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Welcome to our 6th monthly unofficial Dota 2 workshop friendly competition

This month we decided something new! we are going for just single items split in 2 months

this month of july the theme will be

"Single items to Dire heroes"

here is the list of Dire heroes

---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

Last month we got sponsored by Handplane3D which gave 2 licenses for the winners (for now still waiting for all submitions to make the voting)

Chest art by DoubleLeaf

--- Getting your item displayed on the first post

PHP Code:

or this one for 2 creators
PHP Code:

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 (the thumbnail is the one with 200 pixels wide, you can get from your items page or add
to the end of the link)

  • open for teams of any size
  • its allowed one item per hero per team/person ( two or more items for the same hero made by the same team/person will not be accepted)
  • everyone should keep posting feedback on other works, the feedback should be constructive
  • the final submition need to be a single item to a Dire Hero
  • it must be submitted to the workshop before the deadline
  • the deadline is the last day of the month at 23:59


this month we are getting 2 keys for the Handplane3d software for the first and second place.

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

---Tutorials/working in progress videos

Modbox Color Map by Lennyagony

Chaos Dota 2 SpeedRun by DoubleLeaf

---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



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

---Previous Months


Helthorn Scepter by Thnk and Ken

Splattered Skullcap by Hunter

Caput Draconis Tool 2.0 by Onilolz, Zaphk and

Forge Phantom by 7thBattery

Grievous Grapnel by 7thBattery

Forgotten Omen by Mr.eFF

Terror Rider's Bandana by Guennor and Gordines

Fortune teller's bandana by I-ninja

Trident of the Deep One by MdK

Feathered Mask of Mockery by Tomus

Petrified Grin by Shoo~ and someguy216

Flavusrend by Stefco and Shoo~

Behemoth's Edge by Zipfinator and Hellmouth

Mohawk of the Red Mist by Zipfinator and SlimeFace

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Obsidian Cutter by DusK and xB33

Calesvol by UltimateHurl

Royal Guard by Chaemirix

Pudge's Barberous Bodysnatcher by Prophet9

The Blood Scythes by: DeerHunter

Laments of the Dead by Airborn Studios and Ken

Corrupted Steel by Paskie

Bloodstone Blades by Andyk125

Helm of Infernal Despair
by Murderface626 and SLIMEface

The Ancestors Bones by ceed

Arcane Mantra of Spell-Reader

Dezun Bonetooth Rodent Staff by Zenchuck

Coil Lightning Armor by Andyk125

Staff of Infernal Chaos by Sylei

Blood Scythes by:DeerHunter

Ashborn Horns by Scuba Cat!

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Heavy War Helmet by Dusk

Wand of the Wailing Ones by Lan56k

Darkpropheth by iRYO400

Makeshift Boat club by mihalceanu

Hellthorns sword by mihalceanu

Battle Hunger Axe by Phrenetick

Shattered Destroyer by LennyAgony / DoubleLeaf, Bel

Kraken's Bane by PIXELHERDER

Obsidian Cleaver by bounchfx and Oroborus

Shadow Brand by Lennyagony and DoubleLeaf

Auspice of Iczoxtotec by Scuba Cat!

Hellfire Edge by bounchfx and Oroborus

Horns of the Infinite Void by NickelBeer

Kraken by Mihalceanu and Dusk


Hellforge Crystal Scepter by Dusk and XB33

Arms of The Dark Succubus by Jal and Hellmouth

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Demonic Collar by Pale-Face

The Jade Dragon by Starmony

Worshiper's Axe by Exceed

Staff of Shadow Rituals by bounchfx and Oroborus

Septic Scythe by Prophet9

Horned Watcher by Shoo~

The Sacrificial Stave by MdK

Helm of Wrath by Paskie!

Beast of Steel and Stone by Reverend

Facade Headdress by Reverend

Banner of Demathryx by Reverend

The End of Days by SebastianBastian

Meteorcius by Prostomogy and nights-x

Axe marks the spot by Coyo.Te

Darkpropheth by iRYO400

Slicer of the Depths by Sylei

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Fire Tipped Fury by Zipfinator and SlimeFace

Lost Treasure of the Sunken Isles by Zipfinator and Sharc

Ember Tipped Abdomen by Don Don

Spectral Blade by Don Don

Dark Womb of Black Arachnia by Mantra

Blade of Distortion by Nannou and Sylei

There was another submission but it was a whole set. sorry, but only single items pls

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Just to be sure, is it Dire-only heroes with a free theme, or Dire-themed items for Dire-only heroes?


Made a quick list with all currently supported Dire heroes:

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Quick question from a semi-noob, is it one submission per team or could we submit multiple if for a diffirent hero and keeps in the theme of being a single item?
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i'll try to join this. Valve should make a polycount chest for this month
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Great theme this month Tvidotto, has me inspired to say the least.

Quinnjdq - multiple entries have been allowed in all previous contests and I presume this month also?. Which should lead to a more reasonable selection of weapons instead of everyone attempting to make a single giant glowing over the top entry.
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I have such a busy month this month, so I'm not sure if I'll get a chance to enter something. But good luck to everyone, I hope to see a poly count chest!
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Well, I said to myself I was going to take a break from the monthly contest this month. Work on some individual items or something... It looks like I'll be doing something for it after all.
I have ideas for a few items...
The first is a Pudge weapon. The concept:

I expect to simplify the end pieces a bit with only 350 polygons available.
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Going to be working on a weapon for Skeleton King. Going to do another sword and shield, just because it looks so fantastic on him. Something more royal this time.
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Got a lot of nuts I plan to jam into this sandwich.

When we submit should we check the Polycount box on the Workshop page maybe since it's kind of a semi-official competition at this point?
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Hi all) It's my first time being here. And also i'm noob in 3D modeling) But i will work hard to do good items. So it's my not finished concept for DP. I want to add some rings, pendant and something to her shoulders. I read her history. So in my concept she is like XVII century's madam which got rich from predicting fate to rich men. How's she like for u?

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Sounds good! I've been wanting to do an item for Lion for awhile. Would totally be willing to work with a concept artist
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sketching away silouhettes of our project.
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also Highpoly model is just about done...
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queen of pain item yay
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i Will also participate just finished My first dota2 Weapon i still have a lot 2 learn. i made it for bristleback 542 tri's btw

can't wait to become better and even to get my stuff aproved.
will go for slarder for my next item
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Working on a sword and shield for SK.

Got a lot of cleaning up to do but I think it'll look good. Trying to make a detailed shield and weapon with such a low polycount is hurting. Have about 100 polys left to make a sword that fits well with the design. Also I've fixed up that glitch you'll see on the top right of the shield, just didn't remake the gif.

Is there a way to do spoiler tags on here or something? Don't know if some people have issues with large gifs or not.

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Originally Posted by reverendK View Post
-awesome face thing here-
also Highpoly model is just about done...
I actually reacted audibly when I saw this, that's how much I like the design. Brilliant!
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cool maybe i can force myself now to finish the doom set i already started sculpting a sword for
bonus vir semper tiro.

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click for workshop linkses.

methinks i'll do a weaver piece next...

look forward to seeing what you do with the skeleton king idea. 2 items in one - you're so sneaky!
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Nice one reverend!
I'm gonna go for 2 axe axes for axe o.0
First one will be a collaboration with xB33.
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Yoohoo! sculpt is 95% complete! just gotta add some scratches and details and i'm done!
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