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Iain
11-26-2008, 03:23 PM
Speed Modelling Challenge #16
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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 render of your model (min 800x600 pixels) in this thread with a wireframe.

3: LightWave should be used for modelling. 3rd party Plug ins are allowed.

**Please mention whether or not you would be happy to share the model.**

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.


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This week's idea supplied by Weepul.

Subject - Children's toys.

Rattles, LEGO, alphabet blocks, plush animals...that sort of stuff. Lego-izer script not allowed.

Time Limit - 60 minutes

IMI
11-26-2008, 03:56 PM
Cool category!

Mitja
11-27-2008, 01:43 AM
This one is for Otacon! ;)

colkai
11-27-2008, 02:22 AM
I'm so in for this. :)

Kuzey
11-27-2008, 03:34 AM
Ooooh...this should be fun :)

Kuzey

Red_Oddity
11-27-2008, 04:28 AM
Yay, did this quicky in between Fusion renders, took about 30 minutes to model (most of the time went into searching for a good font)
There's some errors i made while rounding the edges (forgot to select some points)
And for some reason there's some very very weird splotching in the final gather (rendered with 9.5.1 OB23), didn't have the time fix those and that wasn't part of the exercise anyway.

3DGFXStudios
11-27-2008, 04:39 AM
the blue spots are really weird!??

Red_Oddity
11-27-2008, 05:08 AM
weird huh?, i'll see what it does in the latest OB.

Matt
11-27-2008, 07:10 AM
weird huh?, i'll see what it does in the latest OB.

Try using Monte Carlo instead, much better and the speed ain't too bad these days!

Red_Oddity
11-27-2008, 09:26 AM
Rendered it again in build 1510 (OB65), changed nothing, same scene, same settings, but man, what a difference in quality, kudos to NT for this one.

MooseDog
11-27-2008, 09:47 AM
special gift for that special child :D

'bout 10 mins modeling, another 30 to get the render right.

Hopper
11-27-2008, 10:43 AM
Yay, did this quicky in between Fusion renders, took about 30 minutes to model (most of the time went into searching for a good font)
There's some errors i made while rounding the edges (forgot to select some points)
And for some reason there's some very very weird splotching in the final gather (rendered with 9.5.1 OB23), didn't have the time fix those and that wasn't part of the exercise anyway.
Heh .. You put that "M" block waaaaaaay in the back for a reason didn't you... Like .. perhaps a certain other package that starts with an "M"... :D

Red_Oddity
11-27-2008, 02:39 PM
Heh .. You put that "M" block waaaaaaay in the back for a reason didn't you... Like .. perhaps a certain other package that starts with an "M"... :D

LOL, didn't think about it that way, no i accidentally made an extra letter while still working in the Text tool (the darn thing needs you to press the Enter key to close the tool ,and i thought, what the heck, keep it in there.)
Should have been an A though if i had actually thought that far ahead :p

Toby147
11-27-2008, 08:11 PM
Oh man, I gotta get in on this one!! Will have to wait until Sunday though, heading out of town for the weekend.

Great models so far.

Moosedog: Nice job on the rattle, the lettering is perfect!

Red Oddity: I wasn't fast enough, you took my idea!! Great job and the "accident" in the background is killer.

flakester
11-28-2008, 02:26 AM
Great models so far.

Moosedog: Nice job on the rattle, the lettering is perfect!

Red Oddity: I wasn't fast enough, you took my idea!! Great job and the "accident" in the background is killer.

Agreed!
@Red Oddity: that second render turned out awesome.

flakester.

TripD
11-28-2008, 08:14 PM
First... Just wanna give congrats to Toby! Nicely done on the last challenge.

Totally agree about Red_Oddities entry...... gonna be real tough to beat that!

Great idea Moose Dog. Made something simple into something quite cool.

So, in keeping with the simple theme..... :D

Weepul
11-28-2008, 10:15 PM
Nice one, Red Oddity!

Good smooth model, TripD, but don't jacks have one of the three bars end in spikes, not nubs?

TripD
11-28-2008, 10:40 PM
Dhoh! errrrr...... not on the Simpsons they don't!

IMI
11-28-2008, 10:46 PM
They must be the new politically-correct, safe jacks for today's children... no sharp edges or pointy things. ;)

They do look good though.

colkai
11-29-2008, 07:10 AM
Did this last night, took about 20 mins of modelling time, then a couple of seconds to re-scale as I realised I'd made it some 3 metres long! :D

Ahem, oops... hehe.

Got another I want to do based on an old kinder toy I have (sad, I know :p).

Kuzey
11-29-2008, 02:23 PM
Around 63 minutes, took longer because I wanted to turn him into a character...might do that later :D

Kuzey

IMI
11-29-2008, 02:32 PM
Totally cool, Kuzey!
Man, you nailed that - spot-on perfect. :)

BlueApple
11-29-2008, 07:57 PM
Very nice work, Kuzey!

TripD
11-30-2008, 12:24 AM
Yah, that is a whole lot of coolness for 63 minutes Kuzey! :D


Very nice toy Cokai!

Kuzey
11-30-2008, 05:43 AM
Thanks guys :)

I went back to the base mesh and decided to go the character route I was planing to do from the start. So...here it is, without the time limit :)

Oh...I forgot to post the finished dog I did in the robot challenge...you can see it here :) (http://kuzey3d.blogspot.com/2008/10/robo-puppy-2-guard-dog.html)

Kuzey

Pamela G. Juust
11-30-2008, 07:58 AM
rooossseeebuuudddddahhhhh......

http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/3226/jeahm2.jpg

about 40 minutes modelling.

reference

http://growabrain.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/05/20/citizen_kane_rosebud.jpg

colkai
11-30-2008, 10:55 AM
This took longer than I expected due to Rounder throwing a few "wobblies", so ended up around 50 mins of modelling in the end.

Model / scene provided. :)

IMI
11-30-2008, 11:52 AM
I just wanted to toss something together with what little time I have since I don't know if I can make the time to come up with something better before the deadline.

Especially now that colkai just stole my first idea. ;)
Looks great though, colkai. :)

Remember the Etch-a-Sketch? I burned through probably at least three of them when I was a little kid.

I shoulda spent more time on this, but I have too much else to do.
Modeling time about 20 minutes, including drawing the texture in Photoshop.

colkai
11-30-2008, 01:23 PM
Especially now that colkai just stole my first idea. ;)
Looks great though, colkai. :)

Oops! :p
I had the idea for this way back when and did a much rougher version, before I understood that you didn't have to build everything with less than 1000 polys. :)

TripD
11-30-2008, 04:48 PM
@Pamela G. Juust Awesome sled! One of these days I've gotta sit down and watch that movie.

@IMI love that logo.... heh

@Colkai ..... the modeling machine just keeps cranking them out!

Below.... Yoyo without strings attached.

thekho
11-30-2008, 11:12 PM
Red Oddity- Great work :thumbsup:

Modeling done in about 35 mins! And also, Texturing, Lighting and Rendering set up done in about 40 mins!

THREEL
11-30-2008, 11:44 PM
I just wanted to toss something together with what little time I have since I don't know if I can make the time to come up with something better before the deadline.

Especially now that colkai just stole my first idea. ;)
Looks great though, colkai. :)

Remember the Etch-a-Sketch? I burned through probably at least three of them when I was a little kid.

I shoulda spent more time on this, but I have too much else to do.
Modeling time about 20 minutes, including drawing the texture in Photoshop.

IMI beat me to this one. I had already made mine yesterday, but didn't have time to post it 'til now. I just had to put my version in, because the Etch A Sketch originated in the town I live in that is the home of Ohio Art. It took me an hour to model, but I haven't had time to properly texture it, yet.

tHREEL

colkai
12-01-2008, 04:31 AM
IMI beat me to this one. I had already made mine yesterday, but didn't have time to post it 'til now.

tHREEL

Heh, that was my worry with my toy train. :p

Weepul
12-01-2008, 05:14 AM
Neat little toy and nice render, thekho. :)

Kuzey
12-01-2008, 06:10 AM
Nice work guys,

Here's an update to the little drummer character :D


Mmmmm....maybe for a future challenge, we can all take the same object and try to make your own version, personalize it etc. instead of replicating it exactly :D

Kuzey

IMI
12-01-2008, 10:15 AM
IMI beat me to this one. I had already made mine yesterday, but didn't have time to post it 'til now.



Ooops. Sorry about that. Seems to be alot of that going around this time. :D

Yours made me notice though I completely forgot to round out the inner corners around the screen on mine. And I hadn't even noticed. DOH!

Toby147
12-01-2008, 11:42 PM
This is definitely a great theme. Lots of excellent models and ideas!! I have to say that its going to be very difficult to pick a winner for this week. I thought I'd give this one a shot, and hopefully I can get one more in before it's over.

I don't know if anyone will remember these, but I grew up with them. The Wheelo took 45 minutes to model and the gyroscope just made it in under 60 minutes. Both about 2 hours with texturing and setup.

Oh, and just to remind everyone, I'm judging this challenge... So bribes are always welcome!! :D

Great job everyone!! Simply awesome!

adamredwoods
12-02-2008, 03:09 AM
My entry, but too much time spent on texturing. 3.5h
No GI.

Weepul
12-02-2008, 03:29 AM
My entry, but too much time spent on texturing. 3.5h
No GI.

Texturing, lighting, and rendering don't count toward the time. How long did you spend modeling?

Iain
12-02-2008, 03:57 AM
Texturing, lighting, and rendering don't count toward the time. How long did you spend modeling?

Yep and only the toy modelling counts. Bath is exempt. :)

Weepul
12-02-2008, 07:24 AM
Here's my contribution... Render to come later; as usual I've gone all-out. :D *grumble overnight render grumble*

adamredwoods
12-02-2008, 11:02 AM
Texturing, lighting, and rendering don't count toward the time. How long did you spend modeling?

Oh good. Modeling was about 40 minutes.

colkai
12-02-2008, 11:16 AM
I had to do this, everyone knows it's a kids favourite toy! ;)
Never mind what's in it - it's a car, a boat, a plane... :p
Took about 10 minutes to model.

Weepul
12-02-2008, 05:43 PM
LOL Colkai! So true. :)


Here's my contribution... Render to come later; as usual I've gone all-out. :D *grumble overnight render grumble*

3 hours to render at 1400x1600 wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.

About 30 minutes for modeling, BTW.

Hopper
12-02-2008, 06:38 PM
I had to do this, everyone knows it's a kids favourite toy! ;)
Add some pots and pans, and you'll have a perfect set. :)

Stooch
12-02-2008, 08:39 PM
LOL Colkai! So true. :)



3 hours to render at 1400x1600 wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.

About 30 minutes for modeling, BTW.

A+++ for rendering.

thekho
12-02-2008, 08:44 PM
Thanks, weepul! U too! Nice lighting and great render! :)

And also u are all doing great job! :)

Another scene where i made it again! Modeling done in about 55 mins! And texturing, lighting and rendering done in about 2 hours!

Toby147
12-02-2008, 11:02 PM
Great stuff everyone!! The winner is going to be extremely difficult to choose... Anyone want to take my place?!?! :D

Well, I guess I'll have to make a decision by 22:00 GMT tomorrow (or today rather), on Wednesday. This is going to be tough!!

Thought I'd try one more. Was under the 60 minute mark with everything except the arms. Turned out to be a tad more difficult than expected. No render, but I'll work on that.

Truly excellent work everyone!!

Weepul
12-02-2008, 11:20 PM
Great stuff everyone!! The winner is going to be extremely difficult to choose... Anyone want to take my place?!?! :D

Well, I guess I'll have to make a decision by 22:00 GMT tomorrow (or today rather), on Wednesday. This is going to be tough!!
Eerm, isn't that my duty? :confused: Yours is for when your theme is the one running, ie. two weeks after your win.


Thought I'd try one more. Was under the 60 minute mark with everything except the arms. Turned out to be a tad more difficult than expected. No render, but I'll work on that.
Nice Lego guy. Too bad the arms went over time. :(

Iain
12-03-2008, 02:03 AM
Great render again, Weepul.
You're a texturing guru!

flakester
12-03-2008, 02:23 AM
Great render again, Weepul.
You're a texturing guru!

Agreed! That is awesome.
Great entries from everyone else too - Colkai, that box is ace!

I've got my reference pics, now all I need is the time... :(
Again, great work so far everyone, well done.

flakester.

colkai
12-03-2008, 02:45 AM
A+++ for rendering.

Agreed, looks totally realistic, not out of place for a product shot. :)

JCG
12-03-2008, 03:46 AM
This is as far as I got when the tweeter tweet.
Didn't even get to start on the hair guides?!
What's a troll without hair? Surely not a troll. :(

Iain
12-03-2008, 05:10 AM
I used the whole hour on this and had to settle with an unfinished top piece but never mind.

colkai
12-03-2008, 06:31 AM
awesome stuff Iain. Wouldn't worry overly about the top, still in keeping with the object as a whole. :)

IMI
12-03-2008, 07:29 AM
The ever-popular "corn popper"...

Modeling time - 45 minutes. I would have liked to have added more detail to it, but wouldn't have had enough time.

Toby147
12-03-2008, 07:30 AM
Eerm, isn't that my duty? :confused: Yours is for when your theme is the one running, ie. two weeks after your win.

Nice Lego guy. Too bad the arms went over time. :(

Oh, well in that case, I'm glad I don't have to pick a winner for this week!! It's a good thing I submitted the Wheel-O and gyroscope, then. :)

Thanks. I was more or less just seeing if I could do it. Guess not...

Great job, Iain. Your model looks awesome! I'll PM you a little later about the theme for the following week.

IMI
12-03-2008, 07:30 AM
BTW, Toby, that's an amazing gyroscope!
I do remember that, definitely - it was one of my favorite toys. :)

VoodooChile
12-03-2008, 07:51 AM
Man, seeing these toys really gives me flashbacks to my childhood. My entry was motivated by Jeff Brewer's model rockets over at http://coolrockets.com. Unfortunately, I went over the time limit...again :)

Total modeling time: 83 mins

VC

Kuzey
12-03-2008, 08:14 AM
That's a very cool rocket VC :D

Nice work everyone !!

Kuzey

Toby147
12-03-2008, 12:27 PM
BTW, Toby, that's an amazing gyroscope!
I do remember that, definitely - it was one of my favorite toys. :)

Thanks, IMI!! I don't think I ever knew how to make it spin, but it was cool to look at...

VC: Great rocket. Your wireframe is very clean and simple, yet it works perfectly. Nice one.

flakester
12-03-2008, 01:16 PM
Not as much time spare as I wanted, hence the 'not quite as nice as I wanted it to be-ness' of this.

One classic spinning top. Just less than 25 mins for the modeling, and about 30 mins for the rest. Happy to share the model should anyone need/want.

Some absolutely ruddy fantastic entries here again, well done all. :thumbsup:

flakester.

Weepul
12-03-2008, 01:27 PM
Nice work from you all! Too bad some of you went overtime...do I have to bop you on the head or something? :p

AFAIK there's about an hour and a half left from the time of this post. Any last-minute takers?


This is as far as I got when the tweeter tweet.
Didn't even get to start on the hair guides?!
What's a troll without hair? Surely not a troll. :(

Surely not, but it's looking fantastic. Worth finishing, I'd say, and it'd look ace with some FFX hair.

scratch33
12-03-2008, 02:04 PM
weepul, awesome render. Very cool.

Iain
12-03-2008, 03:37 PM
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?p=790801#post790801

Challenge 17 and it's a good 'un.

Best of luck with 16 to all who entered:thumbsup:

VoodooChile
12-03-2008, 03:48 PM
Thanks Kuzey and Toby...I had fun making the rocket even though I am still to slow too qualify. I learned how to do UV mapping and it was a lot of fun.

There are so many great entries this time I'm glad that I don't have to judge :thumbsup:

IMI
12-03-2008, 09:17 PM
So... who won?

Weepul
12-04-2008, 03:48 AM
So... who won?

Good question! :D Sorry 'bout the delay, I was at work then stopped at a friend's.

After much deliberation, I'm set to proclaim adamredwoods (http://newtek.com/forums/showpost.php?p=789858&postcount=38)' charming and economically-modeled toy boat my pick (yes, it's valid (http://newtek.com/forums/showpost.php?p=790092&postcount=42)), with close runners-up thekho (http://newtek.com/forums/showpost.php?p=790369&postcount=47)'s collection of clever variations on an 8-sided subpatch hole and Iain (http://newtek.com/forums/showpost.php?p=790512&postcount=54)'s impressive (if not quite completely finished) hanging airplanes (I mean, I might have spent the whole time just getting one of those planes done :p).

Great work by all and to some of you who went over-time, both a bop on the head and a congrats for the payoff - I hope to see some of those in the LW gallery forum soon. :) Nice work by all and I'm glad you enjoyed my theme.

Iain
12-04-2008, 04:35 AM
Cool! Well done Adam :thumbsup:

And thanks Weepul-I just about did spend the whole hour on the plane :)

Red_Oddity
12-04-2008, 07:17 AM
I want a recount!
Do you have any idea how difficult it is to model a couple of cubes with letters on 'm :p

All sillyness aside, congrats to Adam, nice model.

VoodooChile
12-04-2008, 08:51 AM
Congrats Adam!

art
12-04-2008, 08:59 AM
Very nice models in this round. congratulations Adam!

Toby147
12-04-2008, 09:32 AM
Way to go, Adam!! Nice job! :thumbsup:

Great job to everyone as well. Awesome stuff.

colkai
12-04-2008, 09:53 AM
Congrats Adam! :)

IMI
12-04-2008, 10:41 AM
Cool deal. Congrats, Adam! :)

adamredwoods
12-04-2008, 11:04 AM
Well, gosh! I am humbled. I had no idea! Thanks for the compliments! :)

I will upload the model and scene here for all to enjoy!

thekho
12-04-2008, 08:01 PM
Congratulations, Adam! :)

adamredwoods
12-04-2008, 11:40 PM
Thanks again everyone. There were a lot of great models!

Here is the toy boat complete scene and models for those that are interested.

I've also attached a better wireframe of the model.

Enjoy!

Iain
12-10-2008, 03:14 PM
Adam, if you can PM me your idea for the next challenge or just copy and paste a challenge thread with your topic that would be great.

Thanks