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cagey5
06-29-2011, 04:44 PM
Speed Modelling Challenge #127 - Bridges
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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 wireframe and a render at 800x600 or larger.
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 is: Bridges.

Any kind of bridge at all, toy bridges, sydney harbour bridge, lego bridge or a wooden log across a river bank will all do, even a ruler spanning two building blocks - you get the idea.


Time Limit - 60 minutes.

Deadline - Wed. 6th July 2011. 22:00 G.M.T.

R.Feeney
06-29-2011, 05:29 PM
I quite fancy trying this but I cant, just moved house and dont have the space or time to setup the work computer properly.

COBRASoft
06-29-2011, 07:45 PM
Hey Richard! Glad to see you back on the forums. I really hope to see some models from you again.

Nice topic again...

Dreamcube017
06-30-2011, 09:39 AM
Hmm... does thinking about it before hand count in time. If I plan everythign out ahead of time, I'm sure I can come up with something pretty snazzy in an hour.

cagey5
06-30-2011, 10:49 AM
Thinking time doesn't count.;) Nothing to stop you practising first to get it down to 60 minutes either. Looking forward to what you come up with.

Oh. Texturing, lighting etc doesn't count either, just the time actually modelling.

a sandwhich
06-30-2011, 11:13 AM
First submission, a penny bridge. Great fun to make when you were bored and had spare change. Couldn't find a normal new penny back(tails) so I used the old one. Modeling the first individual penny was about 5 minutes. Arranging them all took about 20. Whoops, now that I am uploading, I forgot to change the aa. gah. I might post another. No wonder it took so little time to render.

Dreamcube017
06-30-2011, 11:46 AM
Wow can that be made in real life? I should try that sometimes. Hmm... when you say antialiasing, do you mean Classic Camera anti Aliasing because that's the only one I see in options.

a sandwhich
06-30-2011, 12:10 PM
Yes that is what I am refering to. It doesn't make hardly any difference so I am not going to post another. Yes, it can be done with all types of different coins. I have done it with pennys, quarters, and nickels. Now, the amount of pennys in the larger stacks may be more just to counter balance it, but it can be made as long or large as you like. In probably should've increased the bump on the faces, but I guess it is ok. But the awesome part about those bridges is that they can withstand as much weight as you want as long as there is enough pressure on the large stack of coins in the centers.

Dreamcube017
06-30-2011, 12:23 PM
Wow that's pretty neat.

Hm a bit of constructive crits, the pennies look bit like plastic game pieces than pennies. Maybe if there was a bit of specular on them that would help the bump stand out more as well.... just a hint of shininess.... IMO

CoryC
06-30-2011, 01:52 PM
It's been forever since I did one of these.

An old fashioned covered bridge with as many details as could be fit into an hour. the extra modeling, layout and very basic texturing were done afterwards. DP Instance for the cattails.

Dreamcube017
06-30-2011, 02:15 PM
Wow I really like the environment and the bridge as well. It fits nicely and the lighting is nice and friendly as well.

Hmm... is the gras and trees (I guess those are trees in the back) fiber effects or hand modeled or plugin or...

cagey5
06-30-2011, 02:21 PM
The 'grass' looks to have been done with DP Instance. Worth getting if you've not come across it yet.


O.T. What's the point of a covered bridge? They look cool and everything I just can't figure out the advantage over a plain ol' uncovered bridge.

CoryC
06-30-2011, 02:35 PM
The trees and sky (and if there is any grass visible) are all from a photo background plate I added in Photoshop. I have skydome with blue sky and clouds for the render but I swap that out afterward.

Cagey5, I never really thought of it, but now that you bring it up that is a great question.

Dreamcube017
06-30-2011, 02:38 PM
The 'grass' looks to have been done with DP Instance. Worth getting if you've not come across it yet.


O.T. What's the point of a covered bridge? They look cool and everything I just can't figure out the advantage over a plain ol' uncovered bridge.

Ah ok. That's cool then. I'll check that out.

As for the bridge... I guess you're right.... no point... oh by the way, the forecast calls for heavy rain this evening... and I hear it's the really sharp kind that feels like tiny knives on your skin... Hope no one has to cross the Bridge anytime soon.

CoryC
06-30-2011, 02:52 PM
Hope no one has to cross the Bridge anytime soon.

If you have seen Beetlejuice, you know how dangerous these bridges can be.:)

Dreamcube017
07-01-2011, 12:52 AM
If you've seen Adventure time, you konw how useful those bridges can be.

Alright so here we go. My picture... Sadly I didn't get to fnish on time plus I'm still trying to wrap my head around these IFW textures... I have to start simple so sorry if scene setup isn't the best. I'm still new to Lightwave as well so yeah.

Here's the basic wireframe.

http://content.screencast.com/users/Dreamcube017/folders/Jing/media/d5393824-cb45-4fcd-be9d-a0abde59d572/bridge%20start.png

And here's the actual picture.

Dreamcube017
07-01-2011, 04:51 PM
Sooo... any opinions?.. any other entries? Wow figures the topic I'm interested in is the one no one else is interested in.

OnlineRender
07-01-2011, 04:54 PM
It's been forever since I did one of these.

An old fashioned covered bridge with as many details as could be fit into an hour. the extra modeling, layout and very basic texturing were done afterwards. DP Instance for the cattails.

its the double of the bridge they crash in beetle juice ,nice render btw


grrrrrrr need to READ ALL POSTS FIRST ............ but it does look like the bridge first thing that came to mind .

a sandwhich
07-01-2011, 10:05 PM
Sooo... any opinions?.. any other entries? Wow figures the topic I'm interested in is the one no one else is interested in.

Hey man, chill out. This has only been up for a few days. Just wait till the weekend when many have free time.

cagey5
07-02-2011, 07:37 AM
Just a quickie. This was a self supporting bridge developed my Leonardo da Vinci to use no ropes or fasteners.

XswampyX
07-02-2011, 03:52 PM
Ant Bridge.

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

1 ant x 1 hour.
200 ants 5 seconds with point clone. :)

Dreamcube017
07-02-2011, 04:25 PM
Whoa I don't know if I wanna walk across that. Nice though.


@ a sandwhich.
Yeah sorry about that. I was getting kind ofrestless and was pretty bored as well.

cagey5
07-02-2011, 05:11 PM
Nice ant. Where's the wires ;)

XswampyX
07-02-2011, 05:25 PM
.... I'm having issues!

I keep getting an out of memory error. :cursin:

Here we go.

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

:)

a sandwhich
07-02-2011, 08:12 PM
Gah! Your polyflow just completely messes with my mind every time. I have no idea how you keep coming up with these things so smoothly.

chco2
07-03-2011, 07:40 AM
Sorry I can't join this one, would have loved to create the bridge from 'a bridge to far'.
Hopefully next time. Working on a training video, will take some time..

VictoryX
07-03-2011, 01:27 PM
I did a Match stick bridge.

MatchStick Model = 20 minutes

Box Model = 1 Minute

Scene Setup & Render = 35 minutes

Total = 56 Minutes

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc346/adjustvolume/matchstickbridge.jpg

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc346/adjustvolume/matchstickbridgewire.jpg

cagey5
07-03-2011, 03:24 PM
Nice looking bridge victoryX.

btw. You can take as much time as you like lighting, texturing the scene etc. It's the modelling time only that counts.

Iain
07-03-2011, 03:41 PM
Really nice bridges guys. Great to see some original ideas too.

XswampyX
07-03-2011, 05:34 PM
Nice looking bridge victoryX.


Yes, very striking.

cagey5
07-03-2011, 05:43 PM
Lol. I see what you did there.

VictoryX
07-03-2011, 07:44 PM
My bridge inspired a pun, I should get extra points for that.

VictoryX
07-04-2011, 12:21 AM
Here's another bridge I did for fun. Not sure how long the actual modeling took I was hanging out with friends working on it periodically. Anyways I thought it looked cool so here is my

Aperature Science Weighted Cube Bridge

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc346/adjustvolume/CompanionCube-1.jpg

Dreamcube017
07-05-2011, 10:22 AM
Here's another bridge I did for fun. Not sure how long the actual modeling took I was hanging out with friends working on it periodically. Anyways I thought it looked cool so here is my

Aperature Science Weighted Cube Bridge

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc346/adjustvolume/CompanionCube-1.jpg

YEAH PORTAL! Nice work. I also like the appiture logo in the center, although I wish it was a bit more distinct. ... you might wanna post the wireframe of it though.

VictoryX
07-05-2011, 09:40 PM
I didn't save the scene I had the bridge set up in. But here is a wireframe of the cube that makes up the bridge.

http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc346/adjustvolume/cube_WIreframe.jpg

cagey5
07-06-2011, 04:39 AM
OK. Sorry for the late judging.

Results pending amendment :D

Oedo 808
07-06-2011, 05:07 AM
Deadline - Wed. 6th July 2011. 22:00 G.M.T.

OK. Sorry for the late judging.

:question:

cagey5
07-06-2011, 05:11 AM
Ooops. Bugger. My mistake. Any further entries welcome. See you tomorrow :)

XswampyX
07-06-2011, 05:27 AM
Heh, I thought I had missed a day! Will look forward to the result. :cry:

Iain
07-06-2011, 11:26 AM
Oh good, if the deadline is being extended to the....deadline, I'll get my model in :D

A chinese style bridge. (No free time just now so couldn't be arsed texturing it and building a scene!)

cagey5
07-06-2011, 12:22 PM
Interesting Iain. It looks as though the underlying structure is similar to Leonardo da Vincis' design.

COBRASoft
07-06-2011, 07:54 PM
Wonderful work Iain!

cagey5
07-07-2011, 03:01 AM
Sorry for the confusion yesterday. Without further ado on with the result.

Good efforts all round again and not an easy call.

asandwhich. Nice model. I might try that in real life.

CoryC - very authentic looking, nicely detailed

Dreamcube017 - New to Lightwave I believe? Welcome aboard and very nice bridge.

XswampyX - I really like your approach on this one and the ant model is excellent.

VictoryX - Two shots at it, way to go :) Nicely textured matchstick bridge and very neat modelling on your cube bridge.

Iain - Very nice bridge, very nice indeed.

It certainly didn't make the judging any easier, and this could go pretty much anywhere for different reasons, but I'm going to award winner status to CoryC for the covered bridge for some nice detailing, such as the window slats and bracing on the crossmembers. Well done.

Iain
07-07-2011, 03:40 AM
Cool-well done CoryC!

Oedo 808
07-07-2011, 04:53 AM
Nice work folks, I was too lazy again, slept right through the deadline.

Congratulations CoryC! :thumbsup:

Oh, and Ian, I like your new title.

Iain
07-07-2011, 09:54 AM
Oh, and Ian, I like your new title.

Hah! You're a funny guy :)
It's amazing how often people do spell it wrongly though-it's only four letters and it's right there in front of you!


New challenge:

http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1162408#post1162408

Iain
07-16-2011, 09:24 AM
If CoryC isn't around to start the challenge, I can come up with something (maybe even for a mini challenge till Wednesday?)

XswampyX
07-16-2011, 10:49 AM
That sounds like a good idea Iain.

CoryC
07-16-2011, 10:56 PM
Sorry and a belated thanks. It has been a crazy week from hell.

I didn't know that I was to do the next challenge but if that is the case, I've got a theme if you still need one set up.

Iain
07-17-2011, 03:08 AM
Yep go for it.
You could make the deadline Wednesday and we'll extend it if the interest is high enough, being holiday time for a lot of folks.

Cheers!