The Hardcore Modeling MINI-Challenge #4: 30 Days, 30 Models


#1

THE HARDCORE MODELING MINI-CHALLENGE!
30 Days, 30 Models
Sculpt up to 30 models in 1 month from the provided list.

There are TWO ways to participate:
Either:
[ul]
[li]PICK AND CHOOSE: [/li]You can pick whatever models you wish from the attached list at the end of this post
[li]DAILY MODEL THREAD:[/li]Wait for a Daily thread called thread called the DAILY MODEL and post on this thread the model selected for that day
[/ul]BOTH threads will reference the SAME model list, the intention is to fomment modellers to finish the highest number of finished entries.

THE CHALLENGE:___________________________

Sculpt up to 30 models in 1 month from the provided list. The idea of this “mini-challenge” is to simulate an impossible dateline for a project. The artists will have at their discretion how detailed the models they will be working on, if the models will be shaded, and the interpretation of what they should be modeling.

For example an entry might call for a duck, but the artist might sculpt a realistic fully shaded duck or decide to model a more simple toy rubber duck. The key is that the model HAS to be based on some sort of real life reference.

Challenge Levels
The challenge is divided into three different sections to accomidate people who are busy and people who can’t create a model a day. This is also a great idea because hopefully we will see, as more of these challenges are completed, different members progressing through to the Platinum level because they are becoming faster modelers.

Silver Challenge: This challenge only has 10 models that are required to be completed, giving competitiors 2 days per model.

Gold Challenge: This challenge has 20 models that are required to be completed, giving competitors 1 and a half days per model.

Platinum Challenge: This challenge has 30 models that are required to be completed, giving competitors 1 day per model.

CAN YOU DO IT?

What is the HARDCORE MODELING CHALLENGE?

The idea of these HARDCORE MINI CHALLENGES is to push the modeling skills participants while learning from the past. To get past preconceptions of the limits of digital art. To push digital artists into the world of sculptors & artisans. But we will have variety on these mini challenges. Sometimes we will sculpt a model based on a masterpiece, but on other times we might do Jet fighter or a landmark…

The only thing that will be consistent is the SHORT DATELINES.

At the end of the challenge, the participant should have a finished collection of entries. Keep in mind contest of high difficulty you will have ONE MONTH to do the challenge, but the rewards, even if you don’t win, will be your improved skills in speed and accuracy.

EVALUATION CRITERIA:______________________

Detailed RESEARCH, and attention to detail are key for ALL entries. Please before doing an entry do your homework.

The best model will be selected by an open vote
for these categories:
[ul]
[li]Most Accurate Model (Collection)[/li][li]Best Detailed Model (Collection)[/li][li]Best Render (Collection)[/li][li]Best Overall Collection[/li][li]Most Accurate Model (Individual)[/li][li]Best Detailed Model (Individual)[/li][li]Best Render (Individual)[/li][li]Highest Number of FINISHED models[/li][/ul]The winner will get bragging rights and a small banner
designed by me.

DATELINE: Monday September 25 th 12:00 PM

YOU HAVE One MONTH do the challenge.

CHALLENGE SPECIFIC RULES:
[ul]
[li]No work taken DIRECTLY from an existing tutorial. You may use an existing tutorial only for reference.[/li][li]You may NOT use a pre exiting models. All models must be done from scratch.[/li][li]An artist may change from PICK AND CHOOSE type of participation to DAILY MODEL THREAD whenever he or she wishes.[/li][/ul]GENERAL RULES:
[ul]
[li]For DAILY MODEL THREAD the model must have been done AFTER the topic has been announced.[/li][li]for PICK AND CHOOSE the selected models must have been done AFTER the topic has been announced.[/li][li]Becuase if the HUGE number of files WIP are NOT encouraged, only final entries[/li][li]WIP thread should be posted on the Hardcore Modeling Challenge forum and should follow[/li]the following naming convention: HARDCORE MODELING!: 30Days_30Models: <<TYPE OF ENTRY >>
[li]For each image you should post:[/li]
[u][i]Title of Model Completed[/i][/u]

[b][Model Images][/b]

Comments:
[/ul]And should be posted on both the individual WIP thread on on this master thread.
[ul]
[li]For each model 3 Orthographic renders ARE REQUIRED. These renders are for TOP, SIDE, BOTTOM views and a BEAUTY RENDER.[/li]
BEAUTY RENDER:

Final RENDERS should be rendered at 1600 X 1200 OR 1200 x 1600 in JPG format.(Post only as link) A smaller 800x 600 OR 600 x 800 image should be posted on the threads.

ORTHOGRAPHIC RENDERINGS:

Ortographic renderings ARE REQUIRED for EACH entry and should be rendered at 800 x 600 OR 600x800.

  • This means you need to submit renders of the from the Front, Sides (2), Back, Top and bottom.
    [li]TURNTABLE ANIMATION (VOLUNTARY).[/li]- I recomentd to aid the voters a turntable rendering of the model. It would have to be done in QuickTime or Windows Media at a resolution of 600 x 400 OR 300 x 200. The render might be done as a Quickshade or Beauty Render.
    [li]Please add a brief text description about your piece.[/li][li]The artist also has to post total length of time it took to do and program used.[/li][li]Future topics for hardcore Challenges will be picked at random from the list on[/li]this >>thread << (The author will be given credit). So guys keep them coming.
    [li]Post on this thread your link to your WIP thread and your FINAL piece.[/li][li]Only participants who follow the rules and submit a final entry will be eligible for the voting process.[/li][li]Any piece caught breaking the rules will be taken[/li]off the thread.
    [/ul][b]The models should be picked from the following list :

Art materials
1-Art table
2-Brush
3-Calligraphy Ink
4-Calligraphy pen
5-Clay Hammer
6-Easel
7-Eraser
8-Pencil
9-Pen Eraser
10-Marker
11-Oils Tube
12-Pastels
13-Stool
14-Wodden Puppets
15-X-Acto Knife

Animals
16-Horse
17-Hippo
18-Salmon
19-Snail
20-Squid

Bladed Weapons
21-Axe
22-Broadsword
23-Butterfly sword
24-Bayonet
25-Dagger
26-Dao
27-Katana
28-Kitchen Knife
29-Gladius
30-Lightsaber
31-Longsword
32-Machete
33-Rapier
34-Sabre
35-Sai
36-Scimitar
37-Tanto
38-Wakizashi

Boats & Ships
39-Paperboat
40-Speed Boat
41-Submarine
42-Small Sailboat
43-Tug

Cannons
44-Howitzer

Furniture
45-Designer chair
46-Desk

Guns
47-AK-47
48-Browning 9
49-Bullet
50-Colt 45
51-Dessert Eagle
52-FAMAS
53-Gatling gun
54-Luger
55-M4 carbine,
56-M16
57-P-90
58-SIG 550
59-Uzi
60-Walther P99

Hardware
61-Crowbar
62-Hammer
63-Nail
64-Screw
65-Screwdriver

Kitchen Supplies:
66-Coffee mug
67-Fork
68-Spoon

Office Supplies
69-Desk
70-Office Chair
71-Ruler
72-Tacks

Multimedia
73-Boombox
74-Cellphone
75-CD
76-Earphones
77-I-Pod
78-psp
79-Gameboy
80-Nitendo DS
81-Television
82-Stereo
83-Speaker
84-Video camera

Street models
85-Fire hydrant
86-Newspaper Box
87-Mailbox
88-Park Bench
89-Realstate Box
90-Street Light
91-Telephone Booth
92-Telephone pole
93-Trashcan

Vehicles
94-Armored Truck
95-B-52
96-Delivery Truck
97-Forklift
98-Ice Cream Truck
99-Mail Truck
100-Model T
101-Segway

[color=white]NEW!Aquatic Animals![/color]
102-Hammerhead Shark
103-Seashell
104-Crab
105-Lobster
106-EEL
107_Dolphin
108-Stingray
109-Orca Whale
110-Clownfish
111-Humpback Whale

Plants
112.Ficus/House plants
113.Rose
114.Dandelion
115.Seaweed
116.Oak/Maple tree
117.Venus Flytrap
118.Lily Pad
119.Cactus
120.Mushrooms
121.Strawberries

122. Acorn[/b]


#2

BTW I wanted to spotlight the wonderfull work done by Donald Lewis (“Binder”) on our first challenge:

Hardcore Modeling Challenge: David (Full Body, :Hopefully:)(link)

[orthographicViews](http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?db3c77f080.jpg><img src=http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/th.db3c77f080.jpg) (link)
top&bottomViews (link)
closeUpViews (link)
360Turnable (link)
360Turnable (link)

Great work Donald!

-R


#3

Sweet David dude, after seeing that I’m glad that wasn’t the current challenge. That artist would have had it in the bag.

OK, so two questions:
Should we try and restrain ourselves to only polys and only nurbs, or is it OK to mix-n-match? Some modeling contests are kinda testy about that.

And… when does it start dude, I’m ready. I’d love to hit platinum.


#4

This should be a great challenge… can’t wait to see some peoples work! Just one quesiton:

for PICK AND CHOOSE the selected models must have been done AFTER the topic has been announced.

So are we now just waiting for you to announce the topic? (e.g Bladed Weapons)

Thanks,

ZaneV


#5

You can start RIGHT NOW… (As an PICK AND CHOOSE ENTRY)

You can switch back and forth between types of entries.
I will start posting DAILY MODEL TOPICS on Monday.

-R


#6

You can sculpt in clay if you wish.

And BTW you can start RIGHT NOW.

-R


#7

congrats Donald!

really great effort and modeling :thumbsup:


#8

I don’t mean to be nit picky here but under the “draft” version you said that the silver one was 15 models not 10 Roberto… did you lighten it for a reason? or was it just a typo?

By the way GREAT david Binder… it must have taken a while to finish (not to mention alot of hard work)

one more thing does the time limit also include lighting/rendering? or just modeling?

ok one more question and I will stop… are the deadlines definiite (like you have to post one model per day, or a model every day and a half, or a model every two days)?? or can it be that I have a couple days leeway otherwise I can’t start on this…

because I’m trying to finish up my demo reel and I don’t have time to start right this second I was hoping to start in a day or two to give me time to finish my demo reel (it shouldn’t take me too long to finish it)


#9

I lightened the load so there would be more entries.

To be honest i want the highest number of entries…

:slight_smile:

-R


#10

thank man, and thx for the spotlight. It’s greatly appreciated

thank you!!


#11

Looks like you changed the number of models but forgot the days. 30/10=3 :rolleyes:


#12

I love the idea behind all this.
Hope a lot of entries will arrive.

BadG3r


#13

If I would actually read I would have seen I can start RIGHT NOW!! Woot! Now I gotta go model a brush…


#14

Does one have to model the models at 1 model per day basis, OR os it possible to maybe do the whole week worth of stuff on the weekend? Because there may be some days when you just can’t make it to the computer.


#15

Models don’t have to be completed on a day to day basis (1 model per day) but if you are thinking about modeling a few models in one day there are a few things you should remember that the models you produce must have resonably good and competitive quality to get a vote. This is also why the silver, gold and platinum challenges are in place…

(Could you please conferm this roberto)

Anyway, good luck to all the people that are competing. I am looking forward to seeing your work!

ZaneV


#16

This sounds/looks like its going to be very challenging… great idea!

Just wondering if the models have to be textured too… I may join this if time permits. Oh, and are the models to be high or low poly??


#17

Models don’t have to be textured for this challenge and I think it has been like that for all the other challenges. As for high or low poly, I don’t think it really matters. Please correct me if I am wrong Roberto.

ZaneV


#18

can i show all my models in one picture or do i have to have for example 30 diffrent pictures?


#19

I also noticed that some of the models are things like nails, tacks and screws… paintbrush and so on…

So… one of these would be counted as one model for that day?? or would do as one of your 10, 20 or 30 models??

Thanks


#20

can i show all my models in one picture or do i have to have for example 30 diffrent pictures?

I don’t think that would really work… The rules say you need 3 orthographic renders of each model and 1 beauty render so… if my calculations are correct, then:

-you would have 120 models in one picture if you were doing 30 models
-you would have 80 models in one picture if you were doing 20 models
-you would have 40 models in one picture if you were doing 10 models

I also noticed that some of the models are things like nails, tacks and screws… paintbrush and so on…

So… one of these would be counted as one model for that day?? or would do as one of your 10, 20 or 30 models??

These items may seem a bit simple and easy but for people new to modeling, these could pose a bit of a challenge. By having these items in the challenge it opens it up to beginners. It is up to you to choose items that you think will challenge you.

Yes, you can go and model these items as your 10, 20 or 30 models but what would the challenge be in that?

ZaneV

P.S I know I am probabley answering questions that Roberto should be answering, if there is a problem with that please let me know… this challenge is so exciting! :bounce::scream: