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Kuzey
01-13-2011, 06:59 AM
Speed Modeling Challenge #107 - inventions of Leonardo da Vinci
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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 modeling 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. Renders are optional! Post wires, though, and at 800x600 or larger.
3. LightWave should be used for modeling. 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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Recreate one of the many fantastic inventions of Leonardo da Vinci. Go one step further, pretend to be the great man himself and create your own invention...in the style of/or inspired by Leonardo da Vinci. It can be realistic, cartoony, futuristic, steampunk, ancient...whatever makes you happy :)

Time Limit - 60 to 120 minutes...you decide how long or short.
Deadline - Wednesday 26th January 2011, 2200 GMT -- 2 weeks! This is a busy time, so the two weeks will be necessary.

IgnusFast
01-13-2011, 11:20 AM
Oh, balls. I'll have to spend some time on this one; it sounds like too much fun.

COBRASoft
01-13-2011, 12:52 PM
Kuzey: amazingly interesting topic! I love the work of da Vinci.

Time, I must find the time for this one!

cresshead
01-13-2011, 12:56 PM
http://inventors.about.com/od/dstartinventors/ig/Inventions-of-Leonardo-DaVinci/

pick 'em!

JeffrySG
01-13-2011, 03:30 PM
ahhh.... very very cool topic! I hope I'll have time to get something done for this one!

good link, Steve....
some more here too: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_and_inventions_of_Leonardo_da_Vinci

COBRASoft
01-13-2011, 04:18 PM
Hi,

This is a first 'sketch' of the Siege Machine. I'm remaking this into a complete subpatched model. I'm wondering if 2 hours will be enough for me...

Greetings,
Sigurd

Kuzey
01-13-2011, 05:30 PM
@Sigurd

Ooooh...looking forward to seeing how far you get in two hours :D

Here's another link with a ton of his inventions...sadly, I don't think they have large images:

http://www.leonardo3.net/leonardo/machines_eng.php

Still a great reference :hey:

Kuzey

ArtGoblin
01-13-2011, 05:39 PM
Love the topic on this one... managed to whip up this weird thing he designed here... apparently there was this dude who thought he was really smart and said to have found out a way to create constant motion... da Vinci put those ideas on the sketch board and designed this thing, just to prove him wrong. So it's a devise that doesn't work :) designed by the master himself hehe !

Here are the wires of it anyways, time spent modelling is around 40 minutes give or take a couple...

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/9907/perpertualmotioncompwir.jpg

Will do some texturing hopefully tomorrow :)

COBRASoft
01-13-2011, 05:46 PM
@ Kuzey: that's an amazing site you found there. I made a complete resume in secondary school about Leonardo da Vinci. He was an extraordinary man. About the subpatched model... I'll try this weekend, too much work atm.

JeffrySG
01-13-2011, 07:09 PM
@ Kuzey: that's an amazing site you found there. I made a complete resume in secondary school about Leonardo da Vinci. He was an extraordinary man. About the subpatched model... I'll try this weekend, too much work atm.

When you create the subd model just focus on the individual elements. There aren't any parts that are too complicated on their own. Once you get started I think you'll whip it out pretty fast. I'm sure it will look great!


nice job ArtGoblin!

JeffrySG
01-13-2011, 07:27 PM
Hi,

This is a first 'sketch' of the Siege Machine. I'm remaking this into a complete subpatched model. I'm wondering if 2 hours will be enough for me...

Greetings,
Sigurd

found this image for you...

http://www.davincibio.org/images/drawing3/siegemachine.jpg

XswampyX
01-14-2011, 12:38 AM
The golden Horn Bridge.

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/xXswampyXx/GoldenHornBridgeWired.jpg

He was a busy chap.

Kuzey
01-14-2011, 05:22 AM
Cool stuff ArtGoblin & XswampyX :thumbsup:

I remember seeing an exhibition based on his inventions once....real hand made scale models...Ooooooooooh.

Kuzey

COBRASoft
01-14-2011, 07:49 AM
JeffrySG: that's the one I'm basing myself on. Problem is the perspective. da Vinci was known for drawing 'impossible' things. He always put something wrong in it or disturbing so it certainly couldn't work :).

IgnusFast
01-14-2011, 09:11 AM
Man, loving that bridge!

ArtGoblin
01-14-2011, 05:42 PM
Loving that bridge model ! simple and efficient :)

Ok... I don't have much more time to play with texturing this, so I'm calling it finished, pretty happy with what I got done, but all the metal objects sould need more metal like shading, anyways... here it is:

http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/7659/perpertualmotioncompbea.jpg

JeffrySG
01-14-2011, 07:21 PM
JeffrySG: that's the one I'm basing myself on. Problem is the perspective. da Vinci was known for drawing 'impossible' things. He always put something wrong in it or disturbing so it certainly couldn't work :).

He was a sneaky bastard! either that or he was drunk! ;)

XswampyX
01-15-2011, 03:49 PM
Thanks for the kind remarks. I only had to model 1/4 of it.

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/xXswampyXx/Bearing4.jpg

I don't know if he invented bearings, but it was on this web site.

http://www.leonardo3.net/leonardo/machines_eng.php

COBRASoft
01-15-2011, 06:06 PM
XswampyX: you're too fast man :). Nice render!

I hope to start my conversion to subpatched tomorrow...

JeffrySG
01-15-2011, 07:23 PM
Thanks for the kind remarks. I only had to model 1/4 of it.

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/xXswampyXx/Bearing4.jpg

I don't know if he invented bearings, but it was on this web site.

http://www.leonardo3.net/leonardo/machines_eng.php

Nice one! great texturing and model!

Kuzey
01-16-2011, 05:59 AM
Ooooh....super....love the surfaces as well :thumbsup:

Kuzey

COBRASoft
01-16-2011, 10:01 AM
Hey,

I finally managed to convert my sketch into a subpatched model. It took me 1h50m for everything, except the wires. Does anybody has a good and easy way to make wires around a disc or so? I find it very difficult to do.

I'll try to make a render later.

Greetings,
Sigurd

XswampyX
01-16-2011, 11:09 AM
Looking good. :)

Have you tried quickspring?

http://www.iemedia.co.uk/product/plugins.htm

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/xXswampyXx/Rope.jpg

COBRASoft
01-16-2011, 11:32 AM
XswampyX: Thanks, I heard of the plugin. But for some reason it's only 32 bit and I hardly use 32 bit version of LW. It's not even installed. My main plugin is LWCad which can do a lot of things. Ropes and chaines is not yet implemented, unfortunately :(.

Iain
01-16-2011, 12:04 PM
Nice work folks!

Love that last render xswampyx :thumbsup:

XswampyX
01-16-2011, 12:39 PM
Thanks Iain and thanks VPR! :thumbsup:

You can use the bend tool to make a pretty good rope.

1. make your straight rope.
2. rotate it about 5 deg from the origin
3. bend it around to make the coil.

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/xXswampyXx/Rope2.jpg

Each layer is a different stage.

COBRASoft
01-16-2011, 04:25 PM
Heya,

Here's a render of the siege tower. I'll try a view from the front too so the panels are more visible.

XswampyX: Yes! I forgot about that. Thanks for reminding me and giving that scene.

Greetings,
Sigurd

JeffrySG
01-16-2011, 04:31 PM
Hey,

I finally managed to convert my sketch into a subpatched model. It took me 1h50m for everything, except the wires. Does anybody has a good and easy way to make wires around a disc or so? I find it very difficult to do.

I'll try to make a render later.

Greetings,
Sigurd

Looking great! :thumbsup:

ArtGoblin
01-16-2011, 06:10 PM
Ok... made this in just over an hour... got stuck at some point in the process and needed to redraw all my bezier curves. putting this at about 80 minutes... hehe it's hard to be sure on the time when I have to take breaks regularly to keep my mini-me company and change his diapers occationally :)

So I made this after a super lowrez image I found somewhere, I'm calling it a Glider even though it's more just a prototype of wings. But these wings are close to what they used in the glider they did for Assasins Creed 2.

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/8758/glidercompwires.jpg

Hopefully I'll find some time to texture this during the week

ohh XswampyX bytheway that render rocks! love the surfacing you did there.

and nice render there COBRAsoft, you did a good job of converting the sketch to a completely subpatched model

JeffrySG
01-16-2011, 07:26 PM
Ok... made this in just over an hour... got stuck at some point in the process and needed to redraw all my bezier curves. putting this at about 80 minutes... hehe it's hard to be sure on the time when I have to take breaks regularly to keep my mini-me company and change his diapers occationally :)

So I made this after a super lowrez image I found somewhere, I'm calling it a Glider even though it's more just a prototype of wings. But these wings are close to what they used in the glider they did for Assasins Creed 2.

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/8758/glidercompwires.jpg

Hopefully I'll find some time to texture this during the week

ohh XswampyX bytheway that render rocks! love the surfacing you did there.

and nice render there COBRAsoft, you did a good job of converting the sketch to a completely subpatched model

Oh that came out very nice! :thumbsup:

XswampyX
01-17-2011, 12:02 AM
The wings are looking great, they might even work? :D

I doubt I could manage them even given a week, good job.

ArtGoblin
01-17-2011, 12:12 AM
Well... 1 and a half year ago I wouldn't have dared to try to tackle this model within a 1 to 2 hour timelimit... but after I worked on a project where I had to remodel a whole viking ship in excrusiating detail, I got a little warmed up using splinemodelling techniques, and to tell the truth, once you give into the beziers, it's really fun especially if you have some curves to draw over in the background :)

glad you like the wireframes
Here is the winged beast in textured format, hope you like it as well :)


http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/5531/glidercompbeauty.jpg

COBRASoft
01-17-2011, 03:06 AM
Nice wings!

Kuzey
01-17-2011, 05:15 AM
Oooooh...lovely stuff so far, I'm glad people are enjoying it :thumbsup:

Kuzey

Iain
01-17-2011, 10:03 AM
Excellent entries Artgoblin :thumbsup:

hrgiger
01-17-2011, 12:27 PM
The Da Vinci Paddleboat. Love Da Vinci so I had to enter this one.

Took the whole 2 hours. Didn't get some of the internal structure done on the gear assembly housing or the platform done that the gearbox and supports sit on. Will post my render later on. Here's the wires.

ArtGoblin
01-17-2011, 12:37 PM
thanks guys... glad you like it :) !

and may I add... thats one fantasticly modeled paddleboat.... but then again damn you hrgiger!!! I was thinking about doing one as a 3rd entry but I just can't compete with that!!! looking forward too seein the render !

COBRASoft
01-17-2011, 03:47 PM
And here I was, somehow a little proud of my siege tower, what a joke :D.

Very nice and clean model HRGiger! I'll have to find something else to do as next entry now though.

hrgiger
01-17-2011, 04:53 PM
Thanks guys. Here's a colored version with a quick texture job.

JeffrySG
01-17-2011, 05:36 PM
The Da Vinci Paddleboat. Love Da Vinci so I had to enter this one.

Took the whole 2 hours. Didn't get some of the internal structure done on the gear assembly housing or the platform done that the gearbox and supports sit on. Will post my render later on. Here's the wires.

Really great job on the boat! :)

Etch
01-17-2011, 09:42 PM
So I decided to try doing an extrapolation of Leonardo's ball and socket joint design.

It took me about 1.5 hours for the modeling and then 2ish hours for the pistons =/

I got a sweet piston rig (which I've included) out of the whole thing. So maybe that was worth it.

After I placed the pistons I just did a save transformed. Does anyone know a better method for creating and placing a piston like so?

Kuzey
01-18-2011, 06:25 AM
The Da Vinci Paddleboat. Love Da Vinci so I had to enter this one.

Took the whole 2 hours. Didn't get some of the internal structure done on the gear assembly housing or the platform done that the gearbox and supports sit on. Will post my render later on. Here's the wires.

Groovy...that Paddleboat can actually be a flying paddleboat as well...add some steam and you're good to go...haha :thumbsup:

Kuzey

Kuzey
01-19-2011, 06:54 AM
I found another website with large images of Da Vinci model kits (http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/blog/1005172)...I'm downloading images right now :)

Kuzey

COBRASoft
01-19-2011, 07:11 AM
I foudn that site too, I really like that Catapult :D.

JeffrySG
01-19-2011, 09:33 AM
I found another website with large images of Da Vinci model kits (http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/blog/1005172)...I'm downloading images right now :)

Kuzey

those are cool! I don't know why I didn't think of this already but here's a bunch on the sketch up warehouse.
http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/search?q=leonardo+da+vinci&styp=m&btnG=Search&start=12
different quality levels but could be a good reference.

Kuzey
01-21-2011, 07:03 AM
Found another couple sets on flickr: actual replicas (http://www.flickr.com/photos/venerina/sets/72157611539243782/)

Great ships in this one (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aabraga/sets/72157616358734503/with/3420325156/)


Kuzey

digitaldoc
01-21-2011, 07:31 AM
I actually did the models and most of the animations for the Doing DaVinci series in Lightwave.

chco2
01-26-2011, 10:54 AM
Just on the threshold :)
Simple 15 mins modeling. Leonardo's Polyhedra.

http://files.designburo.nl/lightwave/newtek_forum/leonardo.png

wire:

http://files.designburo.nl/lightwave/newtek_forum/leonardo_wire.png

Kuzey
01-26-2011, 01:56 PM
Haha...nice one :thumbsup:

Would anybody like another week's extension...I'm game :)

Kuzey

XswampyX
01-26-2011, 04:41 PM
Me too!

Still thinking about the next one, so another week will be ideal! :thumbsup:

COBRASoft
01-26-2011, 06:12 PM
Sure, welcome :). I'm currently struggling with my first little anim ever :(.

Kuzey
01-27-2011, 05:39 AM
Ok....lets call it extended :D

COBRASoft....best of luck with that animation...hope it gets easier for you.

Kuzey

COBRASoft
01-27-2011, 11:17 AM
Thx Kuzey! I got an animation, but it's not 100% what I wanted. Stopping a camera following a curved motion path seems to be a big issue in LW :(.

XswampyX
01-31-2011, 11:57 PM
Another one.

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/xXswampyXx/Hydrometer2.jpg

Bonus points if you know what it's for.

chco2
02-01-2011, 12:15 AM
Lol.. it's a hydrometer :) Nice one btw !

OlaHaldor
02-01-2011, 02:22 AM
Probably way off in regards of Leonardo himself... Without knowing about this weeks theme, I made a very quick and dirty model of my office last night to see how I can re-arrange the furniture, and how it would look with some new equipment in place - and most important of all - if it would fit my table..

I present to you, the DaVinci Resolve colorist control surface! :D Boy, do I want one...

chco2
02-02-2011, 09:14 AM
Allright.. working on this one..
Got 1.30 hrs in it so far (subpatch modeling not my strong side;))

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

XswampyX
02-02-2011, 11:33 AM
Looks very complicated, Nice cannon. ;)

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/xXswampyXx/Hydrometer2-Wired.jpg

chco2
02-02-2011, 12:00 PM
don't comment on the texturing plz. just put something on there so it didn't look to dull :) Besides.. I suck @ texturing..

http://files.designburo.nl/lightwave/newtek_forum/leonardo_cannon.png

COBRASoft
02-02-2011, 01:05 PM
Nice modelled, but that 'wood' texture looks too weired :).

chco2
02-02-2011, 01:08 PM
I don't see any wood :)


Nice modelled, but that 'wood' texture looks too weired :).

COBRASoft
02-02-2011, 03:05 PM
Exactly :)!

speismonqui
02-03-2011, 08:52 AM
maybe wood from Mars?

Kuzey
02-03-2011, 01:39 PM
Man...I really wanted to do a model for this one.

Anyway...I'll pick the winner tomorrow :D

Kuzey

XswampyX
02-03-2011, 05:23 PM
Oh I nearly forgot.....

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/xXswampyXx/BearingWired2.jpg

Aquarian
02-03-2011, 10:57 PM
Has the challenge ended yet? Been a busy week but here is my flying machine because I always loved that thing! Modeled it in about 1 hour 45 minutes. I attached the reference image...a little sloppy but it turned out ok I think. Wings I think could be deeper and tail a little shorter though.

Kuzey
02-04-2011, 01:47 PM
Nice one Aquarian and you just sneaked it in...there can't be too many flying machines :thumbsup:

There are so many great models to choose from, some of which I wanted to model myself...hehe.

I would have to go with the paddle boat by a nose...well done Hrgiger :thumbsup:

And well done everyone!

Kuzey

ArtGoblin
02-04-2011, 03:28 PM
Congratz Hrgiger, superb modelling there as stated earlier :) And I have to agree with kuzey, really great and fun entries we got in this one !

jeric_synergy
02-04-2011, 03:59 PM
Thx Kuzey! I got an animation, but it's not 100% what I wanted. Stopping a camera following a curved motion path seems to be a big issue in LW :(.

Dood, go look at that thread on controlling speed on a curve....

http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85875

Denis P. has got your back!

XswampyX
02-04-2011, 05:04 PM
Well done Hrgiger, without a doubt. Beautiful. :thumbsup:

COBRASoft
02-04-2011, 07:48 PM
Dood, go look at that thread on controlling speed on a curve....

http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85875

Denis P. has got your back!

I know :).

Congrats HRGiger!

hrgiger
02-04-2011, 08:21 PM
Aw thanks guys, appreciate it! Good topic and I hope to particpate in more of the speed modeling challenges.

chco2
02-06-2011, 02:09 AM
Congrats man!

btw.. what's the next challenge ?

Kuzey
02-06-2011, 06:13 AM
The next challenge is here (http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=116536)

Kuzey