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Waves of light
05-02-2013, 12:34 AM
Speed Modeling Challenge #215 - Cluedo - there's been a murder!

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. (For wireframe help go to: http://www.artssphere.com/plugins/polygoncoloring.php)
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: CLUEDO - there's been a murder!

I found this to be a really boring game when I was younger. I don't think it kept my attention because there weren't that many characters and the choice of weapons were rubbish. So, let's bring the game up to date by modeling some new weapons. You can be as crazy as you like e.g. Mr Peacock, in the toilet, with the sink plunger and so on.

Here's a link to a predesigned 'Cluedo-like' backdrop graphic (in psd format and also as a blank png for those without Photoshop). So if you want to, you can render out your weapon and then add it to the backdrop, along with your Forum name and where the murder happened. You don't have to do this if you don't want to and standard renders will, as always, be accepted.

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Modeling time: 60mins

Deadline: Wednesday, May, 8th, 2013, 22:00 G.M.T

So, who did it, where and what with?

Waves of light
05-02-2013, 12:39 AM
And to give you some idea...

Modeled in 54 mins. Textured, lighting and setup 50mins

http://forums.newtek.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=114053&d=1367476531
http://forums.newtek.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=114054&d=1367476553

Kryslin
05-04-2013, 12:07 AM
I believe the game is called "Clue" in the US, and I had fun playing it when I was a kid. Anyway, let's start this thing rolling...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v636/Kryslin/funstuff/Speed%20modeling%20Challenge%20Renders/SMC_Clue_Entry_zps0447714e.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Kryslin/media/funstuff/Speed%20modeling%20Challenge%20Renders/SMC_Clue_Entry_zps0447714e.jpg.html)
I blame Chuck Jones and too many Looney Tunes cartoons for my weapon of choice. :) Wires later. Modeling time, 30 minutes, and all SubD geometry. Need more practice compositing images, though.

Waves of light
05-04-2013, 02:16 AM
Brilliant, love it. and there's nothing wrong with having those two as influences. All sub-d as well, kudos. Don't worry about the comp side if it, that's just for fun and I think your final image is fine.

Slartibartfast
05-04-2013, 07:00 AM
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Modelling time 25 min. Texturing the eye took longer but was good learning.

akaracquel
05-04-2013, 09:34 AM
Fun challenge Waves of Light! Loved the compositing spin/opp. :)
Was busy cooking and went overtime on an ornamental Ginosaji ---O spoon.
Can anyone guess which movie soundtrack I chose to get in the right mood for modelling it? :D

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JoePoe
05-04-2013, 10:59 AM
Pretty spoons!

AND.... are you kidding me :D:D

Peter Greenaway.... best film maker ever (well, one of my all time favs!!!!!)

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover.

Waves of light
05-04-2013, 11:28 AM
So sorry I haven't been able to reply until now guys and girls, been away from my PC for ages. Back now and I have to say some excellent entries from Slartibartfast and Akaraquel, especially as both are all sub-d and look equally painful ways to be brought to ones death.

I couldn't guess the soundtrack Akaraquel, but at least I knew it wasn't a shot from a village people video ;)

Kryslin
05-04-2013, 07:19 PM
Here's the wires for my Anvil...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v636/Kryslin/funstuff/Speed%20modeling%20Challenge%20Renders/teh_anvil_wires_q85_zps7862355a.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Kryslin/media/funstuff/Speed%20modeling%20Challenge%20Renders/teh_anvil_wires_q85_zps7862355a.jpg.html)

VictoryX
05-04-2013, 10:44 PM
Kryslin you should've put ACME on the side of that Anvil. Awesome entry.

Kryslin
05-05-2013, 12:21 AM
I tried. Couldn't get it in the hour, so I took what I had.

Waves of light
05-05-2013, 02:51 AM
Yer, and sub-d text is a devil to do quickly. Nice wires Kryslin.

XswampyX
05-05-2013, 04:44 PM
Ouch...

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/xXswampyXx/SMC_Cluedo_Backdrop_Hammer_zps2dcb3864.jpg (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/xXswampyXx/media/SMC_Cluedo_Backdrop_Hammer_zps2dcb3864.jpg.html)

ArtGoblin
05-05-2013, 05:52 PM
This one is always classy :)

I went 14 minutes overtime and this is what I got

lots of cool entries people !

http://imageshack.us/a/img689/1702/pianomurderaowireframe.jpg

akaracquel
05-05-2013, 08:22 PM
bwahahaha piano! :D :thumbsup:

got carried away - overtime again

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JoePoe
05-05-2013, 09:27 PM
So I don't have to do a backdrop??!! Yee-Haw!! :boogiedow :bowdown:

Excellent entries so far.... love the inclusion of the bloodied ends on the staple. :ohmy:

Kryslin
05-06-2013, 12:15 AM
Actually, the backdrop is easy - use the png as a background image, and use a shadow catcher node on your ground plane object...
(Of course, I figured this out AFTER I did it the hard way... :) )

Waves of light
05-06-2013, 01:26 AM
Actually, the backdrop is easy - use the png as a background image, and use a shadow catcher node on your ground plane object...
(Of course, I figured this out AFTER I did it the hard way... :) )

Good idea ;) you could also have it as a background image in the comp settings in layout.

All excellent entries, damn shame some are over the time limit because they look so good. Really like the cupcakes and piano.

Anger entry from XswampyX - been in the garage lately bud?

@JoePoe "love the inclusion of the bloodied ends on the staple." - yer, one fell out!

Iain
05-06-2013, 01:41 PM
A very quick attempt. Wires are horrible-will post later...............

http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/9539/smccluedobackdroptempla.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/811/smccluedobackdroptempla.jpg/)

Amurrell
05-06-2013, 05:29 PM
Ok, I'm in.

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XswampyX
05-06-2013, 05:30 PM
Nice one Iain. I thought about it but after doing the thumb screw I realised I wasn't going to make it.

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/xXswampyXx/ScrewDriver1_zpsa6b03a46.jpg (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/xXswampyXx/media/ScrewDriver1_zpsa6b03a46.jpg.html)

Something simpler. Rendered in Octane.

Waves of light
05-07-2013, 06:13 AM
All excellent extra entries. nice thread on the wrench, love the broken bottle and the 3d comp of the screwdriver is a nice twist... and looking good in octane.

Wittywop
05-07-2013, 06:44 PM
Wow Great entries all, We sure are a lethal bunch! :)

I dig the comp XSwampyX!

I decided to kill someone with a butterfly knife. Took me a lil less then an hour for the model. And about 45 minutes for light and texture.

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Bax33
05-07-2013, 10:11 PM
WOW!! What great entries everyone!! And Waves of Light, I must say this is an excellent topic. I had to at least give it a shot. So..... this took me approximately 80 mins for modeling. Disqualified, but still fun.

akaracquel
05-08-2013, 12:31 AM
Lethal creative bunch, indeed! :D :thumbsup:

...gawd, ran into major <gah> on this :bangwall: (it's ok, i always love it when that happens)
Couldn't get the Parts function to work for the chain in bulletFX as a single object, had to clone each piece individually ...but then parts of the chain would break, tweaking settings till the cows came home, then lighting-related elements that were working fine before FXing... went spastic on me, screwed! :cry: :ohmy:

Overshot with time on the handle. Managed to nut out the bead/chain model parts within an hour.

@ JoePoe - dayum, thought i would need to give a CLUE! :hey:

Waves of light
05-08-2013, 04:37 AM
More entries, excellent!

Like the wires/detail on the butterfly knife Whittywop. Shame the table was over the time limit Bax33, hell of a way to go. Akaracquel, shame that went over too, as the detail is brilliant.

Not long now before the murderer is revealed, or will there still be a twist in the closing hours?

akaracquel
05-08-2013, 09:50 AM
40 min :dance:

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Waves of light
05-08-2013, 10:47 AM
very nice entry akaracquel, I like the twist at the top, wires look good too.

Kryslin
05-08-2013, 11:33 AM
Quite literally, this post is "The Bomb"...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v636/Kryslin/funstuff/Speed%20modeling%20Challenge%20Renders/last_clue_surfs_zps3667725e.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Kryslin/media/funstuff/Speed%20modeling%20Challenge%20Renders/last_clue_surfs_zps3667725e.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v636/Kryslin/funstuff/Speed%20modeling%20Challenge%20Renders/last_clue_wires_zps420e53d2.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Kryslin/media/funstuff/Speed%20modeling%20Challenge%20Renders/last_clue_wires_zps420e53d2.jpg.html)

Or, to quote the movie Heavy Metal : "I die, you die, the girl dies ... Everyone Dies!" 15 minutes modeling. B83 Thermonuclear Freefall Ordnance Package, nominal yield of 1.4 MT.

Still working on modeling details on SubD's, couldn't get the lifting lugs cut in right.

>BOOM!<

Waves of light
05-08-2013, 12:58 PM
Oh that's a great idea, kill'm all... what other weapon is there that can do it better.

When you say lifting lugs, are they the square cutaway (or flaps) in the top? I've made heavy use of px_navel and the new slice tool for sub-d details in the stapler.

Kryslin
05-08-2013, 10:39 PM
The b83 has 8 mounting lugs, for attachment to either the hardpoint or bomb rack. 6 of them are in the first half of the weapon, where most of it's 1.2 ton weight is. They are also used for winching the ordnance into position for mounting. As I'm not familiar with either (though I probably should be), I tried with what I knew (which failed). I was also running against a hard deadline, namely a vet appointment for the new cat...

Waves of light
05-09-2013, 03:00 AM
The b83 has 8 mounting lugs, for attachment to either the hardpoint or bomb rack. 6 of them are in the first half of the weapon, where most of it's 1.2 ton weight is. They are also used for winching the ordnance into position for mounting. As I'm not familiar with either (though I probably should be), I tried with what I knew (which failed). I was also running against a hard deadline, namely a vet appointment for the new cat...

I see. Well the cats gotta come first!

Now I've got to decide who the murderer, sorry winner is.... back soon!

Waves of light
05-09-2013, 03:40 AM
So, before I reveal the murderer, let’s look at the evidence…

Clearly Waves of Light’s entry was a red herring, because if you look closely you can see that it is in fact tomato ketchup on the staple and not blood – suggesting that the only murder that occurred in the office, was that of a sausage sandwich!

Now, I have to eliminate the following suspects; Akaracquel (Incredibly Inefficient Spoons), ArtGoblin (Piano), Akaracquel (Arsenic & Lace Cupcake), Bax33 (Billard Table) and Akaracquel (Bookmark) because even though these were very beautiful crafted and dangerous weapons, these suspects have openly admitted (under intense examination) that they arrived after the event and therefore could not be in the same time frame as the murder.

So where does that leave us? I can now reveal to you all the murderer, based on the following events:

The victim arrived via the entryway, where the first attempt on his life was made… but we can see from the photograph that there was no blood on the Anvil so this cannot be the murder weapon. He retired to the bedroom, but was clearly in a state of shock from the attempt on his live, where upon he knocked over a Candle Stick Holder before descending to the kitchen to open a bottle of wine. On finding that the corkscrew was missing, he attempted to use a Wrench and a Screwdriver to remove the cork. Unsuccessful, he remembered leaving a Butterfly Knife in the library, and using a Hammer, which he had previously collected from the garage, attempted to open the bottle in the lounge. But we know from the Broken Bottle found in the lounge, that he was unsuccessful.

And finally, the mystery is resolved, the evidence was there all along and I say to you all the murderer was…

Slartibartfast in the Kitchen with the Corkscrew!!!!!*

And how do we know this? Let us reflect for a moment on the final movements of our victim, who on returning to the Kitchen to find another bottle of wine was confronted by his killer, using the missing Corkscrew to remove one of his eyes, resulting in a most horrible and long drawn out death.

A what may you ask was the motive in this deadly crime… our victim was one of the top weapon designers at the Ministry of Defence. Many scale models of weapons and blueprints were found around the victim’s mansion, including that of a B83 Thermonuclear Ordnance Package.

Slartibartfast, your punishment, which I feel reflects the severity of the crime, is to remain on these forums for the rest of your life and in one weeks’ time present to the group an interesting idea for the 217th speed modeling challenge.

On a serious note, there were so many good entries, but in the end it was a close call between the Butterfly Knife and the Corkscrew. Both were sub-d, nice wires and good poly flow, but I thought Slartibartfast nailed it by getting a decent detailed model completed in such a short time and I thought it was such a horrible way to go!

On with the next one!

*Disclaimer – the above events are totally fictitious and in the interests of challenge and humour. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. No humans were hurt in the making of this production, apart from the victim, who is rumoured to be taking on many roles in TV, film and theatre as a pirate.

Wittywop
05-09-2013, 01:11 PM
Gratz Slartibarfast!
Nice work all! A lot of good models!

Great Topic Waves, thanks for making it a fun challenge.

Iain
05-09-2013, 01:16 PM
Great challenge Waves of Light! A nice change of direction.

Congratulations Slartibartfast.

Waves of light
05-09-2013, 01:58 PM
Sorry you guys didn't win, but glad you found it fun.

Cheers,

Ricky.

Slartibartfast
05-10-2013, 12:08 AM
Wow! Thank you!! Waves of light - (Really good subject here, open for just about anything one can think of.) I was laughing when I read your conclusions :-). You are a good storyteller!

Nice entrys all! I'm honored to be the infamous murderer in this bunch ;-)

Gotta go to work now... to Think out the next challenge..

akaracquel
05-10-2013, 12:34 AM
Very entertaining write up! :ohmy: Congrats Slartibartfast & welcome (cool sounding handle! :D)

Waves of light
05-10-2013, 03:22 AM
Glad you both liked it. Slartibartfast, you will need to copy the opening post and change it to whatever challenge you come up with. You will need to do this next Weds 15th May. In the meantime, I think it's XswampyX's turn for the #216 challenge. I'll post a link on here once it's up.

Waves of light
05-10-2013, 10:54 AM
Next one's up guys and girls:

Speed-Modeling-Challenge-216-Desert-Island (http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?135466-Speed-Modeling-Challenge-216-Desert-Island)

Slartibartfast
05-11-2013, 02:13 AM
Very entertaining write up! :ohmy: Congrats Slartibartfast & welcome (cool sounding handle! :D)

Thx :-)

Slartibartfast
05-11-2013, 02:26 AM
Glad you both liked it. Slartibartfast, you will need to copy the opening post and change it to whatever challenge you come up with. You will need to do this next Weds 15th May. In the meantime, I think it's XswampyX's turn for the #216 challenge. I'll post a link on here once it's up.

Alrighty then! I tried to browse earlier challenges to avoid coming up with an idea that's already been taken, but I only found the last 15 or so challenges.

Waves of light
05-13-2013, 05:40 AM
Alrighty then! I tried to browse earlier challenges to avoid coming up with an idea that's already been taken, but I only found the last 15 or so challenges.

http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?89283-Speed-Modelling-Challenges

The first 100 on this sticky.