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08-09-2012, 10:16 PM
Speed Modeling Challenge #184 - Stoves


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: I originally was thinking of making the challenge "Baroque." That seemed a bit too broad, so I considered "stoves." Then it dawned on me that "baroque stoves" might be an interesting challenge. But I decided to settle on just plain Stoves. Since there are myriad types, including baroque, I leave you to your imaginations.

Time limit: 60 minutes
Deadline: Thursday, 16 August 2012, 22:00 G.M.T

08-10-2012, 04:15 AM
Good one. Stovies might be pushing it a bit too far in spelling and difficulty but I might try it.........

08-10-2012, 06:49 AM
great topic!

Waves of light
08-10-2012, 12:50 PM
Errrm, a lot of repetition in oven designs, this could be an interesting one.

08-10-2012, 10:52 PM

I'm beginning to think maybe I shoulda extended the time limit a bit. This heating element alone took me over an hour to model, primarily because of the calculations that went into creating the one spline curve, which was rotated 180 degrees to "nest" one ring inside the other! I used the Studio Setup that zardoz posted in the LightWave 3D Technique Discussions forum for the render.

08-11-2012, 09:48 AM
Here's one I cooked up....


Right up to the time limit on the stove, and another 5 mins on the gas bottle. So sort of overtime/not overtime. :D

08-11-2012, 10:35 AM
Beauty! :thumbsup:

08-11-2012, 02:16 PM
That's got me wanting to camp out and grill up some fresh fish, XswampyX! Excellent!

08-11-2012, 05:33 PM
Thanks! :)

Here's the wires.


And the reference.



08-12-2012, 01:25 AM
Mini Stove, Took 50 minutes minus the textureing/rendering.



Waves of light
08-12-2012, 03:19 AM

Here's my effort...

I'm getting better at modelling with quads and eights in mind, so here are some pointers that may help others:

1. Main tube was Capsule tool sides segments and divisions all set at 16
2. Cut front door away and bandsaw bevel edges
3. Grabbed the end set of polys and expand selection. Moved and reduced in size - this is the glass
4. Grabbed polys at the edge of glass and extrude, bandsaw egdes - metal ring for glass cover
5. Bolts were just a box Metaform subdivided (SHIFT+D) and then rail cloned around metal ring cover
6. Exhaust - selected four polys at the top rear end of tube. Used 'Flatten' - move points around and then used 'MF Circlify' - bevel, extrude, move and bandsaw to sharpen edges.

I had 7 mins left of the 60 with still the feet to model. So it was LWCADs pipe and profiler to the rescue. However, you can see that the arms and cross sections don't meet properly and I've missed out the flat ends to the feet. Oh, and if you look at the ref pic, I missed out some outlet hose too :(

I'll upload this to the free models thread when I get a mo.




08-12-2012, 05:12 AM
Nice work guys :thumbsup:

I'm gonna take part in this....modelling skills activate!


Waves of light
08-12-2012, 05:18 AM
Nice work guys :thumbsup:

I'm gonna take part in this....modelling skills activate!


You're not allowed, you're too good. Ok then, you can join in as long as you model with one hand tied behind your back :jester:

08-12-2012, 05:29 AM
Haha...don't worry, my right hand doesn't know what the left one does half the time :D


08-12-2012, 07:12 AM
Beautiful work everyone. The door is far from done. Ran out of time.



08-12-2012, 07:45 AM
See..it happened, damn you right hand :hey:

60mins.....More on the blog.


08-12-2012, 09:30 AM
And six months since I last opened lightwave, it feels like coming home.

Waves of light
08-12-2012, 09:41 AM
See..it happened, damn you right hand :hey:

60mins.....More on the blog.


Man your nose must be hurting from all those shortcut key presses.

And six months since I last opened lightwave, it feels like coming home.

Welcome home son, welcome home.

All good stuff guys.

08-12-2012, 11:49 AM
Great work here, guys! Gonna be hard to judge!

08-12-2012, 07:07 PM
FEENEY! FE HE HE HEENEY! FEENEY!!! Sorry just wanted to say that.

08-13-2012, 06:25 AM
Did I hear my name? :)

08-13-2012, 02:47 PM
I am laid low by what's been presented so far...
...anyway, my humble offerings...

60 minutes, despite a whole lot of connect the points work.

08-13-2012, 05:59 PM
Wow, some pretty amazing stuff here. Puts mine to shame, especially when it comes to the rendering.

Thought I'd try a stove top for a kitchen I modeled some time back.

08-14-2012, 04:07 PM
Nice work guys:thumbsup:

08-15-2012, 03:35 PM
WOW, all these stoves are getting me hot!

I'm over..... and still working. Odd because it's really just a box.
Still got vents, knobs, and, uh, since there is a glass door, all the insides yet to do. :(

But, nobody had done one yet, so.....

08-16-2012, 03:53 AM
Nice work by everyone :thumbsup:

Here's another attempt by me..no major hiccups this time around and just came under the 60mins mark.

More renders on the blog...as always and I recorded the process...oh..no..haha


Waves of light
08-16-2012, 05:40 AM
Ok, this isn't a render for comp entry, it's just to let you guys know that I went and fixed some of the things wrong with my stove and have uploaded it to the free models thread.

Here's a the final render.


08-16-2012, 09:53 AM
Insomnia can be fun..... :foreheads.

I realize, now, (I even typed it in my previous post) that the challenge is STOVES. Lol, I did an oven. Thank god I'm not a surgeon. :D


08-16-2012, 10:22 PM
XswampyX - "scorched earth" render theme. Looks like maybe a picnic setup on the playa at the Burning Man Festival. Not surprisingly, very clean wires and close equivalence to reference.
VictoryX - Look at those spirals long enough and you're mesmerized! I can almost see a big-eyed face in your wires.
Waves of light - we're going through a heat wave right now in Silicon Valley, but your wood-burning stove looks like it would keep a room toasty.
Rabbitpenny - Your stove looks like a nod to some of the old westerns I used to watch, with the coffee pot always at the ready.
Kuzey - Interesting. Your first entry almost looks like a coal-stoked boiler, while your second entry definitely looks like a dual-function heater/cooker utility. Your modeling never disappoints, including the "curled" edges of the end pieces.
R.Feeney - There will be definitely no problems warming up after a ski-shoosh down the mountain with that blazer! Excellent wires and render setup!
Kryslin - Another "turn-of-the-century" kettle heater! Very clean wires, though one would expect the three "holes" to be opening into the void of the fire chamber.
Bax33 - Ah, something a bit more "kitchen traditional!" Nicely done, including the details for the burners.
JoePoe - What can we say about yours? Hmmmm... It gets HOT like a stove, anyway! And, stretching things a bit, I've used a microwave oven to heat things for which I would normally use the stove. See what I did there? I tried t' help ya.

As I said earlier, these are some interesting entries. And, since determining which is "best" is a judge-discretionary thing, I'm gonna use that discretion to choose a bit of new blood:

CONGRATULATIONS Bax33! It will be your job to come up with next Thursday's (23 August) challenge (#186), and to judge those entries.

08-16-2012, 11:38 PM
Kryslin - Another "turn-of-the-century" kettle heater! Very clean wires, though one would expect the three "holes" to be opening into the void of the fire chamber.

Eh, I ran out of time. I hit the 60 minute mark cleaning up the mess I made with the booleans to cut the holes in. I'm slowly refining the model, and after carving out the interior, it looks much better. Also added the stove pipe and damper in the flue, too...

Congrats to the winner!

08-17-2012, 12:36 AM
Well done Bax33 and good job on the summary RudySchneider. :thumbsup:

Waves of light
08-17-2012, 01:10 AM
:beerchug: congrats Bax33, love the way you modelled the burner outlet, attention to detail.

Good comp RudySchneider, thank you.

Oedo 808
08-17-2012, 01:19 AM
Well done, Bax33 :thumbsup:

08-17-2012, 05:13 AM
Haha...I try to go for the unusual products..makes it more interesting to model.

Well done Bax33 :thumbsup:


08-17-2012, 05:20 AM
Well done Bax33

08-17-2012, 05:33 AM
Congratulations Bax33. Good work.

08-17-2012, 01:29 PM
Wow, thanks RudySchneider! And thanks to everyone for their comments. I finally planned one out properly. I'll try and come with a good topic next week. Thanks again.

08-17-2012, 10:33 PM
Funny I already have a model of one of these flat 2 burner stoves that I did for a Japanese apartment scene years ago. I think I spent more than an hour on it though.