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10-22-2009, 07:11 AM
Speed Modeling Challenge #61 - Tools & Hardware



Every week there will be a subject for you to model along with a time limit. You should spend no longer than the allocated time, then post a render of your model. As in most challenges like this, your honesty on modelling times is essential. How you interpret the brief is up to you as long as the final model conforms to what is asked for.

Post a render of your model (min 800x600 pixels) in this thread with a wireframe.

LightWave should be used for modelling. 3rd party Plug ins are allowed.

You can enter as many times as you like, posting each in this thread. If you run over the time, the model can still be posted but won't be subject to the judging.

Time spent on texturing, setting up a scene for a render and rendering is not included in the allocated period.

**Please mention whether or not you would be happy to share the model.**

Lightwave Speed Modeling Group

Subject - Tools & Hardware

Brainstorming ideas: Hand tools (hammers, saws, scissors), Power tools (drills, saws, nail guns), Shop tools (drill press, lathes, sanders, table saws), Things you'd find in a hardware store, keys, nails, screws, bolts, locks, brooms, chains, etc.

Time Limit - 60 minutes.

Deadline - Wednesday, 28st October 2200 hrs GMT


10-22-2009, 09:48 AM
If you wanted more ideas you could also look through the different areas here on HomeDepot.

10-22-2009, 09:50 AM
nice subject !

10-22-2009, 10:27 AM
Nice pick.
I don't think I will be able to join in though. I am doing a biggish project for the next couple of weeks.

10-22-2009, 10:33 AM
hmmm surprised no halloween special

10-22-2009, 11:42 AM
hmmm surprised no halloween special

shout ! chainsaw massacre :)

10-22-2009, 12:18 PM
hmmm surprised no halloween special

I was going to but I figured that the following week might do it. This one ends on the 28th.

10-22-2009, 12:26 PM
talking about halloween , i have no idea what to go as this year , Last year i was Ghostbuster " you should have seen my proton pack , it was spot on " but we have a big fancy party and I'm stuck , they wifes going as Miss-Mafia .mmmmmmmmmmmmm

10-22-2009, 12:31 PM
talking about halloween , i have no idea what to go as this year , Last year i was Ghostbuster " you should have seen my proton pack , it was spot on " but we have a big fancy party and I'm stuck , they wifes going as Miss-Mafia .mmmmmmmmmmmmm

Zombie Ninja Pirate with a monkey, you cant go wrong :D

10-22-2009, 12:40 PM
I was thinking more TMNT

or this Bumblebee Transformers



10-22-2009, 05:04 PM
Tools eh? I like it :thumbsup:

10-22-2009, 07:16 PM
Tools eh? I like it :thumbsup:
I thought you might like it. :)

Nowhere Man
10-24-2009, 10:48 AM
Hi guys! I haven't been doing anything 3D for like a month now (I'm pressed for time "a bit" nowadays :devil:).

But today I've managed to make something plain and simple just to stay fit :cool:

10-24-2009, 01:23 PM
Nice Hammer, NM. :)

10-24-2009, 02:48 PM

reference images /\

10-24-2009, 11:26 PM
Cool subject. The last time this subject came up, I modeled a attachment for a angle die grinder that made it into an mini Orbital Sander. How ever, I thought that I had invented something, so I did not enter what I had modeled. Soon after, I discovered that they do exist. I showed my boss my model and told him that I found a real one and asked my boss if I could buy one. He said OK. So now I have a good mini orbital sander. I plan to model it and enter it with the attachment that I model for a angle die grinder.

This time I have modeled an anvil that we have at work. I used TrueArt’s EasySPLINE plug-in along with VirtualMirror. Sorry. It took me more than 60 minutes to model it. My skills are rusty. It was more challenging than it looks.

I have photographed other tools that I use at work. I hope to model more of them for this challenge.

10-24-2009, 11:50 PM
A power drill....

Nowhere Man
10-25-2009, 06:09 AM
Nice Hammer, NM. :)

Thx :D

Looks like it's going to be another interesting challenge to watch :thumbsup:

10-26-2009, 07:13 AM
That anvil came out really nice! Are you going to work on a render as well?

Mike, that drill came out great! Really nice model and textures! :D

I'm hoping to get at least one done for this challenge... it's been a very busy week for me but I'll try to sneak one in!

10-26-2009, 01:31 PM
Nice work fellas-that drill is superb Dodgy :thumbsup:

Pliers. I think it was about 20 minutes modelling but I went back and tweaked for another 15 or so.

10-27-2009, 08:32 AM
Holy smokes, Iain, that metal is gorgeous.

Great model and materials!

10-27-2009, 10:41 AM
Ace work so far, all of them! :thumbsup:

Hope to actually find time to get one or two in this week myself.
Lovely stuff again people!


10-27-2009, 10:53 AM

I worked a bit more on the materials.

10-27-2009, 05:35 PM
Those pliers are beginning to look like the Ferrari of pliers :)

10-28-2009, 04:11 AM
I ian't got much time at all this week, but I *do* have an quick idea I may be able to kick out at lunch. Hey, I even remembered to bring me dongle to work. :p

10-28-2009, 11:17 AM
First entry! :)

Took a long break from 3d and am just starting to get back into it for fun, so I'm still not too fast. Anywho, I made a kukri knife (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kukri) for the challenge. It's used similar to a machete for just about anything you would need a large knife for.

The model took me ~50mins. Didn't get around to anything other than some line renders because I suck at texturing.

10-28-2009, 11:23 AM
If got a knife just like that at home , would cut steel ,nice renders pliars look wicked only thing I would comment on " If I may " would be the handles would have more grip ,alot of time is spent under the car bonnet and they bad boys would just slip right out of my greesy monkey hands :) other than that "SPOT ON "

Edit just looked at my pair they are glossy but my snapon's have grips

10-28-2009, 02:57 PM
Nice work guys.

I wanted to do another but had no time so just been playing around with materials and SSS.

10-28-2009, 07:47 PM
I didn't really have time to render these but I had time to finish off the model tonight. About 45min modeling. I'll try to get to a render at some point. I wish I had more time to work on this challenge. I'll pick a winner tomorrow!

Didn't mean to copy Iain's idea but I had started these last week... based off of my 7" Craftsman plyers that I've had for a long time.


10-29-2009, 09:05 AM
Well there weren't as many entries this week and there were a bunch of entries that didn't get rendered/textured - mine included. But there were still some really nice models! :)

lesterfoster: love that anvil. It would be great to see it rendered! I like how you used easySpline on it too.

Dodgy: That drill came out great! model, texture and render!

Iain: Kick *** work as always!

Etch: Very nice model as well! Even if you're not great at texturing / rendering it's a great time to push your skills a bit too.

and... not sure if it's happened yet...

But I think this week needs to go to Dodgy again! Great job mate!

10-29-2009, 09:12 AM
Nice going Dodgy...wining two in a row is pretty cool :thumbsup::thumbsup:


10-29-2009, 09:33 AM
Way to go Mike! :)

10-29-2009, 10:22 AM
Yep well deserved :thumbsup:

10-29-2009, 10:47 AM
That drill was awesome! Nice work Dodgy.

10-29-2009, 02:27 PM
Silly, silly post!

10-29-2009, 06:37 PM
Oh thanks :)

I have to admit, I had some practice a while ago for a contract...

10-29-2009, 06:44 PM
Nice work Dodgy

Oedo 808
10-29-2009, 08:43 PM
All's fair in love, war and speed modelling.

Great work Dodgy! :thumbsup:

10-30-2009, 03:04 AM
Oh thanks :)

I have to admit, I had some practice a while ago for a contract...
Nowt wrong with that Mike.
I often do a dry run with primitive "blocks" to see if I stand any chance of doing something in the time. Of course, you being you, you did it in high detail first! ;) :D :D