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10-15-2012, 12:38 PM
Speed Modeling Challenge #192 - Electric land speed car.



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: Electric land speed car. Well it's a speed challenge, so what could be better then a speedy car? Must be electric (so no need for the troublesome jet engine!) & very aerodynamic. Your own design or a real one. It's up to you.

Time limit: 90 minutes

Deadline: Wednesday, October, 17th, 2012, 22:00 G.M.T

I think maybe this could be extended to the 24th as it's so late?


10-16-2012, 12:31 AM


Just some wheels and half a sphere, dragged around a bit. :D

Oedo 808
10-16-2012, 09:38 AM
Nice work Mcswampy, you certainly know how to sex up a hemisphere. :thumbsup:

10-17-2012, 06:47 PM
Past the deadline unless its the second one.
A red car on the red planet.
Its only just now that I saw the bit about it being an electric car, oops

10-18-2012, 01:24 AM
My Entry:


Concept for a Fusion Powered Electic Speedster. No fancy modeling here, Disc Primitives, Connect, and Multi-multi-multishift.
Drive motors are in each wheel; Powerplant is the glowy thing in back. Modeled in 90 minutes.

10-18-2012, 09:19 AM
Well...kinda always liked Donald Campbell, so coloured it up in Bluebird Blue quickly.
Model took me 70 minutes. Started with the wheels, disk, extrude, brakes, spline, extrude. Body half sphere and messed about with the shape. I was on LW 6.6 for this cos im in hospital, but managed to get back home for a couple of hours to surface and render which was about half an hours work, so i am not really happy with the surfacing, as there are some errors, but i just dont have time at the moment:/

Nice entries by all yet again.


10-18-2012, 10:12 AM
I had another go, without the rocket this time.
Added an interior this time

nice work Kryslin & v1u1ant

10-18-2012, 10:26 AM
I meant LW 9.6...

10-18-2012, 10:34 AM
Hmmmmm. R.Feeney, i cant see the updated images as im on mobile. Any chance you could attach them inline?

10-18-2012, 10:38 AM
Its a new model rather than an update, Inline now hope you can see them

10-18-2012, 03:39 PM
Nice entries there folks.

10-21-2012, 08:54 AM
Amazing models and renders everyone.
Mine: electric speedster complete with extension cord ;o)


10-21-2012, 02:10 PM
Nice stuff guys :thumbsup:

Here's mine..Cummins Extra Special..modelled under 90mins.

More on the blog :)


10-21-2012, 10:27 PM
First speed modeling challenge entry and first post to Newtek boards. Some crazy models here. Hope I'm posting this correctly. Modeling time about 60 min. About 5 min. for texture. All primitives.108672108673

10-23-2012, 12:19 AM
I realize I'm late... my sub:

Really more of a modeling exercise and it was fun. Took about 70 min. to get this far... knowing I'll never get that F-1 steering wheel done (not to mention the wheel wells) in the next 20 minutes, I figured I'd just snap the wires and post. Yes, the form isn't all that great but this was a great topic and it was enjoyable.


Inspiration came from an old National Geographic magazine piece I saw when I was a kid in the '80s about several awesome looking solar race cars, and a race through Australia (?... was it? Can't recall). There was a car that had solar panels around the car, hence the circular "wing" where the imaginary solar panels go.

One of these days I'll actually get around to applying some texture.

10-23-2012, 02:50 PM
Here's the rendered version..more on the blog :P


10-23-2012, 09:16 PM
Here is another one. A Volkswagen chassis powered by 12 batteries. The batteries are housed between two sheets of thick glass. The motor is DC, which is encased in polished magnesium. Under 90 minutes for model and textures. 108731108732108733

10-24-2012, 04:12 PM
Bellmore: Nice modeling.

Kuzey: Beautiful surfaces (and model)

Next challenge here: http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?131348-Speed-Modeling-Challenge-193-Gates

10-24-2012, 05:55 PM
Thanks Rabbitpenny.

Loved all of these. :-D

R.Feeney - A red car - Vrooooom! Great flow on the wires there, and a massive rocket.... ooops!
Kryslin - A blue car - Pretty simple wires, but what a great shape. The wire render makes it all look so easy.
v1u1ant - A bluebird car - More hot rod than eco hair-dryer. Cool wheel design.
R.Feeney - A orange/pink/blue car. Ah that's better. :p Pretty free-flowing wires there and some nice detailing on the wheel/drive. Great speed/blurring effect in the render. Did you move the floor with motion blur turned on?
Rabbitpenny - A red speedster car. He heh. What a cool design. Great use of detail on the front rubber boots. How did you do the rolled up cable reel, any hints?
Kuzey - Cummins Extra Special... car. Great wires as all ways. It would look so cool with someone/thing driving it. Maybe your avatar?
bellmore - An orange mono cycle. Welcome. Nice model, pretty cool idea. Love the detailing on the seat and foot rests. You would need balls of steel to get on one of those. Look on you tube.
phillydee. A wired car. Good design and execution. Love the flow into the upper 'wing'. Looks like it might take off.
bellmore - A VW car. I like your thinking. Why re-invent when you can scrapheap challenge it.

Well onto the winner. It's Kuzey.... for the fantastic cummins. Classic design, great wires showing perfect control to get the little edge bevels on the corners.

Well done all!

10-24-2012, 06:53 PM
Congratulations Kuzey. Well deserved.

XswampyX: I cheated on the cable. It's not really a helix. It's two concentric layers of arrayed tori. :)

10-24-2012, 07:48 PM
Darn it, how come I never find out about these challenges until the deadline? ;)

Guess I'll have to start lurking in the forums more.

10-24-2012, 08:47 PM
My entry, from an impulsive standing start. I know it's late, just wanted to throw something into the ring. :) The next one will be better.

10-25-2012, 08:11 AM
Congratulations, Kuzey, you have a beautiful model there (you definitely set a standard).

10-25-2012, 08:23 AM
Congrats Kuzey, well deserved.

10-25-2012, 11:48 PM
A job well done, Kuzey.

10-27-2012, 02:35 AM
Well done Kuzey

Thanks Rabbitpenny.

R.Feeney - A orange/pink/blue car. Ah that's better. :p Pretty free-flowing wires there and some nice detailing on the wheel/drive. Great speed/blurring effect in the render. Did you move the floor with motion blur turned on?

The speed/blurring was done by front projecting the ground texture from one camera and rendering from a second camera at a different angle.

10-27-2012, 06:11 AM
I want to ride in the Kuzey mobile.

10-27-2012, 07:10 AM
Well done Kuzey - grand job with clean lines! :thumbsup: