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06 June 2009, 02:23 PM
You have 100 Minutes to model an Orrery or anything related. In case you're wondering what an Orrery is...and lord knows I did here's a link to the wiki entry:

We'll hope to run this no longer than 7 days, but if someone needs a day maybe two, just post up and let us know.

The requirements will be a wireframe and a PROGRAM STANDARD shaded view screen-capture. Then, after you have that, you can feel free to provide a beauty render. Please try to keep to just one render, but if you feel like you need more to show it off, provide a link to your photobucket image or wherever you have it hosted, posting the whole image, just to kind of save space.

Also, we should try to post only the thumbnail links, to make it easier on everyone viewing from slower connection to smaller monitors. Just something to keep in mind.

06 June 2009, 09:22 PM
This was all I managed to put inn. By the way, I used an image as reference, is that cheat?
Sorry, but I dont know how to get thumbnail.

06 June 2009, 09:54 PM
Its tough to get what you want done in 100 mins. That's looking good, especially for a first effort. And regarding references, that's not cheating. If you want to use a reference, go nuts. Nice work.


06 June 2009, 03:17 AM
reference is strongly recommended actually. I mean, how can you design something efficiently without having good ideas down on paper and to help guide your finished product?

I use reference material for even the easiest of things sometimes, because it never hurts to be "accurate".

06 June 2009, 02:44 PM
I took the full 100 min on this one. This is actually my first post on CGSociety (I think) ever. This challenge has proved very useful for me, to say the least, and will be here for the next challenge.

I'm not sure, but I think I have to wait after my 2nd post to put up attachments :?

Here's the link to them.


Edit: Links should work now, added reference.

06 June 2009, 05:43 PM
This one was really easy. Spent about 40minutes.

Here is the finalrender, I dont know how these orrerys work but I just rotated the rings to give it more characteristics or what ever:P (

06 June 2009, 07:41 PM
Here's to my first challenge... ( ( (

Spent about 70 mins modeling, really enjoyed it. This topic was a great idea.

06 June 2009, 08:40 PM
Holy smokes! Big Red that's great...actually everyone is doing really well with this one. Looking forward to contributing.


06 June 2009, 08:41 PM
wow, big red. you must have some efficient modeling techniques haha.

This is a pretty good challenge, a lot of good entries, but I think most will agree, big red really has kind of stolen the show haha.

06 June 2009, 09:09 PM
I'd agree with that. The bar has been set I suppose :)

06 June 2009, 11:53 PM
I had fun with this one :)

Time taken modeling: 15 min 43 sec ( (

06 June 2009, 04:50 AM
Animasta, holy heck. 15 min? I mean...I can see how it is possible. One thing that eludes me is how you made the bended tubes so fast.

06 June 2009, 12:54 PM
they are all looking good. Im gonna do mine at the weekend, not sure i can expect to live up to this standard tho.

06 June 2009, 03:49 PM
Just extrude along a curve to bend the tubes so fast

Heres mine, 45 minutes.

06 June 2009, 06:17 PM
Animasta, holy heck. 15 min? I mean...I can see how it is possible. One thing that eludes me is how you made the bended tubes so fast.

I used the 'magic bevel' tool in Lightwave to do this. Basically, anywhere you drag the mouse, it'll bevel to that location.

06 June 2009, 07:09 PM
dunno if this is too late but hey.
30mins while being distracted by a baby lol

06 June 2009, 10:29 PM
I've had these done for a while, but I've been real busy. Just now getting around to posting. Not happy at all with it, but with the time I had to do it in, about 45 minutes to 50, I kind of had to roll with it. ( ( (

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