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12-08-2011, 06:56 AM
Speed Modelling Challenge #150 Lightwave controller.


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

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: Lightwave controller. There was a brief discussion going on about Lightwave multi button controllers, mice and custom keyboards.... Show me yours, or design your own. This can be just one button with the words "model me" written on it, up to a ridiculous set up covered in buttons and sliders.

Time Limit - 60 minutes

Deadline: Wed. 14th December 2011. 22:00 G.M.T.

Have fun!

12-08-2011, 07:01 AM
Great opportunity to pose advancements for modeler ;)

12-11-2011, 01:53 PM
I know it just highlights my tech ignorance but I have no idea what this is about :hey:
I'll have to wait for an example.....................

12-11-2011, 03:30 PM
I really have no idea what this is either, so I tried to model a lightwave modeler of 3012. The beams of light didn't turn out the way I wanted, but being this is only my second model, I guess I should be satisfied I even got close. Maybe some of you can offer suggestings as I'm using this as a learning experience. I wanted the bluish spot light to be as wide as the paper but very thin and somewhat electrified with particals. I was somewhat successful with the light coming from the prism as I wanted it to be rainbow colored. However, I would have liked it to strech all the way to ornament a little more.

Modeling time < 90 min.
Lighting time > 3 hrs (I know, not to show for this time)

This probably wasn't what was wanted, but at least I learned some.

12-11-2011, 03:51 PM
Bax33: It's not my thread but I think you nailed the idea. Nifty idea. I'll take one.

The thread that XswampyX was refering to is here (http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?t=124247) . It references some examples. My entry is not a lot of help. I sort of went off base with my:

Voice Activated Steampunk Keypad:

Disqualified: As often happens to me I went over. 82 minutes not including planning (drawing for spline template).


12-11-2011, 04:10 PM
Yep, that's the ticket!



12-11-2011, 04:13 PM
RabbitPenny: AWESOME!!! :)

12-11-2011, 05:08 PM
WoW! Really nice RabbitPenny

3D Kiwi
12-11-2011, 05:19 PM
This might give some people Ideas. Its not lightwave but still very cool

http://www.blendernation.com/2011/12/09/blender-internal-machine/#utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Blendernation+%28BlenderNatio n%29

12-12-2011, 12:29 AM
Aww ..you guyz rock! :') :thumbsup: Grateful my husband made coffee after i saw your design Rabbitpenny because it would've gone straight up my nose, I want one! :D

Work has been leaving me time-poor, wasn't going to let that get in my way this week, so it's the first model i've ever done that felt like it truly embraced 'speed'. 7 minutes for the pudgy hand ...was determined to get the render out of the way ASAP as well. Was good to take a complete break from photorealism-cracking-mode by using the halftone shader instead!



Looking forward to seeing what Iain and others will come up with this week!!! :D

12-12-2011, 04:20 AM
Ah now I get it! Very imaginitive entries so far :D

12-12-2011, 06:51 AM
Thanks for the comments. Much appreciated. Array and lathe tool are great. They make me appear more productive than I am.

12-13-2011, 04:21 AM

the_bevel_gremlin.lwo (slaughterhouse.com.au/LW/SPEED/150/the_bevel_gremlin.lwo)

a sandwhich
12-13-2011, 08:42 AM
O man, I wish I could keep practicing and enter these challenges, but the hard drive containing all of my windows partitions failed, and lightwave went with it. Well done rabbitpenny.

12-13-2011, 02:08 PM
A sandwich: Thanks. Sorry about your technical problems.

12-14-2011, 07:50 AM
Wednsday seems to be the day....

TRI Coordinate mouse, order now!

Nice moode as usual. Now Lightwave will actually respond when you shout at it. Great!

Someone had to do it...

@akaraquel :D


12-14-2011, 10:35 AM
Nice one Probiner. My head hurts. :)


12-15-2011, 01:17 AM
Great entries everyone-I think I'm confused again about the subject though :hey:

This week's................


12-15-2011, 02:24 AM
The weeks seem to go faster 'n' faster these days.

Some great entries as always. :thumbsup: Some nice modeling and even better imagination.

We do have a winner and it's :- Rabbitpenny.

Yeah, I know it was over the time (not by much), but it's a great entry and just because you are honest about the time.... you loose.

So well done Rabbitpenny.


12-15-2011, 06:26 AM
Iain this was the after party, I guess you missed the #150 challenge celebration, Richard was there :p

Rabbitpenny, finallly you win, even at over time! Love your entries mood =) Well done


12-15-2011, 10:55 AM
XswampyX, probiner: Thank you so much. I really enjoy this contest. It's an honor to be chosen.

Probiner: "I guess you missed the #150 challenge celebration"??? I didn't get any cake...Not even a cheese cube.

I showed my steampunk keypad to my wife. She wants to see it work. I decided that morphs would give the most control and mechanical appearance here. So, 108 morphs and 36 expressions later(array saves the day again), it's ready to go. Might add some steampunkish things to the model... will animate after the holidays and post on the galleries.

12-15-2011, 05:05 PM
Iain this was the after party, I guess you missed the #150 challenge celebration, Richard was there :p

Rabbitpenny, finallly you win, even at over time! Love your entries mood =) Well done


Now I`m confused and I was there apparently?

Well done Rabbitpenny

12-15-2011, 05:21 PM
Ok ok I admit it... It was just me and a bottle... :( And it was about a girl...

12-15-2011, 05:25 PM
Thats a relief I thought the drugs were doing strange things to my memory again....:hey:

12-15-2011, 06:11 PM
@Bax33: Nice work :thumbsup:, hope you find answers or discover something new in your learning journey ;)
@probiner & XswampyX - great work, thanks for the -> :D :thumbsup:
@Rabbitpenny - congrats, look fwd to seeing Steampunk come to life ^_^
@Iain - cool challenge for next week!