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Character Modding Contest

Character Modding Contest
Mar 15 2014
Contest Over View Winners
Create or Edit a character for any PC game.
This time round we want to really push you guys to test your skills to the limit! Our previous contests have all revolved around creating a weapon replacement, this time we want you guys to mod an in-game character!

Since it is a bit different from usual we are going to give you DOUBLE the normal time limit allowing plenty of time to learn new skills (see below) or work as a team. I'll also outline some frequently asked questions and rules below.

1. This contest covers both player models, non-player characters (NPC's) as well as any other enemy/creature featured in a PC game!
2. You can choose to either create a brand new character or edit an existing one.
3. The contest covers all levels of modding, from basic retextures right through to custom models.
4. The submission can be for ANY PC game or mod and can be as realistic or as cray as you like!
5. You CAN use existing assets such as models, animations, rigs, textures, etc on condition that you have permission from the original author/developer and that it does not violate our porting rules.
6. You must state which game it is for in the submission profile.

Modding a character give you load of potential possibilities, remember that you can add or edit the following.

- Custom Models
- Custom Textures
- Custom UV / light / normal maps
- Custom Animations
- Custom Sounds / Voice Acting

Below are some useful resources such as base models and tutorials!


- Base character model

- Base head model

- Base robot model

- Player Models Section (GameBanana)

- Humanoid Animations


- Character Modeling Tutorials
- Character Rigging and Animation Tutorials
- Character texturing tutorial

Contest Prizes

- 1st Place Custom Model: $125 + 3D print of your model (subject to availability)
- 2nd Place Custom Model: $75
- 3rd Place Custom Model: $50
- 1st Place Default Model: $75
- 2nd Place Default Model: $50
- 3rd Place Default Model: $25

Judging Process

Entries will be judged in two categories! Best custom model and best default model!

As usual submissions will be judged by our experts based on the following criteria.

- Technical ability required to create the submission.
- Use of custom content (textures / models / animations / sounds etc)
- Overall aesthetics, quality and completion.

Contest is Over

This contest has finished and the winners have been announced! View Winners

**Contest Rules**: The submission must replace or add a character for any PC game or Mod.
Entries must be submitted to the GameBanana > Character Modding Contest category by the deadline.
Authors are free to share their content on any other sites and services, however we kindly ask that you help spread the word about these contests to others by stating the map was created for the "GameBanana Character Modding" competition.
The submission can use pre-existing assets but should be a new release made for this competition and must not have been previously available for public download.
Multiple entries are allowed, however generally quality is better than quantity.
Team based entries are allowed, however the entrants will have to agree how to split any prizes awarded.
Entries cannot be modified after the deadline except for changes to the submission profile (changing descriptions, notes or screenshots).
Judges cannot enter or assist entrants.
Please state in the description for which game the character's been made.