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Procedural Metropolis Project Contest Threadlayers

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PMC started 04/01/2020 12:00 pm history
Kord replied 05/15/2020 9:22 am


forum Discussion for the Procedural Metropolis Project Contest

This topic thread is for questions and general discussion in regards to our experimental project contest where our builds will feed a procedural generated city powered by the Infinity Project by Gheppio! Once the contest is over, many of the top submissions will be selected and populate a city generation machine that will be released for download allowing all of us to watch PMC cities grow and of course explore them! No two cities will be the same and together we'll give it a wide variety of community builds to choose from.

IMPORTANT: Read the full illustrated guidelines and rules before getting started. It will explain what the contest is about and the guidelines to follow when building your plots.





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1st Place

  • Minecraft: Builders and Biomes Board Game * plus $50 Steam Credit gifted to your Steam account.
  • A Contest Themed, Gold, Pixel Art Trophy for Member's Profile Trophy Case.
  • Profile Featured on PMC - 1 Week+.
  • Builds included in final city generation community machine.
* If the Minecraft: Builders and Biomes Board game can not be shipped to your country from minecraftshop.com, we will increase your Steam credit to $100. In addition, if you prefer to simply have Steam credit, you can opt for that instead.

2nd Place
  • $50 Steam Credit gifted to your Steam account.
  • A Contest Themed, Silver, Pixel Art Trophy for Member's Profile Trophy Case.
  • Profile Featured on PMC - 1 Week+.
  • Builds included in final city generation community machine.

3rd Place
  • $20 Steam Credit gifted to your Steam account.
  • Contest Themed, Bronze, Pixel Art Trophy for Member's Profile Trophy Case.
  • Profile Featured on PMC - 1 Week+.
  • Builds included in final city generation community machine.

Finalists
  • A special pixel art finalist medal in your profile trophy case.
  • High chance to be included in final city generation community machine. We're going to try to include as many as possible and may even release more than one depending on entries.

Participants
  • A special collectible pixel art participant badge in your profile trophy case
  • Chance to included in final city generation community machine. We're going to try to include as many as possible and may even release more than one depending on entries.


visibility View Procedural Metropolis Project Contest Details!


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where's the starter map?
Download the starter map HERE.

Is this SOLO or TEAM contest?
No. It's an open project contest. If you'd like to work with friends, you can. However, you will need to work out with your friends who gets to post it and ultimately who will get the prize should the group effort win. We don't want to discourage people from working together. We tried splitting project contests into team/solo and feel it's sending the wrong message.

Which Minecraft version do I have to build in?
Use version 1.15.x

Can I build more than six houses?
No, at the moment 6 houses, and one submission, per person is the limit.

Do I have to build interiors too?
It’s highly recommended.

Is there a specific style we should build in?
The city generation will create paved roads, so anything "Contemporary" will make sense. We wanted to keep the theme as open as possible while ultimately generating cities that will make sense.

Additional Frequently Asked Questions
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05/15/2020 9:22 am
Level 25 : Expert Unicorn
Kord
Gheppio this contest was amazing and actually I wish that there was one based on your generator (but with different themes each time) every few months or so. Unless you have posted it somewhere else and I have just not seen it yet (oops, my bad...but work has been super busy), could you please let us know when a map based on these finalists might be available for us to play with in our personal MC worlds? Thanks again, and for everything you've done to make this contest possible: I loved every minute of working on my entry for this, and had just as much enjoyment looking at the creations everyone else submitted, too!
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05/13/2020 12:33 pmhistory
Level 1 : New Miner
666Ruinous
Let me just say that this contest had my hopes high. Certainly one of the most original contests out there, we really aprpeciate @Gheppio's work in designing and hosting this contest. However the results have been, for lack of a better word, utterly disappointing. I cannot help but question the legitimacy of the results, which likewise throws shade into the judging process of all the past PMC contests.

While the first and third placers of the contest seem to well deserve their ranking and scores, I cannot fathom how the second placer could possibly be the second best among all the wonderful builds built by the other contestants.

"Technique & Execution" seems extremely subjective and biased at the moment. How could Infiniarch score 75, with a bunch of rectangular boxes, whereas eagoy's, blockcreature's, and especially JuicyBean's entries have clearly better and more well-thought-of architectural styles?

As for "Concept & Originality", how is it possible that InfinityCharly's avant-garde rainbow builds score only a 70, Koemcrete's unique Solarpunk builds scoring only 69, and blockcreature's build only scoring 68, while they are all far, far beyond the uniqueness of the second-placing build, that somehow received a 67?

I propose that judges should publicly disclose detailed justification for their ratings, and that they abide by clear, objective, and publicized rubrics when evaluating builds. This would make the judging process far more fair, and far more legitimate.
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04/26/2020 11:28 am
Level 25 : Expert Unicorn
Kord
It's absolutely amazing to see the volume and diversity of entries in this project contest, it's great!
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04/19/2020 7:24 am
Level 51 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
eagoy
Is there an minimum amount/percentage of UN-edited in-game screenshots?
If I recall correctly there was in the past a clear rule of minimal 75% stated.
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04/19/2020 4:20 pm
Level 48 : Master Engineer
Gheppio
Nono, the usual value is 50% :)
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04/16/2020 9:46 am
Level 36 : Artisan Electrician
Killercreeper42
I hate to say this but I'm gonna have to withdraw due to stuff going on right now.
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04/17/2020 11:28 am
Level 48 : Master Engineer
Gheppio
Don't worry, it happens :-) Good luck with your stuff!
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04/17/2020 11:53 am
Level 36 : Artisan Electrician
Killercreeper42
Thanks
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04/07/2020 6:08 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Architect
Idraw
Hello, I have a problem. I play on Minecraft bedrock on console, and while I may be able to get a schematic for my build I’m not sure if I can download yours even though this seems like a really fun project that in right up my alley. Should I just submit a map anyway, or is there really no point?
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04/07/2020 6:30 pm
Level 48 : Master Engineer
Gheppio
I've never played on bedrock so I'm not sure (please everybody correct me if I'm wrong!) but I'm afraid that Bedrock edition and the Normal Java Minecraft are incompatible!
To be sure, try to open the starter map, if it runs fine, and you can build on it, then it's ok!
Instead, as I'm afraid of, it doesn't work, then there's no point because the build couldn't respect the contest rules, and I couldn't open it from my side to integrate your houses into the city :(
Let me know!
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04/07/2020 7:45 am
Level 1 : New Miner
User2980476F
how do i join






please help :(:(:(
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04/07/2020 10:06 am
Level 48 : Master Engineer
Gheppio
Easy!
Read the rules and the FAQs, then download the starter map where you'll have to build 6 houses/buildings.
When you have finished, prepare simply a new project here on the site, you'll have the possibility to prepare a description and upload pictures.
Below, before the save button, there should be a checkbox you have to click in case your project is a submission for the contest. After you save, your project will appear in the list of the participants :-)
Remember to read carefully the rules!
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04/07/2020 7:43 am
Level 1 : New Miner
User2980476F
can i join
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04/06/2020 7:41 am
Level 34 : Artisan Architect
Malitis
My work is in progress
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04/06/2020 2:20 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Architect
AtlantisPlayz
Nice!
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04/06/2020 5:06 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Electrician
Killercreeper42
Yes. i'll join.
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04/06/2020 5:44 pmhistory
Level 48 : Master Engineer
Gheppio
Yay!
If you have any questions, look at the FAQ up here; if still in doubt, feel free to ask down here :-D
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04/07/2020 2:26 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Electrician
Killercreeper42
Are we able to make industrial themed stuff? Or is it only residential and commercial?
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04/07/2020 2:51 pm
Level 48 : Master Engineer
Gheppio
The "contemporary" theme is very open, industrial themed builds are welcome!
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04/07/2020 7:43 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Electrician
Killercreeper42
Ok. Thanks for the info.
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04/06/2020 6:40 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Electrician
Killercreeper42
Ok
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04/06/2020 1:22 pm
Level 26 : Expert Pig
BloodyComedyy
Question: Are we allowed to remove the glass which is the building height limit? And should the signs with tips also stay where they are?
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04/06/2020 1:54 pm
Level 48 : Master Engineer
Gheppio
The glass roof is outside the limit and won't be saved nor included in the city, everything built above it will be discarded.
The tip signs for glass roofs, slab borders and entrances won't be saved either, so you can leave them. :)
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04/06/2020 2:06 pm
Level 26 : Expert Pig
BloodyComedyy
Alright, thank you!
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04/06/2020 6:02 amhistory
Level 6 : Apprentice Architect
iKabyLake30
Can I ask one more question .. what's gonna be under cyan terracota respectively instead of white concrete?

edit: and just to be sure .. roads are from gray or light gray terracota? you said in another comment that roads are from gray terracota but that looks like .... like poop so light gray terracota it is .. right? :D
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04/06/2020 8:27 am
Level 48 : Master Engineer
Gheppio
Roads will be made of the same terracotta already present in the plots, and the centerline will be made of white concrete (take a look at roads in Infinity City)

Below the city there will be the machine :-)
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04/06/2020 8:35 am
Level 6 : Apprentice Architect
iKabyLake30
Nice, thanks!
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04/05/2020 6:34 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Miner
AtlanticEX
Good luck y'all. I know I'll never win. :P Nice though, $50 steam reward's really good.
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04/05/2020 5:09 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Architect
NowoCraft
I finally managed to open the map and I have to say, I'm very impressed. I let the camera roll while I explored and I fear there are quite some "Wow" "Awesome" "Can't believe this" and other exclamations on the footage.

The only thing is, I got so impressed I'm not sure I can add anything valuable. The example buildings are quite an act to follow. I think I'll let a few days pass so my memory of these buildings can fade a little and then work on my houses. Can't wait to see the result!
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04/05/2020 6:05 pm
Level 48 : Master Engineer
Gheppio
Well, technically the template world is just a collection of empty areas XD
I'll try to complete the missing example houses in time for the end of the contest too, but I also have to make some preparations related to the self-replicating machine itself.

Anyway, if you decide to participate, welcome on board!
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04/05/2020 4:38 pm
Level 25 : Expert Unicorn
Kord
Gheppio, I have 2 questions:

1) I am assuming yes, but: will the blue glass above the builds be gone in the final form in which the builds are used?

2) Are beacons allowed?

Thank you! :)
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04/05/2020 5:58 pm
Level 48 : Master Engineer
Gheppio
1) Yes it will be gone, it's just to limit the area's upper border!
2) Yes, beacons are allowed :-)
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04/05/2020 6:30 pm
Level 25 : Expert Unicorn
Kord
Thanks so much for the response, it's very useful!
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04/05/2020 4:30 pm
Level 25 : Expert Unicorn
Kord
I cannot build a modern-type style to save my life. For this, I *thank you profusely* for that being an added personal challenge...I love trying to learn something new via the contests on here. :) It is going SLOWLY for me...but indeed I do have a skeletal plan (and also a palette) going with my entry so far; I've chosen to start with the 1x3/3x1 plot since it is to be the most unique. Best wishes, everyone, and I can't wait to see your entries!
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04/05/2020 10:32 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Network
blabla3
Do our houses need to have beds, furnace, crafting, etc.? All stuff that is essential for survival?
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04/05/2020 10:39 am
Level 48 : Master Engineer
Gheppio
Interiors are recommended!
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04/05/2020 10:45 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Network
blabla3
And one more question, can our entrances be wider than the 3 blocks? My parking garage has a separate in and out and I just want to make sure that I can have that.
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04/05/2020 10:48 am
Level 48 : Master Engineer
Gheppio
The roads are 7 blocks wide, 3 blocks per lane and 1 for the centreline. Roads are made of the grey terracotta already present in the building sites, at the same level, pavements are made of the same stone slabs of the 2-side border, at its same level.
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04/05/2020 10:47 am
Level 48 : Master Engineer
Gheppio
If you’re building something that needs a road access (e.g. like a parking lot) place the road-sized entrance/access aligned with the "entrance here" passage for 1x1, 2x1, 1x3 and 2x3 plots. For 1x2 and 2x2 instead, put it on the middle of the left or right chunk. In this way I can reprogram roads so that they connect correctly to your car entrances when your builds are placed in the city!
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04/08/2020 11:13 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Network
blabla3
Thanks.
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04/04/2020 11:27 am
Level 6 : Apprentice Dragon
dragonridersean
Hold up... contemporary edition? Does that mean there’s going to be more of these contests?! If so, awesome!!!
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04/04/2020 6:33 pm
Level 38 : Artisan Loremaster
Hipercreative
I'm already working on my six buildings, here's my blog regarding my current progress! Also give it a try and build your own six as well! It might become the part of something big!
https://www.planetminecraft.com/blog/pmce-project-progress/
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04/04/2020 6:22 pm
Level 21 : Expert Cowboy
Ruben0_0
I have a question regarding the use of paintings; they seem to disappear completely on lines 2-4, does that mean we shouldn't use them?
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04/04/2020 6:34 pm
Level 48 : Master Engineer
Gheppio
Exactly, it's very sad :-(
They disappear because for some reason structure blocks don't save them; so they wouldn't appear also in the final city.
You can't use: paintings, item frames.
You can use: banners, custom player heads.
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04/05/2020 4:03 pm
Level 25 : Expert Unicorn
Kord
Are there other things aside from paintings and item frames that disappear so we can avoid if needed? Thanks! :)
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04/06/2020 12:28 am
Level 48 : Master Engineer
Gheppio
Probably armor stands, there shouldn't be anything else
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04/04/2020 8:12 pm
Level 45 : Master Zombie
pyaroshi
That's weird. Structure blocks have the option to save entities... Maybe they disappear due to rotating?
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04/05/2020 4:05 am
Level 48 : Master Engineer
Gheppio
Probably, I'm still not sure. I'll investigate to solve this problem in time for possible future similar events. Anyway, since I'm sure that it won't be an easy fix, and since there are people who already completed their builds, I would keep the "no paintings" constraint for the current contest.
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04/05/2020 6:34 amhistory
Level 45 : Master Zombie
pyaroshi
That's reasonable. Besides, paintings are a cheap decor (in minecraft) :D
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04/03/2020 7:34 pm
Level 15 : Journeyman Waffle
Sharkbate06
Just a small question. Can we use decorative player heads?
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