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01-09-2004, 07:57 PM
* EDIT *

* This is the generic speed modelling thread *

post speed modellings on whatever subject you want, purpose is to have fun and to progress!
1~3 hour models.
Everyone can post! tell how long it took, and possibly put wires and tell which soft you used.

look forward for more info about the regular sessions with given themes.

Here we go, KingMob and I were in the savannah mood:
(2 hours, 3dsmax5)

01-09-2004, 08:01 PM
I like rhinos. me and m@ want to start doing rgular sessions, we will keep you posted on the place, and times, love to have more people involved.

2 hours modeling
Software: Clay
Render: Maya


and the wire.

01-09-2004, 08:11 PM
Really nice work guys.................Quick but very clean,you sure these were'nt done in 1 to 3 days????( insert eye blink here)...................Nice idea................After looking at your fine creations everyone should be in the savannah mood


01-09-2004, 08:50 PM
These are gonna rock!!

01-09-2004, 09:08 PM
oh, this is a superb idea! really nice work guys!!! I'll see if I can make something for this thread to, soon..

01-09-2004, 09:10 PM
bastard ;)

01-09-2004, 09:16 PM
thanks guys!
cool to see you around virtuoso.
fellah : you're more than welcome!

01-09-2004, 09:59 PM
visualpoo, wtf? :D

thanks Mat, I will try.. but you have sure set a high standard. but it will also be a cool thing to test and see how much you are able to do in 1-3 hours.. great thread idea!

01-09-2004, 10:03 PM
yeah. I would love to see what you come up mr. fellah

And anyone else, me and m@ want to try and do these biweekly,

lots of fun/challenging to do somethign quick.

01-10-2004, 12:35 AM
Time : aproxx 1h50
software : 3dsmax

Smoothed :

Wires :

01-10-2004, 12:59 AM

lots of jaggs, needs smoothing, but.. 1h01m ;D no stop

01-10-2004, 02:16 AM
Equinoxx: great elephant! though you could have spent the extra ten minutes for detailing the ears :p

made in uterus: fun!

2 hours 15 minutes

01-10-2004, 02:18 AM
Yeah I made another also.

here is my croc, as you can see i had better side ref then front ref.

Time: About 2 hours and 15 minutes of work.
software: clay

01-10-2004, 02:40 AM
you people are mad ! :P

I'm going to find a subject and start modeling

01-10-2004, 02:48 AM
ok I got threatened that I would get beaten with a boat oar if I didn't post here... so

1 hour 35 minutes and one crap ass reference pic gets this:

If your interested here's my reference picture

Software: Clay

01-10-2004, 03:49 AM
I really love this idea of a speed modelling thread so I have to chip in. I liked the savannah theme too :) Here's an Impala, 2 hours and 20 minutes in Maya

01-10-2004, 04:35 AM
sorry for taking an elephant also, couldnt think of anything else

exactly 1 hour work, its 4:15 am here so I'm getting kinda tired

01-10-2004, 04:55 AM
Nice work guys.

Anders? What'cha got man? I wanna see some fellah style.

01-10-2004, 05:25 AM
I think this was like 1:10 (?) Maybe a few minutes, more or less. Done in Wings. Sorry for the same subject matter, King. Although, it is interesting how each person gives his animal his own style/personality.

01-10-2004, 05:46 AM
Modeling time: 20-60 minutes each.
Software: Rhino and/or 3ds max
Wireframe: too lazy to get it]

01-10-2004, 06:11 AM
3 hour cheetah (clay):

01-10-2004, 08:04 AM
1 hour / 45 minute baboony head;

01-10-2004, 12:23 PM
some nice stuff here. Keep em coming guys.

01-10-2004, 02:30 PM
slid3:one mad baboon you got there :)

another one:
:) nothing much but i'm focusing on 60min models ;P

01-10-2004, 03:02 PM
waaaouu, I didnt think this thread would be filled so fast! I planned to do mine in a week or so.. :*)

but seeing all great work(and visualboo to ofcourse :) ) this morning gave me inspiration so I gave it a go.

1 hour and 50 minutes modeling + 25min render setup and PP, and 10 min uploading image and replying to the thread(done during render to save time) :D
(the ear-geometry was reused from an old ear, but still tweaked.)

very fun to test your limits like this, I didnt think I would be able to do it as fast as you guys so I was a little nervous! :D

I think I will try one more soon..

again. superb work everyone! I really like your characters kingmob they have a speciall kindness in their looks, aswell as details enough to make them feel alive.

I really like yours to visualboo. it looks a little smooth now, but I think it will look great with textures. the base absolutely there!

fakie great work, very cute look to it. but ain't the horns a little to 'much forward'? I haven't looked at ref for it, but it feels so.. I can be wrong here though.. :)

and m@, I love yours to as usual! :)

01-10-2004, 03:22 PM
great! I'm glad you joined so fast . Your monkey is cute and full of expression! and yes this speed modelling proves itself real fun!

01-10-2004, 04:30 PM
think i gonna join this...

1:30 h (iīm daaaaaaamn solw in maya...) of work (including the shells, excluding texturing and rendertime since iīve got hell of a slow engine [an 800mHz celeron with 384mb of ram] )

modelled with maya out of a polycube (with is i think best for "speedmodelling"):

some light assault rifle with the handle too close to the mag :D

no wire rendered jet... :( and i think it isnīt neccessary :D :D :D

cheers everyone !


01-10-2004, 04:30 PM
Fellah, i really like your monkey the topology is great. everyones is really neat to look at. i plan on starting one today with a friend of mine and we will post here...

01-10-2004, 04:44 PM
PsychoSilence : I don't see your pic...

01-10-2004, 05:56 PM
i feel like i'me flooding this thread!! too much free time, argh..

so i took m@'s idea and made a giraffe as well,
not near as good as his :(, looks more like a cammel or something ;)


01-10-2004, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by m@.
PsychoSilence : I don't see your pic...

i do :D no to be serious itīs a link to my renderosity gallery wich is slow as hell...

01-10-2004, 06:24 PM
Wow great work everyone!

I may do another today or tomorow if inspiration strikes.

Fellah: That monkeys way cool. he looks kind and thoughtfull somehow. nice stuff.

Muckywetnoodle and slid3 and visual boo:

Rock on clay beta testers wooooo!

Uterus: nice giraffe! nothing wrong with multiple animals in the jungle.

mjm : yeah looks like we even did different breeds of rhinos, rock on!

everyone else: Cool stuff, I suppose we can put the human and guns into the Poachers on the savannah haha.

Keep it up everyone, I am glad to see people participating!

01-10-2004, 07:22 PM
Slid, You have to make an apedog of that baboon.......

Great stuff everyone :) Too much people using Clay, makes me want to try it too.

01-10-2004, 09:09 PM
wow so much great work here

fellah really cute monkey! he has lots of personality. I think you were right about my impala. the horns are a tad to far foward and probably not thick enough, although impala's horns ( are kind of weird like that anyways :)

btw, how long have you guys been beta testing Clay? So many of you are using it, it must be great :)

I will probably be doing another speed model today with Levitateme if I can get myself in the mood

01-10-2004, 09:32 PM
Tackled a head this morning. I was shooting for 2hrs but spent another 20 on a mouth. (clay)
Cape Buffalo
nice work peeps!

01-10-2004, 09:32 PM
I was begging for this on the IRC..and now its finally happened.

Ofcourse I, by no way can do the stuff these guys did..I'll take a shot at it.

01-10-2004, 09:45 PM
I thought the subject was to model insects? :D

But anyway, i love the baboon modell!!

01-10-2004, 09:46 PM
Model and reference pictures. Took 4 hours with coffee and internet ... i think, approximately 2 hours ... but i'm not sure ...


01-10-2004, 09:48 PM
KotsVlok: That's the current topic at this thread...

Were all workin on ours now.

01-11-2004, 12:02 AM
hahaahha @ phantom design
'twas funny

01-11-2004, 09:34 AM
Here is my face hugger. i got as far as i could, i at least can go back and finish...but this is far as i could get. notice no face yet...

01-11-2004, 12:32 PM
Levitate that looks wicked...

Well here's my contribution :-

Monitor Lizard, done in LW in a total time of 1h 10mins, all quads...


A frozen wire :-

PS. I love them clay images, when is it going to be released and where can I find info. about it ???

01-11-2004, 06:53 PM
Levitateme, samartin : nice work!

keep posting 'em !

01-11-2004, 06:55 PM
well what a luck i made this guy today in ~2-3hrs

and started texturing him but thats nothing for this thread :D

01-11-2004, 07:00 PM
nice one Neox
could we have a look at the wires?

01-11-2004, 07:18 PM

2671 triangles... currently no 2sided polycount because i didn't finish the matid's and turned everything as 2sided

01-11-2004, 07:27 PM
wow that is demented speed, doing a full char in that time...

do you plan on taking it further ???

01-11-2004, 07:30 PM
i'll texturize him and maybe give him a pose... the proportions are as in our game so i pissbly will bring him in when the game is released and the external modding can start :D

01-11-2004, 08:18 PM
really nice neox, he looks like he would be a lot of fun to animate!

01-11-2004, 09:14 PM
I've added another 30 mins to this puppy now, 20 mins tidying up the flow of poly's a fair bit, and weighs in at 328 quads, 10 mins adding a bump map with bump displacement and using a 3 point light setup... I have now finito'd with this...

01-11-2004, 09:37 PM
This one took me about 2 hours to model and add another 2 for the rigging

I will post the wire later ;)

01-12-2004, 11:00 AM
Originally posted by PAL
Model and reference pictures. Took 4 hours with coffee and internet ... i think, approximately 2 hours ... but i'm not sure ...


boxmoddeling "the cube thing" or create "polygon style" with "split polygons" ?

01-12-2004, 11:46 AM
isn't this supposed to be a savannah mood or something ... ?

01-12-2004, 11:48 AM
mine is :P

01-12-2004, 11:58 AM
Yeah, actually Neox's is quita savannah style..
but no, this is the generic speed modelling thread, post on whatever subject you want. Keep em coming!

01-12-2004, 12:02 PM
well i thought its savvanah too, because i used the link from that insects thread, so i thought this here is the savannah theme... but nevermind i really like this speed modelling stuff, i'll do more when the theme is better :D

01-12-2004, 03:45 PM
Very nice Neox.. youīre damn fast :D.
Ok, here is my try..

Here we go..

Modelling time: 2hours

Soft: 3dsmax 6

Now I will try to add some nice details in zbrush.

01-12-2004, 07:07 PM
i know, i know, another elephant, posting it anyway, 1.5 hours in wings3d

01-12-2004, 07:17 PM
nice work everyone.

Let me clear it up, this was started as a "Savannah Theme" but I made it a sticky because i figure we could treat it like generic speed modelling, we just happened to have a themed session (which we will be doing everyweek, possibly twice a week, stay tuned)

SO in her eplease post whatever you want that you do quickly, savannah or not, just make it as fast as you can and as good as you can...oh and have fun!

01-12-2004, 07:30 PM
i don't know how people keep getting confused here? 3 hrs to model something...thats all that you need to know folks.

01-12-2004, 08:48 PM
took less then 10min. to create this freak...donīt lough please :D :D ;D

01-12-2004, 09:55 PM
Originally posted by Levitateme
i don't know how people keep getting confused here? 3 hrs to model something...thats all that you need to know folks.

Hi guys,

Great idea this speed modeling thread :) I do think it could have been explained a little better at the initial post, the rules and the theme. I'm sure when the next theme is announced everyone will have a better idea on how it works. :)

Anyway, just wanted to say thanks to those responsible for organising this "speed modeling" thread/s.


01-12-2004, 10:00 PM
Originally posted by PAL
Model and reference pictures. Took 4 hours with coffee and internet ... i think, approximately 2 hours ... but i'm not sure ...


great model
more wires plzzzz :O)

01-12-2004, 11:39 PM
This is a great idea. There are a lot of good models here.

Here is my toad.
2.5 hrs in max. 1.jpg Reference.JPG

01-13-2004, 06:18 AM
You can see how i made a head on my web page (tutorials section). I used the similar way for all models which i made.

Thanx and sure :)

01-13-2004, 09:10 AM
hey thanks you PAL ! much apprechiate. iīll definitly have a look at your head-tut but gimme the url, itīs not in your signature unforunately :( ! cheers, psycho.

01-13-2004, 09:55 AM

Take a look at his profile ;)

01-13-2004, 10:31 AM
OOOOUCH ! stupid me ! thanks Grugi. most of the fellas around here have their site in their siggys...thatīs why i missed that :-(

and hereīs my latest speed 5 min. of work done:

bored alien
01-13-2004, 11:57 AM
EDIT: Moved to the head speed modelling session here:

01-13-2004, 01:54 PM
not that cool modell, but fun to model... Loads of Bandsaw and smoothshift...!

01-13-2004, 04:20 PM
those beta testing clay, its not really fair to have a fast modeller then challenge the rest of us to do the same in a buggy slow max viewport.
From what I can tell, clay looks to be a very intuitive and easy to learn modeller, my guess with you guys so eager to model everything under the sun must mean it is fast, fun and easy to use.


anyway great work on the models. cool thread.

01-13-2004, 04:59 PM
only a few of us are on clay beta, m@ is even on max, and as you can see his results are nothing short of fantastic.

Clay is a sub-d modeller, it has nice features but it's not going to do any work for you, any app can do it.

and yeah its fast, but then so is Wings, a free modeller available to anyone... you may notice a few great entries that are using that app.

anyways, its all about having fun and learning your tool!

01-13-2004, 05:31 PM
the current session is there :

you can still post here you generic speed models.

01-13-2004, 05:31 PM
the current session is there :

you can still post here you generic speed models.

01-13-2004, 06:22 PM
Originally posted by PsychoSilence
took less then 10min. to create this freak...donīt lough please :D :D ;D

Psycho and everyone else: Even those these are pretty much rule free, please try and keep to the current way were doing this. Instead of doing a head in 10 minutes... spend 2 hours on it and make sure you post a wire. The wire is important because these sessions are all about modeling.

Also, don't even bother with texturing/rendering unless it's really simple.

Remember the focus is modeling.

01-13-2004, 06:27 PM
jepp, gottcha but my last two postings were more ment as fun next one is going to be serious ! ;)

01-13-2004, 08:50 PM
Can anyone post a link to info on this clay beta plugin?

Most of you are posting top notch work despite the time limit. May have to give this a try. But in the past in order to achieve similar results I have taken 20 hours to do what yall are doing in 2.

01-13-2004, 10:20 PM
Good stuff, people.
I'm pretty new to 3d.
Been picking up bits and pieces here and there in the past couple months.
Could anybody tell me how a simple model like this is done?
Pick an object and a bunch of picture for references.
And then start pushing/pulling CVs/edges/surfaces from a cylinder/cube/sphere?!
Is there any tutorial I can find/folow?!
Some quick help would be great.
Thanks guys.

01-13-2004, 10:28 PM
Come on guys... will someone finally post the link to the Clay modeller....


01-13-2004, 10:31 PM
I used Aartform Curvy 3D to make these images fast. Modelled and textured from scratch in the times shown:

Psychomecha: 2 hours

GraphitoRobo: 1 hour modelling, 1 hour texturing

Tragedy of Time: Under 2 hours. Fully modelled from scratch.

01-13-2004, 10:32 PM

01-14-2004, 05:24 AM
Originally posted by alesmav
Come on guys... will someone finally post the link to the Clay modeller....


Sorry alesmav. Yeah as M@ posted it's but it's only a splash page right now. They're redoing it.

Stay tuned :D

01-19-2004, 10:34 AM
thanks for the link....

I especially liked the 'please do not harass the beta testers!' part :)


01-25-2004, 06:26 AM
Speed Modelling is the BEST THING to happen to CGTalk since Game Art Design.

I LOVE IT! <3 :thumbsup:

Agent D
01-25-2004, 07:12 AM
Yeah, it never really got off the ground on the IRC channel, I'm glad it's in the forums now. :cool:

02-01-2004, 09:35 AM

1.5 hrs well this happens when you try to teach a girl how to model :)

02-07-2004, 08:06 PM
wau neox that girl has talent :)

02-09-2004, 07:35 AM
of yourse she has, but well i modelled this "beast" :p

02-11-2004, 09:42 PM
man so many amazing, incredible works in here!!!!
u guys rocks!!!! :buttrock:
loved it all


should i give it a shot and emberess myself in front of u again?

02-11-2004, 11:41 PM
this is a weird amphibian creature took me a tad over an hour to complete, just thought it was cool......

02-25-2004, 09:01 AM
oki here another model... done in about 2-3 hours maybe... ears will come soon, need stills a lot of work ;)

Cult 3d File (

02-25-2004, 10:19 PM
now with ears (

02-25-2004, 10:30 PM
Nice one Neox! and that cult3d viewer is very useful..

03-04-2004, 11:01 AM
Yeah, that cult3d seems very cool! It doesn't happen to be freeware, does it?

03-04-2004, 12:43 PM
it is as long as you ain't getting money with it... well i guess i have to register soon would be could to implement this stuff in my sucking homepage...

03-05-2004, 09:19 AM
Great hodigitay dog! Nice forum here, gonna have to get myself back into 3d !



03-11-2004, 03:45 PM
Speeding done in the last week, wings3d as usual.

First model, about 1 hour. Second about 2 hours and third model is 3 hours.

Would be fun to have a regular session where everybody model the same concept, and then we get to see how different ppl solve different probs.

03-21-2004, 06:17 AM
Modeled face late of summer a one hour.
Cinema 4D

03-22-2004, 11:11 PM
little plastic alien in 45 mins in zbrush

03-22-2004, 11:26 PM
A zbrush head...I think in an hour or so...I don't really remeber....
I'm going to learn modelling ears :-)

04-19-2004, 12:01 AM
my contribution to this thread. awsome work guys!!!! 1 1/2 hours

04-19-2004, 01:54 AM
amazing dakkan, could you post a low res wire?

04-24-2004, 07:52 PM
modled in max5 in about 3 hours...




04-25-2004, 04:26 PM
Very nice Mosquito? Great job economizing your poly's and keeping them 4 sided.

04-30-2004, 11:09 AM
Great modeling and speed:) here, guys!

I really enjoy it! :love:

Here's mine:

max6, a little less than 15 :blush: hours, incl. render/tweaks, still a load to do ..


05-17-2004, 07:57 PM
Here's mine!3 hours!1 in maya and 2 in z brush!

05-24-2004, 03:50 AM (

it's pretty bad....

05-29-2004, 06:29 PM
Come on dagoof that's not bad at all. You have done a real good job..:thumbsup:

06-04-2004, 05:27 AM
ZBRUSH Version 2

5 to 7 minutes Per Model

06-15-2004, 10:59 AM
First speed models ever, and one of my few posts on CGTalk, so Hi =P
I just played on the concept of a speed monster. They probably took about 20 minutes each. I'm hoping to start at this simple level and start building up to more defined and complex shapes.

Lots of fun to model anyway =)

BTW, when's the next speed modelling session? It's been... dead... for a while =)

07-03-2004, 01:41 PM

my latest speed model. hellboy


07-12-2004, 06:25 PM
aww, you rock Pierdziele... please post more :)

07-14-2004, 11:35 AM
my model, 45 min.. just starting maya , hope you enjoyfile:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/TANK-01/Desktop/HKusp.jpg

07-14-2004, 11:36 AM
hmm.. well i guess thats not how you post an image.. how lovely..

07-21-2004, 06:10 PM
aww, you rock Pierdziele... please post more :)
thanks :)

more ? no problem :)

captain chapo
07-22-2004, 03:33 AM
hmm.. well i guess thats not how you post an image.. how lovely..
yeh you can't upload to need to host it elsewhere then link to that, when you enter a correct url then the picture will actually show up in the text box.

Pierdziele - wow man your models are so clean and perfect for how little time it takes you...amazing. excellent work :thumbsup: how do you start your models? do you go poly-by-poly? it kinda looks like you started with a half circle...but it's hard for me to tell - need more experience.

07-28-2004, 12:58 AM
ok. next speed :)

3h. 3dsmax.


07-29-2004, 08:43 AM
... and this is recorded video of my workflow. modeled in realtime in 3h, video was shortened to 18 min. It takes 92 MB.


07-29-2004, 09:25 AM
nice work... :buttrock:

a mirror please...!

07-29-2004, 09:35 AM
Pierdziele, thank you very much, I love your models! Well defined, very clean topology (no mesh view for the latest? =P). Excellent work anyway

BTW, downloading your timelapse now, can't wait to see! But one note, you may try something other than WMV for compression, as at 88 megs it is a little annoying for me (56K *sigh* lol) but the 5 hour download is well worth the wait! Thanks for sharing! =P

09-15-2004, 03:41 PM
i tried modeling a flying duck but end up it look like apple pie with trash bag wings, manz

are all these done by SOFTIMAGE XSI softwares


09-22-2004, 04:49 AM
this my speed modeling . speed texture ,speed lighting and speed render ~:) hope u like
about 1h45m modeling use maya ....

10-21-2004, 04:59 AM
done in max 5, for about 1.5 hrs, low poly and smooth render:

10-26-2004, 11:23 AM
wow, nice thread oO, love it ! im starting to learn maya lol

10-26-2004, 11:35 AM
4-5 hrs max Modelling :)

10-26-2004, 01:43 PM
amazing... :o looks like those things where u scan a human face in, and it makes the model it self lol... (thats how real it looks ;) wd! )

10-26-2004, 01:51 PM

its definately not :D

@Pierdziele: grat work, really great work!

11-02-2004, 01:35 PM
thanks neox!

next speed :)


12-30-2004, 05:30 AM
Im not an expert so this model took a total of like 10-15 hours, only cause my poly count was past 1.8 million.....
Done in: gMax
No wires available...

01-23-2005, 05:54 PM
Mcleon Im not an expert also, but Im curious. How the hell did you end up with 1.8milliion polygons!!! Did you really modeled 10-15 hours strait or was it the render time added?
BTW you could have done one side of the roof with 2-4 facets and a highly detailed texture and a highly detailed bumpmap. Maby you clould have done that, but as I said before: Im not an expert so...yeah. Can't blame me If Im wrong.

02-01-2005, 07:00 AM
did this for xsibase's 3d fight club.

02-24-2005, 09:56 PM
KWAK: realy nice, i wish i could do such things in that time

here is one of mine done in 3hours for awhile just for fun

02-24-2005, 10:22 PM

Fabian Pinilla

Don Kayote
03-06-2005, 04:38 PM
Did this in 1 hour 15 minutes. In Silo

03-07-2005, 01:03 AM

30 min. model and render "Wings 3D"


03-07-2005, 11:56 PM
Hi, 3dstudio max r7

time: Half second (

:applause: sorry, just couldnt resist to say this joke

Don Kayote
03-08-2005, 07:14 AM
To The Solid Snake:


03-09-2005, 05:42 PM
ok in order to seek for "forgiveness" ^_^ i've modeled somethin to post here.
3dsmax, 4 hours , meshsmooth 1 iteration.

:( it's a shame i cant model a complete head in that time like u guys did. ( (

well, at least was a good study session. learned some more tricks about getting rid of some triangles.


03-09-2005, 06:00 PM
you'll get faster in time, don't hurry at the beginning, start with 5 hrs per model and stop then... then start the next model, all you need is routine

03-09-2005, 07:05 PM
Second try to model something with blender, really a newb in that program so this took
me 10-11 hours to complete

Don Kayote
03-14-2005, 04:30 PM
40 minutes in Silo. Silo kicks ass! (

Don't bother counting the n-gons, There're just too many :)

Don Kayote
03-15-2005, 02:16 AM
YAY! 40 minutes in Silo again. (

There's more n-gons then quads this time. :scream:

ps: isn't it ironic that a speed modeling thread takes forever for anyone to reply.

03-17-2005, 12:17 AM, once read fantasy thingy mixed up funny thing. must have been an old speedmodeling topic:cry: . I gave myself 1 hour total time to make: the lowlpoly in max and when feel ready to export and zbrush it up. silly, seems i don't find the "funny things"-thread anymore.
so i post it here.

46 minutes max 14 minutes zbrush. 10 minutes render and write post. could have refined it of course in zbrush and gone to level6, but thats not the joke of a speedmodeling session i think. creation method: Draw middlespline. Convert to poly. inset, cut and pull, export and brush. was fun.

so here's an exceptional ugly little pet as result of a 1 hour session. I might give one to m@ as christmasgift for his idea of this great thread. i expect him to nurrish it and tread it with much love. lol

oh, the formerly idea was to take the animal called pigwhale by word, but now it's more a pig-guin. ;)

03-25-2005, 06:18 PM
here is one i did yesterday

and the littel gif

06-05-2005, 07:57 AM
A little something I did the other night after being on a modelling hiatus for a month.

06-09-2005, 03:49 PM
It was a really nice sunny day and i decided to take a break from my 3ds max project for my dissertation and do something simple to complement the weather.

20 mins in 3ds max.

07-06-2005, 08:50 PM
modeled my friend's head in max 7 for his movie in about 3 hours.

07-27-2005, 09:01 AM
1 hour, max + zbrush

07-27-2005, 10:17 AM
m@ your renders are amazing, nice work

08-18-2005, 05:01 PM
where's the pic
i can't see it

08-20-2005, 03:54 AM
10 minutes. Far side scene.

08-20-2005, 03:57 AM
About 15 minutes.

11-16-2005, 04:48 PM
3-3.5 hours done for an exercies on

03-16-2006, 07:08 PM
Noob here, so four minutes on maya isn't bad.

04-03-2006, 02:50 PM
a few weeks old, but did both these tanks in 2-2.5 hours, that includes texturing, for DS project

Did this little anim too

04-03-2006, 02:51 PM
Awesome SHEPEIRO :D Reminds me of Advance Wars :)

04-03-2006, 03:46 PM
Whatever :) Sounds interesting ... 10~15 min.
I lost password to old account.

04-04-2006, 12:33 PM
hey there! :scream:
first post here =)

though pretty weak for 3.5h, it's my best head ever! *proud* ^_^
blender 2.41

04-04-2006, 03:09 PM
hey there! :scream:
first post here =)

though pretty weak for 3.5h, it's my best head ever! *proud* ^_^
blender 2.41

And first ever :)

04-04-2006, 11:15 PM
hey guys,
umm this car took about 8 hours all up to complete the exterior.
2.5 days total. Hope you like it! still working on the rest ever so slowly. :)

04-21-2006, 01:07 AM
mhm looks like the thread fell asleep again? ^_^

well.. still trying to get some skills up and running - heh


Happy Trees
06-07-2006, 01:57 PM

here is my little addition
1 hour and not really finished.

I havent modeled in a while


06-09-2006, 01:37 PM
does anyone know if we're allowed to post with mayaPLE?

Sorry I'm new here.

06-10-2006, 10:25 AM
sure, why not? it doesn't matter what software you use

howeverm here's a quick zbrush doodle

Happy Trees
06-11-2006, 08:33 PM

Here is my doodle

Hexagon ~1:15

Prety much all was displacement sculpting

06-11-2006, 11:53 PM

Around 40 minutes. RGB-robots. :) It was such a pleasure to pose these guys I think I could do a little animation about them someday.

06-12-2006, 02:04 PM
maya- 1 h, renderman- 1 h

06-19-2006, 03:36 PM
Gir 45 min. Maya

06-20-2006, 07:02 PM
hi all ..nice works:thumbsup:


06-20-2006, 07:06 PM

07-03-2006, 07:56 PM
alright guys!

here is my humble contribution... this is actually my first "speedmodel", but i'll sure hope there will be more. (


07-05-2006, 10:44 PM
-and here is another one...
1― hour cartoon dog. (


07-09-2006, 09:59 PM
hey guys!

-back with another speedmodel. man, this is getting addictive:D , though this will probally be the last for a while. gotta get that "lion-man" finished.
hopefully you can imagine all the curly fur on this one. it looks kinda funny without, but what the heck, it was fun to do... (

keep up the good work, guys.


07-14-2006, 06:02 PM
modeling--> max
time--> 1h30min
low poly :) ( (

08-01-2006, 01:13 PM
Hello. Speed work:
Modelling: 45mins
Ornatrix: 30 mins
Texturing(procedural): 15mins
Rendering & Lighting: 45 mins

08-08-2006, 08:52 AM
A new one to see if I was able to do SciFi (5 hours):

Modeling (1h - Greeble) (

Lighting & Rendering : 3 hours vray (Light Cache & Full Render) ( (

Texturing & finishing : 1 hour (photoshop)

09-03-2006, 02:48 PM
Haha Vray displacement ^^.

Yeah ya can do some awesomestuff with it:D

09-03-2006, 03:08 PM
Anyway this is my model.
Made in max. Around 2 hours.

09-04-2006, 05:12 PM
Ok here is my Heckler & Koch MP5k. I hope you like it. :)
Status: WIP
Software: Blender 3D 2.42a
Time needed: 10 Hours so far

09-04-2006, 05:19 PM
Ok here is my Heckler & Koch MP5k. I hope you like it. :)
Status: WIP
Software: Blender 3D 2.42a
Time needed: 10 Hours so far

09-06-2006, 09:26 PM
That's a double post!

You cheater:P ok anyway. Good detail in your MP5K.
Haven't really speedmodelled a gun so don't know how fast is fast, but It looks good.

09-16-2006, 11:36 AM
Can anybody tell me why some of your pictures are not showing up? I just see the little square with the red X in it...

09-16-2006, 12:32 PM
well I can still see all the images, so I think the images are being blocked by your browser. Maybe ya should look in to the settings of your browser

09-18-2006, 01:13 PM
hey everybody :),

this is sorta my first speed modelling project, started out for a speed modelling challenge on another forum but I missed their tight time limit so I thought I would post it here.

The modelling took 2.5 hours but the texturing/rendering took considerably longer ;).

3D Studio Max 7
Vray 1.5
Photoshop ( (

Hope you like it and it definitely won't be my last entry here.


10-16-2006, 10:44 AM
my next speed :)
time 2h
soft max

and this is a video of my workflow :) a shortened to 14min
it takes 65mb

10-17-2006, 02:02 PM
A Pencil. :P
Software: Blender 3D
Time needed: 5 Minutes

10-29-2006, 11:19 AM
another speed :)
48min :)

10-30-2006, 09:25 PM
next speed
1h :)
cya (

11-03-2006, 12:37 AM
Mine first post on the forum- Zbrush modeling 1h
Cześć nielot :) (

11-03-2006, 12:08 PM
Next model 2,5 h Modo+Zbrush (

11-21-2006, 06:23 PM
Heres mine, (2hours)
Small Medevial Market Town - Medevial Assassin Game Prototype

11-22-2006, 05:06 AM
Great job on everything guys.
I don't see how you can model quite that quickly, it took me 1 hour to model and texture a santa hat (that can be seen in my portfolio >_>).

11-30-2006, 07:54 PM
Model Time: 1hour 34Min
Material and Lighting time: 38Min
Programs used: 3ds max7
:bounce: ( ( ( (

12-17-2006, 01:14 PM

Here is a claw I modelled. I am a programmer, not really an artist, I am still a beginner at modelling really. :-)

Title: Claw
Time taken: ~3 hrs
Software used: gSculpt

Solid view:


It was modelled in gSculpt (, a free 3D modeller.

Here is the gSculpt project file: Claw (

gSculpt allows you to see the entire construction history for the model, so you can take a look at my modelling process if you wish. Please see the Viewing a gSculpt modelling tutorial ( section of the Documentation ( page on the gSculpt website for instructions on how to do this.



12-17-2006, 01:21 PM
Formula 1 Track - Done for interview with SEGA

5- Hours
3ds Max

12-31-2006, 08:54 PM
I read through the threads and see the images on the last page, but I'm confused a little still. Is this just a free for all thing? Will there be some moderation or maybe a reference image of what to speed model every day or week or something? I like the idea, but the implementation is a bit confusing to me still.

01-17-2007, 03:43 PM
Hi, I have done this model for a speed competition at The idea was to model a toy in less than two hours.
The model is done in 3dmax7, took 1hr 48 mins.
Done with polymodeling.
I attach some pics of the modeling process
C&C welcome.

01-19-2007, 11:06 PM
Hello :)
.............. ;)
cya (

01-29-2007, 01:42 PM
4.5 hours of modeling. Yep, it's my PC: (

02-01-2007, 12:09 AM
i made this sword in 15mins not mutch just playin around

02-15-2007, 10:52 AM
hi guys..

cool works ...
nielot extra speedy :D

[cinema4d 15min]

03-04-2007, 08:14 AM
Didn't really think of rushing through this. We were in lab doing our stuff and someone played Invader Zim on the projector, then I had the idea to model Gir, the robot there.

Time: Not sure but around 1 hour, I think. I modelled the antenna manually. I mean, without using extrude to curve technique, because I didn't know I could do that.

Software: Maya 7

Would've wanted to make the room better or make the lights better but my class hasn't really gone into rendering and lighting yet. We were just taught how to make lights for now. So that's why the render looks bad. hehehe. Anyway, I'm pleased with my work.

Question though for all of you: The head is made from half a sphere and used a lattice to deform it. I already deleted the history on that object yet it distorts whenever I rotate it. Any explanations? I removed the parenting of the eye group and antenna group already but the head still distorts when I rotate it. Help please?


03-12-2007, 12:58 PM
Karabiner 98k
Software: Blender 3D 2.43
Time needed: ~2 hours

03-19-2007, 02:12 AM
Nice rifle. I just can't get into blender. the work flow is too different. Did they ever add undo?

Great job


03-22-2007, 02:06 PM
Yes, with "Strg + Z", "Strg + Y" and "U" in Object/Edit Mode.
Also there is a Undo History callable with "Alt + U". ;)

And the workflow in Blender is really fast, if you know all the Hotkeys ...
but you also can work with the menues.

03-26-2007, 02:31 AM
did it this weekend,mustang boss. If I have time,will make it more detailed.
I will call it speed low poly model for now,lol

04-08-2007, 06:51 PM
Made this rubix cube yesterday in about 25 mins, am fairly new to 3D modelling and really learning all about it. What do you think?

04-11-2007, 04:09 PM
I spent for 1,5 hrs for the model..

04-22-2007, 09:47 PM
A daemon thing... made with Blenders sculpt mode

after 30 mins:

2 hours later (had a hard time to figure out how it looks the best):


04-24-2007, 11:26 AM
Another thing ;)

Some kind of a sad hippo. (My gf wanted something cute)

About 15mins. Made with Blender .43

05-02-2007, 04:35 PM
The Educated Dragon

Modeled in 3 to 4 hours from a drawing I did some time ago.

Base mesh modeled in studio Max

High Res Mesh in Zbrush

Status: Unfinished

I’m relatively new to Zbrush and am planning to do loads more models as quickly as I can to improve.

The arms, hands and feet need some work. What do you think?

Thanks for looking!


05-21-2007, 08:18 PM
Hi all...
I had some free time so i decided to make a little speed modeling session.
And this Alien was coming out of it. :D

I made this one with Blender :thumbsup:
Took me about 4 hours to model it.


05-25-2007, 01:55 PM
Hi there,
i've seen really many nice works, so here i tried to do my best...
The base modeling in Wings3D and final part is ZB3. (


05-27-2007, 03:31 AM
thanks guys!

06-02-2007, 05:26 PM
So I got bored this morning and modeled the first thing in sight. It took about 1.5 hours in blender.

07-02-2007, 04:53 PM
First post to speed modelling, so I thought I'd keep it simple. This is a 20-minute street lamp that I used the Silo 2.0 beta for, then rendered in Strata CX. Crits always welcome.

07-02-2007, 05:08 PM
this one is more in the form of a question: these models were built as a mix of tris and quads in the Silo beta, then rendered in Strata. Models really only took about 10min per, though my edges are sloppy. I used 2.49 for the index of refraction for a diamond, with a lightdome. How do I get the 'interior structure' of a diamond to be evident?

07-02-2007, 10:03 PM

This is Bugatti T50, great car! :thumbsup: I hope you like it, this is my second job in 3dsMax, I don't like the result in .jpg but the .bmp is too large... :scream:

Time: 5 hours.

My portfolio ->

4 low
07-04-2007, 10:10 PM
Had an axle shaft sitting on my desk so I decided to model it. I'll probably end up using it as a mesh for testing various materials just because it looks kinda cool

Modeling was done in maybe 1.5-2 hours, definitely not any longer. Quickly applied a m-ray template chrome with a few minor tweaks, threw on the glare camera shader and done

modeled in max 9. Rendere with mental ray. ( (

12-01-2007, 11:47 PM
Ok, made this for a speed modeling contest on anoter forum. Well, it was a rendering challenge, where it was supposed to make it look as realistic as possible. The first image is wire, the second one is the internal render engine on blender, and the third is yafray plugin render.

Took 15-20 minute to model, 20-30 minute to texture it all, all the parameters and stuff. Then it took 3 minutes on the blender render, and 10 minute rendering time on the yafray one..




does it look okey?


01-03-2008, 04:55 PM
hi my friends
its my first entry in your forum
and i hope that you gonna like my work
and sure u can give me your opinion
to improve it
because we learn from each other
would u please tell me how can i submit my work?
your friend

01-09-2008, 11:48 AM
its a fire place
i modeled and was part of another challenge in other forums
i used 3ds max 8
i hope that you like it
and if you have any comment
u r welcome
your friend rk

01-09-2008, 11:54 AM
its a fire place
i modeled and was part of another challenge in other forums
i used 3ds max 8
i hope that you like it
and if you have any comment
u r welcome
your friend rk

a picture would also be nice :)

01-10-2008, 11:35 AM
sorry my friend its my first time to post
and i still didn't get the rules

02-24-2008, 10:13 PM
My take on the angler fish. Heavily modified.
Software: Maya 2008
Time: Around 3 hours total so far

02-29-2008, 01:28 AM
Hey, did a speed model, uv, texture, rig, and animation run. Already posted it on the finished animation thread, but so the people looking for speed runs can find it --

Hope you enjoy.

03-26-2008, 05:25 PM
3 hours give or take. Maya. Smoothed Polys. No rigging, modeled in the pose.

Someone gave me a small souvenir gargoyle from the Naional Cathedral in Washington DC. I didn't take any reference photos, I just had him on my desk while I modeled. The room is a lighting setup I like to use.

04-21-2008, 06:00 AM
This took me 4 hours using XSI.

04-25-2008, 08:04 AM
Ok this is an Atomic Screwdriver Powertool (ASP).
60 minutes, XSI.

04-30-2008, 12:56 AM
4HS Using XSI. Alot better then my last.

05-12-2008, 10:11 PM
A lot of great work in here! Keep going!
I will submit something soon!

05-27-2008, 02:50 AM
Bored as I decided to model a half-assed, incomplete version of my mouse. :banghead:

2 hours - Done in Max

05-27-2008, 03:29 AM
Hi, nice work can you post the wireframe of the model.

05-27-2008, 03:51 AM

...but yeah...I half-assed it

06-23-2008, 02:09 AM
ok here is a challenge for all of you max polygons 6000 and minimum 3000

make a cv9030 which is a apc :)

06-23-2008, 06:53 AM
Octopus Alien Thing

30 minutes.
Maya 8.
Rendered in Mental Ray.

Info: Started as a lowly cube and was extruded into an evolved into an alien octopus. I had some issues with the Sculpt Poygon can see what I mean in my attempted 'wrinkles'....(maya should come with something like zbrush, built in.)

07-16-2008, 05:38 PM
45 minutes:
50 minutes:
30 minutes:
35 minutes:
35 minutes
everything was 100% blender, i didnt include rendering time

07-27-2008, 10:45 AM
wow, u guys are fast.

07-29-2008, 11:37 AM

anyone need a job?

08-17-2008, 05:02 AM
did a 50 minute blender sculpt:

10-01-2008, 06:06 PM
nice dragon m8 . i realy like can you maybe post a wire frame ?

10-06-2008, 04:27 PM

10-06-2008, 04:28 PM
Cool work everyone


10-19-2008, 06:50 PM
dude.........woaaa. Fantastic work!:beer:

I like that this tread is so open and noob-friendly tho, i may give it a try.

great job man.

10-22-2008, 09:28 PM
fabiopaiva thats incredible!
heres a 45 minute one of mine[]_roboconcept.jpg_roboconcept.jpg"] ("[)

10-25-2008, 09:03 PM
I love the environment shots Fabio they are so clean and crisp.

When I get some time I will have to start practicing and get my times down to something reasonable like this

01-10-2009, 12:09 AM
heres some of my stuff even though its not even 1/2 as good as most of the stuff on here :P

But I'm only 17 and haven't had anyone teach me nor do I have a job anywhere... (just a hobby right now... but with lots of improvement I'd maybe like a career someday)

Program: Zbrush (I just started using ZBrush yesterday :P)
Render: just a basic shot in ZBrush, no advance lighting, etc...

Time: approximately 45 mins

Demon/alien thing? I just kind of went with it...

If I feel like it I'll touch some areas up (maybe even do a full body model, add textures, eyes, and a bunch of other stuff...

Time: approximately 30 mins

Cowmonkeyman? :P

Also incomplete... just a quick model..

Program: 3ds Max
Render: Default Scanline <_<

Time: about 4 1/2 hours for each

quick recreation of Wall-E... needs more smoothing.. and just has fill in colors for textures more or less... I can do a lot more to it if I feel motivated to... (Wall-E is the sole property of Pixar, and I only did a fan based recreation)

quick recreation of Mike... also just fill in colors with a little specular for textures... could also do much more for this... (Mike is the sole property of Pixar, and I only did a fan based recreation)

But anyway heres some of my stuff... I know it doesn't even compare to the stuff on here but I have to start somewhere... ;)

02-03-2009, 09:54 PM
this 's my first post in these section
would like to share my crazy goat

(2 hours, zbrush)

04-24-2009, 10:40 PM
Subject: Lighter
Time: 1hr. 5min.
Software: C4D


Clay Render

06-21-2009, 02:36 PM
@pabloperez (

That's a loverly model mate, but there seems to be a ton of wasted polys!