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Iain
04-24-2010, 03:15 PM
Speed Modeling Challenge #80 - Religion

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Rules:

1. 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.
2. Post a render of your model (min 800x600 pixels) in this thread with a wireframe.
3. LightWave should be used for modelling. 3rd party Plug ins are allowed.
4. 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.
5. Time spent on texturing, setting up a scene for a render and rendering is not included in the allocated period.

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This week's topic: "Religion"

Don't worry-no controversy here (yet.):D
Feel free to interpret this one as you may. Churches, mosques, statues, books, icons, gods, symbols, etc, etc. There's a lot of potential here.

Time Limit - 60 minutes.

Deadline - Wednesday 5th May 2010, 2200 GMT

chco2
04-24-2010, 04:59 PM
Like this one!
Got some idea's ;)

R.Feeney
04-24-2010, 05:53 PM
A quick one around 15 min-Celtic Cross also one of the first models I ever built was based off the same cross.
Sorry about missing out on the last few sessions, out of my control unfortunately

Iain
04-25-2010, 03:01 AM
Great to have you back Richard-cracking entry as we'd expect!

Some stronger blue 'moonlight' might just add something to the render but it looks pretty cool anyway.

Kuzey
04-25-2010, 03:35 AM
Nice going Richard :thumbsup:

Kuzey

Nangleator
04-26-2010, 07:32 AM
Hmmm. Love me some Celtic crosses! Nice job, Richard.

Anyone thinking of trying the Great Green Arkleseizure*?

*The Jatravartid People of Viltvodle Six firmly believe that the entire universe was sneezed out of the nose of a being called The Great Green Arkleseizure. They live in perpetual fear of the time they call The Coming Of The Great White Handkerchief.

oliversimonnet
04-26-2010, 01:34 PM
hello.
my 1st time on the speed modeling chalenges.
but i had no idea what to model. so i just went with The Star of David. lol
it took me about 5 minutes. lol
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sampei
04-26-2010, 01:59 PM
glad to have you back RF :D
the topic is huge....let's see...

R.Feeney
04-26-2010, 02:24 PM
Thanks guys :D
And Iain I reckon you are right about the blue light.
Welcome to the challenges oliversimonnet, good work.

RollerJesus
04-26-2010, 08:16 PM
Just dropping in after a long stretch. It's awesome to see familiar faces keeping these going!

chco2
04-27-2010, 11:23 AM
Welcome oliversimonnet!

sampei
04-28-2010, 12:51 PM
modeling time 55 minutes, one contiguous mesh all quads. I got inspired from a cool maya (no jokes!) vase depicting gods, I really like that stylised type of artwork (as well as the aztec)

R.Feeney
04-28-2010, 04:11 PM
Spent the hour on this I didn't manage to get it fully finished though, again its something that I tried building a couple of years ago. Took me a good deal longer back then.

Nice work Sampei:thumbsup:

sampei
04-28-2010, 04:14 PM
thanks! but...jeez a whole church in an hour? Richard you need to teach me a trick or two :D

R.Feeney
04-28-2010, 04:21 PM
thanks! but...jeez a whole church in an hour? Richard you need to teach me a trick or two :D
Seriously its just boxes with some points dragged around apart from the circular window which is a few discs and some beveling.

sampei
04-28-2010, 04:24 PM
you make it sound easy, I shall try.

R.Feeney
04-28-2010, 04:27 PM
Practice can help too of course :D

chco2
04-28-2010, 04:49 PM
A whole church.. sigh
ow well.. here's my 10 mins of modeling..

http://files.designburo.nl/lightwave/newtek_forum/religion.jpg

and the wire

http://files.designburo.nl/lightwave/newtek_forum/religion_wire.jpg

Texturing took me some more time.. but hey.. its speed modeling.. so 10 mins must be worth something ;)

COBRASoft
04-28-2010, 05:23 PM
Nice work guys. Richard, just stop it please, you're too fast :D.

R.Feeney
04-28-2010, 06:05 PM
Hi I`m Richard and I`m a 3Daholic

Traveler
04-29-2010, 02:43 AM
A whole church.. sigh
ow well.. here's my 10 mins of modeling..


That's too weird, I did a glass in lead window two days ago, but decided against the end result as it ended up being more of a 3dcoat/texturing exercise.

But, nice models so far. Mr. Feeney is setting the bar high again :)

OnlineRender
04-29-2010, 02:48 AM
A whole church.. sigh
ow well.. here's my 10 mins of modeling..

http://files.designburo.nl/lightwave/newtek_forum/religion.jpg

and the wire

http://files.designburo.nl/lightwave/newtek_forum/religion_wire.jpg

Texturing took me some more time.. but hey.. its speed modeling.. so 10 mins must be worth something ;)

that's nice i would consider using volumetrics and spotlight to give the image more DRAMA .

R.Feeney
04-29-2010, 11:07 AM
Nice work chco, great feeling of depth behind the glass

chco2
04-29-2010, 12:36 PM
thanks guys!

I felt bad about just 10 mins of modeling, so I thought I'd add a praying chair (nother 15 mins, make it about 30 mins modeling total)..
Here's the wire

http://files.designburo.nl/lightwave/newtek_forum/religion2_wire.jpg

And here the image

http://files.designburo.nl/lightwave/newtek_forum/religion2.jpg

Good suggestion of using volumetric lightning.. if I have time I'll try to put that in next!

Iain
04-29-2010, 01:09 PM
Great work Chco2 :thumbsup:

chco2
04-29-2010, 02:09 PM
Thanks!

Here's one with the volumetric lightning. No AA, just a quick test.. In the Moonlight

http://files.designburo.nl/lightwave/newtek_forum/religion3.jpg

OnlineRender
04-29-2010, 02:27 PM
that's excellent alot of your nice glass work is hiden with the volumetrics though , i would tweak it some more , could make for a realy nice image , if the worse comes to the worse , do 2 renders one with and without volumtrics then comp them in PS . lower the opacity on the coloured glass .

it may help ,nice work !
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edit i would maybe consider another texture for the brick work around the window , it kinda overcast the main concept , also i know churches / temples / whatever tend to have that rough look , but most of the places of worship are generally well looked after and well constructed .

chco2
04-30-2010, 02:17 AM
ok, last one.. no AA, so some speckles here and there..

http://files.designburo.nl/lightwave/newtek_forum/religion4.jpg

I kept the worn look on the inside of the window, cause that is what I was after for. did clean the inside walls though, but doesn't show much :)

R.Feeney
04-30-2010, 10:51 AM
This was recovered by scientists from NUIG operating a deep sea drone in the abyssal waters of the Atlantic.
A strange structure that bore some resemblence to a temple contained this statue and the inscription ->
"Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"
On a more serious note I ran out of time to finish it off and the wings went badly, spent too much time on the tentacles really :hammer:

chco2
04-30-2010, 12:01 PM
haha :D Excellent RF.. I'm guessing you are related somehow and that's where you got your modeling skills?

Here's my final render with AA and with VL.

http://files.designburo.nl/lightwave/newtek_forum/religion5.jpg

R.Feeney
04-30-2010, 12:04 PM
Thats looking great

I may have made a deal for an intangible asset of mine in return for some skills :D

chco2
04-30-2010, 12:12 PM
That makes sence.. giving the aliens a pain controlling device :S :)


Thats looking great

I may have made a deal for an intangible asset of mine in return for some skills :D

sampei
04-30-2010, 02:28 PM
as I said I did try...no beveled edges = big fail !
is that a 60 minute chtulu ? awesome !

R.Feeney
04-30-2010, 04:48 PM
I would hardly call that fail, I didn't have any beveled edges on my church either :D
It looks great to me.

sampei
04-30-2010, 04:57 PM
thanks very much !
since I now have a lot of time on my hands I think I'll do all the old challenges that I missed, hopefully it will improve my modeling a bit :)

Wittywop
05-03-2010, 03:15 AM
So I decided to try and make the ruins of a roman temple. I think it came out pretty good. This was really my first attempt with subpatching and DOF.

The modeling itself wasn't to bad, the column took about 20 minutes, and the other random stuff about another 20 minutes. The biggest problem was getting my machine to play nicely with the patching.


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R.Feeney
05-04-2010, 11:57 AM
thanks very much !
since I now have a lot of time on my hands I think I'll do all the old challenges that I missed, hopefully it will improve my modeling a bit :)
I hope you'll show us how it goes for you

So I decided to try and make the ruins of a roman temple. I think it came out pretty good. This was really my first attempt with subpatching and DOF.

The modeling itself wasn't to bad, the column took about 20 minutes, and the other random stuff about another 20 minutes. The biggest problem was getting my machine to play nicely with the patching.


Nice work:thumbsup:

Nangleator
05-04-2010, 12:00 PM
I think I'll do all the old challenges that I missed, hopefully it will improve my modeling a bit
Probably not a bad idea to download some of the free models and use them as reference in the background!

sampei
05-04-2010, 06:31 PM
I've already started my training! would it be inappropriate if I posted them in the old threads, bumping each?
yes nangleator that's a good idea, I've have a huge folder with wireframe renders of impressive models from the challenges and around the net. However I have found that non lightwave artists' less usefull for me as their meshes often have ngons since they use other subd methods such as CC.
ps.my absolute favourite challenge so far is the cartoon character one, all the entries (and especially the winner) are simply awesome :hammer:

R.Feeney
05-04-2010, 06:53 PM
I imagine your best bet might be to start a thread in the work in progress gallery for your pics. Looking forward to seeing how you get on:thumbsup:
That mouse and the majority of the ones I have done for the challenges are available for download in the free models thread.
Loads of the members have joined in sharing their models too, there are around 140 models and scenes on there now along with a few more linked from other sites.
Free Lightwave Models (http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101465)

sampei
05-04-2010, 07:01 PM
I'm so impressed you and the other guys share your cool work...what a community!
good idea on the wip thread, I'll start it asap.
:thumbsup:

Iain
05-05-2010, 02:53 AM
Some great stuff on this one. I've no time to enter I'm afraid.
I won't be around later to judge but I'll get to it tomorrow.

Traveler, if you are about, feel free to start a new challenge after 2200 GMT:thumbsup:

Sampei, good idea. Looking forward to it.

Traveler
05-05-2010, 05:15 AM
Here's my entry.
Modeling took about 50 mins, which mostly involved doing Rail Extrudes. Texturing and setting up the scene another 45 mins or so.

Enjoy :)


edit: forgot to upload the wire

Iain
05-05-2010, 05:28 AM
Nice one Traveler. I hoped we'd see the mighty fsm :D

Did you get my message above?

Traveler
05-05-2010, 06:09 AM
Thanks :)

I'll try to come up with something clever for the next theme :thumbsup:

Crossfire
05-05-2010, 09:20 AM
It's been awhile for me so here it is guys. I don't really know where I was going with this one......:D

Nangleator
05-05-2010, 09:37 AM
Church of the atomic, Celtic, mutant heart!

Coolness.

Crossfire
05-05-2010, 12:54 PM
Church of the atomic, Celtic, mutant heart!

Coolness.

Haha. Very Good!:thumbsup:

probiner
05-05-2010, 01:17 PM
I was a bit lazy, i admit.
Model was easy, passed more time fiddling with the texturing.

This is my pocket bible that i take everywhere and i could have modeled it a bit better so it looks a bit more roughed up like the reference. Also the pages look too clean. But... i had fun.

Cheers

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s202/animatics/Lightwave/th_render_wires.png (http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s202/animatics/Lightwave/render_wires.png) http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s202/animatics/Lightwave/th_dof_B.png (http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s202/animatics/Lightwave/dof_B.png)

shrox
05-05-2010, 01:18 PM
Church of the atomic, Celtic, mutant heart!

Coolness.

Wouldn't that Bob the Subgenius?

http://www.thewag.net/graphics/bob.jpg

Iain
05-06-2010, 01:58 PM
Some great entries folks but there could only be one winner...........

Welcome back Richard! Your church was very convincing with its economical and proportional modelling.

Well done :thumbsup:

Nangleator
05-06-2010, 02:25 PM
Beautiful entry, Richard! Ready to be popped into a first person shooter, too.

Traveler
05-06-2010, 03:05 PM
Agreed, well done!

R.Feeney
05-06-2010, 06:43 PM
Thanks guys :)
So its next Wednesday that I`m starting one, Its been a while.

chco2
05-15-2010, 02:48 PM
Sorry for the late response.. just back from holidays!
Congrats Richard!