Dota 2 workshop monthly unnoficial competition - June

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Welcome to our 5th monthly unofficial Dota 2 workshop friendly competition

This month we decided to go for old guys on the workshop, the ones that received a a good amount of items last year and got almost forgotten after that by the workshop

reddit decided for us and here is the FIVE heroes we are going to work this month

---Heroes

Invoker
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Kunkka
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Tidehunter
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Morphling
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Natures Prophet
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---The competition

the idea of the competition is to create items in a friendly environment and with the feedback of the other participants to get the best result possible

this month is the first one with a sponsor, the guys from Handplane3d are giving 2 licenses for the best set and best single item

everything that is accepted by the workshop could be part of this competitions: solo items, sets, couriers, wards, HUDS and announcers

at the end of each month we will be compiling all the thumbnails for advertising

The items will be separated on the following categories

-Solo item (dont need to be part of a set)
-sets

--- Getting your item displayed on the first post

[php]SET NAME by USERNAME

THUMBNAIL_IMG[/php]or this one for 2 creators
[php]SET NAME by USERNAME and USERNAME_2

THUMBNAIL_IMG[/php]set_name - name of your set, use equal as on the workshop
workshop_user_link - your workshop page, so people can browse your other items easily
Username - the name you think its easier to people find you, can be the one from polycount or the steam
item_link - the workshop page of your item
thumbnail_img - the image link of the thumbnail that is INSIDE your item page on the workshop



---Rules
  • open for teams of any size
  • open for every acceptable item on the workshop
  • everyone should keep posting feedback on other works, the feedback should be constructive
  • the final submition need to be based on one of the heroes on the list or be a wearable item for that hero
  • it must be submitted to the workshop before the deadline
  • the deadline is the last day of the month at 23:59

---Prizes

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this month we are getting 2 keys for the Handplane3d software for the categories:
-Best set
-Best solo item

the prizes will be given to two different contributors, Best Set first then Best Solo item. If it happen to repeat the same winner, we will go for the next ones till we reach two unique winners




---Inspiring quotes


Wow, that's really awesome. Please keep us at Valve informed so we can help draw attention to the winners, progress threads, etc.
Some advice:
Try to give some attention to heroes that are under-served so far (in terms of amount of content).
The success of sets tracks well with the popularity of the hero. (Although popularity can vary between updates and as Icefrog changes balance.)
Look for heroes that the community seems to have trouble creating content for. Good work can really open up the design landscape and help people think about the dynamic range of potential designs.
Don't forget about single items (instead of full sets). Many of the most popular items in the game are single items. Mounts and weapons make good candidates for this, but it varies by hero.
Mix up these approaches. So maybe one month you do a popular hero and another month you do a hero that has few items.

-Brandon Reinhart (Valve)



I love you guys for doing this! Dota2 is my favorite game at the moment and Polycount is my favorite community! I'm very proud to be apart of such dedicated artists and I smile every time I see some Polycount work in game

-coots7

---Presentation

the presentation is a really important part on the workshop, save some time before the deadline for that. the first impression means a lot on the workshop.

If you want to fancy your presentation here is a the polycount logo over the aegis, there is no need of it to be used

http://puu.sh/1QtZy

---Previous Months
MAY
APRIL
MARCH
FEBRUARY

---FINISHED ENTRIES

Savage Riptide by DUSK
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Wild tide by Mantra

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Charred Runestick by Coyo.Te
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VITAMIN C DEFICIENCY by Tamarin


Force of Nature by JIM


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VOCIOUS AEON by Konras
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Bludgeon of the Aquatic Steed
by Airborn Studios

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The Wood's Warrior by DeerHunter

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The Aegis of the Wood by Prophet9

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Vitamin C Deficiency by Zenchuck

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FungalLord by Willypup and Robo

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  • BrontoThunder
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    I won't have time for a set but I'm definitely joining in this month :)

    I've been playing a lot of Prophet recently so I'll either make something for him or Invoker.

    Reeeeeally looking forward to seeing what you guys do with Morph!
  • PoPcorn
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    Woo, I already have a prophet set in the works. Nice timing!
  • Konras
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    Konras polycounter
    Fantastic heroes composition this time. Allot people play those chars (maybe without Morphling), and that is good because sets will get much more love I suppose. Anyway somethings is surely wrong with me, because first thing that I thought of was jrock hairstyle for Invoker :)
  • MdK
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    Definitely getting involved this month and going for a full set this time!
  • Tvidotto
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    looking forward to enter this month too

    invoker could have a magic book courier =] something like the fantasia genesis game
    [ame=" Game Sample - Genesis/MD - YouTube[/ame]
  • Spudnik
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    Spudnik dedicated polycounter
    I wanted to do that for my Polycount contest set :D
  • BrontoThunder
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    Tvidotto wrote: »
    looking forward to enter this month too

    invoker could have a magic book courier =] something like the fantasia genesis game
    Fantasia Game Sample - Genesis/MD - YouTube

    Dude!!

    How about a courier like Cheato from Banjo-Kazooie??
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  • Mr. Pockets
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    I think I'm going to try to do a set for Invoker if I have the time.

    Tvidotto is there a way you can post the reference charts for these heroes like you have in previous contest threads if you have the time? I'd love to use them to concept with.
  • Esaxil
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    Tvidotto wrote: »
    looking forward to enter this month too

    invoker could have a magic book courier =] something like the fantasia genesis game


    Dude!!

    How about a courier like Cheato from Banjo-Kazooie??


    You guys motivated me, first begening of concept i did (bit crappy atm) , if anyone whant to push it, feel free :)

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  • Hudston
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    Hudston triangle
    Dude!!

    How about a courier like Cheato from Banjo-Kazooie??
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    So many happy memories!

    I'm torn. I don't know whether I want to do Nature's Prophet or Invoker this month... Both? :poly124:

    Also, another vote for the reference sheets!
  • Zaphk
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    Zaphk spline
    Yay, so may heroes! I want to make something for Invoker♥ and Onilolz wants Tide, so we'll make 2 sets again :)
  • Frump
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    Frump dedicated polycounter
    INVOKER HAS NO NEED OF BOOKS! "My mind is my Arcanery." - Invoker

    His whole deal is that he uses his memory to be a boss wizard. He has forgotten more spells than most wizards ever learned.

    It's a fine idea for a courier, but a bit strange to associate it with Invoker himself.

    I suppose I'll be making an Invoker set this month. :)
  • Rhyadel
    I always thought a Necronomicon book courier with a demon hand sticking out to walk on (Like Thing from the Adam's Family) would be pretty neat. Books don't seem to fit invoker too well.

    Can't wait to see the new sets and items for these heroes. They need some love.
  • Esaxil
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    I think some book courrier for him is fine, as in the description it justify it. Something like " Even if Invoker needs no more books to master magic, he likes their old friendly company.." :)
  • Lennyagony
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    Great selection of Heroes this time around. I'm going to jump in with Tide, update the cannon i have and base a set around it.

    I'm thinking, netting, rope, old glass fishing floats, fish, shells, scales etc etc.
  • Paskie
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    Might throw in something for tide since i have some stuff going on for him. Want to do some kind of Keen engineer, scraps, salvaged parts.
  • Robobobo
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    gonna try to do 3-4 sets :D
  • I-ninja
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    I made this to help you guys out Kunkka,Invoker, and Morphing will be done by the end of today

    Edit: ha, a book with a bookbag
  • Konras
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    Konras polycounter
    Book courier for invoker isn't anything that Invoker players would appreciate in my opinion. Playing him is like a little mini game, like some sort of memory puzzle. Maybe some floating device that would turn, rotate, transform, builded out of parts colored according to his hexes. Similar to rubick cube/sphere would be much more suited for this character. Anyway that's just my humble opinion :)
  • Tamarin
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    Tamarin triangle
    I am going to try Kunkka

    here is my try at a hat.

    What is Kunkka's neck? Is it the belt?
  • Mantra
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    Did anyone else notice that the in-game skin of tidehunter doesnt match the color mask provided on the workshop page? The dark green stripes are missing. Makes it kind of hard to create body mods. Just so you know when doing concepts.
  • MechBgum
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    Will think something about this sea beast. Used to play Tidehunter an awful LOT when I was a newbie. My friend who was playing wc3 dota for god knows how many years would always say "well, yeah, pick tidehunter".
  • belkun
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    belkun polycounter
    Not a big fan of this month's heroes, since most of them have loads of stuff, while there are still heroes with barely 1 set. Still, I'll see if I can start working on something next week if I have some free time. Also hopefully try to get a cool concept to work with instead of my crappy stuff.

    Good luck guys! Hope to see awesome work as always!
  • Vayne4800
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    Vayne4800 polycounter
    I want to make something for Morphling but yet to come up with a concept. Any concept artist willing to collaborate is welcome.
  • MechBgum
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    belkun wrote: »
    since most of them have loads of stuff

    mostly ancient poorly designed stuff
  • Mr. Pockets
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    So here are 2 concepts I'm working on. The invoker set is kinda loose but it's something to work off.

    I think I'll primarily aim to make this kunkka weapon first though, since it'll be my first complete item to be put up on the workshop and less of an endeavor than an entire set.

    The Admiral's Straight Razor:
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    Vestments of Tornadus:
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  • Konras
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    Konras polycounter
    This month I will go probably for single items. Those that are needed the most in my opinion are cool Invoker haircuts, so I made first one haha :D
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    Will do probably a couple of this because I cant decide what hair style will be best for him :)
  • multitud3
    here's a few weapon concepts if anyone wants to collaborate! will be working up some summons for nature's prophet and invoker in the next day or two if anyone is interested in that, too.
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  • BrontoThunder
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    Konras wrote: »
    This month I will go probably for single items. Those that are needed the most in my opinion are cool Invoker haircuts, so I made first one haha :D
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    Will do probably a couple of this because I cant decide what hair style will be best for him :)
    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelloeverybodythisisinvokerandimbringingyouguysagameplaycommentary.
  • reverendK
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    he's a vulcan!
    vulcan: nature's prophet B. that's my vote.
    I'm gonna try to squeeze out some concepts today. prepare yourselves!
  • Anuxinamoon
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    Konras wrote: »
    This month I will go probably for single items. Those that are needed the most in my opinion are cool Invoker haircuts, so I made first one haha :D
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    Will do probably a couple of this because I cant decide what hair style will be best for him :)

    So awesome!
    Totes reminded me of this xD
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  • Tvidotto
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    multitud3 wrote: »
    here's a few weapon concepts if anyone wants to collaborate! will be working up some summons for nature's prophet and invoker in the next day or two if anyone is interested in that, too.
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    great concepts man


    @Anuxi - where did you find that?? hahaha
  • multitud3
    thanks for the kind words!

    i'm going to hold off on the summons for invoker/nature's prophet until someone wants to make one, as they seem to be more involved. moving on to some tidehunter weapons for today!
  • Tamarin
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    Tamarin triangle
    I like nature's prophet weapon/staff B.

    I started work on Kunkka's belt today. Trying to make everything fit with the ingame items. My own shoulders are going to be really minimal and not bulky like the standard ones.
  • multitud3
    here's a couple of silly tidehunter weapon concepts!

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  • Konras
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    Konras polycounter
    Thanks for comments Bronto and Anuxi :) I don't know those memes, however I hope this headset will not be next super fail. I have made some slight changes, and now to the retopocopter and than bakemobile!!!

    As for Kunkka and Tidehunter weapons/sets I would like to remind that those two are worst enemies and it would be super cool to have some kind of item/items referring to each other for Kunkka/Tide.
  • reverendK
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    i decided kunkka needs a pipe. still thinking about the rest of the head. we'll see when i get sculpting probably.
    KunkkaPipe.jpg

    also..does anybody know anything about adding effects? it might be something i'd like to figure out so i can get the smoke in there.
  • Anuxinamoon
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    JAK SPARROW helm is awesome :D
    @Anuxi - where did you find that?? hahaha
    I found it on joindota forums; what dota2 couple is the best? his gif was Pajkatt + mirror xD
  • Monkzoren
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    Well well, my first post and entry here on polycount, but been a forum lurker for ages. Going to try to create a unique sword for Kunka.... here is my 5 min sketch 6g1Jwf.JPG just saying, a boat in a sword is just how logic works.
  • aivanov
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    aivanov triangle
    Will finally have the free time to do the challenge this month. Here's my concept:

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    Still brainstorming sword; there's only so many blade variations that don't look goofy or people haven't done =P. Hopefully I can pull off a convincing cockatoo/macaw mix with the parrot.
  • Zoja
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    aivanov wrote: »
    Will finally have the free time to do the challenge this month. Here's my concept:

    ib1AqCbeXPOK77.jpg

    Still brainstorming sword; there's only so many blade variations that don't look goofy or people haven't done =P. Hopefully I can pull off a convincing cockatoo/macaw mix with the parrot.

    The parrot would be an awesome courier for kunk :)
    nice concept
  • Palioseiras
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    hello there, first post.. been lurking here awhile..!

    Making a Kunkka set and i see the competition is fierce..! here are some first ideas i had, tell me what you think..! Thanks for all the info in this forum, really helpful!

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  • Andyk125
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    @ReverendK: I really like the look of his head! It makes him almost a comletely diffrent character. Great concept drawing btw, which I could draw like that :p
  • Prophet9
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    For Nature's Prophet Ability 3 listed on the workshop download page, is this something we can do for him? I presume it's his little Treant summon. There is nothing in the download package about them though.
    Do we get this only from decompiling?
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    With moving apartments, two sets in progress and the Warlock Golem importer bugged I haven't been able to upload anything in over a month D:

    Gonna stop everything and bust out an Invoker concept I've been wanting to do since this month's contest started - should have it done by the weekend... end.

    20 or so minute blockout, I'm no good at keeping track of time:

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    ReverendK-- Sweet Kunkka headpiece concept!
    Bronto-- That Karl hair's looking mighty fine >:D
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    How will you do the symbol on the head? A floating alpha?
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    With moving apartments, two sets in progress and the Warlock Golem importer bugged I haven't been able to upload anything in over a month D:

    Gonna stop everything and bust out an Invoker concept I've been wanting to do since this month's contest started - should have it done by the weekend... end.

    20 or so minute blockout, I'm no good at keeping track of time:

    mNpEQNi.jpg

    Looks great, I'm also wondering about the symbol on his forehead? Your hair is very similar to a concept I have been working on over the last week. Great minds think alike I guess :P
  • Robbiek1000
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    DONE!

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    J/K, good luck everyone.
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