View Full Version : Speed Modeling Challenge #219 - As Seen On TV

05-30-2013, 09:52 AM

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.

This week's topic:

It slices, It dices, It help shed those unwanted pounds, It will blend anything, It will turn off when you clap, It will give you a 6-pack, It will chill a 6-pack.
I am sure we have all seen those silly infomercials for the latest and greatest gadget that will make our lives a lil easier. This week model a product from an infomercial.

Good luck everybody!

Modeling time: 60mins

Deadline: Wednesday, June, 5th, 2013, 22:00 G.M.T

05-30-2013, 02:29 PM
This is an awesome topic, can't wait to give it a go.

05-30-2013, 07:11 PM
Lock and load! :hammer: :lol:

05-31-2013, 01:12 AM
Here is how everything I order off TV arrives. Oh and how is it that the $19.95 price always seems to morph into $129.95??

06-01-2013, 12:12 PM
How about a kitchen product?

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/xXswampyXx/Hitler_Kettle_Small_zps99a1e061.jpg (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/xXswampyXx/media/Hitler_Kettle_Small_zps99a1e061.jpg.html)

....hmmm it looks strangely familiar? :D

06-01-2013, 03:02 PM
As seen on TV?...... Yeah, ... in the news.
They should have just as well made a :devil: teapot.

06-01-2013, 05:25 PM
Yeah, by accident or design?

Anyway here's the wires.

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/xXswampyXx/Hitler_Kettle_wired_Small_zpsa6fce973.jpg (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/xXswampyXx/media/Hitler_Kettle_wired_Small_zpsa6fce973.jpg.html)

06-01-2013, 06:04 PM
So I went with the ultimate in arm flab busting technology. Here today for a once in a lifetime offer I present the Shake Weight. But wait, if you judge this product best then we will double your offer with two Shake Weights for the price of one. Now you're probably thinking to yourself, but VictoryX how can such an amazing render be so affordable. Well with just 10 easy payments of $10.95 this amazing technology can be yours today! Stop wasting time with those other cheap arm workouts and go for the best. Built with the same technology that NASA uses on the space shuttle.


Modeling Time = 24 Minutes


http://i526.photobucket.com/albums/cc346/adjustvolume/ShakeWeight_Color_zps32d4a09d.jpg (http://s526.photobucket.com/user/adjustvolume/media/ShakeWeight_Color_zps32d4a09d.jpg.html)



Must pay shipping, handling, and processing fees for both. The creators of Shake Weight and Shake Weight Plus in no way endorse these renders. All votes final. 100% no money back guarantee.

06-01-2013, 09:09 PM
Yeah, by accident or design?

Oh, an accident I'm sure!! By design would be seriously f'ed up.
Thankfully JC Penny has the common sense not to try to further capitalize on such a misstep.
I'm glad to see that billboards and product have been pulled.

Nevertheless..... nice model.

06-01-2013, 09:40 PM
Yeah, by accident or design?

It's really hard to tell with your wires, XSwampyX. It feels like you chose that camera angle on purpose, so it ends up looking like The Success Kid meme, saying "up yours" :ohmy:

Oedo 808
06-01-2013, 10:22 PM
Yeah, by accident or design?

Anyway here's the wires.

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/xXswampyXx/Hitler_Kettle_wired_Small_zpsa6fce973.jpg (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/xXswampyXx/media/Hitler_Kettle_wired_Small_zpsa6fce973.jpg.html)

I like this model. :thumbsup:

I hope it's just for the modelling. :question:

06-02-2013, 06:29 AM
There's a whole channel dedicated to selling these.

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/xXswampyXx/diamond_ring1_zps5646bfaa.jpg (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/xXswampyXx/media/diamond_ring1_zps5646bfaa.jpg.html)

Created in Lightwave, rendered with Octane in Lightwave.

06-02-2013, 09:30 AM
^^Damn xswampyx, those reflections look so good! Would you like to share that scene for Octane?

06-02-2013, 09:43 AM
^^Damn xswampyx, those reflections look so good! Would you like to share that scene for Octane?

Will do. :thumbsup: I'll post it in the free speed models thread.

06-02-2013, 09:54 AM
:) :thumbsup: :bowdown:

Nice caustics!!!

06-02-2013, 10:16 AM
Indeed, I'm really interested in those caustics too. What version of Octane (and plugin) did you use for this, rendertime, ...?

Nice challenge btw.

06-02-2013, 10:48 AM
Version 1.13.1 from Apr 25th 2013. The render took about 20 minutes I think.

06-02-2013, 01:21 PM
Beach 2013 is coming quickly.. Skip that silly workout and buy yourself an instant sixpack! The manufacturer says you really get those abs you've always wanted, and it's not caused by those gentle hallucinations following the swallowing!


Modelling time 58 min

cheers! :beerchug:

06-03-2013, 08:22 AM
This is the can-you-see-the-accidental-double-poly-what_the?!-copy-rage-quit-after-10-minutes You Tube Poop (http://youtu.be/LvXpsTCQ_-0) Burger Press..ed for time with demo comp rush - so I'll CU speedsters in better form next week ;)


@Slartibartfast - :LOL:

06-03-2013, 08:34 PM
Great stuff so far. Excellent render XswampyX. Here is my entry, just under 1 hour. I don't know if I'll have a render or not. I've been trying for awhile to get the clothe dynamics to make the clothe portion fold like a mop. I came close a couple times, but I still have a ways to go. As Seen on TV - The Smart Mop.

06-04-2013, 04:21 PM
Nice work so far all!

For those of you who haven't posted yet, "This Challenge is limited, and won't last forever. So act now and Get you Entry in Today!" :D

06-04-2013, 08:09 PM
Not a great render by any means and I wasn't able to get clothe dynamics to do exactly what I wanted, but this is all I had time to complete. At least it was fun.

06-05-2013, 09:03 AM
Hello all. My first entry ...exciting! I'm definitely showing my age with this one. From one of the pioneers of As Seen On TV ...Ron Popeil's Pocket Fisherman. -Ran out of time for the details like string, lures, etc.



06-05-2013, 04:41 PM
nice Pocket fisherman!!

Truth be told, that was my first thought (don't know why.... never had one).... anyway, saw your post this afternoon and had to switch gears.

Banged this out in a jiffy.

(I don't have one of these either :D)


06-05-2013, 04:58 PM
Like the foam JoePoe, what shader?

Here's my wires.

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr16/xXswampyXx/Diamond_Ring_Wired_zpsf4257b6b.jpg (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/xXswampyXx/media/Diamond_Ring_Wired_zpsf4257b6b.jpg.html)

06-05-2013, 05:20 PM
Thanks....... Believe it or not it's a simple blue with fBm Noise on bump and a little turbulence to break up the color a bit. That's it.
The MESS I've got going on for the floor is a different matter. I'll chalk it up to the last minute rush.... Hence the two halves of the red piece having some seriously different lighting :ohmy:. Corrected below. And wires.

06-06-2013, 01:30 PM
Wow Great Models everyone!!!

Sublimationman - I like the box wonder what you bought before it ended up breaking?
XSwampyX - Nice Hitler Pot, Looked just like the billboard. Nice wires and Good Reflections.
VictoryX - I enjoyed reading your write up. Clean wires and a good render.
XSwampy - Shiney!! Ohhhh Love the reflection and caustics.
Slartibartfast - Instant 6 pack with no work! i'll take two! The top of the can came out really good.
Akaracquel - Nice Burger press. Though your render makes em look like brownies...mmmm brownies.
Bax33 - Nice wires, Bummer the cloth Dynamics didn't work out right.
Smelless1 - Welcome. Nice Render and Clean wires. I like the seams and texture on the handle.
JoePoe - I was hoping someone would make this for this challenge. Looks just like the one my mom had.

Again Great Work all, But there can only be one.

Congrats XswampyX! Both of your Models looked really good!

06-07-2013, 02:42 PM
Congrats XswampyX! :thumbsup:

Next one is up (http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?135911-Speed-Modeling-Challenge-220-Spy-vs-Spy&p=1325720#post1325720)