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Slartibartfast
01-09-2016, 08:36 AM
It is snowing here now, so I thought this challenge would be to make stuff you would use in, on, or with snow. Like gloves, snowboards, snowracers etc, OR it can be made out of snow. You know- igloos, snowman, snowflake and so on. Your imagination is the limit (but I'll be the judge :santa:)

Rules:
1. Every challenge specifies a subject for you to model along with a time limit. You should spend no longer than the allocated time modeling. 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 wireframe and final render of your model (min 800x600 pixels) in this thread. Note: Some challenges will include final render instructions and time limit restrictions as well. This is up to the judge creating the challenge.
3. Only LightWave is to be used for modeling. However, 3rd party Plugins are allowed.
4. You can enter as many times as you like, posting each in this thread. If you run over the time limit, we encourage you to submit the model, but it 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. Although, not required, it is always nice if the artist provides information on how the model was created, what plugins were used and any special techniques used.
7. The following criteria is used to award points. Modeling is looking for good poly flow. The better it is, the more points awarded. Creativity is how you interpreted the specifications of the challenge and applied them in way not necessarily expected. Expression is how you used the model in the final render/scene that supports the creativity aspect of your submission. Render refers to how well the model, creativity and expression were conveyed.

Criteria Points
Modeling 0 to 5
Creativity 0 to 5
Expression 0 to 5
Render 0 to 5


Challenge: Snowtime

TIME LIMIT: You must complete all geometrical/mesh construction in 120 minutes! We're on the honor system here people.

PRIZE: Winner gets to set the terms of the NEXT Speed Modeling Challenge!

JUDGE: ME!

PLANNING TIME is free! So you can strategize how to get what you want before you start the clock. Also, you don't have to work in one block, feel free to break your time up as needed, but do keep track.

RENDER and Post Work: There is no time limit on surfacing and rendering. However, more points are awarded if your ‘final’ render displays the model in a scene rather than just a textured render of the model. Most of all, HAVE FUN!!!!

Surrealist.
01-09-2016, 03:12 PM
Here's mine. :)

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120 pretty much on the nose for modeling.

Slartibartfast
01-10-2016, 04:25 AM
Great start there by Surrealist! Feel free to join in, people!

Slartibartfast
01-14-2016, 11:27 AM
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Bump :angel:

squarewulf
01-14-2016, 04:03 PM
A little over an hour for modeling, and about an hour for texturing/scene setup. I forgot to grab a screen shot of the ice bergs before I froze the subpatch ;D

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Kuzey
01-14-2016, 05:08 PM
Oooooh...that is cool!

unstable
01-15-2016, 06:48 AM
Nice stuff guys!!

Slartibartfast
01-16-2016, 02:33 PM
Yeah, really nice! And there is still time to play!

pinkmouse
01-17-2016, 05:53 PM
I'm a bit ashamed about posting this in a modelling challenge, it took longer to render than to build! :D

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Wires will come tomorrow morning, past my bedtime now.

Surrealist.
01-17-2016, 09:50 PM
Unfortunately once again I don't have time to do all I wanted to do with this.

Here is the wires:

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Here is the baking set up for AO, part of prep for dDo. People always ask about a LW-Centric Workflow for texturing in other apps.

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Attached are is the .lwo file if anyone wants to examine the modeling process. And the bake scene file as well as the final object file.

Work work work, stayed up late unable to sleep and decided to model the sled, took around 1:40

But back to work.

djwaterman
01-18-2016, 02:35 AM
Unfortunately once again I don't have time to do all I wanted to do with this.

Here is the wires:

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Here is the baking set up for AO, part of prep for dDo. People always ask about a LW-Centric Workflow for texturing in other apps.

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Attached are is the .lwo file if anyone wants to examine the modeling process. And the bake scene file as well as the final object file.

Work work work, stayed up late unable to sleep and decided to model the sled, took around 1:40

But back to work.

Thanks for those.

Surrealist.
01-18-2016, 03:16 AM
NP. Hope it is helpful.

pinkmouse
01-18-2016, 03:29 AM
And the wires:

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MonroePoteet
01-18-2016, 05:15 PM
Way too late and way too long, but wanted to show it. No texturing, though.

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P.S. Here's the reference image I used: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ADK_Museum_-_Dog_Sled.jpg

Surrealist.
01-18-2016, 08:48 PM
Beautiful. :)

MonroePoteet
01-19-2016, 02:27 AM
Thanks! Here's V002, with a little better proportions to the reference.

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Slartibartfast
01-19-2016, 05:19 AM
I will be back with the results tonight after work. Haven't forgot you..
Great work guys!

MonroePoteet
01-19-2016, 07:21 AM
As a reminder, my "submission" was late and WAY over the time limit (probably 4-5 hours; I stopped timing at 3 hours). I just had to post it, though!

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Surrealist.
01-19-2016, 08:49 AM
Yeah that was my ambition, to do one like that, but I knew I would run out of time. It is real sweet though. As for contenders my fav is the sail boat. :) But gotta love the igloo. :)

pinkmouse
01-19-2016, 08:59 AM
... But gotta love the igloo. :)

19 minutes. Really. Doesn't deserve to win a "modelling" challenge. :D

Surrealist.
01-19-2016, 09:09 AM
lol... maybe but, it was cute. :)

MonroePoteet
01-19-2016, 12:39 PM
Final version, I promise. Fixed the rear side supports, rear handles, added 10,000,000 more "dowel heads", closed down some gaps.

Again, really late and very, VERY over time at this point! :)

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The background plate for the composite was taken from here:


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sled_dogs.jpg

Slartibartfast
01-19-2016, 01:10 PM
Criteria Points
Modeling 0 to 5
Creativity 0 to 5
Expression 0 to 5
Render 0 to 5

Surrealist newtek logo:
M4, C2, E4, R4 - Total 14 (Good polyflow, very nice ice-texture)

Surrealist Sled:
M2, C3, E1, R1 - Total 7 (Clean polys but no "beauty render". 5 bonus points for tutorial = Total 12)

Wulf^2:
M3, C4, E5, R5 - Total 17 (Awesome render! Hard to see any detail in the wireframes)

Pinkmouse:
M3, C3, E3, R4 - Total 13 (Don't be shy my friend! We all have our special skills and these friendly challenges might not be one's best niche everytime, but it's fun and we all learn by participating. And I really like your igloo!)

I started with one particular image and made it default to 3, then I compared the other ones to that first image. So a "2" doesn't mean it's half bad, it means it's just a little bit less good than the reference, and so on. I'm happy you participated and gave me some judging to do and I hope the next challenge will get as many good renders of good models as this one.

***Congrats Squarewulf! You pick the next topic.***

Slartibartfast
01-19-2016, 01:14 PM
Final version, I promise. Fixed the rear side supports, rear handles, added 10,000,000 more "dowel heads", closed down some gaps.

Again, really late and very, VERY over time at this point! :)

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The background plate for the composite was taken from here:


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sled_dogs.jpg

Great model Monroe! Sorry you couldn't post it in time. But now you're warmed up for the next challenge ;-)

Surrealist.
01-19-2016, 08:01 PM
Fair Judging. Thanks. And the sailboat was an easy pick IMHO. Congrats to Squarewulf. :)

pinkmouse
01-20-2016, 03:10 AM
Nice one Wulf, well deserved! :)

MonroePoteet
01-20-2016, 08:07 AM
Yes, congrats to Squarewulf. Very well deserved! And, great job on the clarity and fairness of the judging.

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Oedo 808
01-20-2016, 08:54 AM
Congrats, squarewulf, nice work for little over an hour. :thumbsup:


19 minutes. Really. Doesn't deserve to win a "modelling" challenge. :D

If only you had pushed the bounds of creativity and expression, it could have been yours! ;D

pinkmouse
01-20-2016, 09:39 AM
...If only you had pushed the bounds of creativity and expression, it could have been yours! ;D

It had skis! What more do you want? :D

squarewulf
01-20-2016, 10:16 PM
Cool, thanks guys that was fun! I posted a new challenge here (http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?149503-SPEED-MODELING-CHALLENGE-quot-Nano!-quot-Deadline-31-Jan-2016&p=1463150#post1463150)