Robba wrote:Must it hover or glide?


I doubt it... read rule number 1.

But, there is a small chance I will enter. I will probably make the actual balloon lighter than air so it floats and I will add a simple air friction engine on a pivot to power it.
Why? BECAUSE I DO NOT CARE ABOUT RULES THAT ARE THERE FOR NO APPARENT REASON HAHAHA! :twisted:
But, really, why is that rule there?


Because I said so. It's a design contest, and also if you win, you have just ruined the prize.
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Re: Worthwhile Contest - Hot Air Balloon Design Contest!

Postby Someone Else » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:40 pm

Dare wrote:
Someone Else wrote:
Robba wrote:Must it hover or glide?


I doubt it... read rule number 1.

But, there is a small chance I will enter. I will probably make the actual balloon lighter than air so it floats and I will add a simple air friction engine on a pivot to power it.
Why? BECAUSE I DO NOT CARE ABOUT RULES THAT ARE THERE FOR NO APPARENT REASON HAHAHA! :twisted:
But, really, why is that rule there?


Because I said so. It's a design contest, and also if you win, you have just ruined the prize.


Well, anyway, I have posted my entry as a response to the base scene.
I will not post the scene here partly because I do not have to, partly because I am a bit lazy, and partly because of the rule I mentioned in a previous post.

So, hunt it down yourself.
There are two balloons. On the left one, drop the breakable sandbags by holding the up arrow. On the right one, toggle the engine by tapping Enter and rotate it with left and right.

[color=#E8E8FF] for the win!!!


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Re: Worthwhile Contest - Hot Air Balloon Design Contest!

Postby TC42 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:44 am

Congrats, Someone Else!

Are we allowed to use textures that we've made ourselves? 'Cuz I cannot draw with the Algodoo interface, but I am good at Photoshop :D
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Re: Worthwhile Contest - Hot Air Balloon Design Contest!

Postby Dare » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:04 am

TC42 wrote:Congrats, Someone Else!

Are we allowed to use textures that we've made ourselves? 'Cuz I cannot draw with the Algodoo interface, but I am good at Photoshop :D

Of course.
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Re: Worthwhile Contest - Hot Air Balloon Design Contest!

Postby Dare » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:13 am

Rating: rated 5
Filesize: 440.79 kB
Comments: 0
Ratings: 1
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Scoring:
8/85 | Just a gold texture, nothing amazing there...
7/15 | No real design on basket.
12 bonus points - I see sandbags and ragdoll, I also like that you have made a functioning basket.

Total:
27/100

Closing Comments:
You just had to make one that flew, didn't you? Anyway I am sorry about such a low score, but I think you could've done so much better.
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Re: Worthwhile Contest - Hot Air Balloon Design Contest!

Postby Someone Else » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:17 am

Dare wrote:You just had to make one that flew, didn't you?


Got that right. :mrgreen:
But, at least now I can build a more powerful Thymed prop and still claim Phundamentalism.

Dare wrote:Anyway I am sorry about such a low score,

Ah, it's okay. I sort of slapped something together just to prove a point. I say sort of because, well, it seems that nobody other than Paradigm or Conundrumer could possibly consider that level of complexity "slapping something together".

Dare wrote:but I think you could've done so much better.

Probably. But, as I said above, I made these balloons mainly to prove a point.

Dare wrote:8/85 | Just a gold texture, nothing amazing there...
7/15 | No real design on basket.
12 bonus points - I see sandbags and ragdoll, I also like that you have made a functioning basket.


The gold texture was really only there so the polygons in the balloon would actually look like polygons instead of rounded, disconnected blobs.
On the basket, the design is actually a wooden texture- the noncolliding part is oriented with the grain horizontal and is mostly transparent, while the colliding part is opaque and reddish, so its vertical grain shows partly through. I tried to make it sort of look like it was woven out of some kind of reed.

Did you see my invisi-text in my last post? It is kind of important, but not completely original. I saw invisi-text on some old post somewhere, and then set out to replicate it. I really don't know exactly what the color should be, but oh well. It's close enough.
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Re: Worthwhile Contest - Hot Air Balloon Design Contest!

Postby Dare » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:53 am

No.
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Re: Worthwhile Contest - Hot Air Balloon Design Contest!

Postby Nxdt » Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:14 pm

Thought i'd give this a go. Happy with colourful design, really cool yet simple flame/burner effect. Press up to ignite.

Don't mark it cos i'm not finished yet.
Rating: rated 5
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Re: Worthwhile Contest - Hot Air Balloon Design Contest!

Postby Someone Else » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:20 pm

At the moment, you have got me beat on the balloon part for sure.
The burner thing should get you some bonus points.
But, I see no ragdolls, sandbags, or functional baskets. All of which mine have.
Even so, you probably have me beat.
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Re: Worthwhile Contest - Hot Air Balloon Design Contest!

Postby TC42 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:19 am

My entry.

Man, that thumbnail came out perfectly!

Press the up arrow to use the burner
Press the down arrow to drop the sand bags (and watch some of the sand come out :D)
I love textures. The texture tool is my frieeeeeend.....

All of it is made by me except for the wicker texture and the Emil rag-doll.


EDIT: Crap. The textures don't show up when you download it. I can't find a fix for this bug; you'll just have to look at the thumbnail to see the textures :( Oh well... there goes my chance at winning... The rest of it still functions, though, textures or not. Please grade the looks by the thumbnail because you can't see the textures in the scene.
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Re: Worthwhile Contest - Hot Air Balloon Design Contest!

Postby Dare » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:36 am



Scoring:
72/85 | Extremely nice texturing work, I am very impressed! :thumbup: Nice colours too.
9/15 | Extremely good texture for basket!
28 bonus points - Emil ragdoll is great! :lol: I like sand bags and burner.

Total:
109/100

Closing Comments:
Absolutely amazing balloon!! Textures work fine, and are amazing. I think this could be a winner, it is truly spectacular!
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Re: Worthwhile Contest - Hot Air Balloon Design Contest!

Postby Dare » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:37 am

Nxdt, please don't forget to add scene response when uploading, or else I won't count it. Balloon is looking great!!
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Re: Worthwhile Contest - Hot Air Balloon Design Contest!

Postby TC42 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:44 am

Dare wrote:Scoring:
72/85 | Extremely nice texturing work, I am very impressed! :thumbup: Nice colours too.
9/15 | Extremely good texture for basket!
28 bonus points - Emil ragdoll is great! :lol: I like sand bags and burner.

Total:
109/100

Closing Comments:
Absolutely amazing balloon!! Textures work fine, and are amazing. I think this could be a winner, it is truly spectacular!


Thank you for the quick response!! I wonder why the textures don't work on my PC... :problem:

Anyway, Nxdt, I may just have to 'borrow' your burner idea and implement it in my scene. :cool:
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Re: Worthwhile Contest - Hot Air Balloon Design Contest!

Postby Dare » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:50 pm

Bumping this to get it back to the top.

Any more entries? ;) Contest Forum is weak these days, people don't know a good contest when they see one.
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Re: Worthwhile Contest - Hot Air Balloon Design Contest!

Postby TC42 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:18 pm

Dare wrote:Bumping this to get it back to the top.
Any more entries? ;) Contest Forum is weak these days, people don't know a good contest when they see one.


Yeah, I noticed that the contest forum has gone down quite a bit (even if I was not a user back then :D). We need more active users (how many are there? 10? 15? Maybe 25 at a stretch). It is sad... :cry: Now I've contributed to the bump; I support it!!
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Re: Worthwhile Contest - Hot Air Balloon Design Contest!

Postby Penguin186 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:55 pm

This is my entry but i think that TC42 will win:

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Re: Worthwhile Contest - Hot Air Balloon Design Contest!

Postby Dare » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:31 am

:clap: for the retard of the day.

Please read rules and info before entering into this contest. There is no way in hell I'm marking this balloon or even considering it an entry into the contest.

Disqualified.
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Re: Worthwhile Contest - Hot Air Balloon Design Contest!

Postby frogman786 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:54 am

Someone Else wrote:Did you see my invisi-text in my last post? It is kind of important, but not completely original. I saw invisi-text on some old post somewhere, and then set out to replicate it. I really don't know exactly what the color should be, but oh well. It's close enough.

the exact color is F2F2F2

is the contest still open?
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Re: Worthwhile Contest - Hot Air Balloon Design Contest!

Postby Dare » Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:13 am

Yes.
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Re: Worthwhile Contest - Hot Air Balloon Design Contest!

Postby frogman786 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:18 am

ok i'll try get an entry in over the next week
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Re: Worthwhile Contest - Hot Air Balloon Design Contest!

Postby frogman786 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:19 am

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it's sort of basic but it's something
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Re: Worthwhile Contest - Hot Air Balloon Design Contest!

Postby Dare » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:29 am

FFS...

Dare wrote:You must design a balloon using the template given


Try again next time.
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