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dee
09-15-2012, 06:15 AM
Speed Modeling Challenge #189 - Science Fiction
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Rules:

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 .
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This week's topic: Science Fiction! Gadgets, tools, household, vehicles, aircraft, alien artefacts, architecture, etc... So, tune in some good music and modell away!

Time limit: 60 minutes

Deadline: Friday, September 21, 2012, 23:59 G.M.T

VictoryX
09-15-2012, 09:24 PM
Took me the full 60 minutes and didn't even get to fully finish the model. I attempted a Sci Fi Plasma Pistol of death!

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This was my reference so as you can see I'm missing a few parts lol
http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110208224447/fallout/images/5/57/PlasmaPistol.png

XswampyX
09-16-2012, 01:09 AM
Nice one VictoryX. Like the wires.

Maybe the ultimate sci-fi gadget.

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/xXswampyXx/Communicator1_Small.jpg

Had a lot of difficulty with the gold mesh cover and didn't quite finish it (missing hinge).

flakester
09-16-2012, 03:06 AM
Both very nice entries guys! :thumbsup:
Got a couple of ideas - hoping to find the time a little later today for at least one of them.

chco2
09-16-2012, 09:58 AM
Hope I find some time. In the meanwhile here's on I did for another speedchallenge ..

http://files.designburo.nl/lightwave/newtek_forum/chair_knobs.png

Iain
09-16-2012, 11:29 AM
Nice entries VictoryX and XswampyX. I tried it that one a while back.............................
http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?100311-Speed-Modeling-Challenge-47-Sci-fi-Icons

XswampyX
09-16-2012, 01:46 PM
Nice entries VictoryX and XswampyX. I tried it that one a while back.............................
http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?100311-Speed-Modeling-Challenge-47-Sci-fi-Icons

Very good!

Here's the wires.

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/xXswampyXx/Communicator-Wired.jpg

XswampyX
09-16-2012, 01:50 PM
Bah!

R.Feeney
09-16-2012, 05:55 PM
I really must try to get one in this week so great work already to go up against

R.Feeney
09-16-2012, 07:04 PM
I didnt think this one through and ran out of time.

Kryslin
09-17-2012, 12:13 AM
...Here we go!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v636/Kryslin/funstuff/smc_189.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v636/Kryslin/funstuff/smc_189_wires.jpg

One Variable Sword, straight from Niven's Known Space books.
(Description is "An oversized jump rope handle, topped with a red ball." Red ball marks the end of a diamond monofilament, which is held rigid by a slaver stasis field. It can cut through nearly anything, and it's length is variable, from mere millimeters to up to 10 meters... Most descriptions are lacking in detail.)

chco2
09-17-2012, 12:56 AM
Quick spaceship (although managed to take 50 mins after all)

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dee
09-17-2012, 02:15 AM
Nice entrys so far guys, keep it up.

Netvudu
09-17-2012, 09:30 AM
may I ask whatīs the main criteria for the challenges (apart from, obviously, the judgeīs personal taste)? I ask this because Iīm thinking on taking part on this one as well, and Iīm somewhat of a lazy modeller (meaning Iīm a capable modeller but I donīt enjoy the process), while Iīm an expert on creating cool scenes with lame models :D

cagey5
09-17-2012, 10:45 AM
At it's simplest the criteria is good use of polys to model your object. So poly flow for subD's, polygon efficiency ...

Netvudu
09-17-2012, 11:35 AM
Ok. As there are no other challenges in this forum and I like to participate because we are a cool bunch, donīt get angry with me if I still keep on my strategy of lame models/cool renders. :D

chco2
09-17-2012, 11:37 AM
Welcome Netvudu! Looking forward to you "lame"-models and renders :)

R.Feeney
09-17-2012, 05:37 PM
Another bit of time got it finished but it dosent count.
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Netvudu
09-17-2012, 08:39 PM
well, itīs a shame it doesnīt count, cause itīs slick!

flakester
09-17-2012, 11:18 PM
:agree:

Feeney - that's a fantastic job.

phillydee
09-17-2012, 11:18 PM
First thing that I thought of was the Flux Capacitor:

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This is all I've got after an hour... first submission ever so I gotta get my speed modeling skills up to snuff. Here's to hoping I get the next submission modeled well within the hour... heh. I took too long getting the box "perfect" and then realized I was quickly running out of time... In any case, an hour well spent.

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Netvudu
09-18-2012, 01:51 PM
Ok. Here I go again. Once again Iīm not sure Iīm on the spirit of this challenges because modelling for this was about 45 minutes, but shading, texturing and lighting took some time from 8 to 10 HOURS...so, far from a fresh, quick work. Render was quite fast, though. A 2560 by 1080 image took about 15 minutes.

But, anyway, without further ado. I call this one "C-10 Spaceportīs Security Net".

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Iīm pretty happy both with the idea and the texturing and lighting mood.

As for modelling....*ahem*...here come the LAME models :D

This is the main...and only section which I will be cloning. Just a few bevels here and there. For the panelling I drilled a section several times.
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I cut the main section with a shape which I use for drilling in several directions. This is the shape I used for cutting. Just an extruded curve.

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This is the cloned section. I used an array and made a lot of copies to create the deep passage feeling. I cloned another section to the left of it to fill in some ugly gaps.

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For the humoristic part, this is the *cough* crappy *gasp* space transport. It took less than 10 minutes...and it shows. I knew it would be backlit so no details would be apparent.

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This is what I call the Security Net which is used both for protecting passengers from undocked transports, as well as advertisement, warnings, signs, etc... It acts both as force field and huge screen. A couple of energy bars at both sides generate the force field. As you can see, pretty simple modelling again.

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These are a couple of small secutiry bars I added for aiding in small scale details.

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And I think thatīs about it. :) Fun stuff!

Iain
09-18-2012, 02:33 PM
That's fabulous Netvudu! Great final render.
The whole point of these challenges is to show (yourself) what you can do under time constraints. In production, you rarely have the luxury of time so you have to be creative under pressure and still produce a quality end product.
So, I think you nailed it :)

flakester
09-18-2012, 03:16 PM
Had to give it a go - the Weighted Companion Cube from Portal.

Close to the time limit - under one minute to spare on the modeling front, and it's far from a beautiful model in my opinion (I might have sneakily faced the most cleaned-up geometry towards the front, and all...) but the render has turned out ok notwithstanding the geometry artifacts thrown up here and there.

Don't think I'd have much luck in trying an all Sub-D model within the time limit. Might be one to tackle on my own time.

Great entries so far. :thumbsup:

R.Feeney
09-20-2012, 02:05 PM
Wow, seriously impressive work guys

Another one that I ran over the time with. a robot asteroid miner

Kuzey
09-20-2012, 02:45 PM
Wow..very high level stuff from everybody..great work!

Kuzey

cabelo
09-21-2012, 06:53 AM
hi there!

here it goes my entry for this challenge.

all job including rendering took 2 hours and the timing break down was as follows:

modelling 20 minutes

scene layout, lighting and shading 1 hour 20 minutes (all textures are procedural to speed up the process)

rendering 15 minutes on full HD(normal displacement, volumetrics as light and fog, glow on some surfaces, depth of field and AA)

postprocessing 5 minutes( some contrast, saturation and color correction)

I love the instaces in Lightwave!!!
;D

XswampyX
09-21-2012, 12:11 PM
Egg-cellent!

v1u1ant
09-21-2012, 01:10 PM
another late entry. unfortunately i havent been able to finish it cos i got a damn headache,
Modelling was about 45 minutes.
I started surfacing, but this headache is....well...doing my head in.
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cabelo
09-21-2012, 02:08 PM
Egg-cellent!

Hahahahahahahahahaha, thanks!

dee
09-21-2012, 02:55 PM
And here's mine, another entry that has exceeded the time limit. But hey, it was fun. :)

Netvudu
09-21-2012, 04:53 PM
ooooh, I like the spider! Itīs asking for some genoma love, isnīt it?

dee
09-22-2012, 03:09 AM
ooooh, I like the spider! Itīs asking for some genoma love, isnīt it?

Absolutely, can't wait to test out Genoma on it. :)

Thanks.

dee
09-22-2012, 04:08 AM
Now that the challenge is over, I want to thank everyone for the great entries:

VictoryX: cool modeling, love the wires
XswampyX: great modeling and render, love the simplicity of the wires and the gold m
R.Feeney: to bad you run out of time, great work!
Kryslin: nice sword, simple and clean
chco2: cool ship, a bit dark though, and no wires
phillydee: good modeling and yes, one hour can be sooo short sometimes
netvudu: stunning render! Lame models? No way...
flakester: love the little guy
cabelo: what XswampyX said: Egg-cellent!
v1u1ant: nice model, hope your headache is gone

And the winner is: XswampyX

Congrats! :thumbsup:

Netvudu
09-22-2012, 06:19 AM
Congrats xswampyx. Clean wires means good modelling workflow!

XswampyX
09-22-2012, 04:54 PM
Thanks Dee and Netvudu. Some great entries this week!

Paul_Boland
09-22-2012, 07:46 PM
Nice one VictoryX. Like the wires.

Maybe the ultimate sci-fi gadget.

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/xXswampyXx/Communicator1_Small.jpg

Had a lot of difficulty with the gold mesh cover and didn't quite finish it (missing hinge).

As a life long Star Trek fan, this image just blows me away! This is old style communicator from Kirk's day on a console from Picard's. It has me wondering what is going on? I imagine that on an away mission, this communicator was found and was taken back to the Enterprise where it's logs are being downloaded to find out what they cover. If there is any chance you could post a high resolution image of it, or email me one to [email protected] I would much appreciate it.

XswampyX
09-23-2012, 01:16 AM
As a life long Star Trek fan, this image just blows me away! This is old style communicator from Kirk's day on a console from Picard's. It has me wondering what is going on? I imagine that on an away mission, this communicator was found and was taken back to the Enterprise where it's logs are being downloaded to find out what they cover. If there is any chance you could post a high resolution image of it, or email me one to [email protected] I would much appreciate it.

Thanks a lot! :) You have E-mail....

flakester
09-23-2012, 12:59 PM
Well deserved win XswampyX - great model! :thumbsup:

cabelo
09-24-2012, 07:00 AM
congratulations for the win XswampyX!

R.Feeney
09-24-2012, 08:03 AM
well done swampy

v1u1ant
09-24-2012, 08:07 AM
Congrats XswampyX

Oedo 808
09-24-2012, 10:57 AM
Congrats XswampyX :thumbsup:

Another stellar performance ... :o