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08-22-2006, 01:25 PM
Well, here is my WIP thread! Gonna render and post some screenshots of the first model I worked on soon....

Programs used: Silo 2.0 (beta)
Xsi Essentials: (for rendering)

1)Snail (
2)Paperboat (
3)Crab (

08-22-2006, 02:53 PM

Learning Silo right now at work so I figured this would be a good challenge to start using the program on. :D This is about 5 hours of work. Gonna fix the slight pinch on the back of it's tail later on.

Ortho views: ( ( ( ( ( (



08-22-2006, 10:42 PM
Ortho views:

Well, I decided to crank this one out since I'm guessing there is going to be some crunch time at work soon so I won't be able to work as much. Anyway, this was modeled in about 4 hours, although I was being a little lazy on it. Decided to make the paper from a spiral notebook page to make it more interesting/detailed. Also worth mentioning that I used a little bit of modo on this one. Now it is time to meet the biggest deadline of them all.....sleep.


08-23-2006, 04:50 AM
Hey, the paper boat looks awesome man. I like the spiral touch. I just have got to learn how to do boolean stuff proficiently. Looks sweet. Maybe I'll have to examine it more closely but are there spiral-holes on the outside of the model? Because sticking them on the inside won't do you much good.

08-23-2006, 05:41 AM
ooh! the paper boat is awesome, i love the creases and shape gj waaaaaylonnng!:thumbsup:

08-23-2006, 10:00 AM
Thanks for the comments! hrmmm, I don't think I quite understand your question regarding the spiral-holes not being on the outside of the model though. For my reference I just made a paperboat and modeled it and none of the spiral holes appeared on the outside of the model. I could be misunderstanding your question though.


08-25-2006, 09:42 AM
best paperboat EVER done in CG :bounce:

08-27-2006, 08:07 AM
Awesome snail!

08-27-2006, 04:03 PM

Alright, this one was hard to work on mainly because of time but I pushed it through. Came along nicely I think although there are parts that I want to touch up (mainly the face) maybe if I have time I can add mroe detail/fix stuff before the contest is over. time to take a break from all of this soft modeling and work on some weapons! Sword, here I come!. Will keep you guys posted. Shouldn't take long to pump a cool sword out. I spent around 10-11 hrs on this over the course of a few days. That estimate does not count around three hrs of work I lost when some of my files got corrupted.

Thanks for the comments guys! I plan on adding more detail to the snail before the contest is over so it should hopefully look pretty detailed by the time the deadline sneaks up.

08-27-2006, 05:12 PM
WOW! crab is amazing. The bottom is outstanding for a speed model.

08-29-2006, 04:09 PM
I love that crab. -great job. Keep up the good work.


08-29-2006, 06:14 PM
Thanks for the comments guys! I'm going to throw the rapier up tomorrow afternoon. Have been so busy with 3434343 things but I still intend on finishing this challenge! Next up is the whale!.



08-30-2006, 03:01 PM
great work with the crab! I know that one wasnt easy.

08-31-2006, 11:28 AM
the crab is really good! waiting to see more!

09-26-2006, 02:27 PM
This is an FYI:
HCM: 30 Days: Message for thos who did LESS than 10 entries (Best Individual Entry) (

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