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06-01-2011, 04:54 PM
Speed Modeling Challenge #123 The Pet Projects

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. Post a wireframe and a render 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.


This weeks topic is: The Pet Projects

Let's all get in touch with our cuddly fuzzy animal friendly side and make them lil' critters some place to live in/play in/ scratch or simply just a castle for our fish to blow bubbles.

I'm thinking anything from a hamsterball or a threadmill, to a doghouse, to a fish bowl, then to a cat stairs and a clawingball or what ever they call it, and everything around that subject and between.

And if you simply just aren't a pet person... you could always model a threadmill with some spikes on'em :devil:

I don't expect people to actually model in the pets themselves but if you allready have a model or want to try to model the beasts inside that hour that's cool, but the judging will be based upon the creature's inhabitant

Time Limit - 60 minutes.
Deadline - Wednesday 8th June 2011. 2200 GMT.

06-02-2011, 12:41 AM
So it will be based on what lives in the design vs the design itself (inhabitant vs habitat)?...

06-02-2011, 02:27 AM
I think the last word was supposed to be habitat.

Nice topic ArtGoblin :thumbsup:

06-02-2011, 08:42 AM
whoops... sorry guys, my bad english :/ but yes, it's the habitat I was thinking of

06-02-2011, 09:15 AM
whoops... sorry guys, my bad english :/ but yes, it's the habitat I was thinking of

No problem. Just thought I would seek clarification.

06-02-2011, 11:47 AM
Very nice topic!

I'll be able to join this one :).

I finally finished my first 'movie' for a LED wall of 6m24 x 2m34 for an exhibition in Paris in 2 weeks. Almost all After Effects, no LW involved atm though :(.

06-02-2011, 06:39 PM
It's in there somewhere.


06-03-2011, 10:21 AM
Here's my effort. A prototype for a bird cage. Prototype because it has some....huh... minor holes in it's design. :D

06-04-2011, 06:36 AM
Heh.. Nice one Traveler, I suppose the bird flew out of one of them holes. :)


06-04-2011, 07:43 AM
awesome three entries so far! Keep em' coming and don't forget them wireframes :)

06-04-2011, 04:57 PM
Some wires.... better late than never.



06-04-2011, 06:52 PM
Nice entries!

I'm working on my cockatiel cage :). I hope to get it finished within the time limit though...

06-05-2011, 08:15 AM
MailBag put me over the hour.

Picture from the web: http://justin-hopkins.com/blog/2008/12/10/how-to-convert-mbox-to-mailman-archives-using-procmail

a sandwhich
06-05-2011, 10:50 AM
Here is a litter box. I somewhat messed up on the box geometry because I didn't subdivide very well, and once again there is some crappy attempts at wood. Modeling took about 20 minutes.

06-05-2011, 12:54 PM
Hi guys!
I see a standard has already been set with these entries! Nice!
Here's my 40 mins worth of modeling.




When you look at the wire you'll notice the "cats house" has been trippled. This was to get fiberfx going:


06-07-2011, 04:06 AM
@chco2: that's one lucky cat ! real nice

06-07-2011, 04:03 PM
It's that time of year again when my cats bring in some new pets. (No matter how much I spend on treatments!)

Thought I'd better build them a wee home.....

06-07-2011, 04:22 PM
Heh, that looks great Iain. Not so wee, if your a flea!

I like to open a Can O Worms. They love it in there.


06-07-2011, 05:04 PM
First a pile of sxxt last week, now a can of worms.. next challenge should be "most disgusting.." so we can all let it out once ;)

Great stuff though guys!

Heh, that looks great Iain. Not so wee, if your a flea!

I like to open a Can O Worms. They love it in there.

06-08-2011, 02:08 PM
That's a good idea! Anyway, Iain started it with his suitcase full of fleas. :neener:

Here are the wires...


Oedo 808
06-08-2011, 02:55 PM
Nice work folks :thumbsup: even if some of it is a bit grim. ;)

Here is a not-so-natural habitat:


06-08-2011, 03:23 PM
Great stuff guys!

Not so wee, if your a flea!

You're right-everything's relative......................

06-08-2011, 03:45 PM
Very nice quality entries guys!

I went way over the time limit and still nothing worth showing :(. Hopefully next week...

Oedo 808
06-08-2011, 07:06 PM
@Iain, lol, love the flea's-eye view.

@COBRASoft, keep plugging away, I've not bothered posting a couple things because after an hour all I had was crap. Although now I don't seem so bothered, wouldn't have taken long to fix the ring-pull ears, but I thought "**** it, it'll be less noticeable underneath the fur." :)

I'm not sure, I think I'm up next? There was a suggestion above so I'll start that in a mo.

06-09-2011, 01:45 AM
***** Oops I never said but my entry was over the 60 minutes! *****

06-09-2011, 10:56 AM
Who won this one ? (I can guess ;))

06-09-2011, 12:02 PM
Ok... the verdict is........... XswampyX's Can'o'Worms !! Plenty of good entries, but unfortunantly two of them were disqualified... Iain for going over the time limit and RabbitPenny's postman doggytoy wich was missing a wireframe.

But damn XswampyX, you really get some clean models with seemingly perfect polyflow. The Can of Worms did it for me, becouse at the same time as it is a fairly simple form, you managed to model in those subtle bends and dents and cuts in the alminium without screwing up the neat and simple polyflow at all... very nice

Oedo 808
06-09-2011, 12:55 PM
Congrats XswampyX! Nice modelling :thumbsup:

Good job Iain came in with his exceeding the limit before the result, that could've opened up a can of worms...

...sorry :o

06-09-2011, 01:56 PM
Cheers! Judicial use of band saw pro and multiple edge loop scaling.

Thanks. :)

06-09-2011, 06:17 PM