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08 August 2006, 07:24 AM
With school starting, it's going to be a challenge, but hey, that's what this is supposed to be.

I used a rusted x-acto knife from the depths of my closet for this one. It holds some merit being the first, considering the permanent scar on my thumb from an encounter about 2 years ago.

Maya 7.0
2 hours

And the link ( for the larger beauty image

08 August 2006, 09:37 AM
Simple yet well done! I like it.


08 August 2006, 09:39 AM
Looks pretty good so far. Some small advice on the polycount.
Your model needs some more divisions on the radius.
The end doesn't look nice with that few polys and on the dome tip you can really tell the lack of polys.


08 August 2006, 12:18 PM
Good job on the knife, especially the texture work on the grips. Not sure if you were going for a low-poly or hi-poly model. If it was low-poly (for a game, perhaps), then it does the trick. However, if it was supposed to be a smooth model, the polygons are very visible in the front view. As prayas mentioned, some additional radial sub-divisions would help this.

Good work, and best of luck with the challenge!

-= Imagus =-

08 August 2006, 01:07 PM
Thanks prayas and Imagus, I'm not sure whether I was going for low-poly or high-poly myself, so I'll put more thought into that next time :P

Do you know if you can rework these after you submit them? I'd imagine not. Thank you again for the comments, same to ZaneV.

08 August 2006, 08:28 PM
I'm pretty sure you're allowed to rework your models right up until the 30 days are up. I could be mistaken though....

08 August 2006, 08:52 PM
You can rework your models all the way to the end of the mini challenge..

Good work so far!


08 August 2006, 07:56 AM
This Luger was definitly a learning experience. I realize there are some errors in the geometry... if I have time I'll go back and correct that. I just feel like I've spent too much time on one thing for this contest. My major mistake being that I've never seen a luger in real life, and I'm not really intelligable on the structure of a gun. :shrug: oh well, at least I tried.

Maya w/global illumination
Est. time 6-7 hours

Here's a link ( to my beauty render

08 August 2006, 09:58 PM
Subject: Fork
Rendered w/ global illumination
Est. Time: 15 min

Fork is such a weird word. You don't really realize that until you've written it out a couple times.
I seem to have gotten myself into quite a mess with this contest. Between school and work I'm not doing as well as I would hope/expect myself to.

And then the link (

09 September 2006, 05:13 PM
FYI to all:
HCM: 30 Days, 30 Models: Voting thread will go live on MONDAY (Posting Rules) ( (link)


09 September 2006, 02:21 PM
This is an FYI:
HCM: 30 Days: Message for thos who did LESS than 10 entries (Best Individual Entry) (

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