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Iain
11-17-2011, 02:05 AM
Speed Modelling Challenge #147 Mecha
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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. Post a wire-frame 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: Mecha

Don't know what it is? Of course you do. Walking robots, tracked robots,
animal shaped robots etc etc.
You can attempt a full bot or tackle a part. Good reference is the many anime examples, War of the Worlds, Star Wars or of course, the awful Transformers but imagination is welcome as always.

Time Limit - 60 minutes for a part/90 minutes for a full bot.

Deadline: Wed. 23rd November 2011. 22:00 G.M.T.

probiner
11-17-2011, 03:12 AM
You sneaky... :)

Iain
11-17-2011, 06:54 AM
You sneaky... :)

Eh?

probiner
11-17-2011, 09:26 AM
Nevermind. Meaning, let's do it =)

oobievision
11-17-2011, 09:16 PM
you forgot to mention Gundam wing

Iain
11-18-2011, 09:43 AM
you forgot to mention Gundam wing

No I've just never heard of it :hey:

Mongrol from the ABC Warriors series that ran in 2000AD many moons ago.........................

oobievision
11-18-2011, 11:30 AM
Heres mine around an hour and a half maybe a bit more kinda lost track of time for a bit. just a little mecha.

oobievision
11-18-2011, 09:42 PM
By the way Ian heres a good pic of the Anime Gundam Wing http://picturestack.com/719/478/oCYGundamHD11Hsl.jpg

Iain
11-18-2011, 11:08 PM
Heres mine around an hour and a half maybe a bit more kinda lost track of time for a bit. just a little mecha.

Nice! Cool design and poly flow:thumbsup:

jonbee
11-19-2011, 01:37 AM
My entry for the week :D

While it's quite obvious that my modelling skills can stand a lot of improvement, I think the speed modelling challenges are pushing me to try things I might not normally do ^^

http://forums.newtek.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=99644&stc=1&d=1321691698

http://forums.newtek.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=99645&stc=1&d=1321691698

XswampyX
11-19-2011, 05:44 AM
http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/xXswampyXx/mecha1Sml.jpg

90mins of tweaking.

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/xXswampyXx/mecha2Wired_Sml.jpg

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/xXswampyXx/Mecha1Anim.gif

oobievision
11-19-2011, 08:28 AM
Kinda looks like a rock monster I guess with a bit of texturing this can look pretty sweet. did u adjust the polygon normal to get that buff look? interesting technique.

XswampyX
11-19-2011, 09:05 AM
Yep, Point Normal Move, Just to give it a bit more mass. I might have over done it actually. :)

Iain
11-20-2011, 03:28 AM
Great model Jonbee :thumbsup:

Interesting technique XswampyX-you've got a lovely organic form there.

Rabbitpenny
11-20-2011, 12:52 PM
Mecha Mouse: Disqualified. I thought, "Just put a box modeled mouse on a pair of legs. No problem." Two hours and twenty minutes later, I just wanted to be done.

https://sites.google.com/site/rabbitpenny3d/home/Robot002002.jpg
https://sites.google.com/site/rabbitpenny3d/home/RobotCage002001.jpg

Iain
11-22-2011, 06:04 AM
Excellent work Rabbitpenny! You were ambitious with that one-it would take me a day :D

Rabbitpenny
11-22-2011, 08:17 AM
Thanks, Iain. I agree with what Jonbee said:

"I think the speed modelling challenges are pushing me to try things I might not normally do."

akaracquel
11-22-2011, 01:32 PM
:agree: :thumbsup: :D

probiner
11-23-2011, 02:58 PM
Gahhh, I kept pushing doing this forward and forward...


Time Limit - 60 minutes for a part/90 minutes for a full bot.
Iain I love the two times idea. My original intent was to make a 90m model of the complete thing and then spent 60 minutes detailing each part (leg, body, head). So I could work more time on the object and end up with something more finished. Oh well, next time.

Wheels.... Because normal mechas are hated for always arriving late to appointments.

Cheers

edit:
Rabbitpenny, thats well done and hilarious :D
oobievision, reminds me of Orb (http://www.google.pt/search?gcx=w&q=quaker+3+orb&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=pt-PT&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=1280&bih=897&sei=RXTNTsaTEYyXOqfhgZcP#um=1&hl=pt-PT&safe=off&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=RXTNTovMGIeXOuOYhIsP&ved=0CDoQvwUoAQ&q=quake+3+orb&spell=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=ba27b0cdaa03009&biw=1280&bih=933)

Iain
11-23-2011, 04:01 PM
Ooh very nice probiner! Another very ambitious project :)

Thanks for all the entries. I'll have a good look at them now and judge them tomorrow.

ShadowMystic
11-23-2011, 07:09 PM
I should get into these after I finish my book. First I need a timer...

Iain
11-24-2011, 08:01 AM
Okay- a quick rundown:

oobievision: Little mecha with the big eye. Excellent model. It looks like it would be able to walk even though it has a top heavy, awkward design.

Jonbee: Mechanofish. Excellent polyflow and a very cute design. Nice!

XswampyX: Bubble rock droid. Terrific concept and technique. Love the gif.

Rabbitpenny: Mechamouse. Genius! Well done in pulling that off in less than half a day! It looks like it would animate very well.

probiner: Wheeled crab. Fantastic level of detail in the legs and another very practical looking design. Good idea about modelling the body and its parts-who has the time to do everything they want though? :)

So, all very strong but I think it has to go to probiner!
It was tough to call but made slightly easier by people (possibly) going over the time limit.

Great stuff guys :thumbsup:

Rabbitpenny
11-24-2011, 10:25 AM
Iain, Probiner: Thanks for the kind words.

Probiner: Congratulations. Well deserved. I'm not sure whether I could squash it like a bug or it could squash me. The incredible level of detail allows for either...Impressive.

probiner
11-24-2011, 10:29 AM
I really thought XswampyX was going to take it. Ty Iain and Rabitpenny. :)
Entries were not very abundant but quite creative.

I really messed up the last challenge I was in charge of, so I want to make it right this time.
I'll do the challenge next week, right? Today it's the last week winner turn to pitch, right?

Cheers

XswampyX
11-24-2011, 10:49 AM
Well done probiner. Great modelling there. :thumbsup:

What's next? :D

R.Feeney
11-24-2011, 12:28 PM
Sorry for the delay, its up now
http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?t=123996

oobievision
11-26-2011, 09:19 AM
congrats!

Iain
11-26-2011, 09:33 AM
I'll do the challenge next week, right? Today it's the last week winner turn to pitch, right?

Cheers

Yep, thats right :thumbsup:

xxiii
11-26-2011, 03:36 PM
Can someone explain to me how this works (beyond the rules posted with each challenge?) I'm gathering the winner picks the next subject (that is the prize?) Anything else? How does the judging work? (I'm thinking these answers might make a great point 6 and 7 in the rules).

Iain
11-27-2011, 08:41 AM
I'm gathering the winner picks the next subject (that is the prize?)
Yes.

Anything else? How does the judging work? (I'm thinking these answers might make a great point 6 and 7 in the rules).

The winner picks the topic of the challenge after the next one and judges the winner of that challenge.
This keeps things running as we are often late to conclude the current challenge.