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XswampyX
07-20-2011, 04:55 PM
Speed Modelling Challenge #130 - Multi-meter
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http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/xXswampyXx/Multi-Meter.jpg

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: Multi-meter.

Wow, all those buttons and switches, and more designs than you can shake a probe at. Take your pick! Bonus points for posting the reference image along with your model (but you don't have to, I'm just nosy).




Time Limit - 60 minutes.

Deadline - Wed. 27th July 2011. 22:00 G.M.T.

Iain
07-20-2011, 05:24 PM
Cool!
I love modelling nicky nacky meter type things.

colkai
07-21-2011, 05:17 AM
Now if you want a proper multi-meter, you need one I used to use way back in the day I was working in telecomms.
If I recall correctly, they looked like this... :D

http://wapedia.mobi/thumb/cc86505/en/fixed/470/574/AVO_Model_8_Mk7_P4_by_Megger.jpg?format=jpg

cagey5
07-23-2011, 01:34 PM
I think I have one stuffed in the back of a drawer somewhere. I'll see if I can find the time.

shrox
07-23-2011, 03:24 PM
Now if you want a proper multi-meter, you need one I used to use way back in the day I was working in telecomms.
If I recall correctly, they looked like this... :D

http://wapedia.mobi/thumb/cc86505/en/fixed/470/574/AVO_Model_8_Mk7_P4_by_Megger.jpg?format=jpg

When I worked for the Bureau of Reclamation in the 80's, the GPS units were big orange boxes about a 2-1/2 feet in size. We had to wait for 45 minutes sometimes to determine our location, there were only three GPS satellites then.

Such fun in the Arizona desert too...

XswampyX
07-24-2011, 03:34 AM
Pretty simple box.

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/xXswampyXx/multimeter6.jpg

akaracquel
07-24-2011, 04:12 AM
..onya, go xswampyxswampyx!!! Love your enthusiasm http://slaughterhouse.com.au/LW/emoticons/ccc.gif http://slaughterhouse.com.au/LW/emoticons/roa.gif

http://slaughterhouse.com.au/LW/129/01.jpg

http://slaughterhouse.com.au/LW/129/02.jpg

http://slaughterhouse.com.au/LW/129/03.jpg

noob. lathe. where did rail-extrude go?! two-in-one. duh. meh!

OnlineRender
07-24-2011, 04:26 AM
..onya, go xswampyxswampyx!!! Love your enthusiasm http://slaughterhouse.com.au/lw/emoticons/ccc.gif http://slaughterhouse.com.au/lw/emoticons/roa.gif

http://slaughterhouse.com.au/lw/129/01.jpg

http://slaughterhouse.com.au/lw/129/02.jpg

http://slaughterhouse.com.au/lw/129/03.jpg

noob. Lathe. Where did rail-extrude go?! Two-in-one. Duh. Meh!

love it

XswampyX
07-24-2011, 05:17 AM
..onya, go xswampyxswampyx!!! Love your enthusiasm http://slaughterhouse.com.au/LW/emoticons/ccc.gif http://slaughterhouse.com.au/LW/emoticons/roa.gif

noob. lathe. where did rail-extrude go?! two-in-one. duh. meh!

Thanks! :)

Love your images, like an electrical Medusa.

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

Iain
07-24-2011, 01:57 PM
Those are great entries.
Love that head akaracquel! Fantastic imagination and style :thumbsup:

Iain
07-25-2011, 03:09 PM
A vintage item.......

BigHache
07-25-2011, 09:22 PM
A cheap item...

Iain
07-26-2011, 03:18 PM
Nice model Bighache-remember to post a wire!

Worked a bit more on my render............

BigHache
07-26-2011, 06:16 PM
Here's my wires and reference photo for bonus points. It's a little different than the original, but my modeling time was right at 59:30. :D

@Iain those look great!

@akaracquel that's a pretty wicked render. Very cool.

@XswampyX sweeeeeeeet.

XswampyX
07-28-2011, 12:42 AM
Some really nice entries this week, more quality than quantity. :-)

akaracquel - electrical Medusa - Great 3d probe model, and some quality freehand drawing. The most unexpected of the entries. If this was judged on the render.... Love it!

Iain - Vintage item - Perfect model Iain, as always! and a great choice, but I do have to wonder about the health and safety aspects of using an all metal item. The 1920's eh?

BigHache - Extech Multimeter - Exactly what I was looking for, a great model that fits the reference, and we even get some probes. Nice flow as well, a man after my own heart. Great work!

The winner....

I gave this to Iain, well done. It was a bit different to what I expected, but better for it.

Well done all!

BigHache
07-28-2011, 06:58 AM
Great work Iain. Woot, that was fun, next!

akaracquel
07-28-2011, 07:22 AM
Agree :) Fun! NEXT!

TY @ all, for also sharing wireframes - very insightful. :thumbsup:

Iain
07-28-2011, 07:54 AM
Great work Iain. Woot, that was fun, next!

Thanks!
As for next, well, unfortunately XSwampyX is up for another challenge by default!

If you want a week off, XSX, (the pressures of being prolific and good eh?!) let me know mate.

BigHache
07-28-2011, 08:08 AM
Even though I won't be able to start until this evening at the earliest… c'mon XSwampyX! (tee hee hee)

XswampyX
07-28-2011, 12:42 PM
It's up. http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=121201

Sorry 'bout the delay. I have to work. :hammer: