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08 August 2012, 01:06 PM
Speed Modelling 8-18-2012 to 8-25-2012

Speed Modelling 13

I have been given the honor to host the latest Speed Modelling Session. So here we go..

Orchestra Instruments.
The time you take to do these should be no more than hour but feel free to spend some more time if needed. These are intended to improve speed and skills so no one will judge if you take longer. :p. Also feel free to expand on the list of instruments. let your imagination run wild with this one.

heres my cornet
though i will probably make another one.

I can't wait to see what instruments you all come up with. Soo bring them on :applause:

EDIT: Also I think this theme will fit perfectly with my idea to put all entries into a collage. like an orchestra of images. I really hope to see some activity:D

08 August 2012, 06:49 PM
not sure it is possible to finish instruments within the hour, did you finish yours within the hour Ben?

Here's mine:
1 hour, Violin (Mostly mainshapes)

08 August 2012, 04:35 AM
not sure it is possible to finish instruments within the hour, did you finish yours within the hour Ben?

mine took alittle over an hour. dont quote me but I think hour and 20 minutes. Mine is just a loft and some adjustments. and 3 cylinders for finger parts(not sure the name :p ) It was pretty easy. but i find most of the time it takes me to do these comes from trying to figure out how i want to make the shape in question.

I think instruments are indeed challenging maybe the time allowed should be 2 hours?

really nice instrument you got there by the way :applause:

08 August 2012, 02:36 PM
Its really difficult to do it in one hour. But since it is ok to take extra time, it doesn't matter.

After one hour I had this: (
Cello1hour ( von Sundaynights ( auf Flickr

I needed the next two hours to find out how to do this: (
Cello_wire_Schnecke ( von Sundaynights ( auf Flickr

and finally my outcome after 3 1/2 hours: (
Cello01 ( von Sundaynights ( auf Flickr

and some extra wires: (
Cello_Wire_all ( von Sundaynights ( auf Flickr (
Cello_wire_mid ( von Sundaynights ( auf Flickr

now i need something to eat :wavey:


and I like your theme, because it is really challenging! ^^

08 August 2012, 08:56 PM
Yea it is a nice theme by the way, forgot to say that.
I might add more detail to mine aswell, hopefully I'll have some time tomorrow.
good work there guys btw. :)

Added some color and subdivision, usually detailing is something I have to feel out before I do something else.....

08 August 2012, 08:58 PM
Sundaynights, impressive work on the spiral thing detail, I had trouble with that one myself. I am gonna try again.... :)

BenDStraw, appreciate it, thank you. :)

08 August 2012, 03:11 AM
ya Sundaynights really really nice work on the spiral head thing. You deserve that something to eat, hope it was yummy :thumbsup:.

Whom: i really like the render you got going on, on your expanded instrument. Is that ambient occlusion i see there. maybe it kinda looks like it to me. anyways great job guys.

Ill probably have another instrument up tomorrow. Not sure what to make we already covered the violin-esque instruments hmm?

08 August 2012, 11:52 AM
Thanks, yes it was yummy ^^

I did the spiral by beginning at the inside "blob" with a sphere- I deleted one half and then extruded the outer part of the spiral from two side faces of the sphere all way around- then I connected the boarder edges to there appropriated edges on the sphere. And then doing adjustments of some edges and inserting edge loop when needed - I deleted also some triangles and made them n-gons XD (they looked better) - so the spiral is not all quads...
If you find other "easy" ways to go about that, I would love to here it!

It's funny the first thing I tried to model when I had maya was a spiraled seashell - I actually could not do it cause I didn't even know all modeling functions. I made it from a handful of spheres and it looked horrible. Nice to know that I can do it now ^^

I'll do the flute next.

Nice work guys ^^

08 August 2012, 03:11 PM
So here comes the flute
one and a half hour work (
flute_main ( von Sundaynights ( auf Flickr (
flute_part ( von Sundaynights ( auf Flickr (
flute_parts_crazy ( von Sundaynights ( auf Flickr

would have been nice to have a real one - the pics in the internet don't show enough detail to figure out what parts are there and where to put them exactly (and what they do)

08 August 2012, 08:19 PM
Sundaynights, wow you are on a roll, impressive for sure. :)

Who is doing the next one session? you wanna do it sundaynights?

Was gonna make updates to my violin but have been crammed with work lately, have been working overtime for the last couple of days. :cry:

08 August 2012, 09:22 PM
Thanks, I have the harp half done (but without time measurment) - will finish it tomorrow. I am highly spirited! ^^

Could do it if you have too much work and are in need of some rest. If Ben or someone else doesn't want to.

08 August 2012, 12:10 PM
Just wanted to check where we are with the next one, I do have some items saved in a txt file at home. Either I can do this one or the next one, let me know which you prefer. :)

08 August 2012, 01:12 PM
Since Ben seems busy and you had so much work to do, I ll do the next one. ^^

Will choose them spontaneous tomorrow ;)

08 August 2012, 06:03 PM
Since Ben seems busy and you had so much work to do, I ll do the next one. ^^

Will choose them spontaneous tomorrow ;)

ok cool, perfect. :)

08 August 2012, 06:05 PM
So here is my harpe, I don't like the strings - they are not spread out evenly and need SOME adjustments. First I wanted to also detail the back more, but interest faded away. :hmm: (
harpe ( von Sundaynights ( auf Flickr

08 August 2012, 02:54 PM
I added roughly another 1.30 hour to the violin, not entirely sure of the time though as I was talking on the phone too, ah anyway. I wanted to finish it a bit more.

big link:

08 August 2012, 09:31 AM
Wow, this looks great!!!

Did you modeled that f-curve thing? And you added that little thickness/bulgyness to the violin that it has, nice! Did you also combined the pieces for the spiral? Looks like it.
Now I am thinking that I should definetely work on mine a lil bit more to make it more showable for possible employer.

08 August 2012, 08:15 PM
thanks you Sundaynights. :)
I did not weld the top spiral though, didn't see the need for it since I made it kind of speedy.... It's all in one piece.

Here's some wires...

08 August 2012, 08:15 PM
and the top spiral....

08 August 2012, 09:06 AM
Thanks whom!

I like that you really modelled out that f-thing-hole. But you should clean your wires - might not be necessary for the good looks but seems more professional ^^

Nice work you have done there.

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