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09-28-2011, 04:34 PM
Speed Modeling Challenge #140 Fairground.
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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 must 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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This week's topic is: Fairground.

Anything related to the world of the fair. From toffee apples and candy floss to the games of 'skill', gold fish 'n' other all-sorted tat. Even some rides if you can. :hey: (The more colour in the render..... the better!)
Time Limit - 60 minutes.

Deadline: Wed. 5th October 2011. 22:00 G.M.T.

09-29-2011, 02:09 AM
Ahh, this should be a good one. Plenty of options here I guess.

09-29-2011, 05:51 AM
Straight away I`m thinking of something that might not fit in the 6o min

09-29-2011, 06:19 AM
ohhh my english... I was reading fair and fair ground as in "Consistent with rules, logic, or ethics"...

Well lights and popcorns looks more to the earth =)

09-29-2011, 11:43 AM
This hits close to my profession. I have a long weekend so I need to squeeze in some time.

09-29-2011, 01:48 PM
A Ferris-wheel, Not quite enough time to finish it fully - no safety bars and other bits and bobs.

09-29-2011, 01:54 PM
Jeez. Impressive wires. :thumbsup:

09-29-2011, 01:58 PM
Cheers XswampyX.
Its one of those handy models that you only have to build 1/12th of it and radial array the rest

09-29-2011, 02:28 PM
Just realized that I forgot the render

09-29-2011, 02:38 PM
You kill us with submission like that :p nice one!

09-29-2011, 02:43 PM
Could be worse, I could have tried for a Carousel :D

09-29-2011, 04:26 PM
Did a carousel horse. I didn't have time to add the bridle and other decoration on the horse. Didn't even have time to create a spiral pole which I wanted to do. Will try to get a render out in the next few days if possible.

09-29-2011, 04:38 PM
Looks good hrgiger, was that started from a box?


09-29-2011, 04:50 PM
Yeah. Laid out a box over a background image, and then just cut and extruded to taste. Parts like the saddle and drape over the neck were made by copy and pasting some geometry into another layer and cutting, extruding a bit of clean-up.

I think you maybe meant did I start from a 3D cube and then it would be no. It started out complely flat and then I extruded it and tweaked the shape.

09-29-2011, 05:40 PM
Nice models guys!

Yeah, Richard is back in town :D.

09-30-2011, 09:42 AM
Nice work there guys:thumbsup:

10-02-2011, 04:52 AM
Looking good! Any fish coming?


10-02-2011, 09:41 AM


About an hour for the fish and nearly as long for the bag!


10-04-2011, 03:44 PM

I take it not many people go to the fair these days. :D

10-04-2011, 05:18 PM
I`m struggling to find some more time this week.
Thinking of one of those test your strength machines if I can.
You have been busy though, some great work too.

10-05-2011, 07:41 AM
:jam: 60 min



10-05-2011, 05:10 PM
Tick tock...

It's that time again.

A small number of entries this week, but give me quality over quantity every time and it has been pretty quiet around here.

Richard : - Ferris-wheel - Amazing wires, looks very complicated. You could use the same technique to make a bicycle wheel. Cool render as well. The little light models really show up.

hrgiger : - Carousel horse - Cute little horse. Pity you didn't have time for a render, Not that it matters. I would just like to see it with fur on. You got the character of the horse spot on with the open mouth and eager look. Whoa.

akaracquel : - Wind-Mills - These look great! Quite a detailed model, showing good use of modeler to get most bang for your buck. You have a good eye for a striking render and It looks like you had a lot of fun with the surfaces. :thumbsup:

On to the winner : - Richard! for the Ferris wheel - More detail than you can shake a candy floss stick at, Love it!

Well done all.

10-06-2011, 03:38 AM
@ Richard - congrats! Found myself laughing and was thinking of you when it was time to rotate & copy. Awesome work, loved the lights and the rainbow centre :) :thumbsup:
@hrgiger - my eyes are speechless, in awe of your skill with all that sculpting & extruding. :bowdown:
@XswampyX - toffee apples were eye popping, goldfish is a knockout (so cute!), loved the English pound/dollar notes too! :thumbsup: I couldn't understand how the game with those men works. Do you physically throw those silver thingies or shoot them? :)


10-06-2011, 06:47 AM
Glad you liked them, they were fun to do. You use an air rifle to knock the targets down, those little things are air pellets. Must be an English thing?

Cheers! :thumbsup:

10-06-2011, 07:43 AM
Cheers :)
Its next Wednesday that I start one isn't it.

10-06-2011, 09:42 AM
Yeah congratulations Richard-didn't take you long to find your feet again!

Sorry I didn't have time for this one-I had a few ideas I'd like to get round to some day.

As usual, all the entries were really impressive :thumbsup:

10-06-2011, 10:18 AM
Ya it reminded me of building the radio-telescope with all the struts and radial arraying

10-07-2011, 12:56 AM
Must be an English thing?

Thanks for the explanation XswampyX :) I'm not sure - not many fairs here, it's very rare for me to see one. Such things tend to be confined to amusement/theme parks - more rides than games. Last one i went to was in 1992! :D Sadly, places that were more fair-like that used to exist during my childhood are loooong gone. Unable to retain profit from public liability / insurance costs ..and less children being born i think.

<sigh> I miss the mirror maze so much! Oh well, happy memories - same kind of happy I see in all the entries this week :):thumbsup:

10-07-2011, 10:25 AM
Congrats Richard!

The next challenge is up: http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?p=1187170#post1187170

Sorry for the late posting of the next one, forgot it was my week already (time flies too fast these days :().