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11-30-2011, 03:57 PM
Speed Modelling Challenge #149 Family Ties


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.

This week's topic is: Family Ties.
Things/objects that exemplify occupations/activities you and your family/friends spend time with that makes you all closer, while you are toghether (even if it's only on a particular season).

Time Limit - 90 minutes

Deadline: Wed. 7th December 2011. 22:00 G.M.T.

PS: Well, you can model Micheal J. Fox (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hirIuTmt6Fk/TW0HzQXic6I/AAAAAAAABXI/9pzlQffUNKI/s400/207981.jpg) instead if you want though :D

12-01-2011, 06:05 AM
Hmmm interesting.
Should be lots of options with a little thought..................:question:

12-03-2011, 11:07 AM
Eating is always a good one.


Bullet beans with HV sauce. :)


12-03-2011, 06:11 PM
Hi all,

Modelling about 1 minute for a subpatched box, texturing about 30 minutes (seperate images for all the chars and points). Rendering about 6min. Setup was done with bullet of LW 11, this took some time to get them spread like this. Damn bullet is a nice add-on for LW :thumbsup:.


12-04-2011, 09:00 AM
xSwampyx, Cobrasoft; Beautiful work, both. XSwampyx, I hope you don't do the cooking in your family. :)

Faked the knot (I know it shows). But I don't let incompetence stand in the way of a stupid joke:


12-04-2011, 03:47 PM
:D I had a very similar idea in my head

12-04-2011, 05:47 PM
A Claddagh ring (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claddagh_ring), it seemed appropriate to me. Both for what it represents and my family is from The Claddagh originally.
Its a bit off in places but time got the better of me.

12-05-2011, 03:27 AM
Very impressive entries guys!!
That ring is terrific Richard.

A Wii controller. The only digital gaming we do as a family is on the Wii. I wasn't sure about it when we got one but it's just......proper fun.

12-05-2011, 08:29 AM
Cheers Iain.
I have to agree, Impressive work from you all

12-06-2011, 05:00 PM
As a family we like to BBQ, so I thought I'd give this a shot. I've only been learning to model in my spare time since September this year. I just found these challenges and thought I would try. I busted the time limit. I had all parts modeled within about 120 minutes, but I didn't have the legs attached. It took me awhile to surface because I haven't been trying to learn that until now. I'm open to your comments. I used William's ceral tutorial to distribute the briquettes in layout with a collision object. Thats why the briquettes are suspended in the wireframe image. This is the first model I've completed since I started. (if you don't count that I forgot the air holes piece in the lid). Guess I've learned a little since starting.

By the way I really like these challenges and the images you all create within or near this time limit are fantastic!

12-06-2011, 05:22 PM
Thats good work Bax33, the challenges are all about learning new stuff and having a deadline really helps to get past that endless fiddling with a model that nearly everyone seems to suffer from.

Your model looks nice and cleanly done, you have missed out on surfacing the second leg that visible in the render but other than that great work:thumbsup:

12-07-2011, 03:00 PM
Well ok I did screw a little with the theme again. But you guys went around it preety well :D

Like always last minute entry. Still fiddling with textures.

Summer is when everyone in my family as time to be with one another and normally we go to the incredible beaches in the shouteast of Portugal. Something that everyone does is to play beach tennis, which at one point becomes a game of how far away we can be and still passing the ball.
At the beach, especially with that cliff geography, seems that nothing else exists and time stops and we just enjoy each other.


12-07-2011, 05:39 PM
Gahhh there...

Tomorrow will post the winner.

That brings back memories man... :D

What a bejezus is that? Looks like... I don't know it's scary!!!

@Iain, hate you. That's an awesome render! :)

12-08-2011, 06:12 AM

I know what you mean, they aren't my favourite.

12-08-2011, 06:46 AM
Run down

I figured that they were beans, but the thick transparent membrane made them look a bit alien :D Nevertheless nice render as usual.

Like I said, oohh the memories, dictionary is missing though :D Nice one.

... with the usal funny side of life. Cute to say the least.
Why is the wireframe so skew on the tie by the way?

Like you said it's a bit off in some places, but wow... that render is great as usual. Nice take on this one.

You gonna sell that? :D good model, even better texturing and rendering.

Nice take on this one. I miss the stakes grilling :hey: Welcome to the challanges. The time limit is adressed to modeling only. Texturing is off time and as you can see from the examples here, it can improve your model final look a whole lot. So in challanges you'll learn not just to model.

Don't win another challenge, ok?

So the winner is... http://i101.piczo.com/view/4/8/p/t/1/t/w/3/c/t/y/p/img/t334878389_1909_6.gif... Iain

See you next week. Swampy's turn.


12-08-2011, 06:59 AM
Thanks Probiner. Well done Iain. Looks real!

Next one's up.


12-08-2011, 07:37 AM
Nice one Iain :thumbsup:

12-08-2011, 10:52 AM
Congrats Iain!

Probiner: who needs a dictionary when you can discuss the existence of a word with your beloved family till the dark hours :D.

12-08-2011, 10:56 AM
Congratulations, Iain. Great model, beautiful render. Good as real.

12-08-2011, 11:35 AM
Thanks for the comments probiner. I can't believe I missed that leg. Nice to know just the modeling is under the clock. Looking forward to the next challenge.

Also congrats to Iain

12-08-2011, 01:21 PM
By the way Richard you got on of those? The ring I mean.

12-08-2011, 01:34 PM
I have my fathers one (mine now I guess)

12-11-2011, 03:27 AM
Ah-wow! Didn't think I'd get this one :D

Thanks folks, and keep up the good work :thumbsup: