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MSus
06-17-2010, 08:50 AM
- The speed modelling challenges are open to everybody.
- In every challenge you will get a list of items. Pick one and try to model it as fast as possible. If you want, you can do all of them.
- Do not exceed the time limit of the challenge. If you're out of time and still haven't finished, post the unfinished model.
- If you finish before the time limit, spend the remaining time on refining and adding details to your model.
- Focus on modelling. Shading, lightning and "proper" rendering are optional (and thus not limited by time).
- Take as much time for reference hunting as you need.
- When posting your model make sure you post a wireframe of your model. (try to do more then one view of the model).
- You can do any challenge you want. The challenges are not closed when the SMC passes. If you fancy an older challenge, do that.
- For the concept items you have to create your own designs. If possible post the design images as well.


Items (2h time limit)

- DJ mixing board,
- vacuum cleaner,
- steam locomotive,
- a toolbox (with tools!)
- a bowl of fruit,
- toothbrush,
- squirrel,
- fork, spoon and knife,
- dolphine,
- basketball court.

Concept items (3h time limit) - design it yourself!

- USB key,
- sunglasses,
- spaceship,
- speaker system,
- anything you want, but it has to be your own design.



Happy modelling!
(http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=122&t=874456#)

loky4i4
06-17-2010, 07:22 PM
hi :wavey: I modeling for about 3 months in 3dsmax and this is my third model without tutorial
toothbrush about 50min.
http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/1966/39122505.png

whom
06-17-2010, 09:23 PM
Fork, Spoon and Knife - 1hour and 20minutes

http://i48.tinypic.com/kegk0z.jpg

bigger:
http://i48.tinypic.com/kegk0z.jpg


Wire
http://i49.tinypic.com/287kiag.jpg



Oh boy what a strange week, sometimes life just chews you up and spit you out.
Good thing to get some modeling get going in between things like that, gotta hit the bed now. :argh:

ZeroStrike
06-17-2010, 10:20 PM
Dj mixing board

Hello CGsociety,

This is my first post to a speed modelling contest. I think I have the correct format and all for this. I completed the modelling in 2 hours with a trial Maya 2011. I am probably going to do a few models as practice over the summer well I have this trial version.

6722 vert's

zethicus
06-18-2010, 01:12 AM
Speed Modeled in 1 hour:

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/3769/vacn.jpg

Vacuum Cleaner

-Zethicus (Carlos Guadarrama) 2010

Wualforvalle
06-18-2010, 04:45 PM
that fork, knife and spoon need some thickness

whom
06-18-2010, 05:54 PM
that fork, knife and spoon need some thickness

Yea you're right there, had trouble with both scale and thickness on them. Looked at my own kitchen ware lol.
Sat there and twisted and rotated them while modeling at the same time Lmao. Good point though, I tried double thickness in this one.
I think it works better, but the actual set was pretty thin but not paper thin though.... :D


Btw let me know if this works better....

http://i47.tinypic.com/r08gf4.jpg

http://i49.tinypic.com/2qme0lk.jpg

zethicus
06-18-2010, 06:10 PM
Speed Modeled in 45 mins:

DJ Turntable

Render:

http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/2675/djturntablerender.jpg

Wire:

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/8829/djturntablewire.jpg

Zethicus (Carlos Guadarrama) 2010

MSus
06-18-2010, 09:24 PM
@ God-Of-Zilla

Much much better. Thicker the better :)

@ zethicus

Try to use all of your time, so if you finish early use the remaining time for adding details.

whom
06-18-2010, 10:03 PM
MSus, thank you. :) Weird how things like that can slip past you when you model, I guess that takes experience.



Squirrel - 1hour and 30 minutes + 30 minutes for the tail snif....

--
Well, everything went wrong with this one. Somehow I keep confusing myself with furry animals. I remember some guy previously talked about the geometry and yea mine is poor lol.
Tried the squirrel without a tail at first but then added something with particles but in the end it made it look like a tree or something.
Anyway I rather post it to keep myself motivated to keep modeling.

Impressive dj mixing boards above for sure. :)


http://i46.tinypic.com/dykdi8.jpg

http://i47.tinypic.com/1zd1x5l.jpg

ZeroStrike
06-18-2010, 10:42 PM
God-Of-Zilla

That is a really cool squirrel. I would have no idea were to start on making that. Probably cause I haven't done too much with organic modelling. I like how the tail come out. Very fluffy.

I think that the thickness is better on your silverware too.

I might try to do a spaceship next. I always like doing some crazy concept for them.

Happy modelling. :)

NasserC
06-18-2010, 11:19 PM
Had a go at the mixing board as well. Spent an hour and twenty minutes on it. I think I'm going to try the steam locomotive or the basketball court tomorrow, and then if I'm feeling brave enough I'll try the organic model : P

Render:

http://i48.tinypic.com/epn3fc.jpg

Wireframe:

http://i48.tinypic.com/2vmhnxw.jpg

zethicus
06-19-2010, 05:51 PM
@MSus

Thanks for the suggestion, I'll invest more time in the models :)

Here's first attempt at the bowl of fruit; I hate the grapes.

http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/852/bowloffruit.jpg

And wire..

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/526/bowloffruitwire.jpg

NasserC
06-20-2010, 02:03 PM
Ran out of time on the basket ball court. Was trying to get more detail in but I failed. Those stands were meant to have floodlights on them and the hoop and stand were meant to look nicer but oh well. Lesson learned, work faster with less hesitation.

Next up is the Locomotive, probably tomorrow.

Render:

http://i46.tinypic.com/smfvps.jpg

Wireframe: Not much to see here because it wasn't complicated but I'll post it here I guess.

http://i46.tinypic.com/2vdgti0.jpg

whom
06-20-2010, 03:19 PM
Dolphin, 1hour


Some things I should have done differently, gotta remember that for the next model.
Weird.. it is sometimes easy to become to complicated, adding things that doesn't need to be there. Funny how that works.... must be the brain fooling around....


Zerostrike - Thank you, very kind of you. :beer:


http://i48.tinypic.com/1zh1owg.jpg

http://i48.tinypic.com/293hq8l.jpg

zethicus
06-20-2010, 06:20 PM
Locomotive, 2 hours, I got to the time limit without finishing the inside, and I wanted to give it lettering to the sides :(

Render 1:

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/5766/locomrender1.jpg

Render 2:

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/6717/locomrender2.jpg

Wire 1:

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/9592/locomwire1.jpg

Wire 2:

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/7788/locomwire2.jpg

Overall, I'm quite satisfied with the rest though.

MSus
06-20-2010, 08:13 PM
Wow, that's a cool looking locomotive. Are you going to finish it? If you are, post the final model here :)

whom
06-21-2010, 04:28 PM
zethicus, wow I'm with Msus, impressive locomotive for sure. Would love to see it colored. :)


Messed around with the dolphin some more, additional 5-10 minutes modeling so not much. Made some tweaks around the mouth. Guess I could use another render aswell because the other one didn't show that much.
Added a quick texture test in this one.
The wireframe is almost the same as the one above so I am not gonna add one more wire...

Think I am gonna have to work on my geometry for the next couple of models.

Dolphin, texture test:
http://i50.tinypic.com/25ktzy9.jpg

DaveMcMahon
06-21-2010, 05:44 PM
Does any body have any good advice on how to make the undercarriage easier to model when on a serious time limit?

http://i1047.photobucket.com/albums/b472/DaveMcMahon/epicFailEng.jpg

DaveMcMahon
06-21-2010, 05:52 PM
photobucket shrunk my image. Heres another one:

http://i1047.photobucket.com/albums/b472/DaveMcMahon/1.jpg

whom
06-21-2010, 06:19 PM
Dave, wow that's amazing, how much time did you use that far?

DaveMcMahon
06-21-2010, 06:28 PM
Hey thanks! I used 2 hours. But there is a TON missing as you can see. If I was going to try and do this again I would have spent more time looking at how a steam train works. I got really tangled up staring at the bottom parts!!

zethicus
06-21-2010, 07:16 PM
@MSus

Thanks a lot! I really appreciate it :).

@God-Of-Zilla

Thanks, I'm loving your dolphin. I'll try one of the organic models today..

@DaveMcMahon

I love yours! Wish I could've done as much in 2 hours, yours is much more detailed. I think we even used the same blueprint :P

--

And here's first try at cutlery.. 1 hour.. Might be just me but I think something's missing (or not looking appropriate, I just can't point out what):

Renders:

http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/4369/cutleryrender1.jpg

http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/6164/cutleryrender2.jpg

Wires:

http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/91/cutlerywire1.jpg

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/156/cutlerywire2.jpg

DaveMcMahon
06-21-2010, 08:34 PM
Thanks Zethicus I like your locomotive, and dont forget yours doesnt have huge gaps that make no sence like mine does.
As for the silverware,thats a great start. I think if you made them thicker and gave the fork and spoon a slight curve it would go a long way!

rico271
06-22-2010, 05:42 PM
heres my locomotive
took around 2hrs or more
http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/6636/locomotivef.jpg

whom
06-22-2010, 09:24 PM
zethicus, thanks. :)


Really inspiring locomotives guys, had to try one myself. I ****ed up bad though lol. :)



Locomotive, 1 hour and 45 minutes
(btw didn't have more time, should have used those 15 extra minutes but I decided it was way unfinished so 15 more minutes wouldn't do much to the whole. Lots more ladders and stuff that should be there... Ah well)

http://i46.tinypic.com/2e5qu74.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/2l7ymx.jpg

DaveMcMahon
06-23-2010, 01:39 AM
Hey god-of-zilla that looks really nice!

whom
06-23-2010, 03:23 PM
Hey god-of-zilla that looks really nice!

You think so? cool, thank you. :)
I had the same problem as you mentioned previously actually with the undercarriage so it is just a box lol. ....feels like cheating *cough *cough...
Can always try to blame the ref pic, right? :wip:

whom
06-23-2010, 03:25 PM
Ah man double post...... :cry:

DaveMcMahon
06-23-2010, 09:39 PM
Rico, I like the 96 on the front end of yours. Thats a cool detail!

zethicus
06-23-2010, 11:05 PM
I found the same problem (big gaps of nothing-ness), which I fixed with beveled boxes :P

rico271
06-23-2010, 11:48 PM
toolbox around 1 1/2 hrs
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/166/toolboxz.jpg

whom
06-27-2010, 02:30 PM
Got some time today so I decided to work some more on the Locomotive, followed the reference a little more. Not much modeling, changed some stuff. Some surfaces that are not up to par.
Smoothing is very sensitive as I have found out the hard way lol, I guess it comes back and bites you in the ass unless your geometry is better.

Ah well it's all a learning process, I hope. :)
http://i47.tinypic.com/v8hbi9.jpg


Bigger pic, link:
http://i47.tinypic.com/v8hbi9.jpg



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whom
06-27-2010, 02:35 PM
Here's the reference that inspired me, found it somewhere on google.
Copyright to the owner:
http://i45.tinypic.com/2dtt2ft.jpg

whom
06-27-2010, 07:59 PM
Toolbox, 2hours.


Ah maan this was difficult, especially when there are more objects in the scene to focus on, lol. Ran out of time though... snif
Lots of detail that I didn't have time with. To make it attractive I should have focused on the box itself, messed around back and forth with tools and the box.

http://i45.tinypic.com/wigs5.jpg

zethicus
06-29-2010, 08:49 PM
So!

I went on a fantastic road trip and couldn't model for a while. But I managed to model the toolbox (The only one I could find around, I didn't have any net during the trip), and a cousin taught me how to render wireframe, so I did:

Render:

http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/3263/rendertoolbox.jpg

Wire:

http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/3475/wiretoolbox.jpg

Modeling took me about 1.5 hours

zethicus
06-30-2010, 02:25 AM
USB Pacifier:

Render:

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/2633/renderchuponusb.jpg

Wire:

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/7069/wirechuponusb.jpg

1 hour, I tried to make a "2 gb" embossed metal plate but I couldn't do it without it looking hand-made (A.K.A. very bad), I'm looking into it though! Might put it in later.

MSus
06-30-2010, 03:41 PM
I really love how you present your models, in a RL scene. Thumbs up!

zethicus
07-01-2010, 04:01 AM
Thanks MSus! Thought it would bring a little more life-likeness into it!

And here's the Speaker System, 7.2, comes with TV, table and sofa :P.

The 2 square-y things at the sides of the sofa are subwoofers:

Renders:

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/4953/render01j.jpg

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/3633/render02y.jpg

http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/6149/render03zu.jpg

Wires:

http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/9391/wire01.jpg

http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/8294/wire02.jpg

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/1807/wire03.jpg

Modeling took me about 2 hours. 1 hour into designing it on paper, and rendering all 6 images took about half an hour.

RageOfAges
07-01-2010, 10:23 AM
A Bowl of Fruit

Modeling: 2h
Shader setup: 20 minutes

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/hades4president/fruitbowl.jpg
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/hades4president/fruitbowl-wires.jpg

-rage

Juic3d
07-18-2010, 11:51 PM
This is my first post! This is also my first model ever. Its not complete but took 2 hours on the dot. Than i took a bit looking for the way to render a wireframe, never found it. So the last resort to show the wireframe was by taking a screenshot of the window. Yeah I know, bad!

http://s252.photobucket.com/albums/hh25/TheRealistMakaveli/Turntable%20First%20Model/

I came across many problems, particularly on the bottom of the turntable where its curved.
When I fixed most of it I caused a problem, and it is noticeable in the top left of the top down wireframe image. The vertical edge is crooked.

I used booleans, and extrusions for a majority of the model.

PS: I know its not a DJ mixer. :shrug:

zethicus
07-19-2010, 02:37 AM
This is my first post! This is also my first model ever. Its not complete but took 2 hours on the dot. Than i took a bit looking for the way to render a wireframe, never found it. So the last resort to show the wireframe was by taking a screenshot of the window. Yeah I know, bad!

http://s252.photobucket.com/albums/hh25/TheRealistMakaveli/Turntable%20First%20Model/

I came across many problems, particularly on the bottom of the turntable where its curved.
When I fixed most of it I caused a problem, and it is noticeable in the top left of the top down wireframe image. The vertical edge is crooked.

I used booleans, and extrusions for a majority of the model.

PS: I know its not a DJ mixer. :shrug:

It looks way better than just alright for it being your first model!

And it's ok, I used to post wireframes from the window too, no harm done :).

PinkyandBrain
07-21-2010, 06:34 AM
This is my first post! This is also my first model ever. Its not complete but took 2 hours on the dot. Than i took a bit looking for the way to render a wireframe, never found it. So the last resort to show the wireframe was by taking a screenshot of the window. Yeah I know, bad!

http://s252.photobucket.com/albums/...0First%20Model/ (http://s252.photobucket.com/albums/hh25/TheRealistMakaveli/Turntable%20First%20Model/)

I came across many problems, particularly on the bottom of the turntable where its curved.
When I fixed most of it I caused a problem, and it is noticeable in the top left of the top down wireframe image. The vertical edge is crooked.

I used booleans, and extrusions for a majority of the model.

PS: I know its not a DJ mixer. :shrug:

Very good work for your first Model ever! And don't mind taking screenshots of your viewport for Wireframe Pictures, i tend to do this too although i know how to render a shaded wire =)

Keep up working and hope to see you in the next Speed Modeling Session

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