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    Speed Modeling Challenge #188 - Crystal

    Speed Modeling Challenge #188 - Crystal
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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 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.
    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 .
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    This week's topic: Crystal! It's shiny, reflective, refractive, and it KILLS render times. These could be anything reflective, highly specular, and refractive - windows, glasses, gems, jewelry with gems, etc... So haul out your shiny stuff and show it off!

    Time limit: 60 minutes

    Deadline: Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 22:00 G.M.T
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    I would love to try this one but just wont have a chance this week unless there is a major change.

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    Simple crystal swan - 45 mins for the model, most of that was spent getting pleasing curves to the neck and bill.
    Can't remember how long I spent on the materials and setup, probably about an hour all told.

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    Got something else in mind if I can find the time.
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    Beautiful Swam flakester.

    52 minutes in Modeler. Hour in Layout. 12 1/2 minute render.



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    Crystal Meth. Modeling time 2 minutes.



    Wireframe

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    please, a short explanation with your entries

    I >>REALLY<< wish that, with all the cool work shown in all the speed challenges, that submitters would include a description of how they approached the challenge. EG, the grapes above: pure sweat, or some clever approach with cloning?

    That would enhance the educational aspect of the challenge 'program'-- it could be like the wireframes, required to qualify for a win.


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    Here's an owl.



    Started with a tessellated sphere. Cloned and resized for the head, then I dragged out the wings, feet and beak.

    Rendered in Octane..... but modelled in Lightwave.

    Some wires.

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    Nice work swampy. That's what I was going to try!

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    Changed to a mouse. 10 minutes modelling. (Maxwell render as got frustrated trying to get crystal using dielectric.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iain View Post
    Nice work swampy. That's what I was going to try!
    Thanks Iain. Ohh... you've made some lunch for my owl. Great render.

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    Ta. Just playing with Maxwell materials........
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    Here's some glasses.



    Used a subpatch weight map to get the edges sharp on the stem.

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    A decanter. 25 minutes...................
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    you guys are freakin awesome.. i can never get my glass to look that realistic! What were your settings on the decanter iain? And what about you swampy for the glasses?

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    I never take part in any of these, and I had a spare day at work, so I decided to try and...uh...letīs say I got a bit dragged off-topic.

    Modelling was really really fast. Between 20 and 30 minutes..itīs all cloned primitives after all.

    You see, I started with an original idea of a crystal tower on a crystal environment, but then some obsidian-like rocks seemed a great idea to add contrast, and ....now I donīt know if it qualifies at all into the challenge or I went too far...

    ...but hey, itīs a nice change of pace from all that dielectric goodness. There are many types of crystals....yes, this is my excuse

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    Wires
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    The big central column

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    The pointy element

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    These pointy crystal-rocky-columns thingies are cloned and rotated to get different pleasant positions

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    The ground is pretty straightforward. Just a deformed cylinder cloned with point clone plus

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    and thatīs about it. I instanced some of the ground for filling a bit the back.
    Of course any kind of dielectric setup on this scene isnīt possible if I want to finish my render in less than 10 years.

    Hope you like it even if itīs not exactly 100...80...50% on-topic
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    3d animation? Hah! Did you take a look through your window?thereīs plenty of it...and pre-rendered!!

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