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Slartibartfast
01-29-2014, 01:38 PM
Speed Modelling Challenge #246 - What's on a shelf near you?

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 modelling 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 modelling. 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: What's on a shelf near you?
Go ahead - snoop around! There are plenty of things to model. Everywhere. For anyone, no matter the level of skill!
One limitation though: it has to fit into this shelf:
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And you are more than welcome to post your .lwo! See where this is going maybe ;)?


Time Limit: 60 min.
Deadline: Wednesday 5th January, 2014 23:59:59 GMT

Have fun!

pinkmouse
01-29-2014, 04:23 PM
How big is your shelf? :)

ANS
01-29-2014, 04:57 PM
pinkmouse is right ... I do not know if I have to look at the right-where lies my favorite, a large rocket launcher, or the left-to the tiny voodoo figurine ... :) and maybe Akaracquel already counts the number of wombats she can put on this shelf... :)

Slartibartfast
01-29-2014, 11:18 PM
Trust me, I'll make it fit! ;-)

pinkmouse
01-30-2014, 07:48 AM
Just got a new set, and hasn't made the toolbox yet:

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Currently using some IFW2 nodes, so if you don't have them, tell me and I'll redo the textures before I post the model/scene.

bellmore
01-30-2014, 05:08 PM
Here is a small speaker that I have on my shelf.119766119767

JoePoe
01-30-2014, 06:11 PM
What's on a shelf near me?? You mean I have to do another beer bottle... :foreheads. :D

Excellent start you two!

Pinkmouse... Damn nice render!! SSS in there? Which shader?

pinkmouse
01-31-2014, 01:11 AM
Simple Skin. Still not entirely perfect, needs a bit more surface reflection, but ran out of time to play. Will post scene when I get home tonight.

ANS
01-31-2014, 04:49 AM
Pinkmouse, 60 minutes time limit is only for modelling. If you want, you can play with materials, light and scene as long as you want (at least to challenge deadline).. :)

Slartibartfast
01-31-2014, 08:18 AM
Currently using some IFW2 nodes, so if you don't have them, tell me and I'll redo the textures before I post the model/scene.

Nope, sorry, I don't. Nice material in your render!

Slartibartfast
01-31-2014, 08:21 AM
What's on a shelf near me?? You mean I have to do another beer bottle... :foreheads. :D



Yes, but in that case: post me the actual beer instead of the .lwo ;)

bellmore
01-31-2014, 09:57 AM
Here is a tobacco pipe that should fit on the shelf.119774119775

pinkmouse
01-31-2014, 12:01 PM
Pinkmouse, 60 minutes time limit is only for modelling. If you want, you can play with materials, light and scene as long as you want (at least to challenge deadline).. :)

Wasn't challenge time, but real life that got in the way. ;)

Bytehawk
02-01-2014, 09:46 AM
USB drive
modeling - was really tight but made it in 60 minutes
used meta mesh a few times

assigning surfaces was done after modeling
surfacing about 1 hour
setup scene and rendering an extra hour

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wires
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bellmore
02-02-2014, 03:24 PM
I don't actually have this lamp on my shelf but I have a library of Pixar animations on my shelf. I went over time with this one (95 minutes).119825

pinkmouse
02-02-2014, 03:56 PM
Here is a tobacco pipe that should fit on the shelf.119774119775

I never knew Ambassador Kosh smoked? :D

hrgiger
02-02-2014, 08:05 PM
My case of CD-R's on my shelf. Sorry I know the surfacing is terrible but I couldn't remember how to get the nice anisotropic reflections on the CD surface.


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voriax
02-03-2014, 07:36 AM
A Bowers & Wilkins A7..
Didn't get time to finish the panel on the back with the cone part.. missing various power and data ports.
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djwaterman
02-03-2014, 09:44 AM
USB drive
modeling - was really tight but made it in 60 minutes
used meta mesh a few times

assigning surfaces was done after modeling
surfacing about 1 hour
setup scene and rendering an extra hour

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wires
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That's the best use of meta mesh I've seen so far, can't even tell where it was used.

Bytehawk
02-03-2014, 09:53 AM
That's the best use of meta mesh I've seen so far, can't even tell where it was used.

Thanks, I did clean up the tri's a bit. It's compulsive - wherever I see adjoining tri-s I merge...
used it on the black handle, and the small-hole near the CE anf FCC logo

nnabdu
02-04-2014, 03:11 PM
I tried with edges gradients ,, and this is my first challenge,,,119898

Kryslin
02-05-2014, 08:29 AM
My entry:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v636/Kryslin/funstuff/Speed%20modeling%20Challenge%20Renders/th_SMC-WOYS-Color_zps96d3fd7e.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Kryslin/media/funstuff/Speed%20modeling%20Challenge%20Renders/SMC-WOYS-Color_zps96d3fd7e.jpg.html) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v636/Kryslin/funstuff/Speed%20modeling%20Challenge%20Renders/th_SMC-WOYS-Wires_zps86003541.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Kryslin/media/funstuff/Speed%20modeling%20Challenge%20Renders/SMC-WOYS-Wires_zps86003541.jpg.html)

Roughly 20 minutes of hard surface modeling, no chance to refine further due to snowstorm. Box, Bevel, LWCAD, 3rdPowers Boolean Tool.
(LWO to PM'd later... Need to blow snow to get to work...)

hrgiger
02-05-2014, 08:50 AM
BTW, this weeks challenge is up. http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?140020-Speed-Modeling-Challenge-247-What-s-in-your-junk-drawer

Slartibartfast
02-05-2014, 10:15 AM
I tried with edges gradients ,, and this is my first challenge,,,119898
WELCOME to this addictive challenges nnabdu! I'm happy you joined us. Nice cup you got there.. I imagine you can just press down your thumb on that lever-ish thing to get the just right amount of tea/coffee :)

Slartibartfast
02-05-2014, 10:28 AM
Ok everybody, a couple more hours to model now, and I just want to remind you of posting your .lwo-files if you like. Not a criteria to win, but it would be more fun for me, setting up a judgement-day-scene ;-)
Great modeling you all!

Bytehawk
02-05-2014, 12:01 PM
Here is my file. I included the scene file and image files as well.
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Kryslin
02-05-2014, 01:08 PM
I hope this works...

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A zip file containing the model and image used...

ANS
02-05-2014, 03:31 PM
A Google Nexus 7 tablet. It's under 60 minutes - but without buttons and sockets.
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Anyway, i post here also fully cooked version, it took about 3 hours:
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Files (contains all versions):
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Wittywop
02-05-2014, 05:04 PM
I thought of what is in the shelf in my refrigerator and made these Jones Sodas.
Modeled in about 20 minutes. Setup was about an hour.
I could have continued to play with the texturing of the glass, still doesn't look right

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pinkmouse
02-06-2014, 05:55 AM
Here's the model with IFW2 nodes replaced. Note, all the surfaces are set up for sRGB.

Now, which of many junk drawers do I open up for the next challenge? :D

Slartibartfast
02-06-2014, 07:50 AM
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Hey, isn't that cool?! All challenge#246-objects in one scene! It was a close call between the Allen keys and the USB-drive. Unfortunately I think 8GB is just too small ;D!
Pinkmouse: Clean wires, excellent texture and good rendering! Impressive.
Bytehawk: Detailed and good model. Overall clean wires except for a few weird ones. Probably from that spectacular plugin I'd like to have now :).
Bellmore: productive as always! Thanks for giving some light for this scene!
hrgiger: Really nice CD:s model-wise. Sorry you didn't get the anireflections right.
voriax: Nice speaker!
nnabdu: Great design on the cup. Maybe a little high on the polycount, but good nevertheless.
Kryslin: Cool pictureframe. In your render the transparent part had some strange stretching of the background. Wonder why!
ANS: Music lover? Nice.
Wittywop: Excellent use of texture here! Simple object disguised in fine materials! I mean that in a positive way.

Good job everyone! Over to the junk drawers now...

pinkmouse
02-06-2014, 08:25 AM
Ooooh, I'm soooo excited! My first win! :D

Great work everyone.

hrgiger
02-06-2014, 08:40 AM
congrats Pinkmouse.

Wittywop
02-06-2014, 09:09 AM
Congrats Pinkmouse. Nice Work everyone!!

ANS
02-06-2014, 09:18 AM
well deserved, Pinkmouse! :) congrats!

Bytehawk
02-06-2014, 09:42 AM
congrats Pinkmouse ! :)

Kryslin
02-06-2014, 10:23 AM
Congrats to the winner!

Slartibartfast: The distortion is created by the IoR of the material (default of the Dielectric node) and the long diagonal edges created by the Bevel tool. I suspect if I cut the corners square, and eliminate that, it would go away. It would probably help If I used a proper IoR value for acrylic plastic, too...

nnabdu
02-06-2014, 02:38 PM
Thanks Slartibartfast ,,, and good for all too ...