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05-05-2012, 01:20 AM
Speed Modelling Challenge #170 May The 4th Be With You


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.
6. The winner is judged by the challenge starter and the prize is to set up the challenge after next week's .

This week's topic is: May The 4th Be With You

In honor of the "May The 4th Be With You" slogan in reference to Star Wars. I figured I'd post a topic on Star Wars. Lightsabers, vehicles, helmets, blasters, the death star or go big and take on an AT-AT.

Time limit: 90min.
Deadline: Wed. 9th May 2012. 22:00 G.M.T.

05-05-2012, 06:05 PM
Hmmmm, good topic! Don't know if I'll have time to do this one.
I have to go to Tosche Station to pick up some power converters. :D

05-06-2012, 01:50 PM
Anakin's Podracer Helmet...more or less.:)

Disqualified: 20 minutes over.



05-06-2012, 05:14 PM
Sith Lightsaber- 50 minutes modeling




05-07-2012, 01:43 PM
I thought I'd try the T-16 skyhopper :)

It was about 65-70 minutes modeling. There was about 5 minutes I had to help my 5yo with something :D

Back to work now! 8~

05-08-2012, 03:26 PM
Full time modelling. Still didn't finish the top or the windows. But hey, only Chewbacca gets to go up there. :)


05-08-2012, 07:18 PM
See some really good entries here.... mine unfortunantly didn't go as planned... tried some really not the right methods for the jobs on modelling this Jedi Boot here and this is the mess of mesh I ended up with after using all the 90 minutes.

Ohh well, failure is a good way to learn something from it :)


05-08-2012, 07:32 PM
Tough challenge! We all know this stuff so well... It's not easy trying to do a legend justice!!

Full 90 min. Not even 40% through.

(Have you ever looked at a Storm Trooper helmet upside down.... at least the half I've done. Pretty funny - a smiling cross between ET and some mutant frog. Ok, time to shut it down :D)

Oedo 808
05-08-2012, 07:40 PM
Good work chaps, some nice ambitious models. :thumbsup:
I've always had trouble with footwear for whatever reason (being a dunce :bday:), those boots look pretty schmexy despite the trial and error, ArtGoblin.

after using all the 90 minutes.

Say what!? I abandoned ship after nigh on an hour of modelling, didn't pay attention to the time limit :tsktsk:. Might have another crack at it.

05-09-2012, 12:31 AM
Some wires.


Some nice models so far. :thumbsup:

05-09-2012, 06:20 AM
XswampyX: Incredible AT ST. Somewhere out there is some one who spent 2-3 days making one of these. Their pride has just been crushed.:D

Oedo 808
05-09-2012, 07:06 AM
XswampyX: Incredible AT ST. Somewhere out there is some one who spent 2-3 days making one of these. Their pride has just been crushed.:D

I've never tried to make one and my pride has just been crushed. ;D

05-09-2012, 10:50 AM
XswampyX is the Jedi Master of modeling.

05-09-2012, 11:12 AM
Thanks a lot! :boogiedow

It was made over the top of a schematic so it's close, but the detail is just made up. Might have a remodel on it later.

05-09-2012, 04:16 PM
Amazing modeling all. Next competition here: http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?t=128054

05-09-2012, 11:14 PM
Rabbitpenny: Awesome helmet I love the bump mapping you have going on. Also it looks like it is pretty much all quads which is great.

shadowlock: Skyhopper, nice work! I'm glad you took on one of the airfighters I was hoping to see someone do one. Awesome work for a short period of time.

xswampyx: Pro work as always, Ya went big with the AT-ST and it came out looking nice.

ArtGoblin: I thought you did great for the time alotted. Even though the poly flow needs tweaking the boots still look slick.

JoePoe: Stormtropper helmet model is boss. The mesh is tight and clean. Just a great show of how to use the Sub D modeling.

And The Winner Is: Joe Poe, even though you didn't completely finish, the poly flow you have going on there is very nice. Looks like it's all quads and you have a small star on the cheek but It doesn't affect the render. Great work.

Great week everyone, May The 4th Be With You!

05-10-2012, 11:22 AM
Uh.... Wow :eek:!
Thank you!! :D

I thought for sure the Star would be the Death of me.... sorry terrible pun.

and XswampyX... I have to agree, you are the Jedi model master.
But maybe, just maybe, this makes me a Padawan Learner.

(a small scene unfolds in my head:
Yoda... "No! He's too old.... too old to start the training.
XswampyX... "But the Subpatch is strong with this one....")

05-10-2012, 12:05 PM
Well done all-great topic and entries. Unfortunately I was too busy to enter.

05-10-2012, 05:47 PM
JoePoe: VictoryX is right, excellent sub-d modeling. BTW, I will ever more see frog faces in storm trooper helmets. StarWars will never be the same. :D

05-13-2012, 11:35 AM
Found time to surface the boots... but my heart wasn't in it, it can get really frustrating trying to save a reckless model with good surfacing... but at least it's something :)


And congrats Joe Poe, thought the helmet looked ace... hope you finish it some day, would be a cool model to have lying around on your harddisk :)