View Full Version : SMC 72 - Aladdins Lamp 14.1.2012 - 31.1.2012

01 January 2012, 06:42 AM
"Three wishes, to be exact. And ixnay on the wishing for more wishes. That's all. Three. Uno, dos, tres. No substitutions, exchanges or refunds." Genie (Aladdin, 1992)

Modelling challenge theme: Aladdins Lamp

So items could be:

- The Enchanted Cave
- The lamp
- The Genie
- Aladdin
- The Palace built by the Genie
- etc.

Secondary Challenge:
Create Fog.


Speed Modelling is all about the learning experience, so have fun try something new. Usually its a small quick project 1-3 Hours. Set a timeframe from the beginning and try to stick to it.

Use whatever tools you like, and then post:
- a wireframe image (optional)
- a clay render (if you didn't finish in time)
- a final render (if you are awesome)

Constructive specific Critique is encouraged - (one positive one negative and an optional wish)

I hope you enjoy the theme!

01 January 2012, 02:56 PM
3 hours:

01 January 2012, 07:02 AM
Jafar's scarab. 3hrs +/- 5-10 minutes

Render (background image from


01 January 2012, 08:23 AM
First time SMC, took about 2 1/2 hours to model.

01 January 2012, 02:18 PM
3 hours were really too short this time, but I wanted to finish Genie and so you can see my interim as well as my end result.

01 January 2012, 05:35 PM
This is a model of a 10th century oil lamp in the Metropolitan Museum's Islamic art collection ( It took about 3 hours from modeling to render. Great topic!

01 January 2012, 11:16 AM
@sharonhoosein: Interesting theme for your image, I do not like that it is so obvious that the the background is an image with a lot of artifacts.

@brucem91: I like the small details with the ring and chain, the overall lamp looks however a little dull, maybe by using an environment image for reflections could make it more interesting.

@remeli: Awesome Genie, I don't really get the small little blue dot at the end of the lamp. I hope you spend some more time on the image making it even more awesome.

@britter: Very good Idea looking into historical archives, I don't like the angles you used to present your object, I think it would be also interesting to see this object in action, how does it burn oil etc.

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