View Full Version : MGAC - 29 - Weapons of Oddworld

11 November 2006, 06:40 AM

design and model/texture a unique and bizzare weapon that would fit into the oddworld universe. this can be anything from the Live Ammo Style crossbow in Strangers Wrath to the Large Snoozer from Munch's Odysee.

600 Triangles
1 512 x 512 Colour, Spec, and Diffuse map
i'm not positive about these as i'm not really a weapons model guy, so please lemm know if this is too much or not

incredible reference library:
... which seems to be partially broken at the moment, so here:
- the weapons all use consumer products as the ammo. the idea is to get pounded by the product and "learn to love it", eventually making the victim product-addicted. why market the product only in ads, if you can literaly throw the product at the consumer. Blitzpacker, Lungbuster and Snuzi - from the Art of Oddworld the first Ten years

starts: Friday Nov 03rd 2006
ends: Friday Nov 10th 2006 12:00 PM CET

11 November 2006, 08:37 AM
I love the idea and I have enough time to join this one.:thumbsup:

Good luck to all the participants!

11 November 2006, 10:39 PM
I like this idea a lot. Its too bad that site is down, I was hoping to get some good concept work off of that page. I should have some time to enter this as well.

11 November 2006, 08:24 AM
a bit limiting on texture size imo 512's maybe

11 November 2006, 09:30 AM
there site is back up :)

11 November 2006, 04:52 PM
Sweet.... I'm going to try and get in this. I like the references but I have never played the game.

I agree the 256 seems a bit low. I don't usually nitpick about these things but you did say you weren't sure. I'd like to see 800tris and a 512 texture.

11 November 2006, 05:08 PM
Does a 256 x 256 texture mean only diffuse? Or are normal, alpha, spec, etc allowed?

11 November 2006, 06:44 PM
the site still doesnt seem to work for me. Its not down, its just that none of the links work for different sections. Does anyone know of another similar site? And I agree on the low texture res - I was hoping maybe 512 diffuse, spec, and normal.

11 November 2006, 02:18 AM
I'm in :) never really like the games but the odd world art was always cool, should be fun

11 November 2006, 02:48 AM
So can we get some confirmation on the limitations? This challenge is only a week so every minute counts.

11 November 2006, 03:01 AM
first post edited, texture is now 512 x 512, you can have a diffuse (that's colour in Max and seperate shadow layer in Maya) plus a spec. if you've got time for a normal map than know yourself out, but i don't think it'll really be fair to judge a normal mapped model against a regular one, so maybe do it as extra but don't expect anything for it?

11 November 2006, 09:10 AM
ok here's my max version of the Blitz Packer exactly 600 tri, it's going to be a no frills job (time wont allow) :P I hope I'm not the only one going to submit a final entry that would be sick for such a cool mini

come on guys!

ScudzAlmighty do you think we should make a deadline extension?

11 November 2006, 04:41 PM
So, this was a flaming baseball ball cannon untill I found out that it was 600 tris not polies. And reducing to 600 tris would make it look not exacly as i want it to, so thats it.

11 November 2006, 05:42 PM
You could've removed the back pack and added a clip like fuel canister in front of the handle.

11 November 2006, 06:41 PM
Doing that will force me to redisign the whole thing :p

Something with electricity and 4-6 small pumps sticking out of the main gun. Yep, yep...

11 November 2006, 07:06 PM
hello, guy, this is my 1st post on cgtalk, and i just a newbie at game art design,
i just make a "Hot Water Gun" for contest

It alway warm ur water to high tempature and shot like shower, 598 polygon,
C & C are welcome

11 November 2006, 07:34 PM
If anything, this will finally put to rest the whole "people aren't participating because of the 2500 poly limits" debate.

11 November 2006, 08:44 PM
So, this was a flaming baseball ball cannon untill I found out that it was 600 tris not polies. And reducing to 600 tris would make it look not exacly as i want it to, so thats it.

You can use sprites insted of mesh for the baseballs. I see a lot that can be optimized there to fit within the limits and not change the design..

11 November 2006, 09:55 PM
It has about 450 polies and 960 tris so far. Without any balls or anything extra. If you can point out some major places to kill some tris, be my guest. Taking into account that I despite the overusage of sprites ofcourse. ;)

11 November 2006, 10:00 PM

I agree with the others, Mefix your piece could be optimized further :P even keeping the same design it could be pushed down to under 600 tri, my design would have been more like around 850 tri before optimization but I managed to get the same design and under the 600 limit

ScudzAlmighty could we get an extension until Monday possibly?

11 November 2006, 10:16 PM
Cheers! :)
Edit, I hate what I did. Too low poly for me...

11 November 2006, 01:54 AM
wow, so many replies/entries in one day that's awesome:thumbsup:
everything looks great so far, allthough Hanzo, i gotta say while thats a great Blitz Packer,the point of the comp, all of them really, isn't to just model an existing but to create an original, sorry

since it's so close to the deadline and it looks like nobody's got to texturing yet (myself included), i think maybe we can push it to saturday at midnight, so one extra day

11 November 2006, 06:17 AM
as much as it pained me to drop my first round about ScudzAlmighty :twisted:
here's my scramble blaster, can you guess what it shoots? haha

600 tri

11 November 2006, 06:36 AM
from the looks of that smiley i'm guessing that it shoots me?

here's my wip

11 November 2006, 06:39 PM
Sure wish I caught this thread at the beginning of the week, looks like a fun time...

11 November 2006, 07:44 PM
Sure wish I caught this thread at the beginning of the week, looks like a fun time...

Yea me too, how could I've missed this :cry:

we're on 29th challenge. Amazing :applause:

11 November 2006, 05:25 AM
Hyper-active Larva?
Work force in an uproar?
Bring things to a standstill with the all new GOBSTOPPER MKII

Fires .45 cal Adhesive Acid Slugs

596 triangles
512 x 512 colour map

11 November 2006, 02:12 AM
so... nobody finished?

i win again...
by default...

11 November 2006, 02:41 PM
lol, kinda dissappointed not to see any finished entry

11 November 2006, 06:52 PM
128 sudden death overtime!

11 November 2006, 10:42 PM
Well even though this is over. I found the comp a little late and a friend did a concept for me. So here is the wip. About a days worth of jabbing around.

It's the System Hacker...No computer systems security can withstand it's might

11 November 2006, 10:48 PM
To tell you the truth I don't think these weapons are really odd

11 November 2006, 10:55 PM
To tell you the truth I don't think these weapons are really odd

Where are you from? Cause where I live I don't get to see all kinds of people running around shooting soda into peoples faces or launching gobstoppers into a crowd of screaming people and hacking up computers with large hatchets.

11 November 2006, 11:22 PM
Sorry I didn't mean to offend anybody, its just when I saw the thread, I was expecting to see something that I'd expect to see in an odd world game.

11 November 2006, 01:05 AM
I know I'm way late for this, but... this is what I've got. If I wasn't sick of staring at it there's definitely more stuff that could be done to it, but that'll have to wait for another day.

11 November 2006, 01:36 AM

yoyoman: the point of Oddworld isn't necessarily that things are "odd" but simply that it is a fantastic and over-the-top mirror to our own reality. where in our world someone may say that a product is being shoved down their throats through marketing, in Oddworld things are a bit more literal.

JesseMoody: kick-ass submission, what's on the back? it kinda looks like a monitor or some kinda tube with something in it.

timothyD: can you tell me what it is? aside from being a gun of some-kind? excellent texture work by the way

- and if anybody's interested, there's finally been some news about what Oddworlds been up to for the last year+

Citizen Siege (

11 November 2006, 02:21 AM
Well I was going to have it fire sticks of bubblegum (hence the square barrel), but never really got around to that, mostly because I ran out of polies in the cylinder.

11 November 2006, 02:41 AM

JesseMoody: kick-ass submission, what's on the back? it kinda looks like a monitor or some kinda tube with something in it.

- and if anybody's interested, there's finally been some news about what Oddworlds been up to for the last year+

Citizen Siege (

Hey Scudz... Well it is basically a pc strapped to someones back so I added a plexiglass window and you can see inside and see the vid card, memory, cables, etc. The 512x512 left me with low res on a lot of stuff so I tried to focus on the main pieces. I still want to work on this since I don't feel as if it's done. Too bad I missed the deadline. Ahh well.. Still glad I did it.

11 November 2006, 09:11 AM
So is there going to be a next mgac anytime soon?
it has been since 019 that i participated i would like to do another one:)

11 November 2006, 12:59 AM
as far as i know they happen whenever someone with an idea starts one.
somebody suggested this idea in the last mgac and when i said it was a great idea somebody else told me to start it. i don't think there's anything official behind it.

11 November 2006, 09:21 AM
Well pick a winner from the late joiners and make the winner choose the next mgac:)
plus its not nice to let a starter that won last time win again because there are no other finished contestants.

11 November 2006, 06:16 PM
wow.... really? it's not nice? so who's supposed to win? one of the five guys that said "Hey this is a great idea!" and then didn't enter? or the people that asked for an extension and still didn't finish? i don't mean any disrespect towards them, i'm sure they tried and many of the posted W.I.P's were promising but i'm not going to belittle the effort they did put in by announceing that the winner is someone who joined after the contest was already over. both of the late entries are excellent, and i applaud them for submitting anyway, but it would be a lot less nice to the other entrants to make one of them the winner.

also, i am FULLY aware that the person who starts the thread(me) and decides(also me) the winnner, shouldn't get to win(yep, me again). But this is a contest, and if there's only one submission, that's the winner. meaning if ANYBODY ELSE had finished, they would have won.

as far as the next comp goes, i didn't mean to say that i was told " you get to run the next one" just that if i wanted to i could. so if you want to, go ahead. in fact i order you to start the next MGAC. make it about alternate helmets/hats for players in Fable, with a poly count of 256 and a single colour map of 64x64.
do it now.
you have no choice.
my will be done.
blah blah blah.
yadda yadda.

11 November 2006, 10:31 PM
part of the problem is finding something decent for reference, so i backed out of the challenge :/

11 November 2006, 10:38 PM
Based on what i can see about Oddworlds weapons they are typically "goofy" but nicely modeled and textured.

- a gun that shoots cigarettes.
- a gun that shoots soda cans
- guns that shoot sleeping pills/needles

those seem to be the basis for the concepts. if i participate i will take these ideas into account.

11 November 2006, 10:56 PM
I never liked any of Oddworld's games.

I think the weapons in this thread are looking pretty cool though

11 November 2006, 10:58 PM
RekO, i'd love to see a submission, in fact i'd love to just keep this thread going forever as some kinda tribute to Oddworld at least. but remember, the three guns posted at the beginning are just some examples of the types of weapons that can be found in the oddworld games. there's planty of standard machine-gun type weapons, and Stranger used a crossbow that fired living animals, so you don't need to be limited to mass-murder-marketing.
tin-tin, what kinda references were you looking for?

i appologize if i gave anyone the impression that they were to model an existing weapon, i'm pretty sure i didn't say that anywhere, but if i gave you that idea, again, i appologize

11 November 2006, 09:37 AM
Id say have TimothyD start up the number 30... at least pass it on.

11 November 2006, 12:43 PM
........ in fact i'd love to just keep this thread going forever as some kinda tribute to Oddworld at least.

:)..on that note,here's my attempt at something odd :thumbsup:

11 November 2006, 01:31 PM
haha awesome idea! The muzzle should be triangular :thumbsup:

11 November 2006, 06:47 PM
Ha! i love it:thumbsup:

i agree about the muzzle, making it triangular might work a bit better, also it doesn't look like the normal map is doing very much, i can see a little on the back but thats all...
awesome entry:thumbsup:

11 November 2006, 05:59 AM
Great work everyone! It's too bad these things haven't been working out too good lately. Does anyone have an idea for when the next one will start, and who will lead it?

11 November 2006, 11:45 PM
Is anyone starting a new mgac?

11 November 2006, 01:39 PM
Well if anyone has a good idea on the next MGAC feel free to start it!

11 November 2006, 02:54 PM
ive been terribly busy with work unfortunately. but I will make the time this week to get a gun made :). ill play with some concepts today.


11 November 2006, 06:41 PM
Is anyone starting a new mgac?

I think we definatly need to continue, the winner should post the next challenge, otherwise, we'll vote on someone to post the new thing, we're two or so weeks behind

11 November 2006, 07:18 PM
I've begun a new challenge: MGAC 30 - The Horde ( Enter it or be overrun by a screaming mob.

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