Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby Rich O Brien » Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:48 pm

Treehouse




Our current reigning champ, Oli, has decided 'Treehouse' is the theme for this challenge. Unfortunately we're back to NO PRIZES so this is just for the kudos of the 'Purple' Challenge Winner Badge!

Best of luck to all who enter.

The rules:
-30 mins max modelling time
-unlimited prep time (thinking, sketching, looking for pics etc. NO MODELLING!)
-I will ask people to judge the models on time taken to model, quality of the model and originality of the idea.
-Multiple entries are allowed, keep it sensible though.
-Please provide a wire frame shot of your model when you post.
-Sketchup output only (and as much as i know you love rendering your models, it would be appreciated if you could hold of posting them in the gallery until after the comp.)
-Any texturing should be done within the modelling time.



Comp closes at 6.00 pm on the 19th August.
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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby Dragoonprogramming » Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:57 am

Ok ill get it started
This is a VERY simple model and my first speed chalenge.

it is a basic beach front house with a large palm tree going through the middle
But enough talking here it is!
Tree House 1.JPG


tree house 2.JPG


tree house 3.JPG


tree house wire.JPG


I didnt have time to do the inside (Im still a bit slow at this)

Looking forward to the other entries!
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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby TIG » Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:23 am

These cube 'tree-houses' in the center of Rotterdam are pretty weird... I visited one a couple of years ago...
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http://www.europealacarte.co.uk/blog/2010/05/04/rotterdam-attractions-rotterdam-cube-houses/
This isn't an entry! It's inspiration :enlight:
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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby boofredlay » Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:03 pm

Dragoonprogramming wrote:Ok ill get it started
This is a VERY simple model and my first speed chalenge.

it is a basic beach front house with a large palm tree going through the middle
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Nice start. How did you model the palm?
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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby dylan » Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:39 pm

Edit: Removed entry
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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby olishea » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:08 pm

nice!!

so can i assume its OK to download a tree and use that? cant see any other way around it
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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby boofredlay » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:09 pm

I thought the rules were clear that all modeling was to be done in 30 min.
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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby dylan » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:17 pm

I thought we were to use a downloaded tree.

If not then someone let me know and I will remove my entry. I for one can't model a tree in 30mins let alone a treehouse and a tree.
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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby olishea » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:13 pm

you could with curviloft for trunk/branches (similar to your insect legs) and fur plugin for leaves. will be tricky though.
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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby TIG » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:32 pm

Requires a clarification from the [dis]organizers... ;)

EITHER
Your model may include a premade tree component if desired - you should specify this in your submission - it will then be judged on its other content.
OR
Your model may NOT include any premade components, such as trees - everything, including the tree, should be made within the time constraints laid down - your submission will be judged on its whole content.

Please clarify... :roll:
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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby Rich O Brien » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:41 pm

Guys/gals,

All modelling is to be done in the 30mins. Using existing models to populate your entry is not allowed. The purpose of the challenge is to interpret the theme so your entry reflects it.

It's a challenge after all!
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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby Dragoonprogramming » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:02 pm

so where does that leave me?
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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby david_h » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:04 pm

that being said, and seeing as most folks are doing Literal tree houses, perhaps it would be best to supply the tree model that everyone uses.
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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby Rich O Brien » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:38 pm

It's a challenge to interpret the topic in 30min. It offers a fun take on normal modeling situations. So let's show some invention and try keep it a great challenge!

Would supplying a tree make that much of a difference?

Let me know what you think?
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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby Dragoonprogramming » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:54 pm

I think if someone wants to make a tree for it go ahead. However I think its going to take to much time to make a tree. the modeler should be more concerned about the house. Just my opinion :)

Either way I dont think we should worry about the tree.
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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby dylan » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:06 pm

I would have expected a tree to be shown with a model of a tree house and would not have expected a tree to be modelled as well as a tree house in 30 minutes.
What I did with my earlier post before being deemed unacceptable was to post the model of the tree house in a tree, but also show an image of the treehouse and my modelling in a separate image so all voters could see the user modelled version.
To me creating a challenge for a tree house model without a tree is missing the key ingredient, although if some of the super fast modellers out there can create a tree and a tree house in under 30 minutes then that's good, but out of my reach.
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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby Dragoonprogramming » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:19 pm

Dylan wrote:I would have expected a tree to be shown with a model of a tree house and would not have expected a tree to be modelled as well as a tree house in 30 minutes.
What I did with my earlier post before being deemed unacceptable was to post the model of the tree house in a tree, but also show an image of the treehouse and my modelling in a separate image so all voters could see the user modelled version.
To me creating a challenge for a tree house model without a tree is missing the key ingredient, although if some of the super fast modellers out there can create a tree and a tree house in under 30 minutes then that's good, but out of my reach.


I agree Dylan, I know I cant make a tree in 30 minutes, let alone a house too.
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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby Rich O Brien » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:27 pm

Thanks for the feedback guys. But ideally we need a few more opinions on this to get the true lay of the land! So hang tough til then.

Either way I'll extend the challenge to try and make up for the delay.

Or I'll take an axe to it!
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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby david_h » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:00 pm

think of it this way. . .the tree (or tree model for that matter) shouldn't matter because when one builds a real tree house, the tree is already there--i mean let's face it. . .some trees just cry out lend themselves to some great tree houses.

so in the judging of the models, the jury would be instructed to disregard the tree per se as part of the model.

Yeah like that'll happen.

How's that for wishy-washy? :mrgreen:
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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby camokid11 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:55 pm

hi, this is my first speed modelling challenge. To be honest i found it harder than i expected, but thing ive learned in the past has helped.

Basicly my tree house is from the future. Its a tower with moving solar pannels on top, which automatically point towards the sun to provide hot water and electricity. The main house part is split into 2 floors and is raised above the ground.

I didnt have time to make an interior and just had enough time to colour it.

Front view


Back view


Top view


Finally, wireframe view
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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby boofredlay » Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:05 pm

Here is my take on this.

1. Everything should be modeled in the 30 min. time limit.
2. Or, if an existing tree is allowed to be used then one should be provided and only that tree can be used. It could be copied and/or manipulated but no other pre-existing models could be used.

Having said the above, I believe using an existing tree would limit the creativity of the interpretation. Dang, and looking back at the voting thread for the last challenge, I was the one who suggested allowing a pre-existing tree. [Rolls eyes at self] :roll:
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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby Rich O Brien » Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:23 pm

Here's my entry....click for larger image

Tree.jpg


Tree Plain.jpg


Tree Wire.jpg


I'm still hoping for a bit more feedback....so keep it coming.

I'm for NO tree

If we go for supplying a tree will we then have a debate about the tree chosen? :roll:
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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby boofredlay » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:21 pm

I am sorry I ever mentioned it.

Nice work Rich. I am not connecting the "house" part in your trees however.
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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby Rich O Brien » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:25 pm

The leaves are little houses. And you, the King of Puns, missed that?

Tree Close Up.jpg
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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby Rich O Brien » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:27 pm

Oh, and it's meant to be windy... :?
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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby alex1811 » Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:17 am

Wow I love it Rich! Funny interpretation by the way.
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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby boofredlay » Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:17 am

rclub24 wrote:The leaves are little houses. And you, the King of Puns, missed that?

I knew it would be a smack in the head answer. I got the windy just did not "see" the houses. I like it even better now.
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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby Dragoonprogramming » Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:05 am

seems like not alot of tree houses you would expect to see when you here "tree house".
I guess that everyone else is still planning theirs out. no offence to the other guys(which includes me by the way ;) )
Looking forward to the other entries!
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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby Ultimatez 32 » Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:29 pm

Hi Guys,

Well if there is a supplied tree that we must use and focus on the treehouse itself, I would lose without a doubt in this. But if its about the whole model then I have a better chance. The tree took around 25-28 minutes and the treehouse (well its just a floor) took around just 2 minutes (including texturing). Plugins used only "weld" :D
treehouse.png

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Re: Speed Modelling Challenge #29 - Treehouse

Postby olishea » Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:56 pm

So what's the decision?

Can someone please clarify if we can use a tree or not
Personally I think NOT providing a tree will allow for more artistic interpretation.
camokids model is evidence of this.....dont need a tree.

should have just done bugs!
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