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12-21-2011, 04:47 PM
Speed Modelling Challenge #152 – Grandparents' Christmas

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: Grandparents' Christmas: Show us a gift for Grandma or Grandpa. Or a gift from Grandma or Grandpa. Or show us something from Grandma or Grandpa's house (Christmas or not). Don't leave me alone over Christmas. Before (or after) partaking the egg nog, may I suggest a nice speed model to keep you sharply prepared for Grandma's witty conversation.

Time Limit - 60 minutes (30 minutes of nap time allowed if you ARE a Grandma or Grandpa.)

Deadline: Wed. 28th December 2011. 22:00 G.M.T.

12-21-2011, 06:56 PM
and socks of any variety are banned :)

12-22-2011, 12:28 AM
let me get this streight its a 1 hour deadline but thats tecnicly only for the modeling
texturing setup and rendering we can use as much as we like , as long as the modeling part is within 1 hour ?

12-22-2011, 02:15 AM
mis: Your understanding is correct. Only the modeling is to be timed.

You could model a cube and displacement map a perfect replica of the statue of "David", and that is a valid entry (As long as the cube is modeled in less than an hour. :hey:). I think everyone would love to see something like that, and by all means, it should be posted. It's just not likely to win. Because, at the end of the week, all that's judged is the modeling.

That said, there have been discussions about the issue of modeling taking back seat to surfacing and rendering. I think most agree that a side benefit of the challenge is to witness artists' abilities to blend modeling, surfacing, rendering, etc., to come up with quality in a short period of time.

Anyone, join in if you feel I have misrepresented the contest.

PLEASE submit something.

12-22-2011, 02:33 AM
and socks of any variety are banned :)

OnlineRender: I'm sorry, I misheard you. I thought you said "socks of any variety are grand".:)


12-23-2011, 07:02 AM
Great sock, Rabbitpenny!
That's not something I hear myself say very often :)

How did you do the displacement?

12-23-2011, 10:13 AM
Thanks Mr. Iain, sir. The surface is embarrassingly simple. Displacement on the ribs, bump all over. Bump laid in two parts 'cause of the 90 degree turn at the heel. Nodes attached. Also very subtle ffx.

I was afraid the holiday would make for sparse participation. If there aren't some entries soon, I may have to ask permission to double the prize money.:)

12-23-2011, 08:38 PM
Hello people. Here's my submission. Strangely.. my grandparents are hooked to the iPad.. so that's what I think about when I hear "grandparents"

12-23-2011, 08:39 PM
just realized the home button - even though it's curved - isn't noticeable! Might reupload later :P

12-23-2011, 11:20 PM
Nice job, Steven.

My model is done but I can't get any joy with the texturing. Will (hopefully) post later :)

12-24-2011, 06:32 AM
What about a couple of mini-brandy bottles?


I don't think they will hang around too long. :hey:

12-24-2011, 08:01 AM
You guys are freaking great with these....

12-24-2011, 12:55 PM
What about a couple of mini-brandy bottles?


12-24-2011, 04:38 PM

I think Lightwave made the most of it. :)


12-24-2011, 05:32 PM
All of my grandparents passed away before I was born, but I assume this is the type of thing they would send.



Modeling, Textureing, Lighting, Rendering, 45 minutes.

12-26-2011, 10:34 AM
All entries so far: Excellent skills, very believable.

12-26-2011, 10:55 AM
Cookies look good except that I think the chocolate chips should have been randomized on them. They all look alike.

12-26-2011, 10:59 AM
Green bowl with peppermint candy, always at my grandparents.

12-26-2011, 02:57 PM
Sweet modelling Bax33. Why do I hear the words "bah humbug"? :)

A xmas glass for the essentials.


12-26-2011, 03:17 PM
Thanks for the compliment XswampyX. No Bah Humbug here. I like yours too. My dad did this nightly. My first try was a slice of apple pie in a pan. The model was good, but couldn't get figure out how to render the jell-like coating on the apples. Thus the peppermint candy. :-) Oooh.... I just got it. "Sweet" modeling for a candy model. You're sly. ;-)

12-26-2011, 04:02 PM
Here's the wires.



12-27-2011, 07:56 AM
Green bowl with peppermint candy, always at my grandparents.

Same at my Grandparents. I think it used to be standard issue with the first pension payment. Well rounded modeling....get it? I'll shut up.

XswampyX: Thanks for the gif...A glance in the mind of a genius.

What's Christmas without brand new reading glasses? Hard to model: Take them off to study them but then I can't see them.


12-27-2011, 08:30 AM
Thanks Rabbitpenny... I got it. Very nice job with the glasses. You might say its a spec.tackular modeling job. Sorry, I had to get that in. Have a Happy New Year all!

12-28-2011, 01:25 PM
Well, I never did find time to do a decent job of surfacing and rendering this. Hope you all had as nice a christmas as I did!

I always remember my Gran bringing these weird jelly-fruit-sweet things at xmas time.
I loved them but then they were 99% sugar :D

12-28-2011, 05:55 PM
I had a great xmas Iain, thank you.

We used to have those jelly fruits at our place. They came on a golden tray. Like you say all sugar, with sugar sprinkled on it.

New one :- http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?t=124775

12-28-2011, 06:22 PM
Time’s up.
First: Tip o’ the hat to all the entries. Great that all of you put aside some time during the holiday to do the Challenge. The rundown:

Stevenpalomino: great subpatched IPad and great “with it” grandparents.
XswampyX: great brandy bottles. Looked it up to help judge the modeling. Your bottle has more style than the real thing that I could find…like the recurve neck. Liked the medallion border.
VictoryX: Cookies (Biscuits). All three items modeled look like the real thing. And nice surfacing.
Bax33: Candy. All three items modeled well. Plastic wrapper has nice detail.
XswampyX: Smiley glass. Both items modeled well. Subtle modeling in the teeth, gums.
Iain: Fake fruit. Beautiful modeling of fruit and dish. The sugar sprinkles were nicely done.

I’ll ask that XswampyX accept the honors for his glass and dentures… A close call for all the entries. Thanks to everyone for their participation. XswampyX’s challenge this and next week.

12-29-2011, 05:22 AM
Thanks Rabbitpenny, and well done everyone else. :thumbsup:

The brandy bottles only became mini ones when I added the thread and realised it was way too big and coarse. :hey: