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02-22-2012, 03:07 PM
Speed Modelling Challenge #160 Grooming

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: Grooming - anything you or your partner use for personal preening. Hairbrushes, gel/wax, make up, razors etc, etc.
Lets see how you manage to scrub up so well!

Time Limit - 60 minutes.

Deadline: Wed. 29th February 2012. 22:00 G.M.T

02-22-2012, 04:31 PM
Good subject Iain.

Kicking off.


About 20mins, I dunno why but I had these flashbacks about a rambo knife. :)

02-23-2012, 03:51 AM
Cracking start. Very clean modelling on the comb-makes me think of a mite I did for a previous challenge :stumped:

02-23-2012, 06:36 AM
Craft Clay, remoldable matte texturizer. 60 minutes.

Waves of light
02-23-2012, 06:58 AM
Two excellent entries, getting us off to a good start.

@Iain: congrats on the new job mate.

02-23-2012, 07:10 AM
Great model/render Creativetone. Very nice.

I've only ever used one of these once and I'd be wary to try it again, but it did work very well............

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/8799/cutthroat.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/85/cutthroat.jpg/)

Waves of light
02-23-2012, 10:15 AM
Here you go. My wife will not leave home without them!

54 mins modelling. 20 mins texture, rig (move pivot points) pose, render. Used one of Kuzey's metal textures for the plates (minus grunge and all that).

Thing is, it won't work, because if you pan the camera right you will see it has no plug (couldn't create one in 6 mins, I think).


02-23-2012, 10:51 AM
@Iain - This one is very scary thing. Nice texture on the handle.
@Waves of light - Straight model :)

02-23-2012, 03:49 PM
A little trimmer.

30 minutes modeling

02-25-2012, 04:38 PM
Modeling 35min, texturing/lightning 20min.

02-26-2012, 04:49 AM
Great work on those shaving heads MD! :thumbsup:

Waves of light
02-26-2012, 06:10 AM
Wow, such detail in a small amount of time. Well played MD.

02-26-2012, 06:18 AM
Great job MDSPECIFIC, would love to see a brighter background.

About 50mins including the glass.


Some wires.



02-26-2012, 09:39 AM
Great job MDSPECIFIC, would love to see a brighter background.

Below. :D

Very nice modeling this week, cool renders guys! :thumbsup:

Waves of light
02-26-2012, 10:29 AM
MD. That is so good. Well impressed.

Nice toothbrushes XswampyX. Great clippers sublimationman.

02-26-2012, 10:38 AM
Thanks. :)

02-26-2012, 01:01 PM
Wow, great modeling and beautiful render, MDSPECIFIC!

02-26-2012, 03:46 PM
XswampyX: Beautiful brush.

MDSPECIFIC: Incredible razor...35 min!!!

40 min for the pole. Store front, background put me over.


02-27-2012, 05:01 AM
Nice work guys!
There's something missing from your render, XSwampyX..............

02-27-2012, 07:00 AM

I would have, but I didn't have time. Nice tube into thread.

02-27-2012, 03:01 PM
Ok guys, please have mercy on me, as this is my very first challenge. I was supposed to have started about 6-7 months back but had to go away, never the less here is my version of a hairbrush.

I jumped in to the nodes for the texture. Obviously Im not good at them but I won't learn if I don't try it.

02-27-2012, 03:03 PM
oops heres my wires

02-27-2012, 03:04 PM
I have along way to go, but I was freaking out about the time constraint, hahahaha...

02-28-2012, 01:18 AM
Great efforts everyone :thumbsup:

I'm out! Overtime & waaay too many polys. My great thanks to Hubby for his support during concept development. It was fun to finish! :D



Waves of light
02-28-2012, 02:18 AM
@torturebori007: Not bad at all for your first try. Welcome to the comp.

@akaracquel : love the bristles, shame it's outside the time frame. Are the extra bits for flossing?

02-28-2012, 10:59 AM
@akaracquel - Wonderful! :)
@orturebori007 - Good, just practise and practise...
@XswampyX - great brushes!
@Iain - Great render, I like!
@sublimationman - Good work.

Ok, Hair dryer (60 minutes) and
I am pretty sure that this is not the last one in here. :D

02-29-2012, 01:37 AM
Just another freaking "blowdryer"...

02-29-2012, 02:18 AM
Great work on those freakin' blowdryers!
Both excellent :thumbsup:

And akaracquel, what can I say; amazing work!

02-29-2012, 03:26 PM
I'm humbled by the talent in this thread. Beautiful work, everyone.
Thanks for the opportunity to participate.

This week's challenge is here:

03-01-2012, 06:12 AM
The judging:
XSwampyX - Comb and toothbrush. Both fantastic models and deceptively difficult-especially the comb.
Creativetone - hair wax. A simple model lifted by the nice undulations of the wax and the good form on the thread.
Waves of Light - straighteners. Really nice level of detail and accuracy. (How does that mesh give you that render?:D)
Sublimationman - trimmer. Very efficient and accurate model. I'd like to see it with some more surfacing work.
MDSpecific - electric razor. Cracking job on that one. The heads are great.
Rabbitpenny - nice model! I love those old barber poles. Commendations for trying to model a whole shopfront too :hey:
torturebori007 - great first attempt. Hard to see the detail on your wires but it looks pretty good! Hope to see more of you :)
Akaracquel - Excellent model. Even the body of the brush is expertly done. Shame you went over time. (Are those pubes? 8/)
Creativetone and warre - Hairdryers. Both way above average modelling. Great polyflow and detail on each.

But, there has to be a winner and this week it is........................
MDSpecific with the razor.
Well done all!:thumbsup:

Waves of light
03-01-2012, 06:32 AM
@MDSpecific: Well done man. Totally amazing job on the Razor. Loved the product shot too.

@Iain: The first wires render is of the sub-d model with 'Render SubPatch' level set to either 0 or 1 (can't remember), the actual render was 8, or 10 (again, I'd have to check).

03-01-2012, 08:01 AM
Congratulations MDSPECIFIC. Fantastic work. An obvious choice to win.

03-01-2012, 09:31 AM
Thanks guys for the support. I like the fact that these challenges have deadlines, its great!

I will keep practicing thats for sure as I really love what I see everyone else doing as great motivation.

03-01-2012, 12:36 PM

Love the second render. :)

03-01-2012, 10:17 PM
@MDspecific: Congrats! :thumbsup:
@torturebori007: Welcome & good to see you join in, keep it up! :thumbsup:
@Waves_of_light : No - but your question made it a whole lot funnier for me, thank you! :D
@Iain: Bullseye! :D

03-07-2012, 02:39 AM
Thank you all!