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Iain
12-03-2008, 03:35 PM
Speed Modelling Challenge #17
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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 Toby147

Subject - Life Changing Inventions

Light Bulb, toilet brush, whatever has changed peoples lives for better or worse.

Time Limit - 60 minutes

Toby147
12-03-2008, 04:37 PM
"toilet brush"...

Well, I didn't exactly have that one in mind, but I guess it works!! Good luck to everyone and I can't wait to see what great ideas come from this one.

adamredwoods
12-03-2008, 05:00 PM
"toilet brush"...


A great way to try out FiberFX.

Oedo 808
12-03-2008, 07:36 PM
I'll be back doing these soon, #17! Makes me realize how long I've been without a PC.

I think it's probably a good thing I'm going to miss this one, as the first idea I had might be quite incendiary given recent discussions. :devil:

I've been keeping an eye on these challenges, good to see they're still going strong. :thumbsup:

adamredwoods
12-04-2008, 03:16 AM
The Gutenberg Press.

The modeling took exactly 60 minutes, since I was timing myself. I knew I wouldn't be able to get the whole thing done, so there are many details left out.

Rendered on 9.5.1 beta. About 5 min render with the volumetrics (AMDx2).

colkai
12-04-2008, 03:45 AM
So very sorry, but I had to... :p

Will try to do a 'serious' one too of course. :D

colkai
12-04-2008, 03:46 AM
The Gutenberg Press.

Very cool!

Toby147
12-04-2008, 09:37 AM
So very sorry, but I had to... :p

Will try to do a 'serious' one too of course. :D

Yeah, I was expecting someone to do that!! I figured it would be a simple disc, so you went above my expectations... Great job!

Adam: Simply awesome. Great idea, man!

IMI
12-04-2008, 12:06 PM
Viagra... :D

shrox
12-04-2008, 01:24 PM
The ramp, but that could take several days to model.

IMI
12-04-2008, 04:37 PM
That printing press really looks good, Adam. :)

COBRASoft
12-04-2008, 05:08 PM
Colkai: I wanted to make a wheel of stone or the car from the flinstones... Now I have to search another idea :)

Adam: Nice press!

nlightuk
12-04-2008, 08:23 PM
Well here's my submission...the humble zip fastener.

1 hour for modelling, and another for texturing, lighting and scene-setup.

Wire attached doesn't show the teeth, as these were all placed with HD Instance (which rocks! :rock:).

Feedback, as ever, appreciated...

RollerJesus
12-04-2008, 09:36 PM
The good old integrated circuit. About 50 minutes to model and another hour playing about on the texture/render.

I messed up the textures and scene when I tried to package it so I just uploaded the object.

adamredwoods
12-04-2008, 11:31 PM
Thanks everyone! I want to try and get the wood a little more weathered, which I'll try when I have some spare time.

JCG
12-05-2008, 12:07 AM
An old favorite of boys and girls everywhere!

Iain
12-05-2008, 04:31 AM
I really pushed the boat out here-modelling took almost over a minute :)

Definitely a life changing invention though. For better or worse is up for debate.

art
12-05-2008, 07:42 AM
Iain, I'm too slow again. Very cool, anyway. Is that authentic look of amex back then?
What's that thing behind the card?

art
12-05-2008, 07:45 AM
JCG, nice model. I had a dentist visit yesterday. Cleaning only, but whatever that ultrasonic water thingy they used is, it was unpleasant as hell.

Toby147
12-05-2008, 09:25 AM
Wow, there are some great ideas coming from this!! :thumbsup:

When I was thinking of the topic, I definitely did not come up with any of the ideas so far. Great stuff people!! Keep it up.

Nangleator
12-05-2008, 02:40 PM
Well, you see, the Intarwebz is like this series of...

http://home.comcast.net/~david.nangle/Intarwebz.jpg

art
12-05-2008, 02:44 PM
That is so cool...

flakester
12-05-2008, 03:25 PM
Well, you see, the Intarwebz is like this series of...


That is pretty awesome! :thumbsup:
Great entries all round so far, fab topic.

Here's my entry, the contraceptive pill.
Modeling; ~40 minutes. Materials / textures / layout / render; about 2 hours all told.

Scene and objects rar'd up too.

Cheers,

flakester.

Nangleator
12-05-2008, 07:12 PM
Heh. The wife had a good laugh over that name, flakester. Beautiful, convincing picture for such a simple mesh.

cresshead
12-06-2008, 03:04 AM
I really pushed the boat out here-modelling took almost over a minute :)

Definitely a life changing invention though. For better or worse is up for debate.

yeah i had that one on my list too!:agree:
credit crunch n all...

Mitja
12-06-2008, 03:12 AM
The wife had a good laugh over that name, flakester.
Why?
Anyway, nice model. And it sure is a life changing invention!

Pamela G. Juust
12-06-2008, 12:34 PM
yup, pretty lifechanging.

http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/325/giljotiineq9.jpg

IMI
12-06-2008, 01:12 PM
yup, pretty lifechanging.



I would say so!
Brilliant! :)

flakester
12-06-2008, 02:14 PM
Heh. The wife had a good laugh over that name, flakester. Beautiful, convincing picture for such a simple mesh.


Why?
Anyway, nice model. And it sure is a life changing invention!

Cheers both.
@Mitja: Kind of half inspired by one of the songs in 'Mary Poppins' because it reminded me of the naming conventions of some drugs / medicines these days. Not that I take inspiration from Mary Poppins very often.....


I would say so!
Brilliant! :)

:agree: Once again, awesome entry Pamela.


Ace entries all round. :thumbsup:

flakester.

Weepul
12-08-2008, 05:22 AM
I must confess to having gone over time, about 1h 15m...

JeffrySG
12-08-2008, 10:08 AM
great entries so far everyone!

Pretty important one here, anti-biotics....
only a few minutes for modeling, then about an hour on texturing and lighting...

66979

66980

Dreamer
12-08-2008, 11:48 AM
I don't know about you, but my first beer changed things a whole lot.

Nangleator
12-08-2008, 11:53 AM
Well, there's a school of thought that says the first permanent human settlements were founded for the purpose of fermenting alcoholic beverages... That changed life from hunter/gatherer to technological civilization.

IMI
12-08-2008, 12:55 PM
I don't know about you, but my first beer changed things a whole lot.

:lol:
Yep. :D
Nice model, too. :)

Toby147
12-08-2008, 01:26 PM
Awesome, everyone!! I can't believe the models that are coming from this topic. Great job to everyone so far. And we still have a few more days to go!

@NLightuk: Great zipper, definitely a life-changer!
@RollerJesus: Excellent integrated circuit.
@JCG: I dig the texture that you have on yur drill, very cool. It took me a little while to realize what it was... maybe because I haven't seen one of those in some time. :rolleyes:
@Nangleator: It's like 16 beer bongs at once... Very cool.
@Flakester: That is too funny!! Classic idea and great subpatch work.
@Pamela: I was thinking about doing that for the topic on tools, but I doubt my model would've come out that nice. Excellent.
@Weepul: Wasn't it you last time around that said that the people who went over time needed a "bop on the head"? Awesome phone though.
@Jeffry: That petri-dish looks like the bottom of my coffee pot!! Nice one.
@Dreamer: My first beer definitely didn't need a bottle opener... I was too classy for that! :cool:

Don't forget to post your wireframes, I'd like to see what they look like also!! This is a modelling challenge, after all! Love the stuff so far. Keep it up.

JeffrySG
12-08-2008, 01:57 PM
I don't know about you, but my first beer changed things a whole lot.

mmmm.... beeeeerrrrr...

Dreamer
12-08-2008, 04:09 PM
Here's the wire.
It took me about an hour to model the opener. I don't know about everyone else, but I tend to start an object and halfway through figure out a better way and start over. The cap was easy with the bridge tool.
And thanks Jerry for the subD hole creation tutorial, That has made all the difference.

Weepul
12-08-2008, 06:04 PM
@Weepul: Wasn't it you last time around that said that the people who went over time needed a "bop on the head"? Awesome phone though.

Indeed. *bopped* :twak:

Thanks. :)

IMI
12-08-2008, 08:41 PM
And thanks Jerry for the subD hole creation tutorial, That has made all the difference.

Where might that tutorial be, if you don't mind? Never heard of it, but I'd like to check it out. :)

JeffrySG
12-09-2008, 07:54 AM
Where might that tutorial be, if you don't mind? Never heard of it, but I'd like to check it out. :)

I could be wrong but I think he is referring to my subd tutorial. Link in my sig. :)

IMI
12-09-2008, 12:06 PM
I could be wrong but I think he is referring to my subd tutorial. Link in my sig. :)

Oh, I suppose you're right. I never noticed your video tutorials before somehow. Very cool stuff. Thanks. :)
Yes, you must be Jerry, but with an f. ;)

Dreamer
12-09-2008, 12:19 PM
My apologies JEFFRYSG!

JeffrySG
12-09-2008, 12:46 PM
My apologies JEFFRYSG!

lol, no problem. ;)

Toby147
12-10-2008, 11:14 AM
Oh crap... it's my topic and I didn't have any time to submit anything. I had some ideas that I wanted to do, but alas, no time. :( Next week I'll submit something for sure.

Well, it's down to the last few hours, so if you can and haven't already, get something in!! I'll be making my decision later tonight... Have a work meeting tonight. Great entries so far, everyone!! This is a tough decision.

colkai
12-10-2008, 01:06 PM
Doesn't look like I'm going to get to texture and light this before the deadline :(

Been too busy with work, got it done partly in my lunch break, jsut finished modelling now. Took about 45 -50 mins all told, extensive use of rounder and then hairblade for the cable. Sad old git that I am, the door is in it's own layer and it's pivot point is set so it will open properly. :)

Will texture / light it just to finish it off but likely that will be tomorrow now, ah well, one can't get something done every time I guess. :p

Toby147
12-10-2008, 08:11 PM
Alright people... It's way past time, so here we go. This was extremely difficult to pick a winner, and if I could, I'd have a four-way tie. But I can't, so...

The winner is Dreamer with his fantastic bottle opener!! Congrats. It was a great take on an invention and the model was excellent. It was very clean, but nailed the object perfectly. You could say I was "intoxicated" by his creation!! :) Followed very closely by Pamela's guillotine... Well "executed"!! hehe, and Flakester's Femidaxiyalido....whatever. Great idea!!

Like I said, this was really tough. But congratulations to Dreamer!! And great job to everyone!! :thumbsup:

IMI
12-10-2008, 08:16 PM
Congrats, Dreamer, a well-deserved win!

Toby, I think you missed your calling - you're quite the comedian. ;)

Nangleator
12-10-2008, 09:31 PM
Congrats, Dreamer, and beautiful guillotine, Pamela!

JeffrySG
12-10-2008, 10:31 PM
Congrats Dreamer! Nice work everyone. :)

flakester
12-11-2008, 01:02 AM
Congrats Dreamer, well deserved. :thumbsup:
Awesome job Pamela!
And cheers for the mention, Toby :)

Great entries all, well done! :thumbsup:

flakester.

colkai
12-11-2008, 02:07 AM
Congrats Dreamer. :)

Dreamer
12-11-2008, 06:58 AM
Thanks everyone. I must say I'm a bit overwhelmed.

Matt
12-11-2008, 08:41 AM
well, you see, the intarwebz is like this series of...

http://home.comcast.net/~david.nangle/intarwebz.jpg

rotfl!

I'm surprised no one had done the humble light bulb!

Nangleator
12-11-2008, 08:48 AM
Heh. I had a serious typo there I should have corrected. It should have read:

"Teh intarwebz..."

RollerJesus
12-11-2008, 09:06 AM
Nice job Dreamer!

Beer... I particularly like the high school football picture on the cap. LMAO when I noticed that!

"I wanna be a highschool football hero.
With an S.A.T. score less than zero.
I wanna try to drink my weight in beer-o.
I wanna be a highschool football hero."
-AFI

Dreamer
12-11-2008, 09:10 AM
RJ
Happy you caught that.

Toby147
12-11-2008, 12:38 PM
Toby, I think you missed your calling - you're quite the comedian. ;)

Is that a hint about my modelling? Are you saying that I should give up on Lightwave and go into comedy?!?! :stumped:

LOL

colkai
12-11-2008, 02:10 PM
Late I know, but thought I'd share the render at least. :)

flakester
12-11-2008, 02:55 PM
Late I know, but thought I'd share the render at least. :)

Turned out awesome Colkai! Grand job. :thumbsup:

flakester.

Iain
12-19-2008, 02:25 AM
Thanks everyone. I must say I'm a bit overwhelmed.

I know I'm really late with this but do you have a topic for this week's challenge, Dreamer?

Thanks.

Dreamer
12-19-2008, 06:22 AM
Ian

I just didn't have time this week. I will try to participate in the next one. Thanks.

Iain
12-19-2008, 06:48 AM
I just didn't have time this week. I will try to participate in the next one.

No problem-I just ran with a christmas theme as I'd left it so late :D
I'm exactly the same at the moment.

colkai
12-19-2008, 07:13 AM
Tell me about it, madness lately.

IMI
12-19-2008, 10:39 AM
Tell me about it, madness lately.

Yeah, same here.
I love this time of year for many reasons, but I always can't wait for it to be over with. ;)